The Spooky Side of Capitol Theater

By Shelby Rowe Moyer

Overture Center’s Capitol Theater is coming up on its 100-year anniversary, and with that long history comes a labyrinth of chilling stories and strange occurrences.

It’s believed that Timothy Hergor, a local magician and booking agent who died in the theater in the 1920s, is still there — suspended in a perpetual performance below stage.

At 8 p.m. on Oct. 29, Overture Center will host Under the Ghost Light: A Paranormal Halloween Adventure, an interactive, virtual event that’s sure to make your spine tingle, with guests recalling their experiences and retellings of history and lore.

Tune in for short performances, a virtual exploration of otherwise restricted spaces within the building and a behind-the-scenes look at how paranormal research is performed. Plus, to really transport you back to the dusky airs of years past, you’ll also be shown how to craft a Prohibition-era cocktail. Special guests include paranormal researcher and makeup artist Jenny Maahs and The Jerry Ensemble.

Because this event has some adult themes, Overture recommends viewers be at least 16 years old. Tickets are currently on sale for $10 per household.

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