CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Chambersburg Community Theatre (CCT) presented its Angel Award on Friday, Oct. 21, to W. Thomas Amick.
In theater, usually an "angel" refers to a financial backer, but CCT has broadened this definition to include any individual, business, service group, or organization that has made an exemplary commitment to the advancement and continuity of quality of CCT in the form of monetary donations, artistic contributions, time or talent.
Amick began his love of the theater when he had the lead in both his high school junior and senior class plays. In 1977 when CCT director Dick Angle asked him to audition for "Promises, Promises," he became "hooked" and has acted in 19 productions.
He said his favorite roles were Scrooge in the musical "Scrooge" and Drake in "Annie."
When he was asked Amick to direct a show in 1985, Amrick said he decided to try it.
Since then, he has directed 22 shows (including "The Mousetrap," which closes today), served on the CCT board and has been involved in 90 productions either by acting, directing, set design or lighting.
In one of his shows not only was he producer and director, but one night he had to do the lighting and another night he was stage manager.
In addition, Amick can be counted on to help with many nonglamorous theater activities, from stuffing and labeling envelopes to organizing storage space and moving furniture to cleaning tape off the stage floor.
Chambersburg Community Theatre, Inc. is the resident theater company of the historic Capitol Theatre.
For more information about CCT and its programs, contact the CCT office at 717-263-3900 or go to www.cctonline.org.