Jonathan Demme’s classic 1984 concert and art film, Stop Making Sense, will be recreated for one-night-only at Westchester, New York’s The Capitol Theatre on Friday, December 28. Considered by fans and critics alike to be an artistic masterpiece, the live concert film, featuring the legendary big suit and Talking Heads classics such as "Psycho Killer," "Burning Down the House," "Life During Wartime," and many more, won the award for Best Documentary at the National Society of Film Critics Awards in 1985.
Start Making Sense, a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania native band, known for their authentic recreations of Talking Heads’ music, originated as a part-time passion project, but since then it has blossomed into a nationwide phenomenon. Start Making Sense has been known to dig deep into the Talking Head's repertoire and explore the inner workings that made David Byrne and company so revolutionary.
The band has stated, "We don't really have plans to do this recreation very often as it is a very large production. So whenever the situation arises and the stars align we'll do our best to make it happen." Presented by Rocks Off and The Capitol Theatre, Start Making Sense will attempt to recreate Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense at The Capitol Theatre on Friday, December 28.
Tickets for Start Making Sense are on sale and start at $29.75. Tickets can be purchased by calling Ticketfly at (877) 987-6487, ordering online at www.thecapitoltheatre.com, or visiting The Capitol Theatre Box Office at 149 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, New York Monday through Thursday from 2:00PM-6:00PM or Friday and Saturday from 12:00PM-6:00PM.
About The Capitol Theatre:
Designed by celebrated architect Thomas Lamb in 1926 and listed in The National Register of Historic Places, the theatre is located approximately 30 miles from NYC, conveniently accessible by I-95 and only one block from the Port Chester Metro North train station. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the 1,835-capacity theatre has hosted concerts by the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Derek and the Dominos, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, David Bowie, Santana, Black Sabbath, Iggy Pop, and many more. Following a transformative renovation under the guidance of entrepreneur Peter Shapiro (three Brooklyn Bowls, theLockn' Festival, the "Fare Thee Well" Grateful Dead stadium shows, music magazine Relix, FANS), the theatre reopened as a rock palace on Sep 4, 2012, with a performance by Bob Dylan and has since hosted everyone from Al Green and My Morning Jacket to Sleigh Bells and Morrissey. The New York Times raved, "a rock theater that looks and sounds as good as the Capitol is something to celebrate," while Billboard agreed that "the lavishly decorated theater -- filled with mirrors, chandeliers and painstakingly restored detail -- looks absolutely stunning, and sounds even better."