Upcoming Events

From Broadway classics and family-friendly shows to amazing concerts and stand-up comedy featuring top performers, the Strand-Capitol brings you a dynamic mix of entertaining events right here in York, PA! Check out the full season lineup below or use the search functionality to locate events in a specific genre or timeframe.

Once you’ve found the events you’re interested in, you can click the buttons to buy tickets online or call the Strand-Capitol Box Office at 717-846-1111 for assistance.

Upcoming Events

November 26, 2014

Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas

Performed in complete darkness by electroluminescent Christmas characters!

Start: November 26, 2014 7:30 pm
End: November 26, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Strand Theatre
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Cost: $31, $35, $39

November 28, 2014

CapLive: Hoots & Hellmouth

The Philadelphia band returns for their 5th annual Black Friday performance!

Start: November 28, 2014 8:00 pm
End: November 28, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Capitol Theatre
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Cost: $16

November 30, 2014

Jim Brickman On a Winter’s Night

Jim Brickman brings chart-topping hits and holiday favorites together with featured musical guests!

Start: November 30, 2014 3:00 pm
End: November 30, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Strand Theatre
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Cost: $38, $43, $48

December 3, 2014

Evil Dead — The Musical

Enjoy a bloody hysterical and one helluva fun night out at the record-breaking musical comedy !

Start: December 3, 2014 7:30 pm
End: December 3, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Strand Theatre
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Cost: $28, $40, $43

December 5, 2014

The Wizards of Winter: A Trans-Siberian Experience

Performing Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s greatest hits including: Christmas Eve in Sarajevo, Mad Russian, Christmas in the Air and more!

Start: December 5, 2014 7:30 pm
End: December 5, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Strand Theatre
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Cost: $34

December 6, 2014

David Bromberg Quintet

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David Bromberg Quintet

DavidBromberg_250webYou can tell a lot about a person from the company he keeps. When that company has included Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, John Hiatt, Jerry Garcia, Reverend Gary Davis, Dr. John, Pete Seeger, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Mississippi John Hurt, you realize you’re dealing with a very special case.

Bromberg was born in Philadelphia in 1945 and raised in Tarrytown, NY. “As a kid I listened to rock ’n’ roll and whatever else  was  on the radio,” says Bromberg. “I discovered Pete Seeger and The Weavers  and, through them, Reverend Gary Davis. I then discovered Big Bill Broonzy, who led me to Muddy Waters and the Chicago blues. This was more or less the same time I discovered Flatt and Scruggs, which led to Bill Monroe and Doc Watson.”

David began studying guitar at age thirteen and eventually enrolled in Columbia University as a musicology major. The Greenwich Village folk scene in the mid-’60s drew David to the downtown clubs and coffeehouses, where he could watch and learn from the best performers, including primary sources such as his inspiration and teacher, Reverend Gary Davis.

Bromberg’s sensitive and versatile approach to guitar playing earned him jobs playing the Village “basket houses” for tips, the occasional paying gig, and employment as a backing musician for Tom Paxton, Jerry Jeff Walker and Rosalie Sorrels, among others. He became a  first-call, “hired gun” guitarist  for recording sessions, ultimately playing on hundreds of records by artists including Bob Dylan (New Morning, Self Portrait, Dylan), Link Wray, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, and Carly Simon.

An unexpected and wildly successful solo spot for 600,000 concert goers at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival in Great Britain led to a solo deal with Columbia Records, for whom David recorded four albums. His eponymous 1971 debut included “The Holdup,” a songwriting collaboration with former Beatle George Harrison, who also played slide guitar on the track. David also met the Grateful Dead and wound up with four of their members playing on his next two albums.

Bromberg’s material, based in the folk and blues idioms, continually expanded with each new album to encompass bluegrass, ragtime, country and ethnic music, and his touring band grew apace. By the mid-’70s, the David Bromberg Big Band included horn players, a violinist, and several multi-instrumentalists, including David himself.

Despite sold-out concerts and a string of acclaimed albums on the Fantasy label, Bromberg found himself exhausted by the logistics of the music business. “I decided to change the direction of my life,” he explains. So David dissolved his band in 1980, and he and his artist/musician wife, Nancy Josephson, moved from Northern California to Chicago, where David attended the Kenneth Warren School of Violin Making. Though he still toured periodically, the recordings slowed to a trickle and then stopped.

After “too many Chicago winters,” in 2002 David and Nancy were lured to Wilmington, Del., where they became part of the city’s artist-in-residence program and where David could establish David Bromberg Fine Violins, a retail store and repair shop for high quality instruments. Frequent participation in the city’s weekly jam sessions helped rekindle Bromberg’s desire to make music again, as did the encouragement of fellow musicians Chris Hillman (The Byrds, Desert Rose Band, Flying Burrito Brothers) and bluegrass wizard Herb Pedersen.

With the release of the Grammy-nominated Try Me One More Time, his 2007 solo return to the studio, David continued his musical revitalization, playing shows on his own, with the David Bromberg Quartet, and reunions of the David Bromberg Big Band. In 2009, spurred by a suggestion from John Hiatt that he come to Hiatt’s Nashville studio to “mess around,”  David came up with the idea for Use Me – an album featuring David with Hiatt and other friends like Levon Helm, Los Lobos, Tim O’Brien, Vince Gill, Widespread Panic, Dr. John, Keb’ Mo’ and Linda Ronstadt. Each guest artist either wrote or selected a song and then produced David’s interpretation of their suggested tune, thereby fulfilling David’s request to “Use Me.” Partially  detailing the proceedings, filmmaker Beth Kruvant directed a compelling film documentary David Bromberg – Unsung Treasure, which is currently circulating at US and Canadian film festivals.

In 2013, content with the balance of both his violin business and performing career, David was ready to record again with his live band. Enlisting old friend Larry Campbell (three time Grammy-winning producer for Levon Helm and multi-instrumentalist with Bob Dylan) and engineer Justin Guip, David  and his group entered Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, in March 2013. Enlisting some of Helm’s former recording and touring musicians for added instrumentation, the David Bromberg Band emerged twelve days later with Only Slightly  Mad,  a return to his genre-bending albums of  the Seventies and Eighties. Bromberg fans will find blues, bluegrass, gospel, folk, Irish fiddle tunes, pop and English drinking songs happily coexisting as they can only on a Bromberg album. For newcomers, Only Slightly Mad will be an introduction to an astonishing performer whose range and musical depth have delighted devoted audiences for over forty years and will for many years hence.

“The reason man created stringed instruments. David touched them with a lover’s fingers and they moaned that true love right back at him. Wood and wire and flesh spoke.” – Jerry Jeff Walker on David Bromberg             

www.davidbromberg.net

Group Tickets
Groups of 10 or more get 10% off! Call the Box Office at 717-846-1111 to place group orders.

 

Annual Sponsors:

Glatfelter Insurance Group
M&T Bank
The Art Institute of York Pennsylvania
GGS Information Services
Kinsley Construction
Moxie
New Standard Corporation
PeoplesBank
Perform Group, LLC
PNC
Shipley Energy
Vigilant Social Club
Viking Athletic Association
Wells Fargo
12th Ward Independent Democratic Club

Start: December 6, 2014 7:30 pm
End: December 6, 2014 11:30 pm
Venue: Strand Theatre
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Cost: $31, $36, $40

December 7, 2014

Michael McDonald: This Christmas, An Evening of Holiday & Hits

Five-time Grammy Award winning McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving!

Start: December 7, 2014 7:30 pm
End: December 7, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Strand Theatre
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Cost: $49, $64, $69

December 19, 2014

Film: White Christmas

A beloved holiday classic starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen.

Start: December 19, 2014 7:00 pm
End: December 19, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Capitol Theatre
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Cost: $7

December 20, 2014

Film: White Christmas

A beloved holiday classic starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen.

Start: December 20, 2014 7:00 pm
End: December 20, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Capitol Theatre
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Cost: $7

December 21, 2014

Film: White Christmas

A beloved holiday classic starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen.

Start: December 21, 2014 3:00 pm
End: December 21, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Capitol Theatre
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Cost: $7
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