Stage Door News

Port Hope: The Capitol Theatre announces the world premiere of “Jack - A Beanstalk Panto” November 24-December 23

Thursday, September 7, 2023

The Capitol Theatre’s annual holiday panto returns this winter! Commissioned by the Capitol, Jack - A Beanstalk Panto is written and directed by award-winning star of stage and screen, Rebecca Northan. Magic, murder, and mayhem lead the way in this world premiere re-telling of the Jack and the Beanstalk fairytale. Featuring a hilarious harp, gregarious goose, and a whole lot of gold, this musical version of Jack won’t be like anything you’ve seen before. Opening night is Saturday, November 25 and the show runs through to December 23. Tickets for the show are available now at, in person at the Capitol box office in Port Hope, or by calling 905.885.1071.

“Rebecca Northan is a legend in Canadian theatre. Her work has been produced across the country and beyond,” said Rob Kempson, Artistic Director. “But it is her improv and comedy background that makes her the perfect choice to lead the team for this year’s Capitol panto. Audiences should be prepared for a Jack like they’ve never seen before!”

Jack - A Beanstalk Panto will star Christy Bruce, Paul Constable, Robbie Fenton, Madison Hayes-Crook, Clea McCaffrey, Zoe O'Connor, Hal Wesley Rogers and Steve Ross.

The Jack creative team consists of Music Director - Chris Barillaro, Choreographer - Hollywood Jade, Stage Manager - Alice Ferreyra, ASM - Charlene Saroyan, Musician Alex Panneton, Sound Designer - Adam Campbell, Set Designer - Anna Treusch, Costume Designer - Joyce Padua, and LX Designer - Nick Andison.

The production sponsor of Jack - A Beanstalk Panto is Part Time CFO Services.


The Festival of Lights and Trees is one of Northumberland County’s premier holiday events. Since its inception in 1997, this annual fundraising initiative has been a community favourite, creating memories and becoming a free holiday tradition for guests of all ages, all while raising essential operating funds for the Capitol Theatre.

Beautifully decorated trees and wreaths sponsored by local businesses, partners and friends of the Capitol are placed on display throughout the building from November 24 to December 17 and viewed by the public during the holiday season. During display times, guests have the option to purchase a raffle ticket and enter to win all of the beautiful decorations adorning the trees plus a Capitol Theatre 2024 Summer Season Subscription. The prize draw takes place at the Capitol on Monday, December 18 at 11 a.m.


Dec 30, 2023

Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”

Performed by Tommy Youngsteen

North America’s premier Bruce Springsteen & Classic Rock tribute featuring members & alumni from The Sam Roberts Band, Stars, The Stills, The Dears, Sloan, The Trews, Lowest of the Low, Serena Ryder & The Arkells.

Dec 31, 2023

Elton Rohn

As Elton Rohn, Ron Camilleri’s ability to transform into Elton John is absolutely uncanny. Audiences are amazed - it’s like seeing a 1970s Elton John concert LIVE! With a band made up of some of Canada’s finest musicians.

More Concerts to be announced; Sundays in December (3, 10 & 17, 2023).

PLUS, SAVE THE DATE! The Capitol Theatre’s 2024 Season will be announced on October 5, 2023.

We’ll once again host a free, in-person launch event, at 7:30 p.m. - all are welcome, more details to come.