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Bird-in-Hand Stage 2760 #A Old Philadelphia Pike Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania 17505
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.
As part of your planning during this time, please call or check the website & social media of these properties for their most current operational information.
Queen Esther | Sight & Sound Theatres | February 12 - December 23, 2021
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! Running time: 2 hours & 30 minutes
Worlds of Wonder | Magic & Wonder | January 15 - October 31
In this all new variety magic show, illusionist Brett Myers and his cast explore both real and imagined worlds that spark wonder in all of us. Visit a masquerade ball in Wonderland, sail away to jolly Pirate adventures on the high seas, and run away to join the circus! Join Brett and his cast as they captivate with more large illusions, more circus arts, and more dynamic variety than ever before while reminding audiences of the true magic that exists all around us.
Happy Days | Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre | February 24 - April 3
Goodbye gray skies, hello blue! Happy days are here again with your favorite characters Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the unforgettable “king of cool” Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli in this fresh new musical based on the classic TV series. The famed drive-in and number one hangout, Arnold’s, is in danger of demolition; so, the gang teams up with a plan to save it. Return to the days of varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin’ fun that will have you and the family rockin’ and rollin’ all week long! Running time: 2 hours & 10 minutes
On Your Feet | Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre | April 15 - May 29
Get on your feet and hear the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent and each other: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. This vibrant musical follows their incredible journey from anonymity in Cuba to stardom in the United States. On Your Feet! features some of their most iconic songs including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You”, “Get On Your Feet”, “Don’t Want to Lose You Now” and “Coming Out of the Dark”. You’ll be dancing and singing from start to finish! Running time: 2 hours & 15 minutes
Josiah for President | Bird-in-Hand Stage | March 30 - October 20
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.
Ryan & Friends | Bird-in-Hand Stage | April 2 - October 9
Your whole family will be rolling in the aisles when Ryan takes the stage with a colorful cast of friends that includes Jeffrey, a witty 8-year-old kid and self-proclaimed star of the show; teenager Tiffany, who’s taken with worldly goods; Harold and Irene, who have way more opinions than your average grandparents; and, of course, Ardy the Skunk, who has lots of common “scents” and is always a hit with young and old alike. Expect songs, snappy comebacks and a whole lot of wisdom from an entertaining bunch of dummies.
Sammy & Sinatra | Prima Theatre | March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20
Smile-inducing songs. Surprising stories. Welcome to a night filled with the timeless music of Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. Enjoy their most celebrated tunes performed in tandem with stories about these two Rat Pack legends, offering intriguing insights into the power of prejudice, pop-culture, and politics.
Ashley Cleveland | The Junction Center | February 20
Since her debut on Atlantic Records in 1991, Ashley Cleveland has recorded 9 critically acclaimed albums. She has won three Grammys for Best Rock Gospel Album; the first female to be nominated in that category and the only one to win the award three times. She has been nominated for 6 Dove awards and won twice for compilation records. Ticket sales benefit Hands Across The Street.
Brandon Heath | The Junction Center | April 23
Brandon Heath, Live in Concert: an unplugged evening of encouraging worship music! If Brandon Heath could offer a word of advice about how to navigate a well-lived life, he would sum it up in three words: faith, hope and love. These tenants of the Christian faith have provided an unshakable foundation for his own journey with Jesus through the years, and they continue to be the three virtues he claims in times of both joy and struggle. Joining him is singer-songwriter, Justin Gambino!