The AAMI board of directors appointed Jason A. Green as the Museum’s executive director. Green was born and raised in Greencastle-Antrim, has an interest in the history of our community, and graduated from Shippensburg University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism – electronic media. Most recently, Green was employed for 15 years at Entravision Communications, WJAL TV, Chambersburg, PA where he held the positions of Master Control Operator, Account Executive, and Traffic Manager, which included working with local businesses, social media, programming, and national sales. Before working at WJAL, he worked for Verstandig as a part-time, on-air personality for Star 92.1 and did editing of radio shows.
Green is also on the board of directors of the Greencastle-Antrim Baseball Association and is involved with non-profit organizations within the Greencastle-Antrim community.
Jason and his wife Stephanie, and son live in Greencastle. Included in Green’s executive director’s duties will be increasing membership, fundraising, and event planning, such as a wine, chocolate, & cheese event, antique gun show, and a vendor craft event on the grounds of Allison-Antrim Museum. Bonnie Shockey is continuing as president and CEO of Allison-Antrim Museum’s board of directors but no longer will be acting in the day-to-day role of executive director. The board members remain constant in their goal to fulfill AAMI’s mission that it will serve as an educational resource and will develop partnerships for and with the Greencastle-Antrim School District, and other educational institutions to enhance the study of local and regional history.
You are invited to stop by the Museum to meet and welcome Jason Green. Allison-Antrim Museum is open Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 4 pm, & Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm
Theatre A Go-Go, Inc. in association with Chambersburg Community Theatre has announced the cast for its upcoming production of the Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar at the historic Capitol Theatre, 159 South Main Street, in downtown Chambersburg, PA. The production is a one-time, special event fundraiser to benefit Totem Pole Playhouse.
Rowan Joseph, the co-owner of Theatre A Go-Go, Inc. and Totem Pole’s Producing Artistic Director will direct the musical. Theatre A Go-Go, founded 18 years ago by Joseph and producing partner, Shane Partlow, is a nationally-recognized commercial theatrical production company which has produced live stage shows across the U.S. including the world premiere of new plays and musicals in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Joseph’s production features a cast of 38 local actors and stars Texas native Owen Beans, a recent graduate of Abilene Christian University in the title role; Pepe Nufrio from Madrid, Spain as ‘Judas;’ and Isabel Nesti, from São Paulo, Brazil, as ‘Mary Magdalene.’
A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Joseph expressed his excitement at getting to direct a production of the musical that he grew up with and that he feels is so often presented in a way that can be seen as blasphemous to some Christian audiences. “I have always loved this amazing music and yet found myself hating pretty much every production I saw of the show,” Joseph said. “It’s always presented with 40- or 50-year-old actors in Biblical-looking clothing or, worst yet, in some strange, over-the-top costumes that look like hippies from Mars. My feeling has always been that the story of Christ’s passion and death has held up pretty well for over 2,000 years; who am I to reinterpret that? Our cast is composed almost entirely of teens and twenty year olds, most of whom will be wearing jeans and t-shirts featuring a variety of local charities and non-profit organizations such as the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter and the United Way.
Chad-Alan Carr, Executive Artistic Director of Gettysburg Community Theatre and Jennifer Flohr of Baltimore are co-choreographers for the show, and Darren Server will serve as musical director. New York City designers Jonathan Roberston and Caitlin Rapoport are the production’s scenic and lighting design team, Wanda Smith-Goshorn is the show’s costumer and Gary Greyhosky is providing the sound design. Chambersburg Community Theatre’s stage manager, Jessica Doubell, will stage manage the production.
Area actors with leading roles are Lee Merriman, as ‘Caiaphas,’ Preston Cook as ‘Annas,’ Brad Barkdoll as ‘Simon, the Zealot,’ Hunter Daugherty as ‘Pontius Pilate,’ Chad-Alan Carr as ‘Herod,’ and Matt Kugler as ‘Peter.’ Portraying the remaining apostles will be Andrew Zabetakis, Logan Cook, Ian Kress, Bryton Zook, Brent Blair, Kaylor Long, Cody Parson, Seth Thompson and Erik Alexis. The female ensemble cast members are Courtney Burkholder, Cyd Tokar, Jennifer Flohr, Morgan Southwell, Rachel Kern, Emily Sanders, Natasha Fields, Amanda Otto, Johnna Leary, and Stephanie Allee. The children’s ensemble consists of Emma Allee, Claudia Doubell, Jacob Kleinman, Jocelyn Merriman, and Denzel Surcica.
Jesus Christ Superstar will be presented for five performances only, Friday, March 23rd at 7 pm, Saturday, March 24th at 2 pm and 7 pm, and Palm Sunday, March 25th at 2 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are currently on sale through the Totem Pole Playhouse box office at (717) 352-2164, option 1, or online at www.TotemPolePlayhouse.org.
The Greencastle Golf Club, an 18-hole championship golf course nestled in the rolling hills of south central Pennsylvania, is under the new and — for the first time — local ownership of Greencastle residents Ron and Beth Powers and Dave and Jenn Swam. Supported by the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, a ribbon cutting with champagne toast will be held on March 16 at 4:30 p.m. in celebration of the start of the 2018 golf season and the grand opening of the newly established Fireside Pub. The event will feature local band Admiral Mouse and will reveal an updated drink and entree menu and with prizes being raffled every hour.
The club, which has the capability of hosting social events and weddings, is a semi-private course located in a 180-home, affluent neighborhood off Williamson Road, Greencastle. Headed by certified PGA pro Ben Powers, the course offers a challenging layout and beautiful views of the rolling terrain with several ponds and wetlands. Five years ago, owners invested over $2 million in capital expenditures to upgrade the professional shop, restaurant and irrigation system. The facility now boasts a full service restaurant, snack bar, golf shop, and a 20-station driving range with more improvements currently underway.
For more information on the event or Greencastle Golf Club, call 717-597-1188 or visit www.greencastlegolf.com. The Club and the Fireside Pub can also be found on Facebook.
The Capitol Theatre Center located at 159 S. Main St. in downtown Chambersburg presents the following two big Irish events in March!
IRISH HAPPY HOUR WITH ACROSS THE POND BAND & MORE
MARCH 16 – Friday, 5:30PM – 8:00PM
On the second level of Capitol Theatre Center
in the Wood Center Event Space
Get out your favorite St. Patrick’s Day party hat (and we know you have them!) find a green shirt or just come as you are… to our popular annual IRISH themed HAPPY HOUR with live authentic Celtic music from returning band: Across the Pond, delicious food from Garryowen Irish Pub of Gettysburg, Irish Dancers from the Hooley School of Irish Dance and festive Adult Irish Drinks, Beer & Wine. Get up and learn the jig or just hang out with your friends, grab a drink and a bite to eat and enjoy the band…and did we mention the return of our ever popular Irish-themed Raffle? May the luck of the Irish be with you!
TICKETS: Buy individual admission tickets at the door for $12
Food and Beverages at an additional charge
Sponsored by Dr. Paul Orange
ABOUT THE DRINKS
Available for purchase at the event will be the following Specialty Adult Irish Beverages: Irish Paddy, Irish Blessing, Magically Delicious and Irish Coffee… plus Irish Beer including: Killians, Guinness, Smithwicks, Gearhouse Irish Red plus Miller Lite, Yuengling, Ultra, Bud Light and Coors Light. Wine will also be available including: Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Pino Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.
ABOUT ACROSS THE POND BAND
Across the Pond is a multi-instrumental trio performing their own high-energy arrangements of Irish and Scottish tunes and songs. While very passionate about their traditional roots, their arrangements contain modern influences. Finding that special balance between tradition and contemporary is what separates Across the Pond from many other Irish bands. They grab the audience’s attention from the very first beat right to the end. Their music is fresh and entertaining.
With repertoire ranging from hauntingly slow airs to high-energy jigs and reels, and love ballads, to high energy traditional and contemporary songs, Across the Pond will take you on a musical rollercoaster ride of emotions.
Mike Morrison, Chuck Krepley and Dan Diviney are three native Pennsylvanians with diverse musical backgrounds, including mountain music from the Appalachians, derived from the Scottish and Irish who settled there centuries ago. They’ve developed their own unique style in the many years they’ve been performing together from Virginia Beach to Montreal, QC!
Formed in 2010, Across the Pond climbed the Reverbnation charts and quickly became recognized as the premier Celtic band in south-central Pennsylvania. Shortly after the release of their first CD, ‘Kid on the Mountain’ in October 2014, they were named in the Top 20 Celtic folk bands world-wide by Marc Gunn, and they were selected as co-winners of the Texas Scots Talent Competition. One track was voted the number one Celtic Contemporary song for 2015, and another track nominated Best Roots Traditional track by Celtic Internet Radio.
ABOUT THE FOOD
Garryowen Irish Pub of Gettysburg is Irish-owned and will be catering our Irish Happy Hour serving up delicious Irish fare including:
Shepherd’s Pie, Guinness Beef Stew, Pulled Boar Shoulder Sandwich, Scotch Eggs
Their busy kitchen prepares the most authentic Irish fare in the area from the owners’ family recipes, with many ingredients imported directly from Ireland.
Come prepared to see if you have the luck of the Irish and take a chance to win our popular Irish-themed Raffle Basket!
DANCERS You will have the chance if you want to get up and learn an Irish Dance or two if you so choose…taught by talented members of the Hooley School of Irish Dance (Lancaster).
RHYTHM OF THE DANCE ON THE CAPITOL THEATRE STAGE
FEATURING…. THE NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY OF IRELAND & MORE!
Thursday – 7:00PM
Don’t miss the authentic and lively National Dance Company of Ireland taking the Capitol Theatre stage by storm on March 29! This large, dynamic cast of dancers are joined by the captivating Young Irish Tenors and talented, high-energy Irish Musicians to round out this enchanting Irish-filled evening for all ages! This mesmerizing 2018 international tour showcases all new dance choreography; stunning, colorful costumes; authentic Irish music and instruments plus fresh, Entertaining Multi-Media for a complete two hour Irish packed extravaganza! Great chance to enjoy the Capitol Theatre’s new sound system!
Adult Irish Drink, Beer & Wine, Concessions for sale when the doors open at 6:00PM.
Watch a promotional video and buy tickets at https://www.thecapitoltheatre.org/shows-movies-events/live-shows/#rhythm-of-the-dance. You can also call the Box Office for tickets at (717) 263-0202 11:00am – 4:00pm. Seating is reserved. Tickets: $35, $30, $20. Gather some of your friends together and call to buy tickets all at one time because Groups of 10+ will receive a discount!
MORE ABOUT THIS IRISH SPECTACULAR ON MARCH 29
Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world. Rhythm of the Dance aspires to a purity content preserving the traditions of Irish step dancing and yet presenting it in the most modern format that has made it a leader in its field.
With a wonderful, gifted young cast of 22 Irish dancers, five authentic musicians and three Young Irish Tenors, this is a show that has won critical acclaim across 4 continents of the world in 36 countries to over 7 million fans.
This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology, the show is a thousand years old story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show. And now after 17 Years of showcasing the very best in Irish dance to the world, the show has undergone a process of renewal, reinvigorating the choreography and music to create an even more spectacular performance. Producer Kieran Cavanagh is very excited about the updated format of the show and he hopes that Rhythm of the Dance will be a breath of fresh air into Irish dance with this traditionally rooted and authentic production.
This dynamic show continues to evolve, thanks to the constant striving for perfection by its Director/Producer, choreographer and composer to keep the show fresh and interesting so that audiences who attend performances regularly will always find some new and exciting elements within the program.
ABOUT THE LEAD MALE DANCER & CHOREOGRAHER Dane McKieman
Dane joined The National Dance Company of Ireland’s ‘Rhythm of the Dance’ in 2007 where he performed in the Irish dance troupe for two years.
From 2009-2011 he toured worldwide with the original irish dance phenomenon ‘Riverdance’ where Dane met ‘Prodijig’ creator Alan Kenefick and the first Prodijig troupe formed to compete on SkyOne’s ‘Got To Dance’ which they won and led them to their first full stage show ‘Footstorm’ in Dublin, across the UK and China.
In 2016 he became the dance captain for Prodijig’s latest show ‘The Revolution’ which pushes the boundaries of Irish dance. Dane then returned to ‘Rhythm of the Dance’ to perform the lead role and took over as the choreographer and dance director for the show. Since then he has completely updated the show and created their brand new world tour. “I’m so excited to see the audiences reaction to my most recent work. That’s what I really love about it all!”
ABOUT THE LEAD FEMALE DANCER Amy Marie Prior
Amy Marie Prior has achieved 6 world medals over the years including currently being ranked 8th in The World and 5 x southern regional Oireachtas champion. Amy stopped competing and began her professional dancing career when she was 18 and completed her first tour in Russia and Europe in November 2015, after a year of touring with Rhythm she was then offered the role of Lead Female Principle dancer and has been touring with them since. The highlight of her career so far was Performing lead in front of 7,000 in Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Amy is honoured to be touring with such a great cast and company and is excited for her future ahead. Amy was born and raised in Woodford Green, London where she began to dance at the age of 3 with dance teachers Bertie and Helen Roddy. When they gave up teaching she then went on to dance for her close relations Mandy O’loughlin and Sean Hennigan for the Hennigan O’loughlin school. This is where she obtained top 10 in every major competition she entered including every championship in United Kingdom.
Joyful Arts Studio, located at 21 East Baltimore Street in Greencastle is turning seven years old. Joyful Arts continues to make people happy, help them enjoy their own creativity, and reach out to share a positive message with as many women as possible. Owner Susan Shaffer says Joyful Arts Studio continues to be her labor of love. “Today, as Joyful Arts moves toward its seventh year, I have to pinch myself to believe I am doing what I wanted so much to do. It was amazing to showcase Joyful Arts Studio to Malerie Yolen-Cohen and be highlighted in Getaway Mavens blog and Huffington Post.”
Joyful Arts Studio was also highlighted in a Franklin County PA experience in “35 Great Immersive Tours and Experiences in Northeast USA.”
Susan said, “Having others recognize what Joyful Art Studio contributes is so rewarding. It helps others to understand the power of art on a personal level. Art can transform lives by growing self-confidence and creating something to feel pride in.” Wilson College Alumni recognized the importance of the work Shaffer does at Joyful Arts Studio. She received the Distinguished Adult Degree Award for her passion and persistence. In particular, the therapeutic art classes were recognized. These classes are especially for women and address surrendering control, trusting intuition, and free self-expression. The classes incorporate using words, sharing feelings with others, color expression, and use of unconventional items as art tools. The session also addresses the realism of perfection and fleeting values.
Art is powerful, and Shaffer wants to continue to develop and work with others to realize art’s ability to support, heal, and escape the cares of life. Shaffer summed it up nicely, “Joyful Ars Studio is my confidence place, and I want to share it with others.”
Join Joyful Arts Studio on Thursday, March 8, to celebrate International Women’s Day with a chance to paint a wineglass. Friday, March 9, concludes Joyful Arts Studio’s 6th year of business. To celebrate, a student art show will be on exhibit in the studio from 1 PM to 6 PM. As well, the art exhibit can be viewed on Saturday, March 10, 10 AM to 4 PM, as Joyful Arts kicks off its 7th year. Also, on Saturday is a reception from 1 PM to 4 PM for student artists. Relax and enjoy the creativity of others. Plus, visitors can imagine what adding art to their own life can do. Help Joyful Arts Studio celebrate by signing the Joys and Gratitude journal at the student art exhibit. Look for the Joys and Gratitude journal online, also
Joyful Arts Studio is non-franchise and independently owned. It offers a variety of original classes year-round. Some are simply an evening art project. Others are theory classes, based on the level of student. All art theory classes offer one-on-one instruction in mediums such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, pencil drawing, batik silk scarf, wine glass painting, pencil drawing, and mixed media. For more on upcoming classes, http://www.joyfulartstudio.com
The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS, Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8 p.m. Reserved tickets are $54, $49, $44 & $35 and are now on sale. A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more. Reserved tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the Luhrs Center box office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at luhrscenter.com.
Blue-eyed soul pioneers, The Righteous Brothers, are back! With a string of #1 classics including the most played song in radio history, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts in four decades. After Bobby’s death in 2003, Bill Medley continued to perform to sold-out crowds around the world, but fans and friends pleaded with him to keep The Righteous Brothers alive. Says Medley, “No one could ever take Bobby’s place, but when I caught
Bucky Heard’s show it all came together – I found the right guy to help me recreate the magic.” The concert experience features their biggest hits – Lovin’ Feelin’, Soul & Inspiration, Unchained Melody, Rock and Roll Heaven, Medley’s Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing theme The Time of My Life, and much, much more!
The Bill Medley/Bucky Heard pairing came as something of a happy accident. Medley says it just seemed right, “I’d been friends with Bucky for years, but when I caught his show he just killed me! The next day it hit me – that’s the guy, someone I could sing hard with, laugh hard with, love and respect – on and off stage. He fits The Righteous Brothers live performance show perfectly. And, we’ve even recorded some
new material together, I’m really excited!”
Bill Medley is truly one of the iconic figures in American music history. His instantly recognizable baritone voice has anchored some of the biggest recordings of all time. He’s won a Grammy, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and an American Music Award.
The Orange County, CA native began writing songs as a boy and had his breakout as a songwriter and singer when, in 1963, the Medley-penned Little Latin Lupe Lu became a regional hit for Bill and Bobby Hatfield, as their first release as The Righteous Brothers. Other regional hits followed, Justine, Koko Joe, and My Babe, which led to a regular spot on ABC-TV’s national Shindig! broadcast. The show, featuring a cast of regulars, along with guest stars every week, catered to the teen audience, something new for TV at that time. Shindig’s smash success coincided with The Righteous Brothers opening for both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones on their first US tours.
Soon, The Righteous Brothers caught producer Phil Spector’s attention and he signed them to record what would become, according to BMI, the most played song in the history of American radio – the Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil classic, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’. A string of top hits followed until 1968 when Medley and Hatfield agreed to part ways to pursue solo efforts. Medley soon scored with top ten hits, Peace, Brother, Peace and Brown-eyed Woman. In 1974, Bill and Bobby re-united and within a few weeks had yet another monster hit with Rock and Roll Heaven.
From then, until Bobby’s passing in 2003, The Righteous Brothers never stopped performing to packed crowds. During that period Bill also recorded the chart-topping duet with Jennifer Warnes, The Time of My Life, for the movie Dirty Dancing. It went on to sell over 32 million copies worldwide. Then, shortly before Bobby passed away, in 2003, Righteous Brothers fan Billy Joel inducted the pair into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a glowing 7-minute speech.
Always active and stretching his creative talents, Medley has also sung on the soundtracks or performed the theme songs for 33 movies and TV shows and, in 2014, released his memoir, The Time of My Life, published by Da Capo Press.
Bucky Heard is an Alabama native and Auburn University alum. He’s been one of the most popular and versatile performers in America for several years, headlining countless shows in major venues. His reputation as a gutsy rock and roll singer, with an incredible vocal range, has garnered much critical praise and a legion of fans.
He’s been hand-selected to share the concert stage with legends, like Andy Williams and Glen Campbell, and honored as “Male Vocalist of the Year” by entertainment publications. Credited with being one of the hardest working and in-demand performers, Bucky has rocked his way across America with his 10-piece horn band, and also starred in numerous national production shows.
Multi-talented, and always seeking to expand his musical horizons, he recently created, wrote, and produced an original children’s musical variety show called, Rock U Mentally, which headlined the American Bandstand Theatre for a two consecutive Summers!
Heard says teaming with Bill Medley in The Righteous Brothers has been a wonderful gift … “Performing with Bill Medley is like getting your PhD in show business! He is more than a legend; he puts everything into every performance, and really understands how to connect with an audience. He motivates me to be my best and I’m so grateful for this opportunity!”
For tickets and additional information about the The Righteous Brothers performance, or other performances within the 2017-2018 Luhrs Center season, please call the Luhrs Center box office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or visit the Luhrs Center website at www.luhrscenter.com.