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July 13, 2012
Season tickets for The Capitol Theatre will go on sale Monday, July 16. This season includes: Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. —Neil Berg's "100 Years of Broadway"; Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. - "Angelina Ballerina: The Musical"; Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. - The Fabulous Hubcaps and an after-show Oldies Dance Party; Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 3 p.m. - The Glenn Miller Orchestra; Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 8 p.m. - The Diamonds. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thecapitoltheatre.org or by calling the box office 717-263-0202.
LIFESTYLE
February 2, 2012
Linda Boeckman, Capitol Theatre Center manager, announced the winning team of the 2012 Cornhole Tournament. The team, named the Crushing Cousins, was made up of the tournament's youngest player, 14-year-old Drew Betz and his cousin ,Chris Shifler, both from the Chamberbsurg area. They won the $100 top prize. The tournament was held Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Wood Center on The Capitol Theatre Center, and it raised about $1,000. Boeckman said the tournament sold out, with 32 teams participating.
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April 8, 2011
The community is invited to participate in Green Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., downtown Chambersburg. Drop off a variety of recyclables in The Capitol Theatre Center parking lot. Items accepted for recycling include No. 1 and No. 2 plastics; electronic appliances that plug into a wall (no televisions); paper for shredding and recycling; and expired or unwanted medications. After dropping off materials, people are invited to participate in other Green Day activities, such as a recycled art demonstration, a cooking demonstration, an intro yoga class and children’s activities.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 18, 2011
The Hagerstown Municipal Band headlined An All-American Christmas Show on Sunday, playing holiday classics like "Deck the Halls" and "Rudolph" for a full house at The Capitol Theatre. Chambersburg native Robert Eyer Jr. opened the concert with a prelude of organ music. He joined the municipal band for a few songs, too. The organ's pipes are behind panels and obscured from the audience's view. "Sometimes you talk to people who don't realize there is an organ in the theater.
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September 30, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Glenn Miller Orchestra Show on Oct. 4 and The Four Freshmen Show on Oct. 28 that were relocated by Capitol Theatre to Shippensburg University's Memorial Auditorium have now been rescheduled for next year due to slow ticket sales. The rescheduled performances will be in the Capitol Theatre on the following dates: Glenn Miller Orchestra will be Sunday, July 30, at 3 p.m. and The Four Freshmen will be Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m. Patrons who have purchased tickets from the Capitol Theatre box office to see either of these performances should call the Capitol Theatre at 717-263-0202 to exchange their tickets or for refund information.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | June 19, 2013
When Wesley Mellott and Andrew Glessner talk about how small their production crew was for their first movie, “Blind Circumstances,” the pair isn't kidding.    “Most of the time there was me and one other person and maybe another person, and that was it,” said Mellott, 23, of Needmore, Pa. “We had me running the camera, the actor in front of me and the guy recording the sound and that was basically it.”   And as 26-year-old...
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April 20, 2012
The Capitol Theatre is hosting a Green Day Recycling Drop from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The drop off will be set up in the parking lot off West Washington Street in downtown Chambersburg, Pa. Items accepted include old computers, printers; any kind of electronic appliances that plug into the wall except televisions, and plastics No. 1 and No. 2; onsite paper shredding. The Capitol Theatre will have collection containers for cardboard, newspaper and junk mail /paper.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL and DON AINES | May 1, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com , chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Two women were seriously injured Saturday night when a large piece of plaster fell from the ceiling of the Capitol Theatre during a performance of "Cumberland Valley Sampler: A Salute to Education. " About two-thirds of the way through the show, presented by the Chambersburg Community Theatre, audience members heard a loud bang, according to Shirley Kennedy of Chambersburg. "We thought it was part of the program," she said.
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December 21, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dream of a "White Christmas" with the showing of the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. Shows are at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. For tickets, call 717-263-0202 or go to www.thecapitoltheatre.org .
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by DON AINES | June 17, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Officials from JLG Industries of McConnellsburg, Pa., handed over a $50,000 check to the Capitol Theatre Center Tuesday and something else that should prove useful in changing light bulbs. John Spittler, an inside sales support specialist, emerged from behind a curtain in the center at the controls of a JLG Axxessor vertical mast, an electric-powered work platform that can extend up to 20 feet high. "We were wondering how we were going to change these light bulbs," Ann Wagner, chairman of Downtown Chambersburg Inc., said, looking up at the 16-foot ceilings of the Wood Center in the theater complex.
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September 6, 2013
 The Chambersburg Ballet Theatre will hold auditions for a new and original musical-theater production of Charles Dickens' “Christmas Carol.”  Open auditions for dancers and dancer/singer/actors will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, with an additional singing audition for those who sing and act from 1 to 2 pm. Registration will begin at 10 a.m.  Open auditions for male and female actors and singers of all ages will be held at the Wood Center in the Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, on Thursday, Sept.
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July 31, 2013
Actors rehearse Wednesday for the Chambersburg (Pa.) Community Theater's Summer Theater Arts Group Experience, or STAGE, production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg. The STAGE camp cast of 60 children from the Tri-State area is led by Laura J. Martin, Heather Watkins and Kelly Kozlowski. The group will present performances of “Mermaid” on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information on the show and tickets, go to www.thecapitoltheatre.org or www.cctonline.org .
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2013
Chambersburg Community Theatre will hold open auditions for the Agatha Christie mystery “And Then There Were None.” Auditions will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 29, at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. Use Wood Center entrance at rear.   Roles are available for eight men and three women ages 20 to 60s. No prior acting experience or preparation is required. All those auditioning will do cold readings. Character descriptions are available on the calendar page of the CCT website.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | June 19, 2013
When Wesley Mellott and Andrew Glessner talk about how small their production crew was for their first movie, “Blind Circumstances,” the pair isn't kidding.    “Most of the time there was me and one other person and maybe another person, and that was it,” said Mellott, 23, of Needmore, Pa. “We had me running the camera, the actor in front of me and the guy recording the sound and that was basically it.”   And as 26-year-old...
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By KAREN MAWDSLEY | kmawdsley@schurz.com | June 12, 2013
Lavinia Reid is taking the classic tale “The Little Mermaid” to new heights - or depths - in her innovative ballet adaptation of the beloved under-the-sea tale.   Reid said she sees the production as a way to marry the whimsical Disney film version to the 1837 Hans Christian Andersen original fairy tale, which ends with the Little Mermaid desperately throwing herself into the sea after the prince she's in love with marries the princess. Reid's rendition, however, ends with the prince marrying the Little Mermaid.    “We bring the real story, the full story, but give it a happy ending,” Reid said Friday.
OBITUARIES
May 2, 2013
Byron George Ashburn, 87, of Chambersburg, Pa., passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Quincy Village. Born March 4, 1926, in Altoona, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel George and Mildred Elizabeth Brubaker Ashburn. A 1944 graduate of Altoona High School, Mr. Ashburn went on to serve honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946. After his military commitment, Mr. Ashburn attended the former Shippensburg State Teachers College, where he played on the football team and graduated in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in education.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2013
1. Riding in memory of Samantha Kelly Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84, Williamsport, will host the Samantha Kelly Memorial Benefit and Ride Sunday, May 5. Ride: noon to 1 p.m.; $25 per biker, $15 for a rider; registration at 10 a.m.; kickstands up at noon. Barbecue: 1:30 to 3 p.m.; included with biker and rider tickets, $25 for those not in the ride; hog roast by Dave's Authentic Carolina Style BBQ. Band: 3 to 5 p.m., included with all tickets; Davisson Brothers Band will perform.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 21, 2013
Voices filled Five Forks Church north of Waynesboro on Sunday during a visit from the 160-member National Christian Choir. Audience members filled the auditorium and spilled into the hallway for the performance featuring contemporary Christian music, hymn arrangements, gospel songs and a cappella moments. “It's more of a worship service rather than a concert where the audience sits detached,” said Kathy Bowman, director of music and ministries for the choir. Started in 1984, The National Christian Choir rehearses weekly in Rockville, Md., during the school year.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2013
Top five things to do this week Cure for Cabin Fever Moreland and Arbuckle will give a taste of the Western Maryland Blues Fest Thursday, March 7, during the Cabin Fever Blues Bash at The Maryland Theatre. 6:15 p.m. doors open; 7 p.m. concert. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $10. For tickets, call 301-790-2000. Sweet celebration Mainstreet Waynesboro hosts the tasty Chocolate Extravaganza Friday night, which includes sweets, music and more.
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