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.

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Mr. Aaron Band Halloween Bash

October 26, Sat @ 11:00AM

Spotlight Café at CCA

$9; Family 4+ pack: $7.50 ea.

This family-friendly Halloween Bash and fall festival features Halloween arts and crafts, a costume contest with prizes, and a special spooky musical performance by the Mr. Aaron Band. It's a great Halloween activity for kids aged 1-10, so get to work on your costumes now and bring the whole family!

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Capitol Center for the Arts presents One Funny Mother

October 26, Sat @ 7:30PM

Chubb Theatre at CCA

$35. (4+ pack at $25/ticket)

Dena Blizzard, a viral sensation comedian, former Miss New Jersey, and married mother of three on her hilarious journey through the trial and tribulations of motherhood and marriage.  Since becoming a married mother of three, Dena wrestles with the eternal question, “Have I gone crazy since having these kids?” and the answer is a hysterical, “laugh ‘til your face hurts” comedy you won’t want to miss.

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Bob Marley

November 8 – 10

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 four performances here this time around.

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Grades 5 and up At a slumber party, a group of teenage girls struggles to prepare for an exam on Romeo & Juliet. When the boys show up, their dry recitations quickly evolve into play-acting, and as they all get swept up in the story, their play takes flight into a full-blown production! Using only the original text, this zany and youthful 90-minute adaptation by New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company breathes new life into one of the Bard’s most well-loved plays.

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Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and its  fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

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Dueling Pianos

November 30, Sat @ 8:00PM

Chubb Theatre at CCA

$25 | $21

One night only! A high energy, interactive, and all-request rock and roll event. From Bon Jovi to Billy Joel, you make the requests and you sing along – lots of music, and lots of laughs in one of the most interactive shows to hit the stage.

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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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Capitol Center for the Arts presents Ted Vigil Rocky Mountain Christmas A John Denver Tribute

December 21, Sat @ 8:00PM

Chubb Theatre at CCA

$45 | $35. Availability: CCA Patron-level and higher members on Thu, September 26. On sale to the general public on Fri, September 27.

Seattle-born  singer, songwriter and tribute artist Ted Vigil has played twice for John Denver’s own “Windstar Foundation” in Aspen, CO. In 2012, he was awarded the Rising Legend Award by the National Traditional Country Music Association. Ted also performed with the late Steve Wiesberg, John Denver’s lead guitar player from 2010 to 2014.  In 2016, Ted was part of the Kings of Country Tour in Australia starring Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and John Denver tribute artists touring 20 cities. He  now performs internationally for all kinds of venues and events.   

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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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Grades K through 5 Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte plans to fool Farmer Zuckerman by creating a “miracle,” weaves a solution which makes Wilbur a prize pig and ensures his place on the farm forever.  

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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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Grades 5 and up A timeless story of love, betrayal, and integrity, The Scarlet Letter follows heroine Hester Prynne who forges a new morality independent of the community that publicly shames and stigmatizes her. In this striking adaptation by New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company, Hester speaks to us across time as an icon of individual thought in a world rife with moral posturing and mindless conformity.

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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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Grades K through 5 When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! The students must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. This new musical adaptation is based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

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Colin Hay

April 10, 2020, Fri @ 8:00PM

Chubb Theatre at CCA

$63 | $53 | $43. Availability: Beginning Thu, September 12 at 12PM for our Patron-level and higher members. On sale to the general public starting Fri, September 13 at 12PM.

Colin Hay --  a Scottish-born Australian musician and actor who performed as lead vocalist of the band Men at Work, and later as a solo artist - returns to the CCA. His inclusion as a playlist favorite from the likes of Metallica to The Lumineers reflects his continuing relevance and broad appeal.

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Grades 4 though 8 We the People brings American Civics lessons to life and promises to make Social Studies exciting and accessible. Barreling through a variety of musical styles relevant to today’s youth, including rock, rhythm-and-blues, and hip-hop, the show instills American pride in audiences of all ages – and perhaps even inspires them to get involved and make a difference.

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Capitol Center for the Arts presents Llama Llama Live

April 17, 2020, Fri @ 4:00PM

Chubb Theatre at CCA

$35.
4+ packs available at $25/ticket

From the beloved book series by Anna Dewdney & new Netflix series! The Bay Area Children's Theatre presents Llama Llama - Live! Bedtime has never been so exciting! It’s the end of the day for the Llama family. After a long day of adventures at the school and the store, Baby Llama can’t wait to put on his red pajamas. He and his friends the toys are ready to sing and dance their way to sleep...except...they need a bedtime story and a kiss goodnight and a drink of water. But, where’s Mama? This hilarious new musical based on the bestselling books by Anna Dewdney will warm every Llama and Llama Mama’s heart.

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Take a journey back in time to the life and music of "The Man in Black" performed by Cash Unchained. This nationally sought-after band has been touring across the U.S., sharing the sights and sounds of the legendary Johnny Cash. Imagine experiencing Johnny’s iconic songs in concert just the way you remembered them.  From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records, to the later years with ‪Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breathtaking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time.

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Capitol Center for the Arts presents Paula Poundstone

May 1, 2020, Fri @ 8:00PM

Chubb Theatre at CCA

$19 | $29 | $39. Availability: Patron-level CCA members: Thu, Oct 17 at 12PM. On sale to the general public on Fri, Oct 18 at 12PM.

FRI @ 8:00pm

Paula Poundstone is a humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she isn’t collecting hotel soaps while on tour or panel-ing on NPR’s #1 show, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!, Paula hosts the popular Maximum Fun podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone. Nobody is a comedy field guide to life complete with taste tests, cats of the weeks and leading experts in everything from beekeeping to ping pong to prosopagnosia (say that 3 times fast).

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THE most authentic QUEEN live show since the days of QUEEN themselves. A deliberate four piece band, Almost Queen delivers a live performance showcasing signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the ultimate Queen experience.

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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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Grades Pre-K though 2 Little Girl is thrilled when she receives Biscuit as a birthday present, but will this rambunctious puppy learn how to behave and accept being part of a family? Based on the iconic series of books by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrator Pat Schories, this popular musical features a frolicking little puppy who loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief.

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Grades 3 though 8 Doktor Kaboom has built a big spinning wheel labeled with everything from optical illusions to chemical reactions to a homemade hovercraft and more! Wherever the wheel stops, that’s what’s next! Will he turn a water bottle into a rocket or catapult bananas across the stage? Electrocute a pickle or create artificial gravity? Who knows?

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Capitol Center for the Arts presents Unforgettable Fire U2 Tribute

June 6, 2020

Chubb Theatre at CCA

$45 | $35. (4+ packs also available at $25/ticket.) Availability: CCA Patron-level and higher members beginning Thu, October 17 at 12PM. On sale to the general public starting Fri, October 18 at 12PM.

Unforgettable Fire, or "UF", was born on New Years Day in 1995 as one of the very first U2 tribute bands to ever perform in America. After twenty years of playing in some of the most prestigious venues on the East Coast, UF has formed a reputation among many to be one of the closest experiences to being at an actual live U2 show. The members of UF are also very dedicated fans of U2, and will not settle for anything less than complete authenticity. In addition to performing a very impressive array of U2 material from pre-Boy to the most recent Songs of Innocence and beyond, the band does everything in their power (from wardrobe to lighting) to recreate the live U2 concert setting for their audiences.

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