Whether things are dialed in any better remains to be seen, but the board member in charge of booking events is hopeful things are getting on the right track.
"My concept is to be rounded, to embrace as much as we can," said
Since the departure of
"We're feeling our way to really find out what the community wants."
And one other thing:
"Much of what we're doing is creating a calendar that is sustainable annually," Arellano said.
In addition to outside bookings and an increased emphasis on film, local programming will be featured as well, with performances coming in 2014-15 from
PW will present the historical play "In the Matter of Ralph" next weekend.
SEISO will perform five times at the Capitol in the next year, including all three classical concerts, as well as the annual Kidsymphony in November and in what Arellano described as a "Christmas extravaganza" in December.
BHS and SCC will continue to stage their spring musicals at the
In July, children ages 8 to 18 will be invited to participate in a weeklong theater camp that will conclude with campers staging a play.
Details of that event, as well as other upcoming shows, still are being finalized.
With his Support Your Cause tour, Helmer is criss-crossing the country this year and next, playing free gigs in a bid to take in a total of
Coming in September will be a three-day blues event featuring music by the
Johnson and band will perform their style of blues/rock in a
A Sunday blues brunch will be offered
Film will continue
Film at the Capitol will continue to be an important feature of the Capitol's calendar. Tuesdays will see independent film screenings. Each night, a short from the Snake Alley Festival of Film, which is set to return to the Capitol next June, will be shown prior to the featured title.
A best-of-the-fest event also is in the works to show top films from this month's third annual SNAFF, which is organized by
Music-oriented films will continue Wednesday evenings.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights when there is no live show, a film will be shown. These will include classic and family films.
One day a month, movie admission will be free to children ages 12 and younger, thanks to support from the
October will feature daily screenings of scary movies.
November to February
The theater will celebrate Movember with a men's health awareness event that will feature a day-after-
Plans for February include a
Other than continuing regular film screenings, programming is not solidified beyond that event.
'Feeling our way'
"We're feeling our way to really find out what the community wants," Arellano said.
One experiment will be with on-stage seating for an additional fee or as a perk for sponsors, she said.
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