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The 2019-2020 Capitol Theatre Center Season at a Glance Sep 24: Season Premier & Wilford Binder Award Sep 27 & 28: Spirits Thru Time Oct. 15: Kiss Me Kate Movie Oct 19: William Stillman Psychic Gallery Oct 20: Wizard of Oz Movie Oct 25: Mountain Music & Moonshine: Jim Hurst, Circa Blue Nov 1: Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Nov 2: Big Bill Morganfield Nov 3: Star Force Academy: A Star Wars Parody Nov 5: Grand Hotel Movie Nov 30: A Touch of Christmas with Hagerstown Municipal Band Dec 3: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Movie Dec 6 & 7: A Graceland Christmas Special with David King Dec 8: The Muppet Christmas Carol Movie Dec 19: White Christmas - Sing-A-Long Movie and Social Hour Jan 14: Double Indemnity Movie Jan 18: William Stillman - Developing Your Personal Intuition Workshop Jan 25: Bee Gees Gold: The Tribute Feb 8: Local Jam: Stable Shakers & The Hello Strangers Feb 11: Pillow Talk Movie Feb 14: Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? Feb 16: Wizarding Party with Harry Potter Movie Mar 3: His Girl Friday Movie Mar 5: Rhythm of the Dance with National Dance Company of Ireland Mar 13: Irish Happy Hour Apr 7: Duck Soup Movie Apr 24: Ladies Night Apr 26: Young Playwrights Festival May 2: Blues, Brews and Barbecue May 29 & 30: Elvis on Main Street: An Elvis Celebration Comedy Club in the Wood Center: Oct 11, Nov 8, Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 17 The Improvibles: Oct 12, Nov 16, Jan 18, Feb 22, Mar 14, Apr 18, May 16 Paranormal Investigations: Nov 9, Jan 11, Mar 7, & Apr 11 2020 Summer Movies: June 4, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23; Aug 6, 13, 20 Aug 8, 2020: 21+ Backlot Blast


SEASON PREMIER Sep 24 Free admission We are planning a fun red-carpet evening for our season premier. Check our website for more info! Light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. SPIRITS THRU TIME: A PARANORMAL FAIR Sep 27 • 6pm-10pm & Sep 28 • 10am-5pm General Fair Admission: $20; Youth: $10 Investigation: $25 (limited space) Fair and Investigation Package: $40; Youth: $30 Meet paranormal experts, psychics, mediums, investigators and much more right in your backyard! Participate in a paranormal investigation, peruse a large array of paranormal vendors, get a private reading and much more. Full details available on the Capitol Theatre website. Not for youngsters or the faint of heart.

Blocks of rooms available at Holiday Inn Express: code: Spirits Thru Time

WILLIAM STILLMAN: PSYCHIC GALLERY Oct 19 • 7:30pm Tickets $30 Clairvoyant and Psychic Medium, William Stillman, returns to the Capitol for another goosebump-raising experience as he delivers life-affirming messages. Patrons have the option to schedule a private reading with Mr. Stillman at a determined date at the conclusion of the evening.

THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939 film) Oct 20 • 1:45pm & 4:45pm Running Time: 1H 42M Tickets $5 at the door Join us for the 80th anniversary of one of the most beloved and magical films of all time! Includes live characters for photo ops. Costumes optional.


MOUNTAIN MUSIC AND MOONSHINE Oct 25 • 7:30pm Tickets $25, $22, $15 The Capitol’s Bluegrass tradition returns once again with awesome music and liquid fun! Whiskey, bourbon, beer and moonshine are available starting at 6:30pm followed by two great Bluegrass performers: Jim Hurst opens the festivities followed by Circa Blue. Get your Bluegrass fix at the Capitol Theatre! ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Nov 1 • 8pm Tickets $10 at the door Rated R | Running Time 1H 40M Do the Time Warp again! The night after Halloween, dress as your favorite RH character, and participate in the fun audience activities. Restrictions apply. See the website for full details! BIG BILL MORGANFIELD Nov 2 • 7:30pm Tickets $38, $32, $20 Big Bill Morganfield is ready to paint the Capitol Blue! Big Bill, the son of Muddy Waters, is one of the top Blues talents in America today, featuring deep Chicago Blues. Boasting a voice with both power and nuance, he tells his own stories with original songs, a wide variety of styles and a fiery slide guitar. Opening is local Blues band, Jo’ Blues!

DAVID ENGEL’S STAR FORCE ACADEMY: A Madcap Star Wars Parody! Nov 3 • 3pm Tickets $13, $13, $8


A long time ago and not so very far away...children yearned to be Rebels. Thrill as you join the Rebel Alliance and access the Force within! David Engel’s STAR FORCE ACADEMY! is a solo, comedy variety show which captivates kids and nostalgic adults alike. Come learn the ways of the Knights of the Force with Panniken Moonjumper, a true Master of Intergalactic fun and adventure; and discover the great Force within. Costumes encouraged.

Christmas at the Capitol

The Capitol Theatre is THE place to celebrate the lead up to Christmas 2019! We’re creating joyous and invigorating Christmas celebrations with unforgettable live performances and films. Make the Capitol Theatre your Ho Ho Home for the Holidays! A TOUCH OF CHRISTMAS Hagerstown Municipal Band, directed by Lynn Lerew; Bob Eyer on Moeller Organ Nov 30 • 3pm Tickets $25, $20, $15 Kick off the Christmas Season with a throwback concert featuring the Hagerstown Municipal Band and a rare performance by Bob Eyer on the Capitol’s Moeller Organ! Joining the fun is euphoniumist Neal Corwell and vocalist Ellen Diehl. Note: the concert is a great way to entertain your Thanksgiving guests! NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION for evening showing Dec 3 • 3pm & 6:30pm Rated PG-13 | 1H 37M | 1989 Tickets $5 at the door Join the Clark’s and their obnoxious family guests for this Christmas classic comedy. Starring: Chevy Chase. A GRACELAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Dec 6 • 7pm & Dec 7 • 3pm Ticket Prices $32, $27, $20 World-class Elvis Tribute Artist, David King, returns for a second great Christmas concert for the whole family! Backed by the fabulous Spin-Outs, the show will put you in a rockin’ Christmas mood, filled with many of Elvis’ favorite Christmas songs as well as classic Elvis tunes. Be sure to get your tickets EARLY, as they will go fast and will likely sell-out! THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL Dec 8 • 2pm & 4:30pm | Rated G | 1H 25M | 1992 Tickets $5 at the door Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the entire cast of the Muppet universe come together to re-tell Charles Dicken’s immortal classic “A Christmas Carol.” WHITE CHRISTMAS and Social Hour Dec 19 – 3pm & 6:30pm | Rated G 2 hours | 1954 - Tickets $5 at the door

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It’s become a Capitol Theatre tradition to show this wonderful, tune-filled, family Christmas movie. This year YOU get to ‘be in the movie!’ Rev up those caroling voices and sing along with your favorite songs with Bing, Danny, Rosemary and Vera!


DEVELOPING YOUR PERSONAL INTUITION WORKSHOP Jan 18 • 10am-5pm Tickets $175 per person Ever had a hunch that proved correct? Had powerful dreams? Want to raise your consciousness and re-affirm your spirituality? Then this class is for you! Participants will experience a guided meditation, and will practice applying their new-found gifts under William’s mentorship. Specific instructions will be provided closer to the date of the workshop. Please note this is an all-day commitment. BEE GEES GOLD: THE TRIBUTE Jan 25 • 7:30pm Tickets $40, $35, $25 John Acosta as Barry Gibb has performed in Bee Gees Tributes all over the world, with a zest for detail like no other. Backed by a live band, this ultimate Vegas Bee Gees tribute recreates the look and sound of the Bee Gees from the 60’s to the late 70’s, with their unique falsettos that made them legends! LOCAL JAM: STABLE SHAKERS AND THE HELLO STRANGERS Feb 8 • 7:30pm Tickets $20, $15, $12 We’re starting an ongoing spotlight on local talent and we can’t think of a better way to start out than with two very popular music groups, Stable Shakers and The Hello Strangers! Grab a local brew or glass of wine to quench your thirst. The concessions stand will also be open for the youngsters at this family-friendly night of fabulous, locally-grown music! THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? Saturday, Feb 14 • 7:30pm Tickets $32, $27, $20


We’ve got your Valentine’s celebration covered! If you attended “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus,” you’ll LOVE, “THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON?”! Have a romantic dinner out and then head to the Capitol for this loving look into the not-sointellectual, but lovable, male mind.

WIZARDING PARTY Feb 16 • Activities 2pm; Movie 3pm Party and Movie $12, $12, $10 Movie Only $10, $10, $8 Get your wands and magic spells together and transport yourself to the Capitol Theatre’s Wood Center for fun Wizarding activities sure to keep you spellbound! Potter characters, photo ops, and a screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Costumes encouraged. RHYTHM OF THE DANCE Mar 5 • 7:30pm Tickets $40, $35, $25 It’s time to rejoice, the National Dance Company of Ireland, RHYTHM OF THE DANCE, returns to the Capitol for another rousing journey to the Emerald Isle! This world-wide dancing sensation will have you clogging and kicking in your seats for more. Live musicians support the dancers and even do a bit of singing of their own. Don’t miss it! IRISH HAPPY HOUR Mar 15 • 5:30pm-8pm Tickets $120 table of 8; $12 at door Get your St. Patrick’s Day celebration on in the O’Wood Center at the O’Capitol Theatre with lively authentic Irish music from returning band, Across the Pond. Our two gifted, local Irish dancers will entertain and teach you a traditional Irish dance! Food from the GARRYOWEN IRISH PUB (for purchase), specialty drinks (cash bar) and awesome raffle items create an evening fit for a Leprechaun! We’re also reconfiguring the room to allow more attendees but we recommend arriving EARLY. Reserve your table of 8 now, as this event will sell out!!

Ladies Night Apr 24 Tickets TBA

A newly designed Ladies Night is being hatched by the Decorating Den. Save the date for this very special fundraising event for the Capitol Theatre!








3rd ANNUAL YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Apr 26 • 2pm & 6pm Tickets $13, $13, $8


Playwrights Festival You never know what Franklin County’s 2020 creative and talented students will come up with in our 3rd annual Young Playwrights Festival. Get into the creative minds of our youngsters as they write original, short plays and vie for the chance to see their work onstage. Catch the energy, spirit, and amazing storytelling prowess of these young minds – you’ll be amazed! Submission information is available on the website. at the Capitol Theatre Center

BLUES, BREWS & BARBECUE May 2 • 1pm-7pm Tickets TBA The 10th installment of this popular parking lot party brings more great Blues bands to Chambersburg. Sit back and slake your thirst with great beers, wine, and barbecue! ELVIS ON MAIN STREET: AN ELVIS CELEBRATION May 29 & 30 You’ll LOVE our redesigned Elvis Celebration! Information will be posted on the Capitol Theatre website as it becomes available. Don’t miss this great opportunity to Celebrate the life of one of the most influential Rock N’ Roll Artists of all-time!

21+ BACKLOT BLAST Aug 8 • 4pm-8pm Tickets TBA If you love Blues, Brews and Barbecue, you’ll love our newest outdoor party, 21+ BACK LOT BLAST: great music, great craft and domestic brews, wine, games of chance, etc. Celebrate one last mega summer party at the Capitol!


Classic Cinema Series during evening showings 2pm & 7pm. Tickets $5 at the door Sponsored by F&M Trust The Classic Cinema Series returns with a variety of six great, vintage films from Hollywood’s Golden Age. From musicals to comedies to noir and dramas, there’s a film for everyone. Note: our new, more convenient screening times for this series! KISS ME KATE Oct 15 1953 | Running Time: 1H 49M | Not Rated Starring: Katherine Grayson & Howard Keel Brush up on your Shakespeare because Shakespeare has never been so much FUN!! GRAND HOTEL Nov 5 1932 | Running Time: 1H 52M | Not Rated Starring: Greta Garbo Games of Thrones set in Berlin, in the early 1930’s. DOUBLE INDEMNITY Jan 14 1944 | Running Time: 1H 47M | Not Rated Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson Film Noir at its best! PILLOW TALK Feb 11 1959 | Running Time: 1H 42M | Not Rated Starring: Doris Day and Rock Hudson Dating Fun Before the Internet! HIS GIRL FRIDAY Mar 3 1940 | Running Time: 1H 32M | Not Rated Starring: Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell Fast-Paced screwball comedy will leave you breathless! DUCK SOUP Apr 7 1933 | Running Time: 1H 8M | Not Rated Starring: Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo The Greatest USA-grown Comedy Team at its most hilarious!


COMEDY CLUB Oct 11, Nov 8, Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 17 7:30pm Tickets $20 The first full season of presenting standup comedy was such a huge success, we’re keeping it going! The professional comics make their living performing on stage, TV talk shows and cable specials. Check the website for the lineup of comedians and location for each performance. NOTE: Adult language and themes, not recommended for under 16.

Oct 12, Nov 16, Jan 18, Feb 22, Mar 14, Apr 18, May 16 8:00pm Tickets $5 at the door Join us in the Wood Center for the hilarious inaugural season of THE IMPROVIBLES! There’s no script. Just bring your wildest ideas and be ready to jump on stage to perform with the troupe in this fast-paced, come-whatmay zaniness! NOTE: Adult language and themes, not recommended for under 16. PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS Saturdays 5pm-8pm Nov 9, Jan 11, Mar 7, Apr 11 Tickets $20 The GHOST PIT crew will guide you through a safe paranormal investigation full of surprises, regardless of your experience level. Your investigation includes use of paranormal investigative equipment. We highly recommend bringing a recording device (phone, digital recorder, etc.) to capture your experiences. You never know what or who you might find during your investigation. Capitol Birthday Parties Looking for a unique birthday party for your youngster? The Capitol Theatre has just the ticket! We customize birthday celebrations for kids 5 and up. Email us at: for more information, or call 717.263.0202.

GUEST PRODUCTIONS (Rentals) Chambersburg Community Theatre^ Oct 4 - 13: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD *Part of Christmas Dec 13 - 22: NUNCRACKERS* at the Capitol Mar 20 -29: NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS ^Capitol Theatre May 8 – 17: SPAMALOT Resident Tenant Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School^ Nov 22: THE NUTCRACKER* Jan 30 & 31: ICE FEST DANCES June 13: SLEEPING BEAUTY At Large Sept 21: HISPANIC HARVEST FESTIVAL Oct 26: CVSM 30th ANNIVERSARY Nov 15: GILMORE-HOERNER: RHONDA VINCENT AND THE RAGE Feb 1: ICING ON THE CAKE Feb 21: WILSON COLLEGE: PAUL TAYLOR DANCE CO. April 25: COMEDY & MAGIC


Capitol Theatre Center Mission The Capitol Theatre Center’s mission is to create opportunities for the greater community to engage in and experience all facets of the arts.

Capitol Theatre Center Vision The Capitol Theatre Center’s vision is to be the premiere arts venue Franklin County’s Home for the Arts.


717-263-0202 • Monday - Friday 11am - 4pm and 1 hour prior to show/events Concessions and bar open for most events Call for group discount: 10+ (available for most shows) Gift certificates available. AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST


The ticket prices in the brochure are listed in the following order: Adult; 60+/Military/First Responders; Students up to 22 with College ID Opened in 1927, Capitol Theatre Center is a non-profit organization which cannot survive on ticket sales alone. Please consider making a donation to our Capitol Forever Campaign, pick up an Ovation Society brochure to consider a planned gift, or call Jon at 717.263.0202, ext. 203. Your support helps the Capitol Theatre to create lifelong memories for you and the community.” A note on ticket pricing: The published ticket prices in this brochure include a $3 service fee per ticket. We don’t want to add this nominal fee, but have to in order to cover the fees we’re charged for selling tickets. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our patrons


THE MEMORY PROJECT The Capitol Theatre has been an anchor on Main Street and in the Community for 93 years! Virtually everyone living here has wonderful memories of attending shows, or being on stage, at the Capitol Theatre. We’re starting a project to collect your Capitol Theatre experiences. Maybe you met your spouse here, snuck into the theatre to see a movie, saw your favorite entertainer or maybe you had a paranormal encounter. Regardless of what your memory may be, we want to hear about it! As of the summer of 2019, we’re still working on the logistics of this MEMORY PROJECT and will post more details on the website. Until then, if you have a memory you’d like to share, please let us know now and we’ll contact you when we’re ready to start the project. Call or email Jon Meyer to let him know you have a memory you’d like to share. 717.263.0202 x203;

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