This year, the Capitol Theatre celebrates the 20th anniversary of its majestic restoration. For this occasion, the Capitol Theatre is holding a Celebration evening on Friday, September 20th at 7:30 pm, where individuals and organizations of the community will receive the Capitol Theatre Builder’s Award, in recognition for their contribution in the theatre’s initial restoration and ongoing growth and success.
Since the Capitol Theatre reopening in the fall of 1993, the downtown venue has hosted thousands of performances featuring artists from right here and all over the world. Highlights from these performances will be presented during the celebration evening by students from the Capitol School of Performing Arts. Entertainment will also be provided by Acadian band La Virée and the Capitol’s own Marshall Button as Lucien.
The following individuals and organizations will be awarded the Capitol Theatre Builder’s Award in recognition of the important contributions they have made in the areas of restoration and sustaining the Capitol:
City of Moncton
City of Dieppe
Town of Riverview
Province of New Brunswick
Government of Canada
Richard Carpenter, Chair Resurgo Building Committee (1992-1993)
David Smith, Chair Resurgo Inc (1992-1993)
Edmond Koch, Project Architect
Peter Ford and Philippe DesRosiers, Charter Board Members and co-chairs Fundraising Committee
Anthony A. C. Staples, Charter Board Member, long-time Architect
Winston Pearce, Charter Board Member (1992-2012), Chair House Committee
Cluny Macpherson, Board of Directors Chair (1993-1997)
Thea Borlase, Charter Board Member, Founder Volunteer Program (1992-2005)
Mary Taylor, Board Member and Treasurer (1997-2006 and 2007-2012)
John McMaster, Board Member (2000-2012), Board Chair (2001-2004), Theatre School Chair
Robert Irving, Chair of Encore Endowment Campaign
Bill Vance, World Wine & Food Expo, Fundraising Activities
Marshall Button, Ambassador and Artist-in-Residence
Bernard & Pauline Cormier, faithful patrons, fervent theatre-goers
Euclida Bourque, Charter Volunteer Usher (1993-2013)
Alexander H. “Sandy” Lindsay, Moncton Firefighter who perished in the 1926 fire.
Tickets for the Capitol Theatre 20th anniversary celebration are free of charge but must be reserved in person or by phone (1-800-567-1922 / 506-856-4379) at the Capitol Theatre Box Office at 811 Main Street, in Moncton, or online at the Capitol Theatre website.