2013-2014

It’s an exciting time to be at Capital Repertory Theatre.

There are an unprecedented number of great reasons to subscribe to the 2013-2014 season at Capital Rep! This year all 6 of our shows are in your subscription package. Join us for this historic year with smash-hit shows and all-new premieres!

The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers Book by Lori Fischer, Music & Lyrics by Lori Fischer and Don Chaffer
Venus In Fur by David Ives
A Christmas Carol CHARLES DICKENS' MASTERWORK in a rousing new adaptation by the creator of Broadway's Hit The 39 Steps! Adapted by Patrick Barlow
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
Gypsy, A Musical Fable Book By Arthur Laurents Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
The God Game by Suzanne Bradbeer
Jul 9 2013 to Aug 4 2013
Previews start on Jul 5 2013


What’s a girl to do? Daughter Junie inherits the job of taking over the family dry cleaning business, tending to Dad --who’s having a hard time remembering things -- and keeping an eye on younger sister Lashley – who’s fresh from rehab.

Junie’s dream of being a country singer takes a hiatus until the town Pastor asks the sisters to write and perform personal send-offs for the dearly departed.

This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer is perfect for a heart-felt, laughter-filled summer at Capital Rep!

 

Oct 1 2013 to Oct 20 2013
Previews start on Sep 27 2013


This sizzling Broadway hit redefines sex comedy. Here’s a delicious, suspense-packed study of the erotics of power. A writer-director laments the woeful parade of actresses who have auditioned for his new play, “Venus in Fur.”

Enter Vanda, an out-of-work actress, who is the epitome of every fault he has described: crude, desperate and needy – or is she? In the course of 90 minutes, we discover there is much more to Vanda, as she turns the tables and takes charge in this sexual roundelay about power and powerlessness.

Contains strong language and sexual subject matter.

 

Nov 1 2013


Get a scrumptious BITE and a signature cocktail SIP at a variety of your favorite downtown Albany restaurants that surround Capital Repertory Theatre.

Bite & Sip is a pub crawl-style event. You may buy tickets online or that night at the Capital Repertory Theatre box office. If you buy tickets online, please visit Capital Repertory Theatre first to pick up your map.

Once you pick up your map, you can visit the locations in the order you choose.

Participating Restaurants include: Blue 82, Capital American Eatery & Lounge, McGeary's, LeSerre, The Hollow, Victory Cafe, dp An American Brasserie, Albany Pump Station and more!

For more information: Leesa Perazzo 382•3884 x187 or Lperazzo@proctors.org

Nov 2 2013 to Nov 4 2013

After a highly successful first year, the Next Act! New Play Summit returns for its sophomore engagement.

Together, Proctors and Capital Repertory Theatre will host the 2nd annual event, at both the GE Theatre at Proctors and at theRep.

The best in raw theater, Next Act is an opportunity for playwrights, directors, actors and composers to share ideas, perspective and their passions for the craft of theatre with their audiences.

After a call for new work that resulted in close to 300 submissions the works presented will be candidates for future full production. Last year's audience favorite, The God Game, is being produced as part of theREP's 2013-2014 season.

In addition to the readings, the three-day Summit will include other events intended to highlight the process of new play development, including discussions with the featured artists.

We hope you can take part in the creative process that is our Next Act! New Play Summit.

Nov 26 2013 to Dec 22 2013
Previews start on Nov 22 2013


This timeless classic gets a merry retelling in a new adaptation by the creator of the two-time Tony Award® winning hit “The 39 Steps.”

Five actors portray over 20 characters, exploring new facets of this Dickens classic. Re-imagined with a fresh new physicality, this highly theatrical, sometimes comic, ultimately moving adaptation is sure to brighten up your holidays!

Jan 21 2014 to Feb 9 2014
Previews start on Jan 17 2014


On the eve of his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. cools down in a lonely Memphis hotel room after delivering the speech of a lifetime—when an unexpected visit from a feisty, young hotel maid pushes King into a confrontation with his doubts, fears, and haunting premonitions.

The man behind the public image and the great ideals that formed a new America come alive in this soul-stirring hit from London and Broadway. The Mountaintop’s humorous, magical storytelling fuses theatricality with spirituality to reach a summit that will leave audiences breathless.

The Mountaintop contains strong adult language.

Feb 3 2014 to Mar 1 2014

Travel back in time and journey North on the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman in this special adaptation.

Harriet shares her story of bravery, struggle and triumph as she fights for her freedom and the freedom of countless other African slaves. Her account comes to life with live drum accompaniment.

This narrative truly demonstrates the power one individual has to affect and change the lives of so many.

STUDY GUIDE

Mar 18 2014 to Apr 13 2014
Previews start on Mar 14 2014


“You’ll be swell…You’ll be great…Gonna have the whole world on a plate…Starting here, starting now, everything’s coming up roses!” Immortal lyrics from the Broadway hit often saluted as the greatest musical of our time!

Let us entertain you with the rags to riches story of ugly-duckling, Louise, the tomboy who rose to national fame as Gypsy Rose Lee: the entertainment queen who put class into Burlesque.

You’ll share the joy and heartbreak of Mama Rose, the pushy backstage mother who lived through her daughters, but paid a high price.

This thrilling musical brought together three greats of the American Theatre - Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim - who created unforgettable characters and a musical score that includes “Let Me Entertain You,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Some People,” “Together Wherever We Go,” “If Mama Was Married,”  and more – all brought to you as only Capital Rep can deliver - up close and personal - as you have never experienced before!

Mar 24 2014 to Apr 12 2014

NO PERFORMANCES MARCH 31 - APRIL 5

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
at theREP
Saturday, April 12th • 11am
$9 Adults; $7 for children under 17

The English navigator Henry Hudson remains an enigmatic figure whose persistence and determination carried him up the Hudson River onto the pages of history.

This season, the Halve Maen and its captain will sail into schools engaging students in a work woven together from the documents of history.

STUDY GUIDE

May 6 2014 to May 25 2014
Previews start on May 2 2014


When he’s tapped to serve as the running mate for a conservative Presidential candidate, Tom’s life takes a major turn.

A popular, moderate Senator, he would add balance and appeal to the ticket. There’s just one little hitch: he needs to sound just a bit more Christian. Trouble is, Tom is an agnostic, who thinks religion is a private matter, not to be mingled with public life or politics. His devout Christian wife, Lisa, will stand by her man, as long as he doesn’t lie on the campaign trail just to get the job.

The favorite from the 2012 NEXT ACT! NEW PLAY SUMMIT, Bradbeer’s play reveals the private dilemmas that sometimes guide politics and asks the question, “Does the public have the right to know everything about a candidate’s private thoughts?”

 

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