Gretna Theatre


  • Gretna Theatre
  • 200 Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Mt. Gretna, PA 17064


  • Primary - (717) 964-3322

After a long, cold winter stuck inside, is there anything better than getting out among the beautiful trees and cool summer breezes of Mt. Gretna? Probably not…unless it’s treating yourself to an amazing show at Gretna Theatre! Prepare to be dazzled by professional actors and be swept away by incredible music and stunning scenery at Gretna Theatre. The 2015 season marks the debut of our new ceiling fan system which will make your Gretna Theatre experience better than ever!

Using Equity actors alongside the best regional talent, Gretna Theatre offers professional productions that appeal to everyone from the rock and roller to the most discerning theatre-goer. Catch "Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel" this June 18-21 for a night of chart topping hits as played by Broadway's Craig A. Meyer and Donnie Kehr as Elton John and Billy Joel. Or celebrate a classic Oklahoma legend at "Flipside: The Patti Page Story" and discover - or reacquaint yourself with - the huge impact this small town girl had on pop music of the 20th century. The Man in Black is also honored this summer with "Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash" which shares his incredible journey in his own words, through his music. You won't want to miss the incredible full Broadway production of the Disney® classic "The Little Mermaid!" This is not the junior version; it will capture your heart whether you're 9 or 99! The season's only non-musical play will keep you on the edge of your seat with thrills, chills and mystery. The Agatha Christie whodunit "Murder on the Nile" follows a recently married couple on their honeymoon as they’re tailed by the husband's former lover!

About this business...

Gretna Theatre is one of South-Central Pennsylvania's only professional theatres nestled snugly under the trees of Mt. Gretna since 1927. Using professional, Equity actors alongside the best local talent, they produce a mix of Broadway musicals and comedies, musical revues, theatre for children and more each summer. Their covered, yet open-air pavilion-style venue seats 708 and lets in the summer breeze. They offer educational outreach programs in several counties throughout the year.

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