CHAMBERSBURG >> Thanks to the generosity of more than 50 supporters, Chambersburg Community Theatre has surpassed its goal to raise $5,500 to cover the cost of special effects for its November production of "The Wizard of Oz."
CCT launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign which ended October 8 and exceeded the goal by nearly $700. All proceeds will be used for production costs for the musical.
CCT will bring "The Wizard of Oz" to life like no one in the area has before. CCT is going to bring animation to the Capitol Theatre stage to create a unique live theater moving picture experience. The actors will be working with an animated backdrop, state of the art faux pyrotechnics, and Hollywood style special effects.
The organization has contracted with an animator based out of Nashville, Tennessee to create a stunning custom animation for the 62nd season opener. They will also invest in new special effects courtesy of Theatre Effects, a manufacturer and distributor of theatrical pyrotechnics, Aerotechnics, and special effects lighting.
"The Wizard of Oz" will open November 6 and run through November 15 at the Capitol Theatre Center. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for students (age 13 through college with ID) and $8 for children (up to age 12). Tickets can be purchased online at www.cctonline.org, at the Capitol Theatre Box Office located inside the main theatre lobby at 159 S Main St., or by calling 717-263-0202. An additional $2 per ticket Capitol Theatre service fee will apply. Group discounts are also available by calling the Box Office. Due to contract restrictions, seating is limited for all performances.
In March 2014, CCT ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to rent the flying equipment for their production of "Peter Pan." That campaign goal was also $5,500 and they raised over $5,900, garnering donations from all over the world.
CCT is the resident theater company of the historic Capitol Theatre. This relationship affords CCT certain benefits; however, they are a paying tenant and a separate 501(c)3 non-profit organization. They continue to operate solely by ticket sales and donations. It is the mission of CCT to entertain, educate and increase participation in and appreciation of live theatre. For more information about CCT and its programs, contact the CCT office at 717-263-3900 or visit the website at www.cctonline.org.