Southern Theatre Will Be “Electric” on June 18

May 20th, 2014 by admin

Grammy-nominated Richard Thompson has been rocking stages for more than 45 years, and his biggest commercial success has been his latest album, Electric. Typically a solo artist, he has been touring with the musicians featured on Electric since its release in 2012—Taras Prodaniuk (bass) and Michael Jerome (drums)—as The Richard Thompson Electric Trio. The group will play the Southern Theatre on Wednesday, June 18, at 8 pm.

Thompson has not only been acknowledged by the Grammy Award committee, but also by royalty. He was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to music, and received an Order of the British Empire (OBE). Thompson was also acknowledged in Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Guitarists” list for his skill in both electric and acoustic guitar. He has also received a lifetime achievement award from the BBC.

NPR raved, “Richard Thompson is the kind of guitar player other guitar players revere. It’s not just his technique, nor the fact that he’s equally at home with an electric or an acoustic guitar. He’s also a songwriter of uncommon skill.”

by Anna Schaeffer

The Richard Thompson Electric Trio will play the Southern Theatre on June 18, 2014.To purchase tickets, click here or call the CAPA Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939.

Ballet, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Poe

May 5th, 2014 by admin

CAPA and Shadowbox Live will present The Masque with Cleveland’s Verb Ballets at the Palace Theatre, on Thursday, May 15, at 8 pm. This original rock ballet weaves together various works by Edgar Allan Poe including “The Masque of the Red Death,” “Annabell Lee,” “The Raven,” “Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether,” and “The Pit and the Pendulum.”

Critics call the show “dazzling,” and “fantastic.”

With choreography by Cleveland’s Verb Ballets and a score by the musicians of Shadowbox Live’s band Light, the music boasts classical elements, including pieces by Beethoven, Schoenberg, Ives, and Ruggles, but still remains very much a rock performance, a la Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

The production takes place during a party in Prince Prospero’s castle (from “The Masque of the Red Death”). As the party guests move from room to room, a different Poe tale is told. Each scene begins with the narrator (Poe) setting the scene, but the choreography is what really tells the story.

by Anna Schaeffer

The Masque will be performed at the Palace Theatre on Thursday, May 15, at 8 pm. To purchase tickets, click here or call the CAPA Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939.