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 Play That Goes Wrong | January 19 - February 12, 2023

This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show–an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

Doubt | February 9 - February 26, 2023

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.

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.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre:

Murder on the Orient Express | January 13 - February 18, 2023

All aboard the Orient Express as it journeys through 1930s Europe. Locked in from the inside, an American tycoon is found dead. Secluded by snowdrift on the train tracks, the larger-than-life characters must rely on detective Hercule Poirot as he races to identify the killer before they strike again. Agatha Christie’s plot-twist masterpiece will keep you guessing, “Whodunit?

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.


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.

Bird-in-Hand Stage:

Dear Soldier Boy | April 06 - 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.

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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 16 - October 29

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.

The Trust Performing Arts Center

Some Enchanted Evening with Nathaniel Hackmann | February 14
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Broadway’s beloved baritone, Nathaniel Hackmann, in an evening of romantic solos and duets with special guest artists.

Beyond Ourselves Chamber Ensemble Benefit Concert | February 26
Beyond Ourselves is a collaborative chamber music project pairing music and social justice. They support and promote the global work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) with a yearly benefit concert highlighting a specific region or need. Led by music professionals in the area, the group programs a wide variety of music, from Baroque to Contemporary, including newly commissioned works.

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.

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