Comedy At The Capitol Theatre

Comedy At The Capitol Theatre

FUN JUST ADDED at Capitol Theatre ln Thursday, January 10, 2019!  For this Standup Performance, some great pre-show activities are happening. At 6:30, improvisation activities for all – and possibly to help warm up for the upcoming auditions for the improv troupe, coming to the Capitol on January 14-15, called “The Improvables.” You certainly don’t have to audition for the Improvables if you don’t want to, but do come early to the Wood Center and have a fun time improving with others – no experience necessary, just bring your creativity and willingness to ‘let go!’

Also – bring a pair of new socks at 6:30. After the improv activities are done (around 7pm) there will be a special, fun activity with the socks. The winner of the activity will receive a prize (to be determined) and all of the socks will be donated to the homeless shelter just down the block.

SCOTT BRUCE  – You may catch Scott on a cruise ship, at a nightclub in Las Vegas, or a Moose Lodge in rural Pennsylvania. The one thing you are guaranteed is a good time and a lot of laughs. His quick wit, ad-libbing ability, and natural timinghave combined to create this unique performer. For example, he’s a published author. Not one, not two, but three books are available on store shelves right now. Scott hosted the EMMY award winning PBS television show “The Pennsylvania Game.”  In between traveling the country, telling jokes, and writing books, he managed to start and run a successful business. It should come as no surprise that the business is a small chain of comedy clubs called Wise Crackers. He also creates game shows, produces comedy shows for television, writes, raises a family and constantly works on his incredibly mediocre golf game. So if you see his name coming to a city near you, get your tickets early. You don’t want to miss Scott Bruce!

For a Video Preview of Scott Bruce:

MIKE STANKIEWICZ Originally from Erie, PA, Mike has gigged in nearly every comedy venue in the United States. At home in an eclectic gathering in San Francisco or a rust belt bar come shifts end, this clever comic will turn the tables on everyone. Winner of the prestigious”Best of Philly” award presented by Philadelphia Magazine, Stank takes you down a road you didn’t expect to travel with a conversational style that makes you feel like you’re riding the bar stool next to him. Among his international television appearances including “Comedy On The Road” with John Byner on A&E, Mike presents a special wit that transcends all mediums and blows his audiences away!  

For a Video Preview of Mike Stankiewicz:

IRWIN LORING – Irwin was the Featured comid in November and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. His comedy revolves around his family, relationships, religion, and society in general. He was raised in a farming community in upstate New York, by a single Jewish mother household. He blames his mother for his bizarre views on parenting, and his overall outlook on life. He brings an energy to the room that makes audiences laugh wherever he performs. His style can be described as a mix of David Brenner and George Carlin, with a touch of Don Rickles.

For a Video Preview of Irwin Weinstein:

Ticket Prices are $20 and can be purchased online here

Tiny World in Shippensburg is a Must-See & Do for the Holidays

Tiny World in Shippensburg is a Must-See & Do for the Holidays

Be a kid again; enjoy the wonder of Tiny World in Shippensburg this holiday season. This tiny town has everything that life-sized towns have, including town hall, schoolhouse, church, fire station, shops of Main Street, Victorian houses, log homes, general store, train depot, and gas station. More than twenty structures make Tiny World a great place to spark the imaginations of young and old.

During the holiday season, Tiny World transforms to a winter wonderland as the sun sets. Open Monday through Thursday from 5 PM to 8 PM, Friday and Saturday 5 PM  until 10 PM and Sunday 5 PM  to 9 PM, Tiny World is an easy drive off Route 11 on Rice Road in Shippensburg and will remain decorated for the holidays through the first week of January.

In 1985, Ernest Helm retired and devoted his energy to creating “Tiny World.” The first structure was a Victorian-style “cat house” for the enjoyment of felines who roamed his property. It wasn’t long before an entire town took shape, and a retired man’s hobby become a roadside attraction.

Today, Helm’s daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Wendell Myers, are Tiny World’s caretakers. Everything is as authentic as possible. Although the small structures can be seen throughout the year, a holiday visit is extra special.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Tiny World also appreciates contributions of lights and decorations to keep the town well-adorned for future holiday seasons.

Tiny Town is just one of many places–large and small–to explore in Franklin County for holiday fun.



Christmas Eve Service at Historic Letterkenny Chapel

Christmas Eve Service at Historic Letterkenny Chapel

The United Churches of the Chambersburg Area will sponsor this year’s Annual Christmas Eve Service at the Historic Letterkenny Chapel on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 6 pm at the Chapel, located at the Letterkenny Army Depot, 2171 Carbaugh Avenue, Chambersburg.

The service will be patterned after the traditional Christmas Eve services held from 1960-1995 when the Chapel served an area wide congregation as a military and community chapel.

The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Paul B. Baker, Pastor Emeritus of King Street Church in Chambersburg. He is a graduate of Huntington University in Indiana, and received his Master of Divinity Degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA. He was awarded an honorary Doctors Degree by Huntington University in recognition of his personal witness and outstanding contributions to his church and his community.

He and his wife, June, reside in Chambersburg and are the parents of one son, Jeff.

John Brink will be the soloist for the service, and Stephanie Salisbury will be the pianist.

The United Churches of the Chambersburg Area oversees the ministries of the Letterkenny Chapel in conjunction with the Franklin County Veterans and 9/11 Memorial Park.

For further information, please contact Paul Cullinane 717-263-2838

Arts Alliance of Waynesboro Offers Holiday Fun

Arts Alliance of Waynesboro Offers Holiday Fun

The Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro & Frederick Classical Ensemble teamed up to bring Second Shepherd Christmas Play to Waynesboro. The Second Shepherds’ Play is a famous miracle play, dating back to Medieval times. It is also called The Second Shepherds’ Pageant. This comedy with a Christmas message is sure to delight audiences of all ages with the hilarious antics of its quirky characters, as well as its Christmas songs. Be prepared to join a sing-along at the end of the play. Two Nights to See the Show–December 22nd Show & December 23rd Show at the Faith United Methodist Church, 104 North Potomac Street in Waynesboro. Tickets available at here.

Also, Live Music FRIDAYS! 5:30-8pm on Dec 14- Nick Andrew Staver, Dec 21- Mountain Air, and Dec 28- The Loose Screws. Plus, enjoy Sunday Songs with Bill Mullarky Dec 30th 2-3:30pm

Be sure to visit the galleries of downtown Waynesboro to finish holiday shopping. Use Amazon Smiles and select the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro as your favorite nonprofit.

Chambersburg Ballet Theatre Presents ‘Homegrown’ Nutcracker

Chambersburg Ballet Theatre Presents ‘Homegrown’ Nutcracker

It’s the 20th Anniversary Year for the Chambersburg Ballet Theatre (CBT) School, located in Chambersburg’s historic Capitol Theatre, and its regional performing company, The Chambersburg Ballet. As the School has grown and developed over the past two decades, this will be the first time in its history that the Chambersburg Ballet is able to produce its annual Nutcracker performances completely with dancers trained at the CBT School. This includes all leading male roles, as well as the difficult and challenging role of the Sugarplum Fairy. These roles traditionally have cost several thousand dollars or more for a single performance run. To have a completely “homegrown” cast is a landmark achievement for any regional ballet company, especially in a small city such as Chambersburg. The role of the Nutcracker Prince will be performed by Cole Nissely, who is also a pre-med student at Shippensburg University, and the role of the Snow King by Andre McFarlane, an art student at Hagerstown Community College. Chambersburg Ballet Resident Artist Marina Addlesberger will portray the Sugarplum Fairy. CBT School and Chambersburg Ballet Founder and Artistic Director Lavinia Reid is the production’s
The twenty-two member company was chosen by audition in September, and almost immediately began preparations for The Nutcracker, which will be the first of three performance runs during ts 2018-19 Performance Season.
The Chambersburg Ballet’s Nutcracker performances this year will take place on Saturday, December 15th at 7:00 p.m., with a Sunday, December 16th Matinee at 3:00 p.m. . Performances will take place on the main stage of the historic Capitol Theatre, 159 South Main St., Chambersburg. Performances will honor the memory of Lillian Miller, a long-time supporter of the company who spent long hours sitting and sewing costumes in the Ballet’s waiting area. Lillian was like a grandmother to the young dancers, and a friend to all. It will be a fitting tribute to this selfless volunteer for the Chambersburg Ballet, in their first year with all “homegrown” performers, to honor someone who so selflessly gave of herself to help the CBT School and Chambersburg Ballet grow and flourish. Tickets for the Chamberburg’s Nutcracker are available at the Capitol Theatre Box office, (717)263-0202, or online at: . For more information about the Chambersburg Ballet, visit: or on Facebook.
Nicodemus Center For Ceramic Studies Holds Annual Pottery Sale at Penn State Mont Alto

Nicodemus Center For Ceramic Studies Holds Annual Pottery Sale at Penn State Mont Alto

The Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies (NCCS) will hold their 15th annual holiday pottery sale on Thursday, November 29th from 1-8 pm,  Friday, November 30th  from 10 am – 4pm, and Saturday, December 1st from 10 am – 2 pm. in the center’s Mont Alto pottery studio, room 008, next to the commuter’s lounge, in the General Studies building on the Penn State Mont Alto campus.

The sale will include a variety of wheel-thrown, slab and hand-built stoneware bowls, mugs, cups, pitchers, teapots, flowerpots, vases, plates, jars, platters, trays, and tiles, created by Ceramic Arts Center and Mont Alto guild members. The cost for most of the sale items will range from $10 to $30.

In addition to the pottery sale, the 2018 John Bell Reproduction will also be available to purchase. The year’s reproduction is a Jar, made of red earthenware clay, in a limited edition of 60. The cost is $60.00, plus tax for NCCS members and $68.00, plus tax for non-members. Orders may be placed on-line at and are available for pick up on November 29th  from 12-8 pm, November  30th  from 10 am -4 pm and December 1st , from 10 am to 2 pm.

Bell was born in Hagerstown, Md., in 1800. The oldest of 10 children, he was trained by his father, Peter Bell, and influenced by Hagerstown’s large and active community of immigrant potters. Before the birth of his son in 1828, Bell moved to Waynesboro, Pa., along with his wife, Elizabeth, and established a successful pottery shop, John Bell and Sons, on South Potomac Street.

The Ceramic Arts Center (CAC) of Waynesboro houses many of the artifacts in Bell’s pottery shop and parts of his kiln, which were recovered from the 1994 excavation conducted by James Smith, the former executive director.

The annual John Bell Reproduction is a fundraiser for the NCCS as it continues to promote the history of American folk art, with emphasis on the region’s rich historic pottery tradition.

This event is free and is opened to the public, with parking available on the campus’ lower parking lot.

Along with the holiday pottery sale at Penn State Mont Alto, pottery is always available for sale at the Ceramic Arts Center, 13 S. Church Street in Waynesboro on Fridays, 5 to 8 pm, Saturdays, 10 to 4 pm and Sundays, 1 to 4 pm.

For more information about the pottery sale and other on-going events, visit their website at, or send an email to Mary Ashe-Mahr at or 717-372-7906.