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Totem Pole Playhouse's "Fun Fest"

Totem Pole Playhouse's "Fun Fest"

Summer is approaching and Totem Pole Playhouse is back with a full roster of activities. Fun Fest opens each season on Memorial Day Saturday. Sponsoring Fun Fest this year is the Rotary Club of Chambersburg Foundation.
Bring the whole family to the annual Fun Fest, free for children and adults, on Saturday, May 23 from 10am to 3pm rain or shine. Or, come as early as 8am for our yard sale in the area.
Items come from the Totem Pole Attic and beyond. Follow the signs at the traffic signal, at the intersection of US Route 30 and PA 233 South, midway between Gettysburg and Chambersburg in Caledonia State Park.
Among the scheduled events are backstage tours hosted by Mister Ed of Mister Ed's Elephant Museum & Candy Outlet fame, including rehearsals for our May 30th opening night performance of Cotton Patch Gospel, children's story theatre led by Jenny Smith, Property Master of Totem Pole. The children will perform on stage at 11am & 2pm.
Displays & demonstrations of costuming, set design and the art of stage make-up include face painting. New this year, Dave Bowers & Miss Penelope of Chambersburg Magic Club will perform a Magic Shows at noon. Children's theatre crafts will be available all day under the children's tent on the east lawn. Kids can even build their own small tee pee and totem pole. Paris Peet returns to demonstrate the art of stage combat.
The Shippensburg Blaskapelle German Band will play from 10 AM to 1 PM on the west lawn. This music will set your toes a tapping and your hands clapping. You might even want to sing along. The music is in the traditional folk music presented at German festivals.
All day long there will be an All-American Picnic with burgers and hotdogs right off the grill. We will also have Award-winning chili, pork barbeque sandwiches, chicken corn soup and more. A bake sale tent holds delicious baked goods donated by friends of the theatre. Come early for the best selection because they go fast.
New this year, Dave Bowers & Miss Penelope of Chambersburg Magic Club will perform a Magic Show at noon. Also new will be Sneak Previews of several of the 2009 shows at 10:30am & 1:30pm. Stage lighting & sound demonstrations will take place in the theatre at 10am & 1pm. Hip Hop the Clown of Harrisburg will entertain children in the morning. John Brink of Chambersburg will entertain folks at 11:30am & 12:30pm.
There Mark your calendars! You don't want to miss the excitement at Totem Pole Playhouse on Saturday, May 23. See you there! For more information call 888-805-7056.

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