While many tourists pass through Lancaster County simply for the rolling green countryside and the quaint Amish craft shops, there is still more to see! The area is alive with many cultural experiences, including performing arts and theater productions. From Lancaster City and Strasburg all the way to Ephrata, the nearby towns have much to offer for the theater buff.
- Sight and Sound
On the schedule for this year, the Lancaster location of Sight and Sound is reviving their production of Jonah! Bringing familiar Bible stories to life with every performance, the impressive theater utilizes awe-inspiring special effects and live animals to immerse visitors in the performance. (www.sight-sound.com)
- American Music Theater: Looking for something to jazz up your vacation? Check out the line-up of musical productions coming up at American Music Theater. With performances from country stars, Celtic Woman, Tony Bennett, and more highly-recognizable names, the theater offers something for every taste. (www.amtshows.com)
- Fulton Theater: This exciting theater season at the Fulton will start off with a bang – the classic Broadway show Annie Get Your Gun. A dazzling performance featuring the return of the 2 Ring Circus (previously seen in Wizard of Oz in 2015), the stately Fulton becomes the wild, wild west in this new showing of an old favorite. (www.thefulton.org)
- Ephrata Performing Arts Center: A non-profit, community based theater, the Ephrata Performing Arts Center (or EPAC) brings culture and vitality into the Lancaster County artistic community. In 2017 they will be bringing to life such favorites as the Lion King, Jr., King Lear, The Music Man, and the Wizard of Oz, interspersed with harder-hitting performances like Doubt: A Parable, and The Cripple of Inishmaan. (www.ephrataperformatingartscenter.com)
- Rainbow Comedy Playhouse: Formerly known as the Rainbow Dinner Theater, this venue offers the ability to combine dinner and show into one experience. During the 2017 season, you’ll see funny, light shows like Mama Won’t Fly, Running Mates, and Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas, on the calendar. (www.rainbowcomedy.com)
- Dutch Apple: A family-friendly, laugh-out-loud dinner theater, Dutch Apple presents a full schedule of your favorite shows this season. Starting out with Jesus Christ, Superstar, moving into My Fair Lady, Peter Pan, and Pippin, and finishing up with Irving Berlin’s timeless White Christmas, Dutch Apple is the perfect addition to your itinerary no matter what time of year you choose to visit. (www.dutchapple.com)
Looking for other local, community theater productions or musical performances? Check with your Lancaster County Bed and Breakfast Inns Association member innkeeper to see what else is happening near you.