Franklin County Visitors Bureau Spotlights Capitol Theatre's Holiday Season

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Franklin County Visitors Bureau highlights the holiday season at the historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg with "A Twist Of Lemmon" and "LePetit Cirque de Noel."

The historic Capitol Theatre is a fixture of downtown Chambersburg.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to enjoy “A Twist of Lemmon” on the Capitol Theatre stage in Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3:00pm. This true father/son story that unfolds on stage is based on Chris Lemmon's book "A Twist of Lemmon," which tells the story of a beloved Hollywood icon, his dad, Jack Lemmon. Jack starred in over 60 films, was nominated for 8 Academy Awards and won 2 Oscars including one for "Mister Roberts" for Best Supporting Actor and the other for "Save the Tiger" for Best Actor. The nostalgic feel of this show is a perfect complement to the ambiance of the beautiful 1927 historic Capitol Theatre located at 159 S. Main St. in downtown Chambersburg, PA.

"Twist" chronicles the lifelong journey of Chris and his world famous father Jack Lemmon. It's a unique universal celebration of a father and son torn apart, only to find one another again, becoming the best of friends against all odds. Couched in the lore of the Golden Age of Hollywood and told entirely in the voice of Jack Lemmon, "Twist" is filled with dozens of stories of movie stars and directors who were Jack's close friends like Gregory Peck, Marilyn Monroe, Jimmy Cagney, JFK, and his best friend Walter Matthau.

Chris is an exceptional performer, actor and a classically trained musician with a career spanning over 30 years. He performs his original score, of some of Jack's favorite Gershwin songs. Jack himself was an accomplished pianist and through their mutual love of music, they became friends. It is a story that will make you laugh, and cry, then laugh again. Broadway World recommends, “A lovely, warm, intimate, heartfelt evening of memories and music! Chris Lemmon, as he echoes Jack Lemmon’s greatness, is equally unforgettable.”

On December 12 at 7 PM, the Capitol Theatre welcomes LePetit Cirque de Noel--a new holiday show with an all-children cast full of enchantment, thrill and wonder. It is sponsored by the Gilmore-Hoerner Endowment. A perfect holiday story for the whole family, LePetit Cirque de Noel is the story of a young boy, who is visited by an angel and toys that come to life to help him learn the true meaning of giving.

Tickets for the shows may be purchased online here or call the Capitol Theatre Box office at (717) 263-0202. Box Office hours are Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:30pm, and one hour before show time. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. A discount is available for groups of 10+ by phone.

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

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