2019 President's Reception
& opening night of Cinderella
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Reception: 6 - 7:15 pm at the Hotel Selkirk
Performance: 7:30 pm at the Capitol Theatre
*Please note: Fort Edmonton Foundation hosts The President's Reception to thank donors and sponsors for their contributions. The President's Reception is an invitation-only event.
We encourage everyone to take in the delightful Christmas production of Cinderella.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Please contact Marc Quinn (780) 423-5029 to become a sponsor
A quest to the royal ball
You’ve probably heard the classic fairy tale of Cinderella, but this version is unlike any other you’ve ever heard before. Cinderella is helped by her servant dog Buttons and, of course, her trusty ‘fairy godmother’ in her quest to make it to the royal ball. Filled with songs, jokes and laughs watch this unique story unfold as Cinderella tries to find her Prince Charming. Come experience this holiday treat at the Capitol Theatre.
In true British Christmas Pantomime style, the audience is encouraged to participate and the more you do, the better the production becomes. For more information about the production, please visit fortedmontonpark.ca
What’s a Pantomime you ask?
Pantomime – or panto for short - is best described as a traditional theatrical entertainment – with families and seniors in mind - which involves music and singing, topical jokes, and slapstick comedy, very loosely based on a fairy tale. Fort Edmonton Park has been producing an original pantomime for 5 years now – almost always to sold-out houses throughout the Christmas season. This year it’s Cinderella, which is set to Open on Thursday, December 12th.
Welcome to the Capitol Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park
This new building, which was completed in summer 2011, is a beautiful re-creation of Edmonton’s original Capitol Theatre, circa 1929.
Capitol Theatre has an intimate seating capacity of 243 seats, with an additional four wheelchair accessible locations.
The former Jasper Avenue facade that was in place following the original Capitol Theatre’s 1929 restoration has been captured in this new building, which incorporates modern construction methods but balances issues such as building code and the necessary technical infrastructure with historical authenticity.