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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.

June 2020

Bolero & The Dream – Ballet West

Starts: June 12

June 12 – June 20 Dynamic power and comedic timing are on full display. Based on William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ashton’s Victorian retelling of the Bard’s ironic farce is both hilarious and charming and its music by Felix Mendelssohn is instantly recognizable. Ravel’s energetic score is combined with athletic and dynamic movement in Fonte’s acclaimed Bolero, being restaged for the first time since 2012.

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  • October 2020

    The Flying Dutchman – Utah Opera

    Starts: October 10

    October 10–18, 2020 Inspired by a maritime legend, Wagner brings us a captain cursed to roam the seas for eternity with his phantom ship and ghostly crew. Every seven years he sets foot on shore in search of a faithful woman to release him from his torment. Will he find salvation in the devotion of Senta, or is her dedication beyond his grasp? Experience Wagner’s vivid, dramatic retelling of the legendary ghost seafarer in search of redemption through love.

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  • Dracula – Ballet West

    Starts: October 23

    OCTOBER 23–31, 2020 Planned especially for the Halloween season. Enter a world of gothic grandeur in this lavish neo-Romantic production. Ben Stevenson’s Dracula is an immersive melodrama that unfolds with aweinspiring theatrics, vampire brides, stunning sets, and exploding chandeliers. The iconic tale is told with drama and sweeping choreography that adds layers of artistry and entertainment to every element of the production.

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  • November 2020

    Nine Sinatra Songs – Ballet West

    Starts: November 6

    With Almost Tango and Return to a Strange Land NOVEMBER 6–14, 2020 Ballet West’s resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s Almost Tango, a ballet that highlights his unique take on the passionate style of the Argentinean dance of the same name. Return to a Strange Land, choreographed by Jiří Kylián in 1975 as an elegy to his mentor, the late John Cranko. Tharp’s 1982 Nine Sinatra Songs, is considered a classic of late 20th century choreography, featuring costumes designed by Oscar de…

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  • December 2020

    The Nutcracker – Ballet West

    Starts: December 11

    December 11–26, 2020 Whether you’ve witnessed it once or a hundred times, the magic of The Nutcracker never fades. Bask in the glow of a holiday tradition that has brought joy to millions. Amplify your family’s festive cheer with Clara’s timeless story, Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, and Willam Christensen’s iconic choreography.

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  • February 2021

    Romeo and Juliet – Ballet West

    Starts: February 12, 2021

    February 12–20, 2021 After a long hiatus, Michael Smuin was an early student of Willam Christensen and became distinguished in his own right. Smuin’s dynamic Romeo and Juliet is an energetic version of Shakespeare’s epic and beloved story. Intensely human, it is conveyed through emotive choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s dramatic score.

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  • March 2021

    Flight – Utah Opera

    Starts: March 11, 2021

    January 16–24, 2021 Called “A Marriage of Figaro for the 1990s,” Flight has both laugh-out-loud comedy and more touching moments as the story of the refugee who lives in the airport unfolds around a colorful cast of characters who find themselves delayed in the terminal. As the delay drags on through the night, the group learns that their overnight stay will not only be physically uncomfortable, but also emotionally challenging as they navigate relationships, deception, and eventual reconciliation.

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  • Tosca – Utah Opera

    Starts: March 13, 2021

    March 13–21, 2021 Fiery young diva Floria Tosca is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her freedom-fighting lover and a ruthless police chief whose lust for her overrides his duty to his country. This explosive triangle comes to a heart-stopping conclusion in one of opera’s most intense dramas.

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  • April 2021

    Rodeo – Ballet West

    Starts: April 9, 2021

    With Glass Pieces and Belles-Lettres April 9–17, 2021 Glass Pieces, Jerome Robbins’ pioneering masterpiece set to music by Philip Glass. Belles-Lettres, an ardent and romantic ballet from current worldwide phenomenon Justin Peck. Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, is an upbeat celebration of the character of the American West underlined by Aaron Copland’s famous score.

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  • May 2021

    The Pirates of Penzance – Utah Opera

    Starts: May 8, 2021

    May 8–16, 2021 A Pirate King and “Modern Major-General” are just the beginning of the farcical fun in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. Frederic, an apprentice indentured to the world’s most trusting band of pirates, is celebrating his 21st birthday and leaving in search of love when he encounters the Major-General’s group of daughters. Hilarity ensues in this comic opera that begs for a cast of seriously talented singers as the Major-General plots to keep his daughters from…

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