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Chambersburg's Capitol Theatre plans full slate of events for 2019

Chambersburg's Capitol Theatre plans full slate of events for 2019

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A full slate of events are planned for the coming months of 2019 at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg.

For tickets to any of these shows, call 717-263-0202 or go to

  • Comedy at the Capitol is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10; pre-show activities begin at 6:30 p.m. with some improvisation activities. After the improv activities are finished, there will be a special, fun activity with socks. The winner of the activity will receive a prize and all of the socks will be donated to the nearby homeless shelter. The headlining comedian is Scott Bruce. He’s known for his quick wit, ad-libbing ability, and natural timing. Bruce hosted the Emmy Award-winning PBS TV show “The Pennsylvania Game.” Featured comedian is Mike Stankiewiz. He has gigged in nearly every comedy venue in the U.S. Irwin Loring is the evening’s host. His style can be described as a mix of David Brenner and George Carlin, with a touch of Don Rickles. Tickets cost $20. The show is not recommended for ages 17 and younger.
  • Big Bill Morganfield performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Morganfield is the son of Muddy Waters. Jo’ Blues will open the show. Tickets cost $18 to $33. The Improvables improv troupe debuts at 7:30 p.m Friday, Feb. 8. The show is not recommended for ages 17 and younger. Auditions for the troupe are at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, and Tuesday, Jan. 15. Tickets cost $10.
  • Jerusalem Jones and the Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. Follow the adventure saga of Dr. Ken Hanson, as he recounts his odyssey from Chicago, as a wide-eyed undergraduate, to Jerusalem, as an inspired scholar, seeking out the mysteries of the 2,000-year-old scrolls. Tickets cost $13 to $20.
  • The Ultimate Robin Williams Tribute Experience is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Roger Kapler appears as the zany Robin Williams. Kapler also performs a short piece, “Overactors Anonymous” in which he portrays the likes of Pacino, Walken, DeNiro and Marlon Brandon in “Godfather…The Musical.” Tickets cost $18 to $33.
  • Mountain Music and Moonshine is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Whiskey, bourbon, beer, and moonshine are available starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by Stoney Creek and Remington Ryde. Tickets cost $15 to $23. 
  • Houdini comes to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8. Broadway and film actor Duffy Hudson appears as Harry Houdini, in this one-man show which celebrates the escape artist’s life and magic. Those who attend will have a chance to participate in a free paranormal investigation with the Ghost Pit after the show. Hudson will participate. Inclusion in the investigation will be done by raffle. Tickets cost $13 to $20.
  • A Dr. Seuss Celebration is at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The Cat in the Hat leads the audience through a colorful and rhyming tour of the Dr. Seuss canon of books for all ages. Broadway and film actor Duffy Hudson breathes life into the many characters and locations created by the imagination of Theodore Geisel aka Dr. Seuss. Starting at 2 p.m., a Dr. Seuss celebration precedes the performance. Find many of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters on hand to greet you and for photo opportunities along with other fun activities. Children 3 years and older are admitted with a paid ticket. Children 2 and younger will be admitted free but need to have a ticket. Tickets cost $13 to $18.
  • George Burns: A Comedy Tribute is at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10. George Burns is re-created by Duffy Hudson. Tickets cost $13 to $20.
  • An Irish Happy Hour is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15. Authentic Irish music from Across the Pond with two local Irish dancers and food available for purchase from Garryown Irish Pub, specialty drinks (cash bar) and raffle items. Tickets cost $12 or $120 for a table of eight.
  • The 32nd Annual Comedy and Magic Show presented by The Exchange Club is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Performers include magicians Tony Chapek, Brett A. Myers and Jarol Matin. RG Smith is master of ceremonies: and tour guide for the show. Tickets cost $17 to $22.
  • Rumours ATL – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Tickets cost $20 to $38.
  • Blues, Brews and Barbecue is from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4. The 9th annual parking lot party brings great Blues bands along with craft and domestic beers on tap and in bottles. Food is available for purchase. Tickets cost $12; $9 for designated drivers.
  • Elvis on Main Street: Chambersburg Rocks! An Elvis Convention is from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 7, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 8. David King’s Elvis Tribute show featuring The Spin-Outs Tribute Band will be the apex of this event, which will include a professional Elvis Tribute Artist competition, appearances by people who knew Elvis, a local amateur Elvis Tribute Artist contest (open to all genders and ages) and vendors selling Elvis memorabilia.

Top photo: Jessi Martin of Carlisle, Pa., bites into barbecue chicken on a stick in 2016 at Blues, Brews, and Barbecue at Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, Pa. The 9th annual event is set for Saturday, May 4. (Herald-Mail file photo)



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