This past week, Starvox Entertainment, a Toronto theatre company, brought its rehearsals of Cannibal! The Musical! to the stage of The Capitol Theatre. During the week long rehearsal, The Windsor Star was able to catch up with the show’s General Manager/Associate Producer, Jessica Johnston, and get her take on being at The Capitol.

“This is a pretty big venue, stage-wise, and it’s available. It’s really hard to find spaces this big that are available in Toronto. And taking a show and making sure everything works before we hit the road can be very expensive in Toronto.”

Cannibal! was gracious enough to open up its final weekend of rehearsals for free previews to the general public, which was well-received by Windsorites.

Photo: Dax Melmer/The Windsor Star
Source: The Windsor Star

The Capitol Theatre Windsor and manager Windsor Symphony Orchestra are thrilled to be nominated again for the Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island (TWEPI) Best of … awards 2017.

Enter for a draw, and vote for all your favourite places in the county here.

Last year, Capitol Theatre Windsor was thrilled to win the Best Theatre category. This nomination proves how versatile is this heritage building for the whole community.

For more information about the nominations, contact TWEPI at


Submissions close March 6, 2017.

Thirty-six finalists will present essays in front of a live audience in one of six Ontario locations in 2017. Six prizes will be awarded—one winner will be announced at the end of each event. The events will be free and open to the public, and the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell will be in attendance.

We know you’re already acquainted with a few of Ontario’s best and brightest young visionaries. Make sure to take a few brilliant young adults aside and insist that they apply!

The competition offers an opportunity for innovative and creative thinkers across Ontario to present their solutions to the great challenges that Ontarians and Canadians will face over the next 50 years—everything from evolving environmental pressures to reconciliation.

In partnership with The Walrus Foundation, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, announced that CBC’s Piya Chattopadhyay will be the head judge for the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize.

*Panel Judges *
TBD, Reconciliation
Steve Paikin, Governance
Annette Verschuren, Inclusive Prosperity
Edward Burtynsky, Environmental Stewardship
Sanjay Khanna, Social Cohesion
Ilse Treurnicht, Scientific and Technological Innovation


We will be closed from December 20 to January 2, 2017.

Please direct any queries about rentals to

Queries regarding Windsor Symphony Orchestra to

Wishing you peace and joy this week from all of us at the Capitol.

In partnership with the City of Windsor and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the Capitol Theatre Windsor is renovating its fixed seating.


Our website has been redesigned to be mobile-friendly, and to make it easier to find your favourite performances.