Posted: 11/18/2019 | by Katie

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 holiday season.

Murder on the Orient Express | Fulton Theatre | Now- February 13
All aboard the Orient Express for a suspenseful, thrilling ride! Ken Ludwig adds humor to the mix, for an all-out murder mystery adventure. Just after midnight, the train comes to a screeching halt after a snowdrift stops it dead in its tracks. The midnight hours prove to be disastrous as one passenger is stabbed several times. Detective Hercule Poirot has his work cut out for him. Will he find the murderer before they strike again? This classic whodunit arrives at the station in time to escape your winter blues.

Savannah Sipping Society
| Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre | Now- February 15
In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, strangers to one another, are drawn together by fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends.

Grumpy Old Men | Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre | February 20- March 28
Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud story of family, friendship, love and romance in a fresh new musical that’s guaranteed to delight! Based on the 1993 film, which starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, written by Mark Steven Johnson. The story of two aging men, Max and John, neighbors, who have been feuding for most of their lives. They are re-united in friendship through the love and compassion of their new neighbor across the street, the beautiful, eccentric and charming Ariel.

Calling All Kates
| Prima | February 21- March 14
What happens when your fiancée dumps you, but you have a prepaid honeymoon trip around the world? Find someone with her exact same name to join you. Embark on a globetrotting journey in this new musical by Emily Goodson and Jeremy Schonfeld. Imagine a world in which Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt moves in with the Gilmore Girls. Calling All Kates is a quirky cupcake of a comedy with as much heart as humor.

Snow White
| Fulton Theatre | March 14- March 28
When the seven little dwarfs grow up to be seven historical figures, Snow White takes a very different journey. In this fun twist on the classic, Snow White encounters a narcissistic queen, a tap-dancing mirror and a not so charming Prince Charming as she searches for true happiness and make strong confident decisions for herself. This classic tale of good versus evil teaches that every story can be told in a different way.

Kinky Boots
| Fulton Theatre | March 3- March 29
Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price as he reluctantly inherits his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man that he is meant to be. 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.

Queen Esther | Sight & Sound Theatres | March 14- December 31
Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, Queen Esther is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther’s ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God’s plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this? Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects and live animals in this brand-new, original stage production!

Guys and Dolls
| Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre | April 2- May 16
Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Josiah for President, the Musical
| Bird-in-Hand Stage | April 2- October 23
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.

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