Franklin County Visitors Bureau Spotlights Chambersburg Community Theatre Presentation of "Meet Me In St. Louis" With Special Sensory Friendly Performance

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The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to enjoy great entertainment in Franklin County with the Chambersburg Community Theatre's presentation of "Meet Me In St. Louis."

The energy of art in downtown Chambersburg.

The audience gathers outside the Capitol Theatre Center, home of Chambersburg Community Theatre and the home stage for its performances.

A sensory-friendly performance, planned for Tuesday, November 18 at 7 PM, makes adjustments to lights and sound; fidgets provided; and a staffed quiet area.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau is proud to invite visitors to downtown Chambersburg to enjoy the Chambersburg Community Theatre (CCT) performance of Meet Me In St. Louis. The family-friendly show comes to the stage of the Capitol Theatre Center in downtown Chambersburg on November 15, 20 and 21 at 8 PM and November 16, 22 and 23 at 2 PM.

In addition, a sensory-friendly performance will be held on Tuesday, November 18 at 7 PM to allow anyone with sensory related issues to enjoy a show in a non-threatening environment. A sensory-friendly theatre performance means that there are adjustments to lights and sound; fidgets provided; and a staffed quiet area. A social story will be available online at http://www.cctonline.org. CCT has received a grant from the Autism Society of the Greater Harrisburg Area to help cover expenses for this performance.

Meet Me In St Louis is based on "The Kensington Stories" by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture "Meet Me in St. Louis" with songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane and book by Hugh Wheeler. The show follows the Smith family as they learn about life and love in anticipation of the wonders of the 1904 World’s Fair. Songs include “Meet Me In St. Louis”, “The Boy Next Door”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “The Trolley Song.”

Tickets can be purchased on-line at http://www.cctonline.org, in person at the Capitol Theatre Box Office,.159 South Main Street, or by calling 717-263-0202. Contract regulations limit seating to 350 for all performances.

CCT’s 61st season will continue with the Neil Simon comedy Jake’s Women March 20-29, 2015 Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than real life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females from his past and present.

The season ends with Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.

Season Passes include 4 or 8 admissions to the entire season and can be purchased at the CCT Office located in the Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S Main or by contacting the office at 717-263-3900. CCT performances are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA and enjoy the history, arts and entertainment, recreation and natural beauty, and the fresh foods and warm hospitality of charming communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Discover more....plan your visit at ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com or by contacting 866.646.8060.

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