The long hot summer will soon draw to a close and the weather will begin to chill, the leaves will drop, the skies will gray and the snow will fall – BUT the Capitol Theatre Center’s 2017-2018 line-up is going to be HOT! HOT! HOT! With triple the amount of live shows, movies and events… the Capitol Theatre Center will be hopping during its 90th Anniversary Season. Jon Meyer, Manager of the Capitol Theatre Center, has introduced the *Capitol Cash Saver Discount Ticket Program for the busy upcoming 2017-2018 Season. “This is our patron’s opportunity to save money on tickets purchased in advance and purchasing a minimum of four different Capitol Theatre presentations in the 2017-2018 season,” says Jon. “I want our local and surrounding communities to look forward to and enjoy affordable, lively and high quality entertainment on an ongoing basis. In addition to a variety of live national and international shows on stage, we will also be introducing some dinner theatre events in our Wood Center, ghost and paranormal investigation classes, themed birthday parties and ancillary activities to go along with shows like an Elvis costume contest, visits from Santa and 50/50 raffles before most shows and MUCH, MUCH more!”

As a benefit, current donors have the privilege of being able to purchase tickets to the upcoming season ahead of the general public by phone from July 17 – July 31. Tickets go on sale by phone, online and in person beginning August 1 at (717) 263-0202 . Donations can be made online, by phone or in person.

Ticket prices (for example $28, 23, 18) are designated as follows: Adults / Seniors (60 yrs. +)-Veterans-First Responders / Students (22 and under with ID)
GROUP DISCOUNTS available for most presentations for 10 or more – call the box office for information and reservations. (717) 263-0202

Season Kick-Off event!
DAVID KING: ELVIS: THE MAN -THE MUSIC Fri., Sept 8 at 7pm AND Sat., Sept 9 at 3pm $28, 23, 18
Group discount available for 10 or more
Wine available for purchase

David King returns in the local premiere of this live music and storytelling experience of one fan’s journey down memory lane recalling when Elvis walked into Sun Studios in 1954 changing the world of music forever. Relive Elvis through the 50s, the movie years, and a dynamic Vegas-style concert. This heart-stirring tribute stars award winning Elvis tribute artist David King, actress Vicki Gontz, The Spin-Outs band, and more. Elvis Costume Contest! Sponsored by Patriot Federal Credit Union

7 BRIDGES – Musical Tribute to the Eagles Saturday, September 30 at 8pm $35, 30, 20
Group discount available for 10 or more
Wine & Beer available for purchase
The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period with some mighty Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix. 7 Bridges captures all levels of Eagles devotees, offering a family friendly show weaved into a powerful rock-n-roll concert experience. The perfect entertainment package!


Saturday, September 30, 2017 in the Wood Center
5:00 – Doors Open 6:00 Champagne toast to honoree/Paul Cullinane Dinner – 6:30
Call (717) 263-0202 or for ticket information
(prior to the 7 Bridges Tribute to the Eagles)
Wilford Binder was the Capitol Theatre’s first organist who also served as a long time manager (into the early 50’s). While his spirit remains in the Theatre, his support and championing of the theatre and the performing arts is still alive and the Board and Staff of the Capitol wants to honor those very special people who have dedicated their time and energy to continually support and champion not only the Capitol Theatre, but the Arts in general. Join us as we recognize our first honoree, Paul Cullinane, with an early Hollywood themed dinner prior to the 7 Bridges concert. The dinner will also kickoff our revamped annual fundraising campaign. Complimentary tequila sunrises will be on hand prior to dinner, supervised by Colby Stouffer, while guests mingle with “Hollywood Stars.” Festivities include a complimentary champagne toast to Paul and a scrumptious dinner with complimentary beer and wine.
For those who choose to see the 7 Bridges concert (and attend the dinner) will be able to purchase concert tickets at half-price! Don’t miss this exciting evening celebrating the Arts in Chambersburg!

PINKALICIOUS Saturday, Oct 7 at 3pm $25, 23, 18 Pink Party (after the show) $15 (limited to 100)
Group discount available for 10 or more
Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititus, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out this predicament. Performed by Vital Theatre Company from New York City. A fun Pink party with a special appearance by Pink and Peter, in the Wood Center following the performance. Includes sweet, pink eats and drinks.

PNI Ghost School: Saturdays 10am – Noon: 10/28, 11/25, 12/30, 2/24, 4/7 $35 per class
Open Paranormal Investigation: Sundays 3pm – 7pm: 11/5, 12/3, 1/14, 2/11,3/11, 4/15 $35 per class
Did you know the Capitol Theatre is full of ghosts? After 90 years of serving the community, it’s not unusual for places like the Capitol, to harbor benevolent spirits who just don’t want to leave the comforts of the theatre. In collaboration with The Ghost Pit, Capitol Theatre invites the paranormal-curious to learn the ins and outs of an investigation and then ‘graduate’ into participating in an actual paranormal investigation with the inauguration of PNI – our take on CSI – only without a crime scene. Those who take the class save $10 on the admission of participating in an actual investigation.

WILLIAM STILLMAN – Psychic on Halloween! Tuesday, October 31 at 7pm $28
Group discount available for 10 or more
Clairvoyant and Psychic Medium, Bill Stillman, returns to the Capitol for another goosebump-raising experience as he delivers life-affirming messages to selected Capitol Theatre audience members from loved ones who have passed on to the other side. Patrons have the option to schedule a private (separate cost) reading with Mr. Stillman, for a future date, at the conclusion of the evening. A great Halloween experience with a pre-show paranormal discussion.

CSN SONGS – Crosby, Still, Nash Tribute Friday, November 3 at 7pm $28, 21, 15
Group Discount available for 10 or more
Wine & Beer available for purchase
CSNSongs is a group of seven musicians performing all of your favorite CSN&Y hits featuring faithful recreations of the harmonious vocals this group has been known for over the past five decades. You’ll be delighted with being encouraged to sing along with the band, making it an extraordinary evening of great music and precious memories.

LETTERS HOME Sunday, November 12 at 3pm $35, 30, 20 – Free Admission for Veterans
Group Discount available for 10 or more
Wine & Beer available for purchase
Letters Home puts the current wars in Afghanistan & Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The play without politicizing gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in the ongoing war. The initial production was critically acclaimed and was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for “Outstanding New Play.”
Sponsored by: Patriot Federal Credit Union, Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg, VFW

HOUDINI! Saturday, November 18 in the Wood Center. Meal starts at 5:30pm – Show begins at 7pm
$48 43 38 Catered by Monika Kelso – Early Reservations encouraged, limited seating
Wine & Beer available for purchase from the bar.
Broadway and Film actor, Duffy Hudson, breathes life into the magic and work of Harry Houdini, in his one-man show, Houdini! which celebrates his life and his astonishing magic! The show includes elements of Houdini’s life, escapes and magic, captivating all ages. Will the show reveal all of Houdini’s secrets? Well, you will have to watch to find out, won’t you? Included is a roaming table magician!

ROCKAPELLA CHRISTMAS Saturday, Dec 9 at 7pm $35, 30, 20
Group Discount available for 10 or more
Wine & Beer available for purchase
The Rockapella Boys return to the Capitol Theatre with buckets of Christmas favorites, catchy original pop songs, and contemporary revisions of sparkling Motown, pop, and soul classics, “The Boys” will rock your holiday season! They’ve toured the globe and provided a funky powerful soundtrack to several generations of a capella music fans, showing every audience their raw power of pure vocal talent and originality. Visit and take pictures with Santa!

WHITE CHRISTMAS (Film) & Holiday Social Hour Thursday, Dec 21 at 3pm & 6pm $5
Wine, Beer & Festive Mixed Drinks available for purchase
It’s another snowstorm of holiday hijinks, sprinkled with the true spirit of Christmas, as we continue our traditional screening of this Crosby, Kaye, Clooney, Ellen tuneful picture. Join the holiday social hour in between screenings (5pm – 6Ppm) where concessions and a cash bar (beer, wine, festive mixed drinks) are available as your holiday cheer with friends, family and neighbors. Sing along with the Cumberland Valley School of Music between screenings of the movie.

HANK WILLIAMS TRIBUTE Friday Dec 29 at 7pm $33, 28, 18
Group Discount available for 10 or more
Wine & Beer available for purchase
For several years, managing a theatre in VA, I presented this always-sold-out, amazing tribute which is performed only 2 times a year. I was able to persuade them to come to Chambersburg for a rare third performance! I KNOW you’ll LOVE this country, honky-tonk, swingin’ extravaganza featuring GRAMMY® winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Chicago’s Robbie Fulks, and Prairie Home Companion regulars, Robin & Linda Williams. Add to that a fabulous band and you’ve got a great country show! Tickets for this show make an awesome stocking stuffer!

$20, 15, 13
Group Discount available for 10 or more
First presented as part of a lecture series, Dr. Ken Hanson deftly spins this one-man tale of the Dead Sea Scrolls and his personal connection to the story. Follow his adventurous saga 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 Dead Sea Scrolls. Changing costume on stage, he morphs into a host of characters, to bring the Scrolls to life. Family Friendly!

MAGIC OF MOTOWN Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 7pm $35, 30, 20
Group Discount available for 10 or more
Wine & Beer available for purchase
Bringing the unforgettable songs of Motown back to your venue is “The Magic of Motown”. This dynamic and driving tribute spans more than a decade of Motown classics – every one of these songs among the most recognizable and culture-defining songs in pop music history, featuring the great harmonies and choreographed dance steps of the Motown era. Includes a moving tribute to Dr. King.

TAPESTRY – TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7pm $35, 30, 20
Group Discount available for 10 or more
Wine and Beer available for purchase
Tapestry: Tribute to Carole King faithfully recreates the glorious songs of Carole King, the most prolific, successful and revered female singer-songwriter in pop music history. With songs like, “You’ve Got a Friend”, “Natural Woman”, “It’s Too Late”, “So Far Away”, “I Feel the Earth Move” and “Beautiful,” just to name a few, you’ll give yourself the gift of hearing these classic songs LIVE!

MARK NIZER – World Class Juggler Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 4pm $23, 20, 15
Group Discount available for 10 or more
Entertainment Magazine states, “Without a doubt the hottest juggler on the entertainment market, Mark Nizer is simply incredible.” Don’t miss the combination of original comedy, world class juggling, movement, music and technology that promises a spellbinding evening. Nizer has opened for dozens of major Hollywood personalities and performed in dozens of major venues around the world. Great for the entire family!

WITH BANDS: NOTHIN’ FANCY & CIRCA BLUE Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7pm $23, 20, 15
Group Discount available for 10 or more
Whiskey, Bourbon, Beer & Moonshine – Wine too – available for purchase
This event was such an awesome hit we’re doing it again! Whiskey, Bourbon, Beer and Moonshine are on tap starting at 6pm. Then we have two of the best Bluegrass bands working today – Circa Blue, from Martinsburg, opens, followed by the kooky cut-ups and dynamite bluegrassers, Nothin’ Fancy! Get your winter Bluegrass fix to warm you up for the 2018 summer music season. Plus a jam session in the Wood Center before the bands take the main Capitol stage!

MEN ARE FROM MARS WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS Saturday, February 10 at 7pm *$56, 46, 30
Group Discount available for 10 or more
Wine & Beer available for purchase
This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults. When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. GREAT VALENTINE’S DATE NIGHT! – a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. *Psssst…want half price tickets? Well we know a guy who says to use this code – MMWV1 – to get your seats at half price, online, on the phone or at the box office. Plus a Valentine Boutique and a Love Basket Raffle! Sponsored by: Patriot Federal Credit Union

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Saturday, February 17 at 7pm $35, 30, 20
Group Discount available for 10 or more
Wine & Beer available for purchase
The fall-down funny musical roast of Broadway that has picked up 9 Drama Desk Awards, a Special Tony®, an Obie, a Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award. Featuring outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know, and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast! Whether you’re a seasoned theater-goer or new to Broadway, Forbidden Broadway is your one-stop ticket to non-stop laughs.

IRISH HAPPY HOUR (Wood Center) Friday, March 16 from 5:30 – 8pm
Beer, Wine & Adult Irish Specialty Drinks
$12 (at the door only) Table of 8 $120 (in advance: includes one free drink per person & more perks)
Get your St. Patrick’s Day celebration started a day early with liltingly authentic Irish music from returning band – ACROSS THE POND BAND – and two gifted regional Irish dancers from the Hooley School of Irish Dance in Lancaster. Food from the GARRYOWEN IRISH PUB, specialty drinks (cash bar) and awesome raffle items create an unforgettable evening!

RHYTHM OF THE DANCE Thursday, March 29 at 7pm $35, 30, 20
Group Discount available for 10 or more
Wine, Beer & Adult Signature Irish Drink available for purchase
This amazing dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of talent derived from all areas of Irish life. The show includes a large cast of step dancers, live musicians, the popular singing group, The Celtic Tenors and a Sean Nos dancer. The 2018 tour features new choreography, costumes, music and fresh multi-media.

JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE Saturday, April 14 at 7pm $33, 28, 18
Group Discount available for 10 or more
Wine & Beer available for purchase
James Garner and his musicians honor the life and music of Johnny Cash with strong conviction and stunning accuracy. The artists faithfully recreate Cash’s biggest hits, mixing the music of Johnny Cash with personal anecdotes about America’s most beloved singing storyteller. A toe-tapping, professionally produced, trip down memory lane, celebrating the legendary “Man in Black.”

EDGAR ALLEN POE Dinner Theatre/Buffet Saturday, April 21 in the Wood Center
Meal starts 5:30pm – Show begins at 7pm $48, 43, 38 Early reservations encouraged, limited seating. Catered by Monica Kelso
Wine & Beer available for purchase
Duffy Hudson returns, this time as Edgar Allan Poe, starting with his mysterious death while piecing together the events of his life. Using a combination of biographical information and the dramatic interpretation of Poe’s literature, Annabel Lee, The Raven and The Tell Tale Heart, Hudson provides a unique, in-depth theatrical experience of the life and works of one of America’s best-known and enigmatic personalities.
Post-show discussion on the life of Poe!

YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Sunday, April 22 at 2pm and 6pm $13 $8
Peek into the creative minds of our area youth as 8 to 10, K – 12 students are given the opportunity to have their original stories produced on the stage and vie for cash awards. A great community event to watch or be in plays or work backstage supporting these young authors. Vote for your favorite play to win the “Audience Choice Award.” Visit for how and when to submit plays!

LADIES OF LAUGHTER Saturday, April 28 at 7pm in the Wood Center $25 $20
Wine & Beer available for purchase
Ladies of Laughter “LOL” is a contest based in NYC to crown the funniest female standups both veteran and beginners. Capitol Theatre is pleased to present the 2016 LOL professional winner, Kelly McFarland and one of her funniest competitors, Chris Rich, who will have you rolling in the aisles in the Wood Center which will have yummy eats and tasty drinks available. Ken Watter, “DC’s Funniest Tax Account” will MC this great opportunity to chill, eat, drink and LAUGH right here in Chambersburg! Plus an additional Comedy Workshop with Ken Watter on April 29 at 1pm $10 with show $15 w/out show

BLUES, BREWS & BARBECUE Saturday, May 5 from 1pm – 7pm Back Lot Capitol Theatre Center
8th Annual event outside in the back lot of the Capitol Theatre. Live bands, craft and domestic beer, wine and delicious BBQ. Diamond Sponsor: Orrstown Bank

INTRODUCING THE MOVIES June, July, August – 2018 $5 at the door
Summer Movie Madness returns with great movies introduced by a community leader or a group with a strong connection to one of the movie categories. Categories for 2018: Science Fiction, Book Related Movies, Academy Award-Winners
Wine & Beer available for purchase at evening movies – excluding family movies.

A CAPPELLA & UNPLUGGED – Round 1 Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 7pm. In partnership with the Franklin County Visitors Bureau. The annual event returns for its 4th year in search of musical talent chosen to move on to the next round, where finalists will be voted on by the public to perform at the 1864 Burning of Chambersburg Light Show and the winner announced and the $500 prize awarded! For more information and complete details, visit

Stay connected with what the Capitol Theatre is presenting by visiting our web site, signing up for email notices, liking us on facebook or stopping by or calling the Box Office for a brochure from 11:00 – 4:00pm (717) 263-0202. The Capitol Theatre Center is located at 159 S. Main St. in downtown Chambersburg – Franklin County – PA.