Lancaster City Events - 2009


Are you thinking about visiting Lancaster City but don't know when yet? Here are some of the special Lancaster City events that will be taking place throughout 2009.

The dates, times, and admission prices are accurate as of the time of this posting. However, it is possible that changes may occur as the year progresses.

Therefore, please check back periodically to see if there have been any updates. We will plan to list more events as information becomes available.


Art Exhibits

New Year, New Photography - Exhibit featuring new photography by Ann M. Darkes & Maria Fuhrman.

  • Location: The Framing Concept, 328 North Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 295-7290
  • Date: January 2, 2009 to January 31, 2009
  • Time: Opening reception with the artists, First Friday, January 2, 2009. 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.



Spring ArtWalk - The 25th Anniversary of the Lancaster Spring ArtWalk encompasses a wide variety of arts including: art exhibits/demonstrations, children's and student's art, some musical performances and returning this year, a Kid's ArtWalk.

During ArtWalk, Lancaster artists open their studios and galleries for the weekend and invite the public to stroll around downtown Lancaster and visit with the artists.

Area restaurants and shops will also open their doors with special exhibits.

  • Location: Throughout downtown Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 509-9869
  • Date: April 18, 2009 and April 19, 2009
  • Time:
    Saturday, April 18, 2008: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Sunday, April 19, 2008: Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Fall ArtWalk 2009 - Love the Arts? Lancaster City is home to over 90 top-notch art-related destinations and organizations. From fine art galleries & studios, art & cultural museums, and artisans, to performing art centers, antique art galleries, and arts educational institutions.

Fall ArtWalk presents a fusion of the arts with music in the galleries, dance in the streets, artists and artisans in their studios, interactive installations, and "Art on a Plate" - participating area restaurants will create special culinary offerings just for the event. There will be over 70 participating venues

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City
  • Phone: (717) 509-2787
  • Date: October 17, 2009 and October 18, 2009
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free






Auctions

New Danville Auction: Sale items will include quilts and wall hangings, toys, quality crafts, furniture, classroom baskets, gift certificates, and new items from area businesses. There will be a separate plant and shrubbery auction.

  • Location: New Danville Campus of Lancaster Mennonite School, 393 Long Lane, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 872-2506
  • Date: April 17, 2009
  • Time: Food is available at 4:00 PM. The auction begins at 5:00 PM.
  • Admission: Free




Auto Shows

Wheels...Wheels...Wheels - This Classic Car and Cycle Show along the streets of downtown Lancaster will include a large display of antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, street rods, motorcycles, food, memorabilia vendors, and music.

  • Location: 100 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 291-4758
  • Date: September 13, 2009
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Registration fee for car/cycle owners.
    Free admission for the public.




Community Celebrations

Downtown Block Party & Antique Show - Annual block party featuring antiques, art, collectibles and craft show, plus food vendors, live music and entertainment, contests, appraisals, carnival games and more.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster on the 300 block of North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 509-7660
  • Date: June 6, 2009
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Celebrate Lancaster - Begin your Independence Weekend in Downtown Lancaster.

A patriotic concert by the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and a huge fireworks display will start your 4th of July off with a bang.

  • Location: Binns Park, 100 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 291-4758
  • Date: July 3, 2009
  • Time: 11:30 AM 10:30 PM
  • Admission: Free




Concerts

ABBA -The Music - With the success of Mamma Mia the movie and the musical, music from the popular 1970s Swedish pop stars is back and bigger than ever.

ABBA the Music, is a remarkable recreation of the group that brought you "Dancing Queen",� "Fernando", "Waterloo" and more.

Join Sweden's best ABBA revival band as ABBA-mania returns to the American Music Theatre.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 9, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $45.00



Jay & The Americans, The Shangri-Las, Kenny Vance & The Planotones -Premier rock & roll revival band, Jay and the Americans burst on the scene in the early ‘60s with their clean-cut looks, melodic harmony and wide appeal, and are still creating excitement wherever they appear today. One of their biggest hits is "Come a Little Bit Closer.”

Kenny Vance, founding member of Jay and The Americans, now heads up the smooth sounds of doo-wop masters The Planotones. “Looking for an Echo,” their signature song is also a major motion picture about an oldies group trying to make a comeback.

Rev up your engine and be the “Leader of the Pack” Also performing on stage will be one of the greatest girl group of the ‘60s, the Shangri-Las, known for their hits such as “Leader of the Pack.”

With three great artists on stage, this is one triple-bill you won’t forget.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 10, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $40.00



Stravinsky’s Firebird and Lancaster Symphony Orchestra - The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra presents Stravinsky's Firebird; an upbeat, soaring flight of fantasy that combines the romance of Tchaikovsky and the spice of Rimsky-Korsakov. Piano Concerto No. 2, Chopin's delicate, yearning work laden with lilting melodies is a playground for virtuosic fanfare for pianist Michael Sheppard.

  • Location: Fulton Opera House, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: January 16, 2009 through January 18, 2009
  • Time:
    Opening Night Friday at 8:00 PM
    Saturday at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM BR>Sunday at 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Please call for admission details. Generally, prices range from $25 to $62 depending on seating location.



Chubby Checker with Otis Day & The Knights - Ernest Evans, better as Chubby Checker, pioneered the dance song craze with hits like "The Twist," “The Fly,” “The Pony,” “The Limbo Rock,” and “Let’s Twist Again.”

When DeWayne Jessie took the role of Otis Day, lead singer of the fictional Otis Day and the Knights, in the movie Animal House, he not only played Otis —he became Otis. Since then, the fictitious group took to the road, touring and performing party hits like “Louie, Louie,” “Shamalama Ding Dong,” and, of course, their infamous toga party rendition of “Shout.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 17, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $55.00



Steve Winwood - Fusing rock, soul, blues and world music, Steve Winwood's career spans decades and includes membership in some of music's most legendary groups: Traffic, Blind Faith, and The Spencer Davis Group.

As the leader of his own acclaimed band, he produced the multi-platinum smash albums Roll With It and Back in the High Life.

Join the American Music Theatre in welcoming Steve Winwood who is on tour in support of his new album Nine Lives.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 22, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $70.00



Elvis Birthday Bash - American Music Theatre favorites Scot Bruce and Mike Albert perform as the young and old Elvis, respectively, to consistently sold out audiences, and are widely considered the premier Elvis impersonators of our time.

Scot Bruce’s Elvis act is revered all over the world in places such as Japan, Brazil and China. Likewise, Mike Albert has been featured on Oprah Winfrey and Inside Edition, and often appears with Elvis’ original group, the Jordanaires.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 24, 2009
  • Time: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $30.00



Mike Albert's Elvis Gospel Show - Can't get enough Elvis? The one and only Mike Albert returns to reveal Elvis’ Gospel side. Many people don't know that the three wins of Elvis’ fourteen Grammy nominations were for gospel recordings— including the album How Great Thou Art (1967). Mike Albert's renditions of these sacred songs are so realistic, you’ll think Elvis himself has returned.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 25, 2009
  • Time: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $20.00



Jewel - Singer-songwriter Jewel made her pop music debut with the album Pieces of You and the hit songs "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "Foolish Games" She has sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

She's been described by the Times of London as "the most sparkling female singer-songwriter since Joni Mitchell, "

With a recent stint as host of TV's Nashville Star, Jewel continues to branch out in new creative directions.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 4, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $53.50



Kenny Rogers - Kenny Rogers continues to entertain his legions of fans all over the world. As one of country music’s biggest crossover successes, there was a time you couldn’t pass a radio that wasn’t playing one of his numerous hits—42 in all, including: “Lady,” “Through the Years,” “You Decorated my Life,” “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 6, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $75.00



Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt - You won't want to miss this special acoustic evening of singing’ and storytellin’ by two of America’s most celebrated musical journeymen.

Lyle Lovett is one of the most distinctive and original singers to emerge during the 1980s. Though initially labeled as a country singer, he unique style combines rock, R&B, country, folk, big band, swing and traditional pop sounds to produce an eclectic, multi-layered sound. Hit singles include “Farther Down the Line,” “Cowboy Man,” “God Will,” and “Why I Don't Know.”

Singer-songwriter John Hiatt has written folk, pop and blues songs for Three Dog Night, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, and Conway Twitty. Hiatt’s albums include Bring Up the Family, Slow Turning and Stolen Moments.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 7, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $65.00



Puppini Sisters - Step back into a night of boogie-woogie harmonies with the Puppini Sisters, a vocal trio from London, whose specialty is 1940’s style close harmony, a’capella vocals in the tradition of the Andrews’ or McGuire Sisters.

The Puppini Sisters are: Marcella Puppini, Stephanie O’Brien and Kate Mullins. Come and listen as they create an updated version of the beloved harmony vocals of the 30s, 40s and 50s.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 11, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $25.00



Willie Nelson with Asleep at the Wheel - The Willie & The Wheel Tour rolls into the American Music Theatre for a one-night-only engagement. This is guaranteed to be a soulful evening of Americana as two country legends take the stage together and perform a career retrospective of hits.

Willie Nelson, a true American troubadour, will be bringing his own unique brand of "outlaw" country to Central PA, backed by the unforgettable Texas swing of nine-time-Grammy-winners Asleep at the Wheel.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 13, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $75.00



The Neville Brothers with Dr.John - The Neville Brothers, the Funky First Family of New Orleans, headline an evening of Creole rock n' roll at the American Music Theatre. Be sure to catch Aaron, Cyril, Art, Charles and the band as they bring their decade's long career and unique swampy-funky soulful sounds in a rare appearance in Central PA.

Dr. John, a.k.a. "the Night Tripper" is a truly unique American artist who has created his own signature sound. His music intrinsically represents his beloved native New Orleans. Like a spicy gumbo, the good doctor will create a mixture of many ingredients live on stage: part New Orleans funk, infused with a little rock n' roll, a pinch of traditional blues and R&B, with a dash of Mardi Gras craziness.

This is a show not to be missed.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 19, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $67.00



Feel the Passion with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra - The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings where the Russian master builds his love song sensuously through the sweetness and deep sonority of strings and percussion. Shchedrin/Bizet's work, Carmen Suite, in striking contrast, looks at love's raw, passionate side with the use of strings and percussion in wild abandon..

  • Location: Fulton Opera House, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: February 20, 2009 through February 22, 2009
  • Time:
    Opening Night Friday at 8:00 PM
    Saturday at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM BR>Sunday at 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Please call for admission details. Generally, prices range from $25 to $62 depending on seating location.



Toad the Wet Sprocket with Special Guest Jeffrey Gaines - One of the foremost alternative rock bands of the '90s, Toad the Wet Sprocket takes its unusual name from a Monty Python sketch. Their unique, melodic, rock n’ roll sound inspired several chart-toppers throughout the decade, including: “Walk on the Ocean,” “Good Intentions,” “All I Want,” “Something’s Always Wrong” and ”Fall Down.” !

The Boston Globe declared that Harrisburg native Jeffrey Gaines’ “soulful, wounded vocals make a case for his being one of pop’s finest singers…an artist who deserves far more attention than some of his more hyped, yet less talented peers.” His style has been influenced by New Wave and British Rock artists like The Who, The Kinks and The Jam, as well as the soulful works of Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin. His songs include: “Hero In Me,” and his cover of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 25, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $42.00



Eddie Money with John Waite - Eddie Money brings his rockin’ road show to American Music Theatre and Central PA for the first time ever. Years ago, the former NYC policeman went off to follow his rock ‘n’ roll dream, and quickly went on to become one of rock’s quintessential icons with hits like: “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “I Wanna Go Back,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” and “Baby Hold on to Me.” His latest release is a duet with Vince Gill entitled “Gimme Some Water.”

John Waite’s career spans well over three decades in several incarnations—The Babys (“Isn’t it Time?”), supergroup Bad English (“When I See You Smile”), and solo (“Missing You”)— and was a favorite in MTV’s rotation in its early days. A child of Lancaster, England, John brings his romantic tones to Lancaster, PA.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 28, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $42.00



The Brothers Four, New Christy Minstrels, Livingston Taylor, Chad Mitchell Trio - Come and hear folk music the way it was meant to be by some of the originators of the genre: The New Christy Minstrels (“This Land is Your Land”), The Brothers Four (“500 Miles,” “Across the Sea”), Livingston Taylor (“I Will be in Love with You”), and the Chad Mitchell Trio (“Four Strong Winds”).

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 13, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $57.00



The Oak Ridge Boys - The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits. Throughout their career, the Oak Ridge Boys have received ten gold records, three platinum records, one double platinum record and one double platinum single.

Some of their hits include: “Elvira,” “Dream On,” “Bobby Sue,” “Fancy Free,” “American Made” and “Thank God for Kids.” Oak Ridge Boy and Philadelphia-native Joe Bonsall is the author of the book and song, GI Joe and Lillie, the touching story of his parents.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 21, 2009
  • Time: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $41.00



Connie Francis - Since her signature hit, "Who's Sorry Now?" in 1958, and after 50 years in the entertainment industry, number one selling female recording artist Connie Francis continues to delight audiences everywhere she appears.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 22, 2009
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Admission: $53.00



Eric Burdon & The Animals and Spencer Davis Group -Eric Burdon is one of the seminal figures of the 1960s British Invasion. During his tenure with The Animals, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame member and legendary singer Eric Burdon has charted 25 Top 40 hits including classics like: “House of the Rising Sun,” “We’ve Gotta Get out of This Place, “ “Spill the Wine, ” “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood," and more.

Formed in 1963, The Spencer Davis Group was the epitome of blue-eyed soul, doing their part to bring British Rock and Roll to the rest of the world. Who can forget that blazing Hammond organ on their mega hits: “Gimme Some Lovin “ and “I’m a Man.“ Other hits included "Somebody Help Me," and "Keep on Runnin'." Early on, Spencer Davis Group toured with the likes of contemporaries The Who and The Rolling Stones.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 27, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $55.00



George Jones -Country legend George Jones continues to make his brand of county music, which has produced hits in every decade of the second half of the 20th century. In fact, Jones has had more charted singles than any other artist in any format of popular music. One of the greatest honky tonk singers of all time, his songs include: “White Lightning,” “Tender Years” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 29, 2009
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Admission: $65.00



Mozart and the Cellist - Concert featuring one of Mozart's most beloved masterpieces, the Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, characterized by its lightness, grace, passion, and intense emotion. Also, the virtuosic splendor of Herbert's Cello Concerto No. 2 will be showcased by Allison Eldredge's youthful vivacity while warmed by her instruments' resonating depth.

Allison Eldredge is a "a young power who has been hailed as a genius by Yo-Yo Ma" -Stereo Magazine

  • Location: Fulton Opera House, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: April 3, 2009 through April 5, 2009
  • Time:
    Friday, April 3, 2009: 8:00 PM
    Saturday, April 4, 2009: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
    Sunday, April 5, 2009: 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Tickets range from $17 to $62 depending on whether you purchase a student ticket, regular ticket, or senior ticket. The price also depends on the placement of your seats. Please call for details.



REO Speedwagon - The American Music Theatre enthusiastically welcomes classic arena-rockers REO Speedwagon to Central PA. Kevin Cronin and the band will bring their rock anthems like “Time for Me to Fly,” “Keep On Lovin’ You,” ” I Can’t Fight this Feeling Anymore,” and “Roll with the Changes” to the American Music Theatre stage. This is a show that’s sure to have you singing along to all the great hits

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: April 3, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $63.00



Audience Requests and Lancaster Symphony Orchestra - One of the Fulton Opera House's most popular programs. This special event is a blend of light classics, pops and other favorites chosen by the Fulton Opera House audiences at the start of the season.

  • Location: Fulton Opera House, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: April 17, 2009 through April 19, 2009
  • Time:
    Friday, April 17, 2009: 8:00 PM
    Saturday, April 18, 2009: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
    Sunday, April 19, 2009: 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Tickets range from $17 to $62 depending on whether you purchase a student ticket, regular ticket, or senior ticket. The price also depends on the placement of your seats. Please call for details.



Clint Black - Clint Black attracts fans of both traditional country singer/songwriters, as well as those with more contemporary country tastes.

One of the most popular country artists to emerge out of the 1990s, Clint Black continues to be a crowd pleaser with his traditional country roots and popular appeal. His first single. “A Better Man,” shot to the top of the charts, making him the first new male country artist to debut at number one in 15 years. Black has toured and duetted with Wynonna ("A Bad Goodbye"), and has performed in the Grand Ole Opry.

Throughout the '90s, Black racked up more No. 1 hits, including "When My Ship Comes In," "A Good Run of Bad Luck," "Summer's Comin'," "Like the Rain," "Nothin' but the Taillights," "The Shoes You're Wearing" and a duet with wife Lisa Hartman, "When I Said I Do."

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: April 26, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $65.00



The Doobie Brothers - None other than classic rock supergroup The Doobie Brothers make their long-anticipated debut on the American Music Theatre stage. An American staple of rock ‘n roll for over 30 years, among their monster hits are: ”Listen to the Music,” “Black Water,” “China Grove, ” “Jesus is Just Alright,” and “ Takin’ it to the Streets.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: April 27, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $70.00



Peter, Paul, and Mary - Considered the most popular folk group of the 1960’s, Peter, Paul and Mary have proved to be among the most durable music acts in history. Maybe not so surprising, since Peter, Paul and Mary’s roots run deeper than almost any other folk group in history.

During their first ten years, they recorded about one album a year and many of the songs are classics – “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “If I Had A Hammer,” “Puff, The Magic Dragon,” “Lemon Tree,” “Where Have All The Flowers Gone,” “Stewball,” “500 Miles,” “Leaving On A Jet Plane,” and “This Land Is Your Land.”

Over the last 40 years, Peter, Paul & Mary’s commitment to the struggles for social justice have not wavered. That commitment is as strong today as ever.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: May 3, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $75.00



Rachmaninoff and 1001 Arabian Nights - Rachmaninoff' Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1 will be performed by Santiago Rodríguez on piano. This masterwork iswrapped in flamboyance and playfulness, yet infused with warmth and sophistication — and a climax befitting the Russian master.

Also performed is Rimsky-Korsakov' Scheherazade . Dazzling in colorful orchestration requiring great virtuosity from the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra’s principal players, this work evokes haunting images of Arabian nights of adventure, magic and raw human emotion.

  • Location: Fulton Theatre, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: May 22, 2009 through May 24, 2009
  • Time:
    Friday, May 22, 2009: 8:00 PM
    Saturday, May 23, 2009: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
    Sunday, May 24, 2009: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: Tickets range from $17 to $62 depending on whether you purchase a student ticket, regular ticket, or senior ticket. The price also depends on the placement of your seats. Please call for details.

Billy Ray Cyrus -Since his last appearance here in 2005, Billy Ray Cyrus has gone from being mostly known for his “Achy Breaky Heart,” hit to being now known to millions of new fans simply as “Miley’s Dad.”

Billy Ray is also one of the stars of the Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana. Join the American Music Theatre for an evening of country music fun as Billy Ray and his smokin’ hot band return to Lancaster County.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: May 31, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $65.00



Neil Sedaka - It is hard to imagine the history of rock and roll without the many contributions of Neil Sedaka. For over four decades, Sedaka's timeless standards have helped change the face of popular music.

With countless hit singles, and numerous platinum and gold records, he is recognized as one of pop music's legendary pioneers, and remains as vital a force today as he was when he first achieved his string of hits back in the late 1950's. Neil Sedaka has penned such classics as: “Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do,” “Laughter in the Rain,” “Solitaire” and “Love Will Keep us Together.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: August 14, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $65






Crafts and Fine Arts

Winter Institute - Traditional Craft Classes - Traditional craft workshops, as well as seminars relating to the Pennsylvania Dutch culture will be presented.

  • Location: Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717)569-0401
  • Date: Friday, February 13, 2009 through Sunday, February 15, 2009
  • Time: Please call for details
  • Admission: Pre-registration and fees required. Please call for details.



Basic Woodcarving Workshop - Learn and enjoy as the Lancaster County Woodcarver Association members lead instruction in knife cuts, sharpening techniques and carving safety.

Participants carve their own projects. Loaner knives are provided. Required $5 safety gloves will be sold, and optional kits and knives will be available for purchase. Find out about local carving clubs and sources for supplies. This event is limited to ages 14 and over only.

  • Location: Environmental Center, One Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 299-8215
  • Date: Saturday, February 14, 2009
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Admission: $2.00 per participant. Pre-registration is required. Call for details



Lancaster County WoodCarvers’ 36th Annual Woodcarving & Wildlife Art Festival / Competition - Your entire family will enjoy this annual woodcarving competition and festival. Marvel at the demonstrations of wood carving and the displays of wildlife art. There will also be vendors with tools, carving supplies, books, food and art for sale. Door prizes will be given. This year's featured carvers will be Pete LeClair, of Gardner, Massachusetts, a member of Caricature Carvers of America as well as Jason Byler of Paradise, PA who is an expert on chainsaw carving. Also, the American National Cane Club (ANCC) will have a special exhibit of carved canes.

  • Location: 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717)733-1591
  • Date: May 30, 2009 and May 31, 2009
  • Time: Saturday, May 30, 2009: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sunday, May 31, 2009: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Admission: $5.00. Parking is free.



Rainbow Yarn: Navajo Weavings, Germantown Yarns and the Pennsylvania Connection - The Heritage Center of Lancaster County is pleased to announce a Navajo weaving exhibition at the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum.

This exciting exhibition, guest curated by nationally recognized scholar and dealer Brant Mackley, will focus on the history and influence of the wool yarn produced in the Germantown section of Philadelphia upon Navajo weavings. Featuring more than 40 weavings and a host of other objects including comparative materials, the exhibition will chronicle how these brilliantly- colored, tightly-bound Germantown yarns were introduced by traders to Navajo weavers in the American southwest. A color catalog of the exhibition, authored by several scholars, will be available.

  • Location: Lancaster Quilt &Textile Museum, 37 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 299-6440
  • Date: March 27, 2009 through December 31, 2009
  • Time:
    Mondays through Saturdays: 9:00 Am until 5:00 PM
    First Friday of Each Month: 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM
    Note: Hours may vary during holiday periods. So, please call for details if you are planning to visit during a holiday.
  • Admission:
    Adults: $6.00
    Students with valid I.D.: $4.00
    Children ages 17 and under: Free
    Everyone, on First Fridays: Free



22nd Fall Lancaster/Reading Dollhouse Miniatures Show & Sale - Select dealers from several East Coast states present an impressive variety of minatures and collectibles. Even if you are not a collector you will marvel at the delicate and subtle craftsmanship employed in this fine art.

Please note that these miniatures are adult collectibles and not toys. They are not intended for handling by children under 13.

  • Location: Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717)689-4825
  • Date: September 20, 2009
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Admission:
    Adults: $5.00
    Children ages 12 and under: $2.00



Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair - Dozens of artists and craftsmen will exhibit their work at the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair. There will be potters, fiber artists, basket makers, jewelers, glass blowers, metalsmiths, photographers, woodworkers and more.

You won't want to miss the live demonstrations and performances.

  • Location: Manheim Township High School, School Road, Lancaster, PA 17606
  • Phone:(717)431-8706
  • Date: November 14, 2009 and November 15, 2009
  • Admission:
    Adults, ages 13 and over: $7.00
    Ages 12 and under: Free



1st Annual Lancaster Arts & Crafts Christmas Festival - This is Lancaster County Convention Center's first annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival. You can shop at over 200 booths of holiday decor, one-of-a-kind gifts & much, much more.

Browse through exhibits that showcase the talents of quality artists and craftsmen from throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

  • Location: Lancaster County Convention Center, Penn Square Center, 8 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone:(717)863-4577
  • Date: November 13, 2009 through November 15, 2009
  • Friday, November 13th: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Saturday, November 14th: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Sunday, November 15th: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:
    Adults: $6.00
    Senior Citizens: $5.50
    Children, ages 6 to 12: $1.00
    Young children, under 6 years of age: Free






Family Fun

Raucous! Everything Raven - Raucous! Everything Raven combines whimsical art, three dimensional installations, and wall paintings created by Alaskan artist Evon Zerbetz. Zerbetz uses traditional hand carving and tinting techniques to create original prints.

Challenge a friend to Raven Games, relax with a book in the Reading Roost, search for raven “bling” in a scavenger hunt, and tune into the Raven Radio to hear real raven calls and vocalizations.

  • Location: North Museum of Natural History and Science, 400 College Avenue - Lancaster, PA 17603-3393
  • Phone: (717) 291-3941
  • Date: December 10, 2008 through January 18, 2009
  • Time:
    Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • Admission:
    Adults: $7;
    Ages 3 to 7 and 65+: $6Planetarium shows are an additional $1.50



The Ice Park - Skate under the stars in Lancaster's only outdoor ice skating rink. The special cooling system will make it possible to skate on the 135' x 80' ice rink in temperatures up to 60 degrees.

  • Location: Ice Park at Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 509-HITS
  • Date: Open Thursday through Sunday plus special holiday week hours.
  • Time:
    Thursdays: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Fridays: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Saturdays: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Sundays: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Please call for special holiday hours
  • Admission: Admission: $6 (skate as long as you’d like)Skate Rentals: $3 per rental (while supplies last)




Getting to Know Lancaster City

First Friday - It is always a great time to visit Lancaster City on the first Friday of each month. Experience the downtown as 0ver 60 galleries, museums, shops, and restaurants extend their hours.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City
  • Phone: (717) 509-ARTS
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Downtown Lancaster for the Holidays - Shop at over 200 specialty shops, galleries, museums, and antique stores in Downtown Lancaster.

Activities include visits with Santa, strolling entertainment, horse drawn carriage rides, model train exhibits and more.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City, 100 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 291-4758
  • Date: November 27th, 2009 through November 29th
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free






Nature Appreciation

Maple Sugaring - Join County Park Naturalists for ongoing maple sugaring demonstrations. Learn to identify sugar maple trees; participate as trees are tapped; and, help out as the sap boiled to syrup, and candy is made from the syrup. Maple products will be on sale.

On Saturday, February 21, 2009, from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM you can hear maple sugaring stories, try your luck at sugaring games, and listen to the sounds and songs of sugaring season with Naturalist Lee Amigh.

On Saturday, February 28, 2009, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Naturalist Clyde McMillan-Gamber will inform and entertain you with the history of maple syrup making.

  • Location: Pavilion 11, Lancaster County Central Park, 1050 Rockford Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 295-2055
  • Date: Sunday, February 15, 2009, Saturday, February 21, 2009, Sunday, February 22, 2009, Saturday, February 28, 2009
  • Time:
    Sunday, February 15, 2009: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Saturday, February 21, 2009: 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
    Sunday, February 22, 2009: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Saturday, February 28, 2009: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Sunday, March 1, 2009: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Call for details



Herb & Garden Faire - Both amateur and seasoned gardeners will enjoy walking through the stands of over 65 vendors of heirloom plants - including tomatos and roses. Also on display are a variety of native plants, annuals, perennials, and art for the garden.

Fresh cut flowers, craft items and, of course, plants make this the perfect stop for Mother's Day gifts.

  • Location: Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717)569-0401
  • Date: May 8, 2009 and May 9, 2009
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call for details




Pennsylvania Dutch Culture

Quilter's Heritage Celebration - Special event for quilt enthusiasts. There will be hundreds of quilts on display, quilt-making demonstrations, classes and unique sale items.

  • Location: Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center, 2300 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 299-5500
  • Date: April 2, 2009 through April 5, 2009
  • Time: Please call for details
  • Admission: Please call for details




Religious-Themed Events

Holly Jolly Christmas - Follow Mr. and Mrs. Claus as they hit the road in search of holiday cheer. You'll love Broadway-style numbers with pizzazz, heart-warming standards, Santa's rockin side, a nativity and traditional carols.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: November 12, 2009 through December 23, 2009
  • Admission: For Show & Dinner:
    Adults:
    Matinee: $46.00
    Friday and Sunday Evenings: $49.00
    Saturday Evening: $52.00
    Students - Ages 13 to 18: $22.00
    Children - Ages 12 and under: $18.00
    Note: Dinners - Cocktails/Salad Bar/Buffet - begin
    approximately 90 minutes before the show
    For Show Only:
    Adults: $25.00Children - Ages 12 and under: $16.00






Romantic Evenings

Victorian Valentine Dinner - Come and enjoy a romantic dinner at Landis Valley Museum. Guests will begin theirevening with a glass of champagne and chocolates at the Visitor Center. From there, they will take a horse-drawn ride back in time to the 1856 Landis Valley House Hotel where a strolling musician will serenade diners as they enjoy a superb dinner in aromantic atmosphere.

  • Location: Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717)569-0401
  • Date: Friday, February 13, 2009 and Saturday, February 14, 2009
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: The cost is $140.00 per couple. Seating is limited and advance, pre-paid reservations must be made.



Dinner and a Movie - Enjoy dinner Downtown followed by an outdoor movie in Binns Park every Thursday evening during June through August.

  • Location: Binns Park, 100 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 291-4758
  • Date: Every Thursday in June
  • Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Admission: Free




Theater and Shows

Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest - When a stranger crashes his car on a foggy night, he approaches the nearest house looking for help. What he finds is a man shot dead in his chair and the victim’s wife holding the murder weapon. Welcome to the mysterious world of Agatha Christie.

The undisputed Queen of Crime returns to the Fulton stage with another pulse-pounding tale filled with false leads, red herrings and a host of probable suspects. Get ready to have your mind twisted like a pretzel by this ultra-suspenseful whodunit.

  • Location: Fulton Opera House, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: January 29 through February 15, 2009
  • Time:
    Evening shows usually begin at 7:30 PM or 8:00 PM
    Matinees usually begin at 2:00 PM. Call for details.
  • Admission: Tickets range from $20 to $48 depending on whether you purchase a student ticket, regular ticket, or senior ticket. The price also depends on the placement of your seats. Please call for details.



Pink Floyd Experience - This stunning recreation—including video, lighting, a 6 piece band, and giant flying pig!—of the phenomenon that was Pink Floyd will explode onto the American Music Theatre stage for the first time ever.

The Pink Floyd Experience will perform your favorite Floyd hits, including “Comfortably Numb” “Time,” “Money,” and “Wish You Were Here.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 8, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $35.00



CATS - What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of T.S. Eliot poems in an airport bookshop, has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway's history. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song, "Memory.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date:
    February 20, 2009 and February 21, 2009
  • Time:
    February 20, 2009: 8:00 PM
    February 21, 2009: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $55.00



The Tragedy of King Richard the Third - In this compelling masterpiece by Shakespeare, Richard betrays, seduces, and slaughters his way to the throne. Unstoppable in his ambition he is the bloody personification of unchecked personal ambition.

  • Location: Theater of the Seventh Sister, The Stahr Performing Arts Center, 438 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 396-7764
  • Date: February 26, 2009 through March 13, 2009
  • Time:
    Thursdays: 7:30 PM
    Fridays and Saturdays: 8:00 PM
    Sundays: 2:30 PM
  • Admission:
    General Admission: $25;
    Seniors: $23;
    Students (Ages 13 to 18 and College students): $20;
    Juniors (Ages 12 and under): $15



Man in Black - A Johnny Cash Tribute - Johnny Cash’s music has spanned five decades and crossed-over many musical genres. Just prior to his death, Johhny Cash was discovered by a whole new audience, as a result of exposure on MTV and VH1.

The Man in Black is an outstanding tribute to this legendary icon of modern American pop culture. Shawn Barker not only bears a striking resemblance to Johnny Cash, but delivers a pure and vintage portrayal of The Man and his Music.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 27, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $26.00



Spring Doo Wop Cavalcade - Join the American Music Theatre for an all-star line up of your favorites of the Doo Wop era, including: The Marcels, Frankie Ford, Larry Chance & the Earls, The Elegants, The Toys, The Demensions, The Knockouts, and Bill Haley's Comets.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 7, 2009
  • Time: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $45.00



STOMP - The originators of STOMP, a group of street performers, created a pulsating rhythm using everyday objects in non-traditional ways. There's no speech, no dialogue, not even a plot. Just a lot of high-energy performances guaranteed to have you out of your seat and wanting to join in.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 10, 2009 through March 12, 2009
  • Time: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $49.50



The Spitfire Grill - After her release from prison, Perchance Talbott needed a place to make a fresh start. Inspired by an image of "autumn colors along Copper Creek near Gilead, Wisconsin…" from an old travel guide, Percy picks a town on its last legs. The small, remaining population has been beaten down by years of adversity and false memories of a perfect past.

Hannah, the cantankerous owner of the Spitfire Grill — who just wants to sell the grill and move on, but can’t find a buyer — reluctantly takes Percy in. And the town will never be the same again. After the rumors and speculation about Percy's intentions die down, the denizens of Gilead uncover the hope that had been lying dormant for decades.

Filled with over a dozen soul-stirring bluegrass songs, The Spitfire Grill will lift and inspire even the most cynical heart. "Soulful and transcendent... It is not often that material moves me to tears, but this was one of those occasions. What even in normal times would be a joy is, in these troubled ones, sheer nourishment." -John Simon, New York Magazine

  • Location: Fulton Theatre, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: March 12, 2009 through March 29, 2009
  • Time:
    Evening shows usually begin at 7:30 PM or 8:00 PM
    Matinees usually begin at 2:00 PM. Call for details.
  • Admission: Tickets range from $20 to $48 depending on whether you purchase a student ticket, regular ticket, or senior ticket. The price also depends on the placement of your seats. Please call for details.



The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley - Based on a popular children’s book, Flat Stanley Lambchop makes the most of his flattened condition to educate children on the value of journal keeping and ways for kids to learn about other parts of the world. This family-friendly and educational show is sure to be a fun time for all.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 14, 2009
  • Time: 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
  • Admission: $17.00



Yakov Smirnoff - Since he first arrived in the USA, comedian Yakov Smirnoff has built a career on his perpetually awe-struck Russian immigrant persona. The fall of Communism has not slowed him down one bit.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 14, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $45.00



American Idol Pop Tour -The talent show that changed how America finds its next “superstar” is taking some of its best and brightest contestants out on the road. Relive the excitement of past competitions and have the opportunity to see and hear some of your favorite finalists live.

Among those scheduled to appear: heart-throb Constantine Maroulis and vocalist-extraordinaire David Hernandez. More Idols will be added to the bill, so don’t miss this night of fantastic pop music.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 25, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $40.00



Jungle Jack Hanna -Former Executive Director of the Columbus Zoo, Jack Hanna brings his family-friendly animal show on the road. Through his nationally syndicated television show Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, and hundreds of appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America and Larry King Live, animal expert Jack Hanna has become a household name.

Jungle Jack’s live show features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world. Audiences give Jack rave reviews – everyone from the youngest child to the oldest adult is entertained and inspired.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 28, 2009
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Admission: $29.00



An Evening with Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood -Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy-nominated program Whose Line Is It Anyway?, have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy.

Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes. Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 28, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $53.00



Movin' Out -5-time Grammy winner Billy Joel and legendary director/choreographer Twyla Tharp have joined forces to create the spectacular new musical Time Magazine declares "The #1 show of the year!" The New York Times calls MOVIN' OUT "a shimmering portrait of an American generation. These tornado driven dancers and rock musicians propel the audience into delirious ovations."

MOVIN' OUT brings 24 Billy Joel classics to electrifying new life as it tells the story of five life-long friends over two turbulent decades.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 31, 2009, April 1, 2009 and April 2, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $55.00



Rocketmen - “Sing us a song, you’re the piano man,” and help Lancaster County celebrate the music of two of pop’s most enduring icons: Billy Joel and Elton John. The American Music Theatre cast and band, led by piano virtuoso Charles B. Ancheta, will recreate the signature sound of these legendary artists on hits from Tiny Dancer to River of Dreams and everything in between.

You'll be reintroduced to classic characters like Levon and Captain Jack, and reminisce with Brenda and Eddie “at a table near the street, in that old familiar place, face to face...” This show is sure to put you in a New York State of Mind,”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: April 17, 2009 through June 6, 2009
  • Time:
    Tuesdays: 3:00 PM
    Wednesdays: 3:00 PM
    Thursdays: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
    Fridays: 7:30 PM
    Saturdays: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Admission:
    Members: $27.00Adults: $37.00
    Seniors (55 and over): $35.00
    Children: (3 to 17: $18.50



The Foreigner - Englishman Charlie Baker is so shy, he simply can’t speak to strangers. So, when his old Army buddy, demolitions expert Froggy LeSueur, drops Charlie off at a rural Georgia fishing lodge while he goes to work at a nearby military base, he simply tells the other guests that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and doesn’t speak any English.

Confident that he doesn’t understand what they are saying, Charlie’s fellow guests spill their deepest, darkest secrets in his presence—and Charlie misses not a word of it.

Warning: The Foreigner is so hysterically funny, it has been known to cause unexpected fits of laughter, excessive sweating due to excessive laughter, crying from laughing too hard, and splitting sides.

  • Location: Fulton Theatre, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: April 30, 2009 through May 17, 2009
  • Time:
    Sundays: 2:00 PM
    Mondays: No Shows
    Tuesdays: No Shows
    Wednesdays: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
    Thursdays: 7:30 PM
    Fridays: 8:00 PM
    Saturdays: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Tickets range from $20 to $48 depending on whether you purchase a student ticket, regular ticket, or senior ticket. The price also depends on the placement of your seats as well as if it is an evening or a matinee show. Please call for details.



Les Misérables - Based on Victor Hugo’s famous novel, the international sensation Les Misérables tells the story of one man striving for a better future and another who can’t let go of the past.

As a young man, Jean Valjean was caught stealing a loaf of bread for his starving family and spent the next 19 years at hard labor. When he’s finally released, desperation leads him to steal again, but eventually the forgiveness of one man leads Valjean on the road to redemption.

Still, the dogged Detective Javert cannot forgive him his relapse and vows to bring Valjean to justice. Spanning a period of 17 years, Valjean and Javert play a never-ending game of cat and mouse that eventually takes a painful toll on both men. Meanwhile, their lives weave in and out of those of a destitute Paris on the brink of revolution.

Don’t miss your opportunity to thrill to the electric spectacle that has enthralled millions of theatre-goers around the world, Les Misérables.

  • Location: Fulton Theatre, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: June 11, 2009 through July 5, 2009
  • Time:
    Wednesdays: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
    Thursdays: 7:30 PM
    Fridays: 8:00 PM. However, the Friday show on June 26th will be held at 7:00 PM
    Saturdays: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
    Sundays: 2:00 PM
  • Admission: Tickets range from $20 to $48 depending on whether you purchase a student ticket, regular ticket, or senior ticket. The price also depends on the placement of your seats and on whether you book an evening show or a matinee. Please call for details.

Route 66 Revisited - The Roots of American Rock n' Roll - This show traces the history of America’s music, from Memphis to San Francisco and everywhere in between. Explore the Georgia soul of Brother Ray, the California harmonies of The Eagles, and the Jersey rock n’ roll of The Boss. From the Man in Black to Mellencamp, it’s all branches on the same musical tree. Revisit the artists of Woodstock, and travel back in time to Newport when Dylan plugged in and a new sound was born.

With the best music from the classic artists that defined the landscape of American culture, Route 66 Revisited is a musical journey you’ll never forget.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: June 19, 2009 through August 8, 2009
  • Time:
    Tuesdays: 7:30 PM
    Wednesdays: 3:00 PM
    Thursdays: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
    Fridays: 7:30 PM
    Saturdays: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Admission:
    Members: $27.00Adults: $37.00
    Seniors (55 and over): $35.00
    Children: (3 to 17: $18.50



The Wedding Singer - Go back to 1985 when rock star wannabe Robbie is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party, until his own fiance' leaves him at the altar and he vows to make every wedding as disastrous as his own.

With an '80s style score, a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. .

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: June 30, 2009 through September 12, 2009
  • Time:
    Tuesdays: 7:30 PM
    Wednesdays: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM
    Thursdays: The first and third Thursday of each month will have two shows: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM; the second and fourth Thursday of each month will only have a 7:30 PM show
    Fridays: 7:30 PM
    Saturdays: August 1st, 8th, 22nd, and September 12th: There will be two shows: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM; on August 15th, 29th, and September 5: There will be one show at 7:30 PM
    Sundays: August 2nd, 23rd, and September 6th: There will be a matinee show at 1:30 PM; on August 9th, 16th, and 30th: There will be a twilight show at 7:00 PM.
  • Admission: For Show & Dinner:
    Adults: $49.00Students - Ages 13 to 18: $22.00
    Children - Agegs 12 and under: $18.00
    For Show Only:
    Adults: $25.00Children - Agegs 12 and under: $16.00



BROADWAY’S BEST : The Music - Join the American Music Theatre and travel the Great White Way from the classic standards of Irving Berlin and George Gershwin to the blockbusters of today like Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Jersey Boys.

You’ll revisit all of your favorites and as well as experience something new.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: August 21, 2009 through October 9, 2009
  • Time:
    Tuesdays: 7:30 PM
    Wednesdays: 3:00 PM
    Thursdays: 7:30 PM
    Fridays: 7:30 PM
    Saturdays: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Admission:
    Members: $27.00Adults: $37.00
    Seniors (55 and over): $35.00
    Children: (3 to 17: $18.50



Smoke on the Mountain - It's Saturday night and Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an uplifting evening of singin', clappin', and hilarious stories, with old gospel tunes like Church in the Wildwood, Rock of Ages, Whispering Hope and I'll Fly Away.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: September 17, 2009 through November 7, 2009
  • Time:
    September's Schedule:
    Tuesdays: 7:30 PM
    Wednesdays: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM
    Thursdays: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM
    Fridays: 7:30 PM
    Saturdays: 7:30 PM
    Sundays: 1:15 PM
  • Admission: For Show & Dinner:
    Adults: $46.00Students - Ages 13 to 18: $22.00
    Children - Ages 12 and under: $18.00
    For Show Only:
    Adults: $25.00Children - Ages 12 and under: $16.00







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