When Jesus Christ Superstar comes to life on the Capitol Theatre stage in November, Kevin Armstrong’s voice will be behind the scenes holding the production together with his leadership. But those wanting to see his impressive vocal talents on stage will get a chance on June 2 when he brings Opera for Heathens to the Capitol.
Opera for Heathens is Armstrong’s one-man show that pairs his four-octave vocal range with his skills as a guitarist.
“It’s everything that is vocally grandiose and connected to music theatre somehow,” he says.
Opera for Heathens includes everything from Puccini and Rossini to Queen and Meatloaf (in German).
The show was a hit at last year’s Edmonton Fringe Festival. This summer he will again be taking his talents to the Alberta capital and also the Vancouver Fringe Festival. As he gets settled back into his old hometown of Nelson, Armstrong felt it was a great opportunity to get warmed up for his summer festival tour.
“I have a very narrow window of opportunity before people get bored of me, so I want to take advantage of it” he says with a laugh.
Tickets for Opera for Heathens are available at the Capitol Theatre box office or online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca.