Capitol Theatre News – Quest for the Moon
~ A WeeFestival Weekend – March 8 – 9, 2024 ~
Quest for the Moon is a heartwarming and engaging story about the friendship between a young fox and the Moon told with the magic of shadow puppetry, music, and theatre in a sensory-rich and intimate setting.
Cautious and fearful of venturing far from his home in the woods, the fox is happy to bask in the moon’s stories about far off places that she has seen on her path across the sky. One night, the Moon goes missing so the fox must summon the courage to go in search of his friend. Along the way he discovers a newfound independence and the wonder of the world beyond his den. (Quest for the Moon)
The Capitol Theatre is pleased to present a special weekend of live performances created especially for early childhood presented in partnership with the acclaimed WeeFestival of Arts and Culture for Early Years – Quest for the Moon.
The programme features Lost & Found, a playful and interactive music, storytelling, and puppetry performance for children 3 -6 years and Quest for the Moon, a sensory-rich shadow theatre performance about a very special friendship between a fox and the moon for children 2 yrs and up.
Both performances offer relaxed formats including “stay and play” endings and extended arts activities for children and families to play and create inspired by the shows.
WeeFestival Weekend is made possible with the generous funding of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Arts Presentation Program
About Capitol Theatre
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.