Capitol Theatre News – Get Ready for The Full Monty!

~ July 13th and July 28th, 2024

~ Get Ready for The Full Monty: The Broadway Musical at the Capitol! ~

Port Hope, ONClick HERE for the WHOLE scoop about THE FULL MONTY… The play is about to “roll out”!

A raucous, pop-rock-musical that takes it all off! The Capitol Theatre Port Hope today shared a casting update for its third show of the summer mainstage season coming up this July, The Full Monty the Broadway Musical! Led by award-winning director Julie Tomaino, The Full Monty stars Gaelen Beatty, Darren Burkett, Autumn Joy Dames, August Fox, Donna Garner, Gavin Hope, Julia Juhas, Jacob MacInnis, Jamie McRoberts, Ian Simpson, Tahirih Vejdani, Alex Wierzbicki, and Daniel Williston. Based on the cult hit film, The Full Monty is filled with razor-sharp humour, toe-tapping tunes, and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show.

The Full Monty Photo 1 Full Monty 1 (L-R) Darren Burkett, Gaelan Beatty, Gavin Hope, Jacob MacInnis, Ian Simpson, Daniel Williston[/caption]

I’m excited to bring The Full Monty to Port Hope,” said director and choreographer Julie Tomaino. “It’s a story set in the late ’90s with many themes that are still relevant today–body image, gender biases, societal pressures, financial expectations, toxic masculinity–these are all still issues we grapple with today. Plus it’s FUN and FUNNY and the contemporary rock score is incredible! I’m also pumped to work with our cast – full of the best of the best from Toronto and beyond, who will bring this story to life with hilarity and so much heart.

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Full Monty 3 Full Monty 2 (L-R) – Gavin Hope, Ian Simpson, Darren Burkett, Jacob MacInnis, Gaelan Beatty, Daniel Williston

While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo come up with a bold (and unclothed) way to make some quick cash. In preparing for the show, they find themselves extremely exposed, both physically and emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to let it all go.

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Full Monty 4 Full Monty 2 (L-R) – Gavin Hope, Ian Simpson, Darren Burkett, Jacob MacInnis, Gaelan Beatty, Daniel Williston

The Full Monty features Sound Design by Emily Porter, Set Design by Scott Penner, Costume Design by Joyce Padua and Lighting Design by Jareth Li. Book by Terrance McNally, music and lyrics by David Yazbeck. The show’s Lead Supporter is Allan and Robin Dines of Ganaraska Brewing Company.

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Full Monty 6 (L-R) Daniel Williston, Ian Simpson, Gavin Hope, Gaelan Beatty, Jacob MacInnis, Darren Burkett

The Full Monty runs from July 12 to 28 at the Capitol Theatre Port Hope. Opening night is July 13 at 7:30 p.m. Visit for tickets and details.

The Full Monty poster

The Capitol Theatre – National Historic Site

The Capitol Theatre, designated as a National Historic Site in 2016, debuted in 1930 as a premium Canadian entertainment venue.

Built at the beginning of the Great Depression in a rural community, the theatre is known as a “rare architectural gem” inspired by Hollywood that marks the “beginning of an era” in Canada’s entertainment history.

Built at the dawn of the sound film era, any theatre of this vintage might be expected to evoke the social, political and economic conditions of the decade. Yet the theatre was built at the cost of $80,000.00 and designed by the former President of the Ontario Association of Architects. The building was the first to use steel girders in its construction and at a time in history where many budgets were being slashed, the Capitol theatre did not spare any expense to ensure long-lasting, innovative results.

The Capitol is exceptionally well preserved with much of its original exterior and interior detail remaining after eighty years of almost continuous operation. As one of the last remaining North American examples of an “atmospheric” theatre space, the Capitol is an outstanding illustration of the era of its origins.