CAPA Announces Their 2012 and 2013 Season

CAPA today announced its lineup for 2012-13 season. Tickets for most shows go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 21 (unless otherwise noted), at the Ohio Theatre Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Tickets for Ballet Hispanico, Clannad, Robert Glasper, Disney’s Phineas and Ferb, Aimee Mann, Buddy Valastro, and Under the Streetlamp are on sale now.

Of note to jazz fans would be the Robert Glasper performance on October 21st, and Dave Koz is bringing his smooth jazz sounds on Friday December 7th. There are many other great artists and performances outside the jazz genre that many of our readers would enjoy. Full schedule listed below:

Ballet Hispanico                                                                                           ON SALE NOW
Saturday, September 29, 8 pm
Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.)
Tickets: $19.50, $29, $34
From its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe, Ballet Hispanico has grown into a world class institution. Performing a diverse repertory by the foremost choreographers of our time as well as emerging artists, the company infuses Latin dance with classical and contemporary techniques to create a new style of concert dance in which theatricality and passion propel every move. This Caliente Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors Mo and David Meuse.

Tuesday, October 16, 8 pm
Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.)
Tickets: $31, $41
In a career spanning four decades, acclaimed Irish group Clannad have made music that entwines the traditional and the modern, the past and the future, with stunningly beautiful results. With their haunting songs, mesmerizing vocals, and captivating sound, the award-winning group has sold more than 10 million records worldwide.

Robert Glasper                                                                                             ON SALE NOW
Sunday, October 21, 8 pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Tickets: $25, $30
Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Robert Glasper boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag. He is currently touring with the Robert Glasper Experiment in support of their 2012 landmark release, Black Radio. Featuring Glasper and Fender Rhodes on piano, Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone, Derrick Hodge on electric bass, and Chris Dave on drums, the band lives naturally in multiple musical worlds, distilling countless influences into a singular voice. This Spectrum Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors Mo and David Meuse.

Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!                           ON SALE NOW
Sunday, October 28, 1 pm & 4 pm
Palace Theater (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets: $21, $27, $31, $45, $63
School‘s out for summer and anything is possible as Phineas and Ferb create their biggest invention yet—Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! Phineas, Ferb, and the whole tri-state area gang embark on a bold escape, jumping out from behind your TV and onto the stage in a live action adventure – right in your hometown!  And, before you can wonder, “Hey, where’s Perry?” the beloved pet platypus shifts to his secret double life as Agent P to foil another one of Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil plans. Musical madness abounds in an escapade so awesome that even Candace can’t help but join the hilarious hijinks. It’s the ultimate end to summer vacation, so seize the day ‘cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all! This Family Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors AEP.

Theresa Caputo: Long Island Medium                                          ON SALE SEPTEMBER 14
Monday, October 29, 7:30pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets: $39.75, $49.75, $59.75, $125
Star of TLC’s “Long Island Medium,” Theresa Caputo is a typical Long Island wife and mom except for one distinct difference—she communicates with the dead.  Theresa will give readings and share personal stories about her unique and fascinating life balancing the unpredictability of her psychic gifts and her role in a traditional family. VIP tickets are available for $125 and include premium seating and a post-show meet and greet with Theresa. No personal readings available.

Aimee Mann with special guest Ted Leo (solo)                                            ON SALE NOW
Thursday, November 8, 8 pm
Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.)
Tickets: $25, $35
From her work in the ‘80s with MTV favorite Til Tuesday through her acclaimed solo discs Whatever and I’m With Stupid in the ‘90s, Aimee Mann has always been at the forefront of contemporary songwriters. The close of the millennium brought her greatest success with the simultaneous releases of Bachelor No. 2 and the soundtrack to the film Magnolia, which garnered nominations for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and three Grammys. Aimee is touring in support of her 2012 release, Charmer, and is currently writing a musical based on her Grammy-winning concept album, The Forgotten Arm.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Thanksgiving weekend!
Friday, November 23, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 24, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 25, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets: $22, $27, $32
A Columbus tradition for more than 30 years, Nebraska Theatre Caravan returns with the national touring production of A Christmas Carol. Capturing every detail of the Dickens classic, from the spine-chilling ghosts and gorgeous renditions of traditional British carols to crotchety Scrooge and lovable Tiny Tim, Columbus audiences have come to love Charles Dickens’ enchanting story and this treasured holiday event. This Family Series performance is made possible through the generous support of Bob Evans and series sponsors AEP.

Buddy Valastro Live: Homemade for the Holidays Tour                         ON SALE NOW
Tuesday, December 4, 7:30 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets: $35.75, $45.75
TLC’s Cake Boss Buddy Valastro brings a special holiday show the entire family will enjoy. Sharing the holiday traditions and stories from his family at Carlo’s Bakery, Buddy presents an all new show full of holiday spirit and jingle bell rock, demonstrating the techniques that have made him the most famous cake artist in the country.

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2012
Friday, December 7, 8 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets: $28, $38, $50.50, $65.50
Get into the holiday spirit as some of music’s biggest and brightest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites led by multi-Grammy® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz. Joining Dave this year will be Grammy-nominated pianist/composer David Benoit, Javier Colon, winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s hit television show, “The Voice,” and the inimitable drummer/percussionist/vocalist Sheila E. Joining these special guests will be singer/songwriter Margo Rey.

Over the Rhine
Friday, December 14, 8 pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Tickets: $28.50
Described as a “sometimes pensive, often poetic, and continually progressive folk-pop ensemble,” Cincinnati-based Over the Rhine has been making music for more than 20 years. Fronted by Karin Bergquist’s torchy, devil-may-care voice brimming with Midwestern soul, the band is led by brilliant keyboardist and songwriter Linford Detweiler who can seamlessly move from avant garde jazz to whisper-quiet folk subtleties to flat out rock. Over the Rhine may well be one of Americana’s best kept secrets.

Under the Streetlamp                                                                                  ON SALE NOW
Sunday, December 16, 7 pm
Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.)
Tickets: $39.50, $49.50
Under the Streetlamp, America’s hottest new vocal group, delivers an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American Radio Songbook. These four magnetic vocalists bring their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite doo-wop, Motown, and old-time rock ‘n’ roll hits from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Four Seasons, and more. The quartet is composed of recent leading cast members of the smash hit Jersey Boys—Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, and Shonn Wiley. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, Under the Streetlamp proves why retro never sounded so now!

Suzanne Vega
Tuesday, February 19, 8pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Tickets: $20, $25
Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s. Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observed the world with a clinically poetic eye,” Suzanne’s songs are notably succinct and understated, often cerebral but also streetwise, and her lyrics invite multiple interpretations. In short, Suzanne Vega’s work is immediately recognizable as utterly distinct and thoughtful, and as creative and musical now as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio more than 20 years ago.

Ailey II
Friday, March 1, 8 pm
Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.)
Tickets: $20, $25, $35
Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Started in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Ailey II embodies Mr. Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Today, it has become one of the most popular dance companies in the US. This Spectrum Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors Mo and David Meuse.

Kodo Drummers of Japan
Thursday, March 14, 8 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets: $20, $30, $40
When Kodo began touring the world three decades ago, the performers discovered that no matter where people heard the sound of the taiko (drum), it created an instant sense of community, of one-ness. So, the One Earth Tour was born and has traveled the world with its message of shared humanity, environmental awareness, and peace.

The Laurie Berkner Band
Saturday, May 18, 1 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets: $28, $38
Children’s music superstars and Nick Jr. channel favorites The Laurie Berkner Band are bringing their “Animal Party” tour to Columbus. The band will perform old favorites as well as new songs from their Party Day! DVD. Kids can bring a favorite stuffed animal (those in the know will put them on their heads for “Pig on Her Head”) and wear their party clothes. And don’t forget your dancing shoes! This Family Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors AEP.

CAPA’s EDUCATIONAL SERIES                                                                 ON SALE NOW
Through the generous support of Honda, CAPA continues it’s Educational Series in the 2012-13 season, making history, literature, and science come alive on the stages of Columbus’ finest historical theatres. Specifically geared for students, the productions offer $5 tickets which included a post-performance question and answer session with the cast (whenever possible) and study guides that correlate to the Ohio academic content standards for fine arts and other subjects.

The 2012-13 Educational Series includes:

The Silent Boy
Friday, October 12, 10am & 1pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Running time 55 minutes, recommended for grades 5-9
Based upon the critically acclaimed book by two-time Newberry Award-winning writer Lois Lowry, this dramatic adaptation will challenge and satisfy audiences as it recounts the special friendship between a young girl and a boy with autism.

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
Monday, November 12, 10am & 1pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Running time 50 minutes, recommended for grades 2-6
Being a 10-year-old kid is kind of a pain. Having an older sister is really a pain. Being afraid of everything is… well, just plain painful! Sheila Tubman, otherwise known as Sheila the Great, comes of age in ArtsPower’s lively and poignant musical about discovering the person within. Based on the book by Judy Blume.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Monday, November 26, 10am
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Running time 2 hours plus a 15 minute intermission, recommended for grades 3-12
For more than 30 years, CAPA has kicked off central Ohio’s holiday season with its presentation of this fully staged musical. A Christmas Carol captures all of the warmth, goodwill, and musical memories of the holiday season as Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

Monday, December 3, 10am & 1pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Running time one hour, recommended for grades 2-6
Internationally acclaimed magician and educator Bradley Fields captivates students by integrating math concepts with vocabulary, geography, history, and everyday problem solving, enabling students of different interests, abilities, and learning styles to relate to math in a new way.

Doktor Kaboom!
Monday, January 28, 10am & 1pm
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)
Running time one hour, recommended for grades 3-8
An interactive, one-man science variety show suitable for all audiences, Doktor Kaboom! creatively blends theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration. His supercharged (and super safe!) science experiments will have you erupting with laughter and bubbling with curiosity. Nothing says science like KABOOM!

Rainbow Fish
Wednesday, February 20, 10am & 1pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Running time 55 minutes, recommended for grades K-2
The shimmering Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean, but when the other fish ask for some of her silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique? Marcus Pfister’s bestselling book comes to life in a delightful and touching musical about the value of true friendship.

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