2012-2013 New Season!

Capital Rep is happy to announce the 2012-2013 season!

Featuring six must-see performances, this season includes three regional premieres, a Tony Award® winning play, talent direct from the Broadway stage and a new musical. Also premiering is the NEXT ACT! New Play Summit, focusing on new plays and musicals, as part of the collaboration between Capital Rep and Proctors. The ever-expanding repertoire of performances at Capital Rep had delighted audiences for over 30 years, and the 2012-2013 season is no exception.

Comedy, drama, romance, literature, music--it's all at Capital Rep!


Conceived By Rob Ruggiero and Dyke Garrison
Book by Jeffrey Hatcher
Starring Tina Fabrique
July 24-August 12, 2012
Previews start on Friday, July 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!

Pride @Prejudice

Adapted, edited and compiled by Daniel Elihu Kramer from
the novel by Jane Austen

Classics on Stage
October 2 – October 28, 2012
Previews start on Friday, September 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.  


By David Mamet
January 15 – February 10, 2013
Previews on Friday, January 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. Contains adult language.  “Race, like sex, is a subject on which it is near impossible to tell the truth.”  - David Mamet. 

The Single Girls Guide

Book by Gordon Greenberg
Music & Lyrics by Tommy Newman

March 5 – March 30, 2013  (no performance on Sunday, March 31 – Easter)
Previews start on Friday March 1, 2013

In the stylish world of 1964 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, The 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!


By John Logan
April 23 – May 19, 2013 
Previews start on Friday, April 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.  Winner of Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and 6 Tony Awards®, including Best Play 2010.


This Wonderful Life

Adapted by Steve Murray (and Mark Setlock)
November 27 – December 22
Previews start Friday, November 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!


NEXT ACT! New Play Summit 

November 2, 3, 4
Subscribers get first chance to reserve limited tickets! This project represents the first true collaboration between Proctors & Capital Rep (acting together as producers?) as “producers.” Harnessing the strengths of both organizations, patrons will get the first look at what may become future productions! 
NEXT ACT features three play readings – two plays and one musical -- each affording opportunities to meet the artists. A great chance to be a real insider, meet the creative sources behind the curtain and to become part of the process by weighing in with your responses. NEXT ACT performances will take place at both Capital Rep and in the GE Theatre at Proctors. Subscribers will get first dibs on the chance to buy tickets -- which will be limited. All events will be $15/each and all include refreshments. Play titles to be announced.