2012-01-26 / Entertainment

New Year Kicks Off With Great Live Entertainment By Capitol Theatre

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Entering the New Year, Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg will continue its live show season by presenting top notch, national and international traveling performances. Linda Boeckman, Manager of Capitol Theatre Center says, “The shows we have been presenting have been selling very well and we are pleased so many people from the Franklin County area and beyond are enjoying the variety of performances that we offer. Through various activities at our cultural arts center, we have seen all ages coming through the doors. That, in addition to our fundraising initiatives, is an important component to sustaining the theatre for future generations. We are pleased to present the following variety of top-quality shows in our dedicated effort to keep this treasured community gem thriving.” Capitol Theatre presents:

Rhythm of the Dance starring the National Dance Company of Ireland will take the Capitol Theatre stage by storm with their driving beats and foot tapping music on Monday, February 27, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. One of the liveliest shows on the world stage today, this dance and musical extravaganza is internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest step shows in the world with a multitude of Irish dancers, five musicians and three Irish tenors. With performances in 33 countries and 4.5 million fans worldwide ... you won’t want to miss this show! Enjoy dazzling and powerful step dancing at its finest, old classic Irish ballads sung to warm your heart and instrumentalists to uplift your spirit. Audience members of all ages will enjoy this inspiring epic performance reliving the journey of Irish culture throughout history. This richly costumed show marries the contemporary with the ancient and will be a cultural experience to remember. Learn more at rhythm ofthedance.com.

Tickets are on sale now for Rhythm of the Dance and can be purchased online at www.thecapitoltheatre.org or by calling 717-263-0202.

Author of the hit Broadway show, “Always Patsy Cline” brings America’s hottest new country musical, “Honky Tonk Angels” to the stage on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for Honky Tonk Angels and can be purchased online at www.thecapitoltheatre.org or by calling 717-263-0202. The show is performed by Springer Theatricals of Georgia and has been touring the United States to delighted audiences everywhere. It happens every day of every year. Somewhere in America, a girl quits her job, kisses her loved ones goodbye and climbs aboard a Nashvillebound Greyhound. And every day of every year, those girls arrive in Music City with little more than a dream to sustain them. This raucous and touching musical spotlights three women who gamble everything for a chance to become country music stars. Honky Tonk Angels is Ted Swindley’s funny and tender Valentine to the female singers in the country music pantheon – many of whom rode that same bus from Anywhere, USA. The show tells the story of three aspiring young singers who walk away from their work-aday lives and head for Nashville. Honky Tonk Angels features professional powerhouse singer-actresses performing 20 country classics including “Stand by Your Man,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Harper Valley PTA,” “Nine-to-Five,” “Ode to Billie Joe” and “Harper Valley PTA.” Learn more at springertheatricals.com.

The Artie Shaw Orchestra will evoke the iconic sounds of America’s past, on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 7 p.m., with their compelling big band music from the swing era. Tickets are on sale now for The Artie Shaw Orchestra and can be purchased online at www.thecapitoltheatre.org or by calling 717-263-0202. Remember these songs ... Begin the Beguine and Stardust? On the eve of America's entry into World War II, TIME magazine reported that to the German masses that the United States meant “sky-scrapers, Clark Gable, and Artie Shaw.” Some 42 years after that, in December l981, Artie Shaw made a brief return to the bandstand, after 30 years away from music, to launch this latest (and still touring) orchestra at the newly refurbished Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, N.Y. Dubbed “King of Swing” after his hit “Begin the Beguine,” Artie Shaw was thereafter re-nowned for his innovative combination of instruments. This powerhouse big band has accompanied the likes of Tony Bennett, Jack Jones and Buddy DeFranco. The Capitol Theatre audience will enjoy memorable arrangements note-fornote, by this world traveling band.

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone will rekindle the famous British ‘60s pop rock era at Capitol Theatre on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone and can be purchased online at www.thecapitoltheatre.org or by calling 717-263-0202. Peter Noone became a pop sensation at age 15 as lead singer of Herman’s Hermits. More than 60 million records and 20 top 40 Hits including: “I’m Henry the VIII I Am,” “Mrs. Brown,” “ You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “There’s A Kind of Hush,” “Listen People.” Accompanied by his band, Herman’s Hermits, No one consistently plays to soldout venues the world over. He has a legion of faithful fans (known as “Noonatics”) whose loyalty is unparalleled. Today’s teen girls scream just as passionately as their mothers did back in 1965. There is no doubt that Peter Noone’s extraordinary talent, disarming wit, handsome features and compelling stage presence will continue to delight fans of all ages, for a long, long time to come. Learn more at: peternoone.com.

The beautifully renovated 1927 historic Capitol Theatre seats 852 and is an intimate setting for live performances. Handicapped seating is available. Capitol Theatre presents many shows each season and is also available to rent. Private function space is also available to rent. It is located at 159 S. Main St. in Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA. Tickets available at www.thecapitoltheatre.org or by calling the box office at 717-263-0202. The box office is open Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and one hour before each show time. Anyone interested in gaining visibility for a business or organization, contact the Capitol Theatre to discuss becoming a Marketing Partner in the Arts through Sponsorship opportunities.

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