|The Capitol Theater was originally built in 1928. It became|
part of Madison's Civic Center in the 1980s and was known as the
Oscar Mayer Theatre. With the building of the Overture Center,
this stage house reopened as the Capitol Theater once again.
I probably first heard Tent Show Radio soon after broadcasting began on WPR. I was lucky to get to a Big Top Chautauqua performance soon after. I introduced Rick to this great venue and the terrific performances maybe 10 or 12 years ago. And now BTC is a favorite of his as well.
|Before the show began we saw that we fit in perfectly with this audience.|
Lots of "mature" adults in the seats.
|The Blue Canvas Orchestra performed a number of songs from BTC house|
musicals. Visuals at the back of the stage complemented the lyrics to many
of the original songs.