Posted: 09/26/2023 | 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:

Something Rotten | September 15th - October 8th, 2023
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Deamcoat | November 17th - December 30th
An old testament story told entirely through song, Joseph… follows the story of Jacob’s favorite son, Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre:

Jimmy Buffet's Escape to Margaritaville | September 22nd - November 11th, 2023
Margaritaville – where people go to get away from it all…and stay to find something they never expected! This funny, yet heartwarming, musical tells of the story of a part-time bartender/ singer who falls for a career minded tourist and features the most loved Jimmy Buffett classics.

A Christmas Carol: The Musical | November 17th - December 30th
A season favorite! Even for a grumpy old miser like Ebenezer Scrooge, it’s never too late to change. But when he’s visited by three ghosts – Christmas Past, Present, and Future – he discovers his selfish ways and greets Christmas morning with a new found happiness, and through the enduring love of Tiny Tim, learns to spread goodwill and be happy.


Girl Group Greats | September 22nd - October 1st, 2023
Prepare to dance and sing along to your favorite tunes from all-female vocal groups in this energy-packed tribute concert! Fierce performers bring to life the music of the Andrews Sisters, The Supremes, Destiny’s Child, The Spice Girls, and everything in between. From Doo-Wop to K-Pop, “spice up your life” with this unforgettable experience!

Illumination | December 1st - 17th, 2023
Prima’s critically-acclaimed holiday concert returns! Awash in the glow of candlelight and with a baby grand piano centering it all, powerhouse singers and musicians welcome you into this theater-in-the-round experience.

Bird-in-Hand Stage:

Ryan & Friends | April 7th - October 28th, 2023
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.

The Home Game | August 4th - October 19th, 2023
What happens when a young Amish man’s dreams of the big leagues run up against his father’s wishes for him to remain on the farm? Filled with laughter and drama, this popular musical takes you along on Levi Troyer’s journey as he navigates the difficult choice he faces when his fast ball catches the eye of a sports talent scout. Which team will you root for?

Our Christmas Dinner | October 26th – December 30th, 2023
It’s Christmas and times are tough for the Davidsons. George lost his job and Jackie has empty boxes under the tree in hopes that his unemployment check arrives in time to buy gifts to fill them. The check doesn’t—but unexpected guests do a soft-spoken Amish farmer and his outspoken wife whose buggy is stuck outside in a snowdrift.

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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 15th - October 28th
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 5th - October 21st
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!

Winter Wonderland | November 8th - December 31st
Family and friends of all ages will enjoy the illusions, comedy, costumes, and music in this spectacular production. You'll journey to the wonder of the "North Pole", see toys come to life in "Santa's Magical Workshop", all while remembering the True reason for the season. This one-of-a-kind Christmas show fuses together the fun and wonderment of the Christmas season with comedy, dynamic circus arts, and grand illusions.

Holly Jolly Jukebox | October 27th - December 22nd
Everybody gather around the yuletide jukebox as we put the "rock" around your Christmas tree!! Get ready to tap your toes, clap your hands, and dance down the aisles to the greatest rock and roll renditions of all of your favorite holiday tunes. This high energy song and dance review is sure to put everyone young and old in the holiday spirit. So grab your quarters and head on down to Shirley's soda shop at the Magic and Wonder Theater this season for Holly Jolly Jukebox!!

The Trust Performing Arts Center:

Alejandro Brittes Quartet | October 12th, 2023
This Brazilian-based quartet innovatively explores the connections between chamamé (traditional Argentinian music) and European baroque styles. The ensemble is composed of accordion, flute, seven-stringed guitar, and contrabass

Tianxu An | Pianist: A Lancaster International Piano Festival Concert | October 28th, 2023
Lauded as "sensational" and "beyond his years in maturity," piano concert repertoire includes the Chopin Fantasie Op. 49 and the Schumann Sonata No. 1, Op. 11

Soul Sanctuary: Religious Spirituals | October 29th, 2023
Join us for an inspiring afternoon as soprano Maria Clark, pianist Maria Thompson Corley, and guest cellist Sara Male, bring to life Thompson Corley’s arrangements of religious songs that have stood the test of time. Concert repertoire includes His Eye is on the Sparrow, Wade in the Water and more.

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe | November 25th, 2023 - December 16th, 2023
The Trust Performing Arts Center presents a unique adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ beloved story in which all the roles are performed by two actors. This amazing 45-minute production was created by renowned Broadway actress Le Clanché du Rand and toured by the Lincoln Center. Join the Pevensie children in their fantastic journey through the wardrobe where they meet all of your favorite characters from Narnia.

Chanticleer | November 29th, 2023
The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, and is known around the globe as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity. Ranging from countertenor to bass, this holiday concert celebrates Chanticleer’s original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and from gospel to venturesome new music.

Gretna Theatre:

Nevermore | September 28th - 30th, 2023
The Fantastic Terrors of Edgar Allan Poe is an outdoor theatrical experience where the short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe come alive as the sun goes down on the quiet Pennsylvania Chautauqua. Tales of revenge, obsession, and deception will be brought to life by characters stepping out of the shadows, pleading their cases as audiences unearth their strange motives.

American Music Theatre

The 2023 Christmas Show: The First Noel | November 7th - December 30th, 2023
The First Noel” features incredible singers, astonishing dancers, wondrous costumes, breathtaking sets, and all the endearment of a perfect fireside family moment! Bask in the beauty of the season and cherish the stories of spirit and love as we bring all your favorite sights and sounds to the stage.

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Then Sings My Soul: Beloved Hymns & Songs | August 30th - October 23rd, 2023
"Then Sings My Soul: Beloved Hymns & Songs Inspired by the Ministry of Billy Graham" is an original musical presentation featuring over 30 hymns and how they connect to the life and ministry of Reverend Billy Graham. With professional vocalists and stunning piano accompaniment from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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