Posted: 02/01/2023 | by Olivia

Upcoming Shows in Lancaster, PA

Countless fun theatres with shows for everyone.

Lights, curtain, action! Did you know that Lancaster is home to one of the oldest working theatres in the United States, The Fulton Theatre, and the largest faith-based theatre in the United States, Sight & Sound Theatres, as well as dinner theatres, comedy shows, and family productions? Theatre lovers, you are in the right place! Lancaster hosts a number of Broadway caliber productions and high-profile performers throughout the year. Here is a look at what is coming up this season.

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Fulton Theatre:

The Wiz | March 2 - 26, 2023

Come on and Ease on Down the Road with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion- with a 1970’s funkadelic twist.

Rapunzel | March 11 - 25, 2023

This re-imagined musical presents the story of the “girl in the tower” in a new, high-larious way. No longer a story about a “damsel in distress,” this adventure is a quest for the true Ruler of the Kingdom which Rapunzel is destined to be…if she could only get over her fear of heights and find a way down from the 80-foot tower she currently finds herself in.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? | March 23 - April 16, 2023
George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.

Titanic | April 20 - May 21, 2023
Epic and majestic – with moments of heartbreaking intimacy. The musical play examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship–of her officers, crew and passengers – and the tragic story of the beautiful ship herself.

The Very Fractured Tale of Robin Hood | April 29 - May 20, 2023
Audiences will ride along with Robin Hood on his heroic adventures as he robs from the rich to give to the poor…sort of. Join a very technologically-challenged Robin Hood, and his band of merry people, as they take on a very spoiled Prince who only cares about his YouTube followers.

Shear Madness | May 18 - June 11, 2023
An over-the-top, funny murder mystery at the beauty parlor where the audience decides the killer at each performance! This unique comedy-whodunnit takes place today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre:

Sister Act | February 24 - April 1, 2023
The feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the movie. Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps the secluded sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Footloose The Musical | April 7 - May 20, 2023
Based on the 1984 movie, Footloose tells the story of teenager Ren McCormack, moving from Chicago to the small town of Bomont. Where Reverend Bomont has outlawed dancing. With the help of the Reverend’s daughter, Ariel, and Willard, his eventual best friend, Ren finally convinces the Reverend and town to allow the teenagers to dance, helping heal the town from a tragedy that affected them all.

Elvis: The Musical | may 26 - June 24, 2023
His singular name still evokes immediate recognition from people all over the world! This official Elvis Presley bio-musical takes a closer look at the rock star and cultural icon whose impact shaped the history of music and culture. ELVIS: THE MUSICAL spans from his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his triumphant 1968 “Comeback Special” and his ascent to be “The King.”


Into The Woods | March 10 - 25, 2023
A host of fairytale characters pursue their happily ever after, but each must learn the responsibility of wishes that come true.

The Mom Show | May 5 - 20, 2023
Motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes. Revel in true stories and songs that celebrate all that’s heartfelt and hilarious about one of the hardest jobs in the world. From stay-at-home moms looking for identity beyond their kids, to working professionals balancing the demands of two different worlds, to those who will only know motherhood as an ever-present silent loss, The Mom Show is a nod to the breadth and depth of what it means to be a woman.

Bird-in-Hand Stage:

Dear Soldier Boy | April 6 - July 27
What could go wrong when a young Amish girl and her friend volunteer to write letters of encouragement to the American troops stationed in Iraq? It’s a pure and noble mission, but it gets a bit complicated (and more than a little comedic) when several of the soldiers out on a weekend pass decide to surprise the girls at the cheese shop where they work—all on the same day! Watch the drama unfold in this hilarious feel-good musical comedy.

Ryan & Friends | April 7 - October 28
Audiences never seem to tire of laughing along with Ryan & Friends. Fresh, family-friendly and always funny, they’re back by popular demand. This season’s show features fan favorites – skits and songs from past shows – with music, new comedy and an all-new finale that will leave you rolling in the aisles.

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Sight & Sound Theatres:

Moses | March 10 - October 7, 2023
Set adrift as a baby, he is an unlikely hero — until God calls him to lead His people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. Journey with Moses as he ventures through the wilderness, encounters God at the burning bush, and ascends to the top of Mount Sinai. Experience one of the Bible’s most epic stories as MOSES comes to life with massive sets, special effects, and live animals in this original stage production.

Miracle of Christmas | November 4 - December 30, 2023
This holiday season, travel back in time to Bethlehem as the original Christmas story unfolds all around you. Journey alongside Mary and Joseph, a flock of surprised shepherds, and three wisemen—along with their camels! There may be no room at the inn, but God has a lowly stable prepared as the angels announce the coming of the Messiah!

Magic & Wonder:

Mystery | March 15 - October 28
In this all new variety magic show, illusionist Brett Myers and his cast explore mysterious worlds such as ancient “Lost Civilizations,” the magic of never growing old in “Neverland,” and the excitement of the “Roaring 1920’s.” You'll also dive into other worlds that keep you guessing such as the mysteries behind a “Masquerade Ball” and the daring escapades of a “Secret Agent.” Join Brett and his cast as they captivate with more large illusions and more dynamic circus arts than ever before.

Jukebox Jive
| April 5 - October 21
Jukebox Jive is a NEW music variety show that celebrates the greatest jukebox hits of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and now even the 80s! Travel back in time to experience your favorite hits from the era of school days, drive in movies, prom, summertime, disco, and The King! With thrilling arrangements, top notch vocals, variety acts, comedy, magic, dazzling new technical elements, and more, you’ll be singing, dancing, and entertained from start to finish!

The Trust Performing Arts Center

Row House Forum: Decoding the Hidden Tactics of Abuse--and Freeing Yourself from Its Power with Wade Mullen | April 21
Dracula Takes the Pulse of Culture with Geoffrey Reiter

Dalí Quartet | April 22
The Dalí Quartet is acclaimed for bringing Latin American repertoire to an equal standing alongside the Classical and Romantic canon. The acclaimed Philadelphia-based quartet will perform works by Villa-Lobos, Ramírez, and Tchaikovsky.

Gabriel Chamber Ensemble: A Lancaster International Piano Festival Concert | May 5
The Trust is proud to partner with LIPF to present the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble. The group is comprised of Simon Maurer, violin; Dana Allaband, violin; Agnès Maurer, viola; Ai-Lin Hsieh, cello; and Xun Pan, piano. This regional all-star piano quintet will perform works by Schumann and Shostakovich.

Vital Theatre Company

Fancy Nancy The Musical | Feb 5 - April 23
Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive, that's fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted? Based on the popular children's book series by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.

Pinkalicious The Musical | Feb 4 - April 15
Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out how to get out of this predicame

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