Pa. company celebrates 50th anniversary

August 29, 2003

Chambersburg (Pa.) Community Theatre is about to raise the curtain on its 50th anniversary season.

The company has presented a lot of plays in those many years. Sally Herritt, executive director, has been involved for 21 years, since she was a member of the chorus of "Guys and Dolls." Company members wear several hats - working behind the scenes for some productions, acting in others.

As usual, the Chambersburg Community Theatre season will include a variety of offerings - mystery, comedy, musical comedy, not to mention classic drama in Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Our Town," which opened on Broadway in 1938.

Dave Dull makes his Chambersburg Community Theatre directorial debut with Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound." A veteran of many Hagerstown productions, Dull likes Simon's character-based, realistic comedy.


Like his fellow devotees, Dull, a television producer, homeowner, husband and father of one with another on the way, is busy, but he makes time for community theater.

"I like the live aspect of it," he says.

Shows include:

  • "Broadway Bound"

    Sept. 5, 6, 7, 12 and 13

  • "Annie"

    Nov. 12 through 16, 21 and 22

  • "Our Town"

    March 12, 13 and 14

  • "The Night is My Enemy"

    May 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22

Capitol Theatre
159 S. Main St.
Chambersburg, Pa.

Tickets, including $1 restoration fee for the Capitol Theatre, cost $13 for adults, $11 for ages 60 and older, $9 for children and students through college (with current identification).

Season ticket passes cost $80 for two.

Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

For ticket reservations, call the Capitol Theatre box office, 1-717-263-0202, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

For information about shows or auditions, call 1-717-263-3900 or go to on the Web.

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