Lancaster County Summertime Theatre Roundup

When the summer temperatures climb, the Lancaster County
theater scene heats up, too.
Theater seats
Check out what a few
of my local favorite live theater and music venues have on deck for your
entertainment this season:
Ephrata Performing Arts
Center at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre
– For decades,
this center has been putting on top quality performances for folks of all ages.
Come enjoy talent just steps away from Broadway, a mere mile from the Historic Smithton Inn.
La Cage Aux Folles
July 23 – August 8
The Elephant Man
September 3 – September 19
Fulton Theatre –
Take a tour
of this beloved, classic location this summer to see where the magic happens.
Tours are open every Friday throughout the summer, the final showing on
September 4. Tickets are only $5 for adults and $2 for students 18 years of age
and under. And it’s all just a half hour from our inn.
Sight & Sound Theatre
– Make reservations for a one-of-a-kind experience this season only found at
Sight & Sound. With breathtaking performances of Biblical interpretations,
there’s something for everyone to learn. And as if the shows aren’t amazing enough, you
can even reserve a spot to go behind the scenes and discover the mystery behind
the magnificent performances.
Present – October 17
Present – December 31
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
– A half-hour drive from the inn, enjoy dinner and a show at Dutch Apple Dinner
Theatre this season. If you’d rather pass on the meal, you and the family can
still come for the show.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Present – August 1
West Side Story
August 6 – September 19
Rainbow Dinner Theatre
– Another dinner theater experience, Rainbow Dinner Theatre is also half an
hour from our inn! They offer comedic performances and delicious dinners, so pay
them a visit for a fun evening this summer.
Too Many Cooks
Present – August 8
Over The River & Through The Woods
August 15 – October 24
Hershey Theatre
Travel 40 miles west on Route 322
from the Historic Smithton Inn for everything from classic films to concerts to
Broadway performances. For a full list of events and to purchase tickets, see their website.
American Music Theatre
Only 20 minutes from our inn,
travel to AMT to experience an unforgettable evening. AMT hosts all sorts of
performances, from original shows to standup comedy to music of all genres.
Below is just a snippet of what’s on stage this summer.
Present – October 9
Monday, August 3
Friday, August 7
Tuesday, August 18
Wednesday, August 19
When you visit Lancaster County this summer, I hope
you’ll take the opportunity to enjoy some of the top-notch performances I’ve
mentioned here. And remember, book your stay at the
Historic Smithton Inn
, so we can chat about all the other exciting things
to see and do in our area.

By Rebecca
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