Fall is one of my favorite times to catch the latest theater action in Lancaster County. With so much
on deck, you have plenty of live on-stage options to choose from as you look for where to go and what to do.
Here are some highlights of what’s happening this fall
and early winter:
This phenomenal live theater experience is literally down
the street from the Historic Smithton Inn
. EPAC is a critically-acclaimed
community theater, with shows that run the gamut from classic dramas to avant
garde musical comedies. Its intimate three-quarter thrust stage setting brings
you close to the action and emotion. Here’s what EPAC has on deck this season:
Carrie: The Musical
October 15 – 31
Based on the 1974 Stephen King thriller and 1979 Brian DePalma film, this show tells the story of a teenage girl’s struggle with controlling her supernatural powers and her anger.
Shrek the Musical
December 3 – 19
Surely you know and love the 2001 DreamWorks hit, Shrek!
Shrek the Musical brings the fairytale-with-a-twist ogre-and-princess love
story to life on stage in this fun and endearing production.
This stunning Lancaster County theater is in downtown
Lancaster city, and it’s just a half hour drive from our bed and breakfast. From
favorite Broadway shows to a family series for all ages, you’ll find it all at
the Fulton. Here’s what up next at this grand theater:
The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy
September 29 – October 25
“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky,
They’re all together ooky…” You know how it goes!
Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, and the others are back in this
frightfully fun musical.
November 17 –
That’s right, the
story of Buddy the elf (who really isn’t an elf, as you know) comes to stage in this heart-warming musical
The stories of the Bible come to life in Sight & Sound’s
breathtaking productions. The theater is just 20 miles from our inn, and has
become a favorite destination for people of all religious backgrounds. Many
shows feature live animals—kids love that! For an extra special experience,
check out the “Behind the Scenes Tour” to discover how the Sight
& Sound crews create their magic.
On stage now and continues until Oct. 17
There’s not much time left to catch this colorful and
timeless story of jealously, forgiveness, and integrity.
November 7, 2015 – January 2, 2016
Experience the miracle of Christ’s birth in this
A wonderful venue for enjoying theater, food, and fun. At Dutch Apple, you get dinner and a show. Or
you can opt to attend only the theater performance. Here’s what’s on the
schedule this fall:
Church Basement Ladies: A Mighty Fortress
September 24 – November 7
An all-new musical
comedy set in 1960 with the reformation underway.
A Christmas Story: The Musical
November 12 – December 31
Get set to enjoy this classic about Ralphie and the coveted
Red Ryder BB gun.
Another dinner theater experience awaits you here. Rainbow’s
Comedy playhouse is known for its hilarious productions. Get your laugh on at
these upcoming shows:
Over The River And Through The
Now through – October 24
A story of four doting grandparents trying to keep their
thirty-year-old grandson from moving across the country.
Good Night, Mrs. Puffin
October 31 – December 27
Mrs. Puffin and her antics return in time for Christmas
Just 40 miles west of us on Rte. 322, you’ll find the gorgeous Hershey
Theatre with its Broadway productions, concerts, and classic films.
To see their full list of events, visit their website
American Music Theatre
Some of the best names in music and mesmerizing original AMT
shows await you there. Just 20 minutes from the Historic Smithton Inn, AMT also
offers comedy and specialty performances. Here’s what’s coming up:
November 3 – December 30
AMT’s critically acclaimed Christmas Show that has become a
Lancaster County tradition.
By Rebecca Gallagher
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