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Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre

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50 west 200 south Salt Lake City, UT 84101 United States
(801) 355-2787 http://saltlakecity.broadway.com/venues/theaters/capitol-theatre/

The Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre is one of Salt Lake County’s most beloved buildings. A landmark in downtown Salt Lake since 1913, a newspaper reporter at the time described the building as “rich and restful, without vulgar or gaudy display.” Vaudevillians, silent movies, and “talkies,” were the mainstay in the theatre for years.

October 2018

Beauty and the Beast – Ballet West

Starts: October 26

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OCTOBER 26-27, 2018 An enchanted ballet designed for children of all ages. Join the Ballet West II dancers and students from the Ballet West Academy for a magical one hour journey into the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Featuring full sets, costumes, and story narration, this family favorite follows Beauty and her tragic Beast in a tale of promise, friendship, and love.

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  • November 2018

    Jewels – Ballet West

    Starts: November 2

    Jewels ballet dancers

    NOVEMBER 2–10, 2018 Journey through quiet mystery, jazz-aged abandon, and imperial elegance. Jewels is George Balanchine’s masterpiece with three works that show the true beauty and dynamism of the Company. Emeralds is a sublime glimpse of French mystery, Rubies is an American athletic explosion, and the performance ends with the grand-scale Russian pageantry of Diamonds.

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  • December 2018

    The Nutcracker – Ballet West

    Starts: December 14

    The Nutcracker with dancer's in costume

    DECEMBER 14–29, 2018 Utah’s world-renowned holiday tradition for generations. No holiday season is complete without the festive cheer of The Nutcracker. Join Ballet West for the grand unveiling of fantastical new sets, costumes, and special effects, framing Willam Christensen’s historic and renowned choreography and Tchaikovsky’s famous score. Bring your friends and family one more time to see why this is the longest running full production in America.

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  • January 2019

    The Little Prince – Utah Opera

    Starts: January 19, 2019

    The Little Prince illustration

    JANUARY 19, 25 | 7:30 PM JANUARY 21, 23 | 7:00 PM JANUARY 27 | 2 PM Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre Academy award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright took Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved story, The Little Prince, and turned it into a magical opera. The Little Prince follows a story narrated by a stranded pilot who meets a young prince that has fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid. As The Little Prince explores the Earth, he…

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  • February 2019

    Swan Lake – Ballet West

    Starts: February 8, 2019

    Swan Lake performers

    FEBRUARY 8-23, 2019 A fairy tale of eternal devotion, evil sorcery, and the triumph of true love. The heartbreaking story of a sad prince, an evil magician, and a beautiful woman turned into a swan returns to the Capitol Theatre. Adam Sklute’s Swan Lake features expansive sets and costumes, theatricality, and some of the most challenging and powerful dance in ballet’s history.

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  • March 2019

    The Magic Flute – Utah Opera

    Starts: March 9, 2019

    Production photo of Utah Opera'a The Magic Flute

    MARCH 9, 15 | 7:30 PM MARCH 11, 13 | 7:00 PM MARCH 17 | 2 PM Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre Mozart’s colorful fantasy blends myth, magic, and music to deliver its life-affirming message that love conquers all. Tasked with rescuing the princess, the prince Tamino and his sidekick Papageno set out on their quest with nothing more than enchanted musical instruments. They undergo trials of virtue, discretion, and charity and soon realize that all may not be as…

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  • April 2019

    Onegin – Ballet West

    Starts: April 5, 2019

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    APRIL 5–13, 2019 Young love leads to deadly consequences. Choreographer John Cranko is unmatched in his ability to tell complex love stories with opulent movement and passionate emotions. Created in 1965 and based on Alexander Pushkin’s revered verse-novel, Onegin follows the story of Tatiana as she falls for, and then is rejected by, a handsome stranger who realizes too late his tragic decisions.

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