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CAPS has relocated to Sarasota, FL! Stay tuned for more information...

As many have heard Once On This Island is my last major production in in the Capital District.  My girls and I will be relocating to Sarasota, Florida in early October.  I will be taking CAPS with me and plan to share my talents and re-open in Florida in the future.    
When I began CAPS 8 years ago there was very little opportunity for children in our local theater community.  My goal was to focus on children giving them a place to come and perform, have fun, learn and grow.  I think I have accomplished this, from our numerous Broadway workshops and trips, which include Wicked, Les Miserables, The Little Mermaid, Phantom of the Opera and HairSpray among others.  We have also brought Tony Award winning musical workshops to East Greenbush. These include Wicked, Legally Blonde and The Little Mermaid!  We were also the first to bring Tony Award winning composer and writer Jason Robert Brown to the Capital District.  We have staged over two dozen musicals and plays and worked with hundreds of children ages 5 and up from all over the region.  We even allowed the children to direct adults who are members of the local theater community in a production.  We have held summer camps and gone on group outings to local shows and have become a huge family here at CAPS.
This could not have happened without the support of our families and the local community.   I have worked with so many families for the past 8 years.  I cannot give enough thanks to everyone. I have watched the kids grow up over and am proud to have been a part of their lives and the lives of each and every single child who has participated in a CAPS production.  I love working the kids and it makes me smile to see them all on stage and watch their families be so proud of them.  I hope all of you continue to shine and always stay true to yourselves and your talents.
I will always be a call or an email away! I hope you will all keep in touch…. Send me your updates at   or give me a call when in Florida (we will have Disney season passes!)  (518) 788-1311.   All my love, till we meet again…






Welcome to  Capital Area Productions. CAPS is a youth theater group based in East Greenbush, NY and dedicated to fostering a love of theater in children ages 5-18. CAPS welcomes and invites all children from the Capital District to participate - previous theater experience is not necessary. We teach all aspects of theater - from behind the scenes to performing live on stage. Children receive coaching in voice (singing), dancing and acting. CAPS believes that a positive theater experience builds self-esteem, fosters creativity, and promotes team work - all while having fun and making new friends! Check our audition schedule so that you, too, can be there when the next curtain goes up!
2010, 2011, & 2012  METROLAND NEWSPAPER  Top 2  Best Children's Programming!
What more can CAPS say but THANK YOU!!!!!! We are so pleased to have placed 2nd in the Best of 2010 Times Union Readers Poll. We work every single day for the children in our community! We strive to teach them and foster their love of theater, all while making it a fun and exciting process!  THANK YOU. 
Best Childrens Theater Group :  #2 Capital Area Productions
Best Musical or Play of 2010 :  #3 "13 the Musical"  Capital Area Productions (#1 was WICKED at Proctors- can you imagine we were in the same ballpark- that is just outstanding!!!!!!!)
Best Arts Event of 2010 :  #2  "13 the Musical"  Capital Area Productions (the comment was we were within a few votes of taking over the #1 spot!!!!!)
Congratulations to the 2009 Walk to Cure Diabetes Walk Team, you raised over $1,000 for the cause.  In the 3 years CAPS has been supporting JDRF we have raised over $5,000!
CAPS has exciting plans for the future that include.... Youth Theater Productions, Adult Musicals and Plays, Workshops, Camps, and much more! In addition to producing shows CAPS is available to plan your next event and provide entertainment! Whether it is business,  or personal, we are here to help! 

Click here for the Best of 2010 Results

Click here for the Best of 2009 Times Union Results

Click here for Times Union Best of 2008 results!

Click Here for Times Union Best of 2007

On this website you will find upcoming events, future plans and so much more.  We will update often so be sure to check back and bookmark this page!



CAPITAL NEWS 9, Story on CAPS 9/23/07
Capital Area Productions
By: Vince Gallagher

It's another performance from Capital Area Productions, a children's theater group that focuses on all sides of production.

Capital Area Productions President Kristina Kennedy Babcock said, "They work on sets, they work on the props. Sometimes we even allow them to help with the dance moves, and I'm very open when the kids say, what about this, can I try that? So we welcome that."

Their latest project is "Seussical," a musical inspired by the works of Dr. Seuss. After the audition process, it's time for rehearsals.

Babcock said, "We bring the kids in typically two times a week for a couple of hours at a time and build up to that process so they are learning their voices and their dancing and acting along the way."

After all this hard work, they're ready for opening night. And there's nothing like that feeling when the curtain opens.

Performer Jennifer Gardy said, "It's really fun doing plays with friends because they pump you up and everything, and I love going on stage and showing everybody what I got. "

Performer Jessica Babcock said, "I love performing in front of everybody. It's just something that I like to do and when I grow up I want to be on Broadway."

And speaking of Broadway, the group took a trip to the legendary theater.

Babcock said, "This past year we did a workshop with 'Hairspray,' 'Phantom of the Opera' and 'Wicked.' And we actually worked with a cast member, learned parts to the musical, learned New York City tips and trades and things like that."

In addition to youth theater, Capital Area Productions also offers adult musicals and workshop camps. And with a full professional staff of set designers and stage managers, it's an environment that really helps these performers shine.

Babcock said, "Once they see the end product, they're really amazed, and I have many kids that come back for every single production we do so that's a good thing."

Not just your "same old song and dance."