Get A Taste Of What’s New In Springtime Entertainment In Lancaster County

April 6, 2015

Spring is here and Lancaster County theater venues are celebrating all season long with exciting
shows of many varieties.

Here’s a lineup of some of the entertainment options in store for you:

Ephrata Performing Arts Center / Sharadin Bigler Theatre – EPAC showcases Broadway-quality performances featuring blossoming talents. And it’s all just one short mile from the Historic Smithton Inn. This season features classic comedy at its best.

Monty Python’s Spamalot
April 30 to May 16

The Odd Couple (Neil Simon)
June 11 to June 27

Ephrata Main Theatre – Located in the gorgeous art deco inspired Brossman Business Complex, the Ephrata Main Theatre runs feature and classic films, plus it has a live stage where it hosts concerts and where Community Arts Foundation of Ephrata (CAFE) presents top-notch theater productions.

Over The Rhine Duo
Friday, April 24

Fulton Theatre – Within a half hour ride from our location, the Fulton Opera House is considered America’s oldest continuously run theater. Its history alone is breathtaking. In addition to the various plays and musicals, starting May 29, 2015, guests can register for tours of the building.

The Full Monty
April 21 to May 17

Little Women
May 2 to May 16

Sight & Sound Theatre – Just 20 miles from the Historic Smithton Inn, Sight & Sound literally brings life to stories of the Bible. Each experience is both enlightening and entertaining, with many shows even featuring live animals. You can even register for a behind-the-scenes experience during which you can get a firsthand look at how the crew of Sight & Sound gives life to these beloved Bible stories.

Now through April 18

May 22 through October 17

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre – If you’re looking for dinner and a show, the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre gives you just that. Events range from musicals and murder mysteries to evenings of musical tributes. If you have other dinner plans, you can always purchase tickets solely for a show.

Funny Girl
Now through May 2

Dream Lover (Bobby Darin tribute)
April 26 and April 27

Les Miserables
May 7 through June 13

Satisfaction (Rolling Stones tribute)
May 31 and June 1

Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse – Comedy is plentiful at the Rainbow Dinner Theater. Enjoy dinner and a show just half an hour from the Historic Smithton Inn.

The Hallelujah Girls
Now through May 23

Hershey Theatre – West on Route 322, only 40 miles from the inn, the Hershey Theatre brings guests a wide variety of entertainment. From concerts to Broadway performances and classic films, you are sure to have an exciting experience at any event.

Brit Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute)
April 13 and April 14

Beethoven’s 9th (Hershey Symphony)
April 17

See the Hershey Theatre’s website for even more captivating upcoming events.

American Music Theatre – This classic favorite venue offers spectacular musical performances from a wide array of genres, including but not limited to country, classic rock, and classical. AMT also creates its own original productions that vary from season to season.

(AMT Original Show)
April 14 through October 9

The Temptations & The Four Tops
April 24

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
April 26

Bob Newhart
May 15

“Weird Al” Yankovic
June 8

For a list of all shows, see the lineup at AMT’s website.

This is just a taste of what Lancaster County has to offer for your enjoyment this season. So many unforgettable experiences await you here, and I hope you will take advantage of at least one this spring.

By Rebecca Gallagher

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