Posted: 09/14/2022 | 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:

Kinky Boots | September 15 - October 16
Charlie Price reluctantly inherits his father’s shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible…and discover that, when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

White Christmas | November 17 - December 31
Dance your way through the holidays, Count your Blessings, and Dream of a White Christmas. Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical celebrating family, holiday traditions, and counting your blessings.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre:

Saturday Night Fever | September 23 - November 12
Streetwise Brooklyn kid, Tony Manero, lives for Saturday evening and his visit to the local disco, 2001 Odyssey. Wanting to escape his dead-end life through dancing, he meets Stephanie Mangano and the two decide to take part in a dance competition. Saturday Night Fever explores relationships on and off the dance floor with humor, conflict, style and unforgettable swagger.

Elf the Musical | November 18 - December 31
Based on the 2003 hit movie, Elf introduces us to a young orphan named Buddy, who mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag of gifts and was transported to the North Pole. Raised by elves his entire life, Buddy doesn’t know he is actually a human. When his enormous size and poor toy making ability cause him to face the truth, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

Prima:

Here Comes the Sun | October 14 - 29
The past few years have taken something from all of us. Let’s “imagine all the people livin’ life in peace — sharing all the world.” The prophetic and timeless music of the Beatles comes to life in this reflective and hope-filled show. Join your community in an intentional concert experience where the world’s most beloved songs become the soundtrack to a multimedia exploration of current events.

Illumination | December 2 - 17
Usher in the magic of the season in the mesmerizing music and sensory experience. Far from traditional, this novel concert features fresh takes on holiday classics, weaving in powerhouse singers, synchronous instrumental solos, and Pentatonix-style acapella caroling. With a piano centered in the room, Illumination immerses you in a candlelit theatre-in-the-round environment.

Bird-in-Hand Stage:

Ryan & Friends: Hilarity Happens! | April 9 - October 15
Laugh out loud and get a look at Lancaster County like you’ve never seen it before when Ryan and his colorful cast of friends present a hilarious multimedia tour of the region. Randy the Rooster joins crowd-pleasing characters Jeffrey, Tiffany, Harold and Irene to offer a free-range—and spectacularly funny—perspective on the farm, food and feathered friends. Ryan & Friends will have you rolling in the aisles with new songs, more snappy comebacks and—as always—a whole lot of wisdom from an entertaining bunch of dummies.

Josiah for President | August 18 - October 21
After throwing in the towel on his presidential campaign, former Congressman Mark Stedman meets Josiah Stoltzfus – and learns more from the Amish farmer in a few hours than in his many years in office. Stedman believes that someone like Josiah should be running the country. Not a career politician, but someone with a little old-fashioned common sense, someone who’s not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty. Without Josiah’s knowledge, Stedman introduces him as a write-in candidate and does everything in his power to make sure Josiah gets elected.

The Christmas Tree Ship | October 28 - December 31
A ship. A storm. And a Christmas tale of heroic proportions. This heart-warming inspirational musical is based on the true story of Herman Schuenemann, known as Captain Santa, who goes down with his ship on a storm in Lake Michigan – leaving his widow to raise their daughters, run the family shipping business and continue her husband’s mission of giving away thousands of Christmas trees to the less fortunate of Chicago. Can she take on the doubters and naysayers, or will she break under the pressures of widowhood, judgmental people and the restrictive customs of the day? What Barbara Schuenemann and her daughter Elsie do to resurrect Captain Santa’s legacy is nothing short of a holiday miracle.

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Sight & Sound Theatres:

David | March 12 - December 31, 2022
Master Poet. Fearless Warrior. Anointed King. From still waters to shadowed valleys, David’s ascent to the throne is filled with towering giants, wild animals, and Philistine soldiers .After unprecedented victories lead to devastating failures, this passionate warrior will face the biggest battle of all: the one within himself. Come alongside this young shepherd on his journey to become a man after God’s own heart.

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 16 - October 29
In this all new variety magic show, illusionist Brett Myers and his cast explore mysterious worlds such as the lost empire of “Atlantis,” 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, while reminding audiences of the true magic that exists all around us.

Jukebox Jive | May 23 - October 29
Jukebox Jive is a music variety show that celebrates the biggest hits of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Travel back in time to experience your favorite hits from the era when the Jukebox was the center of the fun!

Believe | November 2 - December 31
Join Brett and his cast in a heartwarming new show for the holiday season. 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 remember 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.

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