Silver Whistle 1955
In November 1954 a small group of aspiring actors met at the home of Libby Bowers to start a community theatre in Chambersburg. They opened with a one-show season, producing “The Male Animal”.
Annie Get Your Gun 1962
Since that simple beginning, a lot has happened in Chambersburg Community Theatre. We incorporated in 1960, gained non-profit status in 1974 and appeared in at least five different auditoriums. We’ve produced dramas – Shadowlands, The Diary of Anne Frank, Our Town, The Robe, Death of A Salesman & The Glass Menagerie
- musicals – Cinderella, Annie, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, The Secret Garden
and all of the Nunsense
series - mysteries - The Mousetrap, Victoria’s House, Death Trap
- and comedies Arsenic & Old Lace, The Odd Couple, Rumors, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever & A Christmas Story;
we’ve produced popular plays and originals by local playwrights - Laughter From The Porch
and Dad Burn It
We are the resident theatre company of the Capitol Theatre, where we perform, rehearse and have our office. After moving from Central Jr. High School to the Rosedale Theatre, to Faust Jr. High School and back to Central, then to the Capitol Theatre, and then to Wilson College, we are very happy to have settled back into the Capitol Theatre for the past 20 years.
To learn more about the Capitol Theatre click here