2012-2013

Ella Conceived By Rob Ruggiero and Dyke Garrison Book by Jeffrey Hatcher
Pride @Prejudice by Daniel Elihu Kramer
Race By David Mamet
The Single Girls Guide Book by Gordon Greenberg Music & Lyrics by Tommy Newman
Red By John Logan
This Wonderful Life Adapted by Steve Murray (and Mark Setlock)
Jul 24 2012 to Aug 12 2012
Previews start on Jul 20 2012


It's 1966 and the first lady of song Ella Fitzgerald, performed by the incomparable Broadway veteran Tina Fabrique, is preparing for one of the most important concerts of her career.

Before the night is over she will jam with Louis Armstrong, reflect on her life and love of music and bring the house down with soulful song, swinging scat and scintillating hits like "A Tisket, A Tasket," "How High the Moon," "That Old Black Magic" and "They Can't Take That Away From Me".

Come see the show that Variety calls A MUST SEE PERFORMANCE!

Aug 25 2012

The humorously unique electro-folk band Dan and Rachel are coming straight from Brooklyn to make their Capital Rep debut. The husband and wife duo has a wild song collection that ranges from loud dance beats to soft folk tunes, from hilarious commentaries to old-school love songs. Their live performances run the gamut of human emotion, with songs about bananas, love, social ills and zombies.

Since 2009, they've toured through internationally renowned venues in 20 different countries, and produced their first full-length album, "Damn Monsters!", in 2011. Dan and Rachel's second album "Plus One" will be released in October on Kale Records. They've taken a break to visit Capital Rep for one exciting night of theatrical songs and stories. They will have advance copies of "Plus One" for sale at this show only! Kale label-mate Debe Dalton and local favorite Michael Eck round out a thrilling event!

“A loveable duo that you should not miss. Very musical, funny and witty.” - Giessener Anzeiger (Germany)

“You can hear clearly the influence of Pete Seeger, The Magnetic Fields, Harry Nilsson and Kermit The Frog.” - Localia Milano

“It’s an album that will remind you how fun things can be when you take a break from being all serious and snooty.” - Dingus On Music

MATURE CONTENT

Oct 2 2012 to Oct 28 2012
Previews start on Sep 28 2012


Romance! True Love! And all of the twists and turns of Jane Austen’s most popular love story fill the stage in this delightful new adaptation.

Five acclaimed actors bring Elizabeth Bennett, Mr. Darcy and all of the characters of Jane Austen’s classic romance to life with the author’s actual words, but the fourth wall shatters when the cast Googles, Tweets and engages the audience. Jane Austen herself may pay a visit and patrons might get to ask her a question while falling in love all over again with the eligible young ladies of the Bennett household and their long line of suitors!

This play is will feature the critically acclaimed cast and director of The Chester Theatre Company's production of Summer 2010.

Nov 4 2012

This inaugural event will feature readings of two never before produced plays and one musical.

The best in raw theater and an opportunity for playwrights, directors, actors, composers and their audiences to share ideas, perspective and light fare. In addition, each of the 3 days of performance will be spiced with surprising new ways of looking at and engaging in, live theater.

Next Act! will take place at Capital Repertory Theatre and in the GE Theatre at Proctors as both organizations combine their resources to give us a first peek at these new works, each under consideration for future full production.

After a call for new work that resulted in submissions of more than 120 plays, Capital Repertory Theatre and Proctors proudly announce the winning selections:

  • The Piper, music and lyrics by Grammy-Award winning songwriter, Marcus Hummon, book by Michael Aman and Marcus Hummon
  • Hope And Gravity by Michael Hollinger
  • The God Game by Suzanne Bradbeer’s

In addition to the readings, the three-day summit includes special daytime events designed to shed light on new play development including discussions with the featured artists. Complimentary refreshments will be available at all events.

Be part of Next Act! and the future of theater in the Capital Region.

Fri & Sat, Nov 2 & 3 • 7:30pm at Proctors
Sun, Nov 4 • 2pm at Capital Rep

Sponsored in part by a legacy of Samson O. A. Ullmann.

Mr. Ullmann was a professor of English at Union College from 1957-1992, specializing in Victorian literature and modern drama. With his bequest, he wished  to support the local production of new plays at Proctors by local playwrights.Schedule of Events

Nov 27 2012 to Dec 22 2012
Previews start on Nov 23 2012


All the pleasure of Frank Capra’s classic movie – in only 70 minutes! 

Based on the film, here’s the story of George Bailey, the good guy who comes to see himself as others do while confronting terrible hardship at the hand of Mr. Potter. You’ll meet the whole gang – Jimmy Stewart’s George Bailey, Donna Reed's Mary Hatch, town floozy Violet Bick and of course, Clarence, the endearing angel who needs wings.

"It's A Wonderful Life" is an annual tradition, so bring the whole family to experience the iconic residents of Bedford Falls portrayed in a creative, tour de force performance!

Jan 15 2013 to Feb 10 2013
Previews start on Jan 11 2013


Sex, guilt and bold accusations permeate this provocative new tale from multiple Award-winning playwright David Mamet.

This gripping play tackles America’s most controversial topic with the brilliant language that only Mamet can bring to the stage. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman and when a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface.

When David Mamet turns the spotlight on what we think but can’t say, dangerous truths are revealed and no punches are spared. “Race, like sex, is a subject on which it is near impossible to tell the truth.”  - David Mamet.

Contains explicit sexual language and adult subject matter.

Mar 5 2013 to Mar 30 2013
Previews start on Mar 1 2013


In the stylish world of 1966 Manhattan, beloved newspaper columnist Emma Woodhouse is still single and about to turn 30. As her father urges her to marry the first available man – and her editor urges her to toe the line, she begins to transform her household advice column into a platform for change, encouraging readers to drop their casseroles, question the nature of marriage and demand sexual freedom.

In a Helen Gurley Brown inspired move, Emma recruits her first ‘Single Girl’ and vows to overhaul her life, setting into motion a chain of events that culminates in hilarious calamity at Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball. Emma ends up learning, along with her protégé, that ‘when it’s right, it’s never perfect.’

Filled with the buoyant sounds and bright spirit of the early 1960s, Single Girls Guide is a fizzy precursor to Sex And The City that echoes the questions we continue to ask about marriage, love, sex and being single. Marriage will never be the same, but neither will being single!

Red

Apr 23 2013 to May 19 2013
Previews start on Apr 19 2013


Raw and electrifying, RED, John Logan’s sizzling play ignites the worlds of art and commerce.

Iconoclastic Mark Rothko, the misanthropic abstract-expressionist painter, confronts his decision to accept a lucrative commercial commission. Extolling the virtues of his art as “expressing the big emotions – tragedy, ecstasy, and doom,” Rothko drills his new assistant about the dangers of selling out and as they work together, the roles of student and teacher reverse, forcing Rothko to face his own demons about reality and his ultimate place in the pantheon of great artists.

Starring Broadway Leading Man, Kevin McGuire, as Mark Rothko

Winner of Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and 6 Tony Awards®, including Best Play 2010.