For this Salon, Artistic Director Matt Cahoon and playwright A.J. Ditty, joined by some of tKAPOW's core company members, will draw back the curtain to reveal the collaborative process the company uses to produce new works of theatre, and will also announce their full slate of shows for season 12, some of which will be performed at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage (opening June 2019).

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IMPACT CHILDREN'S THEATRE The Little Mermaid

July 9, Tue @ 11:00AM

Spotlight Café at CCA

$7.50 each
$39.00 - Single ticket for all 6 shows
$7.00 each for groups of 15-24
$6.50 each for groups of 25+

Under the sea magic follows a young mermaid as she looks to discover a world beyond the ocean walls. With the help of an evil sea witch, she is able to cast off her fins for a pair of legs, but she might be in over her head when she realizes the sea witch's true intentions!

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IMPACT CHILDREN'S THEATRE The Wind in the Willows

July 16, Tue @ 11:00AM

Spotlight Café at CCA

$7.50 each
$39.00 - Single ticket for all 6 shows
$7.00 each for groups of 15-24
$6.50 each for groups of 25+

Mr. Toad's zany personality leads him and his friends into a wild adventure full of music, mayhem, and one unpleasant weasel! Beyond the comfortable river bank is a giant scary world just waiting for this motley crew, but in the end, true friendship can help them through anything.

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IMPACT CHILDREN'S THEATRE Tom Sawyer

July 23, Tue @ 11:00AM

Spotlight Café at CCA

$7.50 each
$39.00 - Single ticket for all 6 shows
$7.00 each for groups of 15-24
$6.50 each for groups of 25+

For Tom Sawyer and his best friend, Huck Finn, Lazy days of fishing and swimming are constantly interrupted by Aunt Polly's list of chores. But on this particular day, Tom and Huck decide to skip white washing the fence so they can go on an old fashioned treasure hunt!

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IMPACT CHILDREN'S THEATRE Lost in Wonderland

July 30, Tue @ 11:00AM

Spotlight Café at CCA

$7.50 each
$39.00 - Single ticket for all 6 shows
$7.00 each for groups of 15-24
$6.50 each for groups of 25+

Following a white rabbit leads Alice on a very strange adventure. In a place where up means down and right means wrong, Alice discovers a world filled with a strange smiling cat, a wild tea party, and a Queen whose temper is as red as the hearts on her dress!

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IMPACT CHILDREN'S THEATRE The Frog Prince

August 6, Tue @ 11:00AM

Spotlight Café at CCA

$7.50 each
$39.00 - Single ticket for all 6 shows
$7.00 each for groups of 15-24
$6.50 each for groups of 25+

A spoiled princess learns the importance of keeping promises after accepting the help of a nearby frog. In a kingdom filled with magic, not everything is what it seems, and no one should judge a book by its cover ... or a frog by its webbed feet!

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Re-Entry: Actors Playing Jazz is the story of eight formerly incarcerated men who have come together after their release from long prison terms to start a theater group and stay on the "straight and narrow."  Using free form theatre, they explore each man's experiences outside the walls, how they feel about being free, and how they use their creative and theatrical work to transform their responses to society's biases against them.

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Capitol Center for the Arts presents Wallis Bird

August 23, Fri @ 8:00PM

Bank of NH Stage

$15 Seated, $25 Counter; +$2 DOS

Wallis Bird lost all the fingers on one hand in a bizarre lawnmower accident as a baby. Though most of her fingers were saved through surgery, one was lost for good. Happily it didn’t stop her picking up a guitar as a child, flipping it upside down to strum with her damaged hand, and carrying on as if nothing had ever happened.

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Capitol Center for the Arts presents Anjimile

September 13, Fri @ 8:00PM

Bank of NH Stage

$15 (TABLES/SEATED): $2 DOS

Anjimile is a queer and trans songmaker/lover boy with a heart of gold based in Boston, MA. The essence of their music is a gooey center of warmth and tenderness informed by the power of their intersectional identities. Anjimile is an NPR Music Artist to Watch in 2019, and their latest EP 'Maker Mixtape' is out now.  

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A WILLIAM H. GILE CONCERT SERIES Eli “Paperboy” Reed

September 20, Fri @ 8:00PM

Bank of NH Stage

Free. Limited to four per patron. Available starting Friday, August 23, 2019: 11AM for phone/walkup; 12N for online orders.

All Ages

With the release of his new record, ‘99 Cent Dreams,’ Eli “Paperboy” Reed begins his second decade as an artist much in the same way he began his first: completely and utterly in love with soul music.  Arrangements are lean and muscular, filtering vintage R&B, soul, and gospel through the heart of a modern songwriter.

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STRAIGHT TO HELL: The Clash were crucial to the birth of British punk and have become one of the most influential bands...ever.  Straight To Hell faithfully recreate their legendary high energy live show, performing punk, reggae, and rockabilly spanning the full catalogue. "Let fury have the hour!"     ROCKAWAY BITCH: Rockaway Bitch is a New York based all female tribute to punk icons the Ramones. They are of the opinion that you do it right or you don’t do it at all.  

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

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GIBSON'S BOOKSTORE PRESENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CAPITOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO Ann Patchett IN THE SPOTLIGHT

October 2, Wed @ 7:00PM

Chubb Theatre at CCA

$37.00 (admission for one and one signed copy of The Dutch House); $46.00 (admission for two and one signed copy of The Dutch House). Availability: starting Friday, June 14 at 11AM.

Gibson's Bookstore, in partnership with the Capitol Center for the Arts and New Hampshire Public Radio, brings international best-selling author Ann Patchett to the CCA main stage for an evening of literary discussion with NHPR's Peter Biello. They'll discuss her newest novel, The Dutch House, a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. A Q&A with the audience follows their chat.

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Randy Rainbow (yes, real name) is a comedian, actor, writer, host and Internet sensation best known for his viral comedy videos. His popular series of political spoofs and song parodies have garnered international acclaim and over a hundred million views. He's been called "the best thing about the 2016 GOP race" by Dan Savage and his musical tribute to the first presidential debate of 2016 (“BRAGGADOCIOUS!”) received 28 million views in its first two days. VIP Package includes post show meet and greet.

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In celebration of The Beatles 50th Anniversary of the White Album, Flower Power Concerts, Inc presents It Was Fifty Years Ago Today - Tour 2019 - A Tribute To The Beatles' White Album feat. Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Jason Scheff (Chicago) and Joey Molland (Badfinger)! Musical Director: Joey Curatolo (the musical director of RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles). The musical artists will be performing their greatest hits, along with songs from the White Album.  

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20+ years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Selling more than 14 million records, they are still going strong. Amy & Emily are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the '80s, '90s, '00s and '10s.    

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The Office! A Musical Parody, currently playing Off-Broadway in New York City, is the unauthorized parody of the hit TV show, “The Office.” Don’t miss this hilarious new musical that lovingly pokes fun at everyone’s favorite coworkers. Your favorite moments from all 9 seasons mashed up into one “typical” day with Michael, Jim, Pam, Dwight and others at The Office.

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"Sons of the Sahara" is a unique collaboration between two of Africa's most esteemed and dynamic guitar masters. Bombino (Niger) and Vieux Farka Toure (Mali) perform separate sets and together, electric and acoustic, transporting the audience on a dazzling and intimate musical journey to the Sahara Desert, the original birthplace of the blues. BOMBINO   VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ

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Bossa Nova was born on July 10th, 1958 at the old Odeon recording studios in Rio de Janeiro when João Gilberto recorded “Chega de Saudade”—Bossa Nova’s very first song and the beginning of a musical and worldwide cultural phenomenon. Celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes, one of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time. Joining Mendes is Bebel Gilberto, the thrilling Bossa Nova vocalist and daughter of João Gilberto who is steeped in Bossa Nova music, having made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 9 on a Bossa Nova program with her mother, the singer Miúcha, and saxophonist Stan Getz.

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Bob Marley

November 8 – 9

Chubb Theatre at CCA

$34.50 each

May contain some adult content

Bob Marley is featured regularly on Sirius XM radio, was inducted into The Guinness Book of World Records for “the longest stand up comedy show by an individual”, has been on more than 100 TV shows, and co-starred in Boondock Saints I and II. And he's so popular at the CCA that he'll be doing three performances here this time around.

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Capitol Center for the Arts presents Jersey Boys

December 13, Fri @ 8:00PM

Chubb Theatre at CCA

$110 | $85 | $60 | $45

JERSEY BOYS contains authentic, “profane Jersey language” and is recommended for ages 12+

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.   JERSEY BOYS contains authentic, “profane Jersey language” and is recommended for ages 12+

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Laurie Berkner and her band celebrate the season with such traditional, secular songs as “Jingle Bells” and “Frosty the Snowman,” plus originals from Laurie’s well-loved album A Laurie Berkner Christmas like “Santa’s Coming to My House Tonight.” They also pay tribute to Hanukkah with “Candle Chase” and “The Dreidel Song”  and will perform an array of Laurie’s greatest hits, such as “We Are the Dinosaurs,” “Victor Vito,” and “Pig on Her Head.”

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Ring in the Holiday Season with a special yuletide program featuring the Capital Jazz Orchestra and vocalists CJ Poole and Laura Daigle, along with narrator Laura Knoy of NHPR who will be reciting her traditional version of “The Night Before Christmas”. The stockings will be brimming with holiday musical chestnuts, an audience sing-along and additional special surprises that are sure to leave everybody in the holiday spirit!

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Since its debut, global musical sensation Celtic Woman’s concerts continue to capture the hearts of an audience that spans the globe. Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class performing collective, Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland's rich musical and cultural heritage, while continuing its remarkable legacy of introducing some of Ireland's most talented singers and musicians onto the world stage.

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The Bachelor Live on Stage Official Tour guarantees all the drama, the gossip and the romance of your favorite TV show in one delightful evening for the ultimate fan party.  Previous Bachelor and Bachelorette favorites will serve as your hosts, as one eligible hometown Bachelor is introduced to local ladies from the audience for a chance at love. Come to enjoy the show, or come to fall in love!

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Capitol Center for the Arts presents Air Play

April 3, 2020, Fri @ 7:00PM

Chubb Theatre at CCA

$35 each
4 or more $25 each

For ages 5 and up

Ride the wind and dream with AIR PLAY, a modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts.  

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2020 marks the 80th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s very first recorded hit – “Polka Dots and Moonbeams”. From there, he recorded more than 60 albums.  Vocalist CJ Poole and the Capital Jazz Orchestra salute ‘Old Blue Eyes’ by performing “Witchcraft”, “Come Fly With Me”, “Summer Wind”, “Strangers In The Night” and “New York, New York” and many other iconic Sinatra selections.

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Sons of Serendip A William H Gile Concert Series Performance

May 6, 2020, Wed @ 7:30PM

Chubb Theatre at CCA

Free; limit four per patron. Availability: Starting Monday, April 6, 2020

Sons of Serendip is a unique Billboard Charting quartet consisting of a harpist, cellist, pianist and lead vocalist. The quartet was a finalist on Season 9 of America's Got Talent, gaining popularity by offering fresh interpretations of popular music. Since the talent competition, Sons of Serendip has toured nationally, lighting up audiences with their creative and emotionally stirring arrangements and original compositions. Some notable performances include the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, as well as collaborations with Cynthia Erivo, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops.

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Capitol Center for the Arts presents ABBA The Concert

May 14, 2020, Thu @ 7:30PM

Chubb Theatre at CCA

$49.50 | $39.50 | $29.50

ABBA The Concert plays the most iconic hits from ABBA, including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme,” and “Dancing Queen.” Many critics consider ABBA The Concert to be the most amazing and authentic ABBA tribute show in the world. Come dance,  sing, and have the time of your life!

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