Upcoming Shows in Lancaster, PA
Lights, curtain, action! Did you know that Lancaster is home to one of the oldest working theatre 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 fall’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 fall.
JESUS- Sight & Sound Theatres™ | Through January 5
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.
Swing! – Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre | Through September 15
Jump and jive with over 30 fabulous songs from the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 40s and the dances that went with them. Classics such as It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Cry Me a River, and many more will be performed. Whether you are nostalgic about the past or new to swing, you’re sure to be swaying in your seat. This is the show for you if you love to watch Dancing with the Stars.
The Home Game – Bird-in-Hand Stage | Through October 27
This show tells the story of Levi Troyer as he must choose between his father's wishers for an Amish life and his own deepest dreams of playing Majoy League Baseball. Filled with laughter and drama, this new musical production is out of the park!
Magic & Wonder-Dream – Bird-in-Hand Stage | Through October 27
Join Illusionist Brett A. Myers as he explores a whimsical world where you can experience whatever you can dream. This combination of spectacular illusions, sidesplitting comedy, and detailed costumes is sure to dazzle. Be prepared to get carried away from the everyday world.
Love, Lies and the Lottery– Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse | August 18 - October 27
Picture this, one winning lottery ticket, five people who think they own it, and one of the tickets has gone missing! Or has it… when there is $510 million dollars at stake sometimes the people you love may tell lies. Help the cast figure out who is the rightful winner of the money.
Picnic – Ephrata Performing Arts Center | September 6 - 15
This Pulitzer prize-winning play is set in 1950s Kansas. You never know what will happen at the neighborhood Labor Day picnic, especially when a handsome young drifter comes to town to visit a college pal. See how things shake up at this small town’s wholesome picnic!
Treasure Island - Fulton Theatre | September 18 - October 14
Young Jim Hawkins is left orphaned and inherits a coveted treasure map that any swashbuckler would kill for- including the feared Long John Silver. Silver’s band of pirates invade the ship and will stop at nothing to seize the gold! This dangerous expedition is sure to please any thrill-seeker as they follow along.
Sister Act – Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre | September 20- November 10
This feel-amazing musical based on the movie tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva who’s 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! This show is a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship and it is certainly a reason to rejoice.
Minor Keys – Prima Theatre | October 12-27
This hauntingly elegant evening celebrates the bewitching side of pop music and music theatre. It features your favorite songs in minor keys- this swanky and delightfully dark original show is a great way to get a spooky mood.
The Mystery of Irma Vep - Fulton Theatre | October 16 – November 4
Discover the ludicrous mystery deep within the moors of the Hillcrest Family Estate at Manadacrest. Here, Lord Edgar, an Egyptologist, widowed and on his second wife, is not over the passing of the first, Irma Vep. Edgar is consumed by sudden death for his beloved and the strange events that happen around the grounds of the manor. This show is a Victorian melodrama and Gothic romance full of laughs, making it perfect for Halloween.
The Man Who Came to Dinner- Trust Performing Arts Center | October 25
The Reverie Actors Company presents the brilliantly witty madcap comedy, The Man Who Came To Dinner. Filled with fascinating characters and 1930s pop culture references, this show is a beloved American classic. It features a famous houseguest who wears out his welcome by wreaking havoc on the lives of his hosts.
The First Noel - American Music Theatre | November 1 – December 30
Witness the magic and splendor of the holiday season as American Music Theatre presents The First Noel. This show is full of wonderous costumes, astonishing dance performances, breathtaking sets, and all the endearment of a perfect fireside family moment. Cherish the stories and songs of the holiday season.
Christmas in Paradise- Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse | November 3 - December 29
A Lancaster County Amish family shares the true meaning of Christmas with some big city visitors who have lost their way. This show is full of laughs and will bring back happy memories that help us make the holiday season so magical.
A Christmas to Remember – Bird-in-Hand Stage | November 6 - December 29
As Christmas Day approaches and uncertainty reigns in the beautiful village of Paradise, Matthew and Mary, new owners of the thrift shop face seemingly insurmountable challenges. While taking on these "bumps in the road" during the most wonderful time of the year, how will this couple fair?
Magic & Wonder of Christmas – Bird-in-Hand Stage | November 7 - January 1
Christmas certainly is a magical time of year, but why not add a little more magic? Join Illustionist Brett A. Myers and his cast as he combines amazing illusions, heartwarming comedy, and holiday music to spread the Christmas spirit on a journey of joy, hope, and celebration for all ages.
42nd Street - Fulton Theatre | November 13 - December 30
Known as Broadways “largest tap sensation” this show is a dance extravaganza! With glitz and glamour, 42nd Street is bursting with show stopping numbers and memorable songs. Follow along as Peggy Sawyer leaves small town PA for the bright lights of the big city.
A Christmas Carol – Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre | November 15 – December 30
What better way to start the Christmas season than with this Dicken’s classic. Grumpy old Mister Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts and learns just in time for Christmas morning that it’s never too late to change. This performance will put you in the holiday spirit.
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