Upcoming Shows in Lancaster, PA
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.
If you are looking for an activity the whole family will love, or a special date night we suggest you take a look. This spring’s bill has a number of hot-ticket shows that appeal to a wide range of audiences. Below is the list of shows coming to Lancaster this spring and summer.
JESUS- March 9 - October 4, Sight & Sound Theatres™
JESUS is the musical stage adventure about the most famous person ever to walk the earth and the everyday people whose lives he changed forever. This action-packed experience will captivate your imagination as you take in the stories, scenery & sets, and elaborate costumes of this timeless production.
Nana Does Vegas- March 16- June 6, Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse
Nana is back! How did she end up making costumes for the hottest show in Vegas? Someone made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. This show is guaranteed to make you laugh!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, March 21- May 4, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
A lively and colorful journey through ancient Egypt, following the rags-to-riches story of Jacob’s favorite son, his eleven jealous brothers and the coat of many colors. This magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads, to country-western and calypso, along with the unforgettable Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. A dream of a show and irresistible music for the whole family.
Magic & Wonder: IMAGINE- April 17- October 26, Bird-in-Hand Stage
Inspired by Jules Verne, Harry Houdini, the Beatles and others who reimagined the world, master illusionist Brett A. Myers and his talented cast explore the magic of creativity in this all-new, family-friendly variety magic show. Magic & Wonder: IMAGINE takes you on a journey filled with wonder and laughter. You’ll visit a masquerade ball, experience Steampunk adventures and witness daring escapes that will amaze you. Discover the change that’s possible when we dare to imagine a better tomorrow.
Sophisticated Ladies- April 30- May 25, Fulton Theatre
This glamorous show-stopping production of Sophisticated Ladies celebrates a jazz legend with a name that has stood the test of time. Duke Ellington’s musical expression captivates audiences with his stylish big-band sound. Relive the days with such hits as Take the ‘A’ Train, I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good, It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) and the title song Sophisticated Ladies. This lavish musical extravaganza features spectacular dancing, outstanding vocals, and an onstage big band that will transport you back to the era when big band was “The Thing.”
Ovation- May 1- October 4, American Music Theatre
From Classical to Pop, the AMT cast and orchestra lead audiences on an unforgettable musical journey, all live on stage! Featuring classic tributes to a myriad of music legends like Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald, coupled with modern pop greats such as Michael Bublé and Adele, Ovation promises a joy-filled experience for every generation!
Stolen- May 1- October 23, Bird-in-Hand Stage
A small Pennsylvania town is shaken when Zack Fisher, the infant son of a prominent Amish family, is kidnapped. Accusations fly. Although everyone comes under suspicion, the case goes cold. Zack’s sister Naomi, who was supposed to be watching him, blames herself for the next 20 years – then takes matters into her own hands. Packed with a cast of interesting and complex characters, including a quirky, noir-style detective and an amateur Amish sleuth, this musical mystery tells a moving story about learning to forgive yourself.
Camelot, May 9 – June 22, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot comes alive in this Lerner and Loewe Musical. An idealistic young King Arthur homes to create a kingdom with the Knights of the Round Table who fight for justice and right. His ideals however are tested when his lovely queen, Guinevere, falls in love with his favorite knight, Lancelot and the fate of the kingdom hands in the balance.
Princess and the Pea- May 11- May 25, Fulton Theatre
Nestled in a land far away, a Prince and his kingdom are in a desperate search of a maiden worthy of being a Princess. Returning from his travels, the young Prince is unsatisfied with the countless suitresses that were brought forth to him. One stormy night a knock on the castle door awakens the Prince, revealing a woman soaked from head to toe seeking shelter, claiming to be a Princess, she is unknowingly put to a sensitivity test and challenged during one night’s sleep, using just a single pea.
Next to Normal- May 14- June 2, Fulton Theatre
This rock musical explores the American family and the underbelly of suburban life. Dianna has lived in and out of reality for the past seventeen years. She navigates her daily life, struggling to function in society as her mental illness takes hold. Experience the trauma, loss, mental health treatment, and the meaning of family as audiences are taken on a journey with this riveting and electrifying production.
Mamma Mia!- June 4- July 14, Fulton Theatre
A picturesque setting for a dream wedding, with only one problem: the bride doesn’t know who her father is! On a secret quest to find her dad, so he can walk her down the aisle and complete the picture-perfect wedding, Sophie must invite the three prospects to the wedding. Weddings are a great time to reminisce with old friends and Sophie’s mother relives her glory days with her former suitors and her former girl group “Donna and the Dynamos.” Set to the free-spirited music of ABBA with explosive dance, Mamma Mia! will be a summer escape of hilarious fun!
Divorce Southern Style- June 12- August 17, Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse
Ellie needs extra cash. She could A) get a job, or B) simply, re-marry her ex-husband. What will she do? Find out how Divorce is handled, Southern Style!
Madagascar- June 15- July 6, Fulton Theatre
Get ready to move it move it with the gang from DreamWorks animated picture Madagascar as they stampede into our family series. Watch as the pampered animals from New York’s Central Park Zoo escape and find themselves on an unexpected journey to Madagascar. Join Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo, and the four plotting penguins for laughs, dancing and of course a wild time!
Annie- June 27-August 10, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Everyone’s favorite orphan is back! Annie a spunky orphan in 1930s New York City determined to find her parents. In one fun-filled adventure after another, Annie escapes the clutches of the greedy Miss Hannigan, befriends President Roosevelt and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Filled with unforgettable songs like It’s a Hard-Knock Life, I Don’t Need Anything But You, Easy Street and the eternal anthem of optimism Tomorrow.