2023 Annual Dinner
Discover Lancaster is excited to celebrate another successful year of tourism with our partners, stakeholders, and community members.
Join Discover Lancaster for its 2023 Annual Dinner
When: September 18, 2023 | 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Magic & Wonder Dinner Theatre
3065 Lincoln State Rte, Paradise, PA 17562
Tourism requires constant innovation to thrive and to attract new & repeat visitors alike. This year, Discover Lancaster wants to celebrate the new thinking and risk-taking that has propelled us forward in the past few years, both individually and collectively.
The Annual Dinner is an opportunity to network with fellow industry and community members. We hope you’ll join us to hear an inspiring message from a local business owner who has overcome challenges and found success through innovation, perseverance, and creativity.
We invite you to RSVP now to reserve your seat as space is limited. Guests can expect spectacular entertainment, a delicious plated meal & drinks, a gift bag, and more. This is one event you won't want to miss!
Innovation is wonder in action
Keynote Speaker - Brett Myers, Magic & Wonder Dinner Theatre
Brett Myers and his wife Labrina are the founders and owners of Magic & Wonder Dinner Theatre. Brett and the M&W team have significantly grown their business over the years through innovative tactics and creativity – from renovating the theatre into a charming and magical space to developing shows that wow guests of all ages to expanding their offerings to
include a dinner option.
In 2021, Brett received the Merlin Award – the magic industry’s “Oscar” – for Best Magic & Variety Show from the International Magician’s Society. Magic & Wonder is constantly growing, learning, and innovating to provide a top-notch performance for its guests.
Brett will share his perspective on innovation in the tourism industry, as well as a bit about his and Labrina’s journey to where they are today. Discover Lancaster is excited to invite all of our Annual Dinner guests to an inspiring conversation with Brett Myers that also includes an exclusive magic show experience!
Agenda - TBA
Entertainment - Kirk Reese
Since 1993, Reese has been a valued member of the music faculty at Messiah College, where he imparts his knowledge of jazz improvisation and piano to aspiring musicians. During his tenure, he has fostered a vibrant small-group jazz culture, enriching the department's offerings, bolstering the big bands, and igniting a lifelong passion for the art form among many students. Beyond academia, he also shares his expertise as a clinician, conducting improvisation workshops throughout the region. Additionally, he contributes as an artist and faculty member for the Central PA Friends of Jazz Camp at Messiah College.
Reese's bands have had the honor of opening for esteemed acts like Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, BB King, Joe Morello (Dave Brubeck), and Bob Mintzer (Yellow Jackets). His educational background includes attending Elizabethtown College, where he focused on piano, music theory, and composition. He furthered his studies under the guidance of Ron Thomas in Philadelphia, receiving private instruction, and delved into jazz theory with Steve Giordano and Cedar Walton.
Apart from his academic and performance commitments, Reese also dedicates time to private teaching in Elizabethtown and York, PA. His contributions extend to the recording studio as well, with the release of his own album, "Impressions," in 2016. Furthermore, he has lent his talents to recordings by TRP (The Reese Project) and various other musical endeavors.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the attire for the event?
A: We recommend business formal or cocktail attire.
Q: When is the deadline to purchase tickets?
A: The deadline to purchase tickets is September 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM
Q: What is included with my ticket?
A: Ticket holders receive admission to the annual dinner, a plated meal, two complimentary drink tokens, and exclusive performances by the Magic & Wonder cast and their industry friends, a robust program complete with a keynote speaker and other special guest speakers. Guests will also receive a swag bag with a custom Discover Lancaster t-shirt and other items from our sponsors.
Q: Is parking free?
A: Parking is free in the Magic & Wonder Dinner Theatre parking lot.
Q: Will there be live music?
A: Yes, we are excited to welcome jazz artist Kirk Reese and his company.
$50 Individual Tickets
This is a seated dinner, reservations are required. Changes to your reservation must be submitted at least 48 hours prior to the event.
We love when we get to showcase our partners doing what they do best so we're offering curated sponsorship opportunities for this year's event. Join us in our efforts to create a special, celebratory, and memorable event for industry partners and community members. Deadline to sponsor the event is
Payment & Refund Information
Refunds: Event registration cancellations must be submitted to Katie Zimmerman via email at firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours of purchase. After 48 hours, all ticket sales are final.
Payment: The preferred method of payment is by using an online registration system and entering credit card information. To pay by invoice, you must contact Marla Blank via email at email@example.com to request an invoice. Your tickets are not secured until we receive payment.