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A Capital Time at "The Capitol"

By Virginia Ross

If you were not at the Capitol Theater this weekend, you missed an outstanding musical program. "One Enchanted Evening," the music of Rogers & Hammerstein. It resounded from wall to wall thanks to nineteen vocalists from both Illinois and Iowa surrounding area, a superb pianist, a bass and percussion. The production was dedicated to Russell Arms, Bill Reed & Jim Martin.

Beginning with the "March of the Siamese Children," the songs from The King and I, Carousel, Cinderella, and Oklahoma thrilled the audience who tapped toes, swayed, and literally bounced in their seats to tunes so familiarly delightful- and that was only Act I.

Act II featured songs from State Fair, South Pacific, Flower Drum Song, Showboat and Sound of Music. It was hard not sing along to those, oh, so favorite melodies. But, our chance came near the end when the audience was invited to join in on three songs from the Sound of Music: "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Me" and "Edelweiss." And, sing with gusto we did.

The group ended the concert with first Becky Ahern, Mary Lynne Arms and Carolyn Whitehouse singing "Climb Every Mountain" and being joined by the entire group; it was an amazing program.

I should mention the young lady that sang the national anthem-what a superb job and the really young lady , Callie Nason, who sang "In My Own Little Corner" from Cinderella.

The Capitol really wants you to attend their programs and tickets may be ordered on line (I did); they will be held for you on a "will call" basis. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday in the afternoon.

Here is a list of coming events:

Aug.25.LIVE Hip Hop Mixtapes Explosion

Sep.15.......Guitar legend Johnny Winter

Sept.21......Memories of Conway Twitty

Oct.5....The Many colors of Dolly Parton

Oct.6.................Crazy "Bout Patsy Cline

Nov.10..........Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra Kid's Concert


Rebecca Ahern

Bobbi Lutzen

John Vance

Timothy Ahern

Callie Nason

Sarah Vigen

Mary Lynne Arms

Dan Proctor

Julia Wagner

Chuck Betts

Chenille Saunders

Amber Wagner

Alex Culpepper

Eloise Skelton

Randy Whitaker

Brad Culpepper

John Speer

Carolyn Whitehorse

Scott Whitehorse

Narrator: Chuck Betts

Tatyana Hetzer, Pianist

Jason Lambert, Bass

Dave Scott, Percussion