Entertainment Lancaster Aug. 2-8 Stage Calendar |


SPECIAL EVENTS

“DEATH AND LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES’’

Marionette production geared for older children and adults, based on two short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Cont. through Aug. 25. Sat. 7 p.m. $15. Backstage tours included, available 20 minutes prior to curtain. Lancaster Marionette Theatre, 126 N. Water St., 717-394-8398. lancastermarionette.org. For tickets: lmt.yapsody.com.

MAGIC LANTERN SHOW

“This is My Country,’’ a patriotic show presented using an antique image projector, accompanied by music and dialogue. Cont. through Sept. 1. Tues.-Sat. 7 p.m. $19.95 adults, $16.95 children 4-12. Amish Experience, on grounds of Plain and Fancy Farm, 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike. 717-768-8400, ext. 210. magiclanterntheater.com.

PA. RENAISSANCE FAIRE

Celebrate the past with King Henry III and other royalty, with performances, vendors, food, games and fun in this annual interactive event. Opens Sat. Cont. through Oct. 28. Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. $31.95 adults, $11.95 children 5-11. Grounds of Mount Hope Estate, 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim, 717-665-7021. parenfaire.com.

WORK(SHOP) IN THE PARK

Creative Works of Lancaster is collecting stories from the neighborhood to weave into a play. They are in residence through Friday, when an informal production will be staged. Today and Fri. 6-8 p.m. Free. Culliton (formerly Farnum) Park, South Water and Conestoga sts. creativelancaster.org.

CHILDREN’S THEATER

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DUTCH APPLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE

Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in “Seussical Jr.’’ Cont. through Aug. 3. Select days. Performances at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. (Buffet lunch an hour before show.) $18 ($16 show only). Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, 717-898-1900. dutchapple.com.

LANCASTER MARIONETTE THEATRE

“The Wizard of Oz.’’ Cont. through Aug. 18. Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. $15. Backstage tours included, available 20 minutes prior to curtain. Suitable for children who can sit quietly for 35 minutes. 126 N. Water St., 717-394-8398. lancastermarionette.org. For tickets: lmt.yapsody.com.

COMEDY CLUBS/SHOWS

COMEDY SHOW

Performance by Carolyn Castiglia. Fri. and Sat. 7 p.m. 551 West, 551 W. King St., 717-208-3658. 551west.com.

LANCASTER OUT LOUD COMEDY

Comedy open mic. Sun. 7:30 p.m. 551 West, 551 W. King St., 717-208-3658. 551west.com.

THEATER

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“THE 39 STEPS”

Gretna Theatre presents this Tony Award-winning, fast-paced whodunit. Today at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $15-$39. Mt. Gretna Playhouse, 200 Pennsylvania Ave., Mt. Gretna. 717-964-3322. gretnatheatre.org.

“BECKY’S NEW CAR’’

Adult-oriented show about a woman facing a midlife crisis who makes choices she may or may not regret. Opens tonight at 7. Cont. through Aug. 12. Fri. and Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. $11, $15 advance. ($13 at door). DreamWrights Center for Community Arts, 100 Carlisle Ave., York, 717-848-8623. dreamwrights.org.

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“AMT SUMMER SHOW: SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN”

Original production full of instantly recognizable hits from some of the greatest musical moments in cinematic history. Cont. through Oct. 5. Shows various days and times. $32 adults, $16 children 3-17. American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, 800-648-4102. amtshows.com.

“GETTING MOMMA MARRIED”

Finding her mother a man just might give daughter a life of her own. Cont. through Aug. 11. Wed. and Thurs. matinee, buffet at 11 a.m., show 1 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. dinner at 6 p.m., show 8 p.m. Other select days and options available. Call for details. $27-$63. Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse, 3065 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, 800-292-4301. rainbowcomedy.com.

“THE HOME GAME”

Levi must choose between his father’s expectation of an Amish life and his own deepest dreams of playing baseball in the major leagues. Cont. through Oct. 27. Various times. Variety of options, including show only, $37 adult, $17 child; breakfast and show, $47 and $24; lunch and show, $51 and $27; or dinner and show, Mon.-Thurs. $55 and $30, and Fri. and Sat. $57 and $30. Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage, 2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, 800-790-4069. bird-in-hand.com/stage/.

“I’LL FLY AWAY’’

Servant Stage presents this fun and feel-good tribute to folk, bluegrass, old-time gospel music and more. Performances continue through August at various locations. For details: servantstagecompany.com. 717-455-0255.

“JESUS”

An epic telling of the Gospel story with a cast of 45, one of the largest LED screens ever used theatrically in the world, and the largest moving set piece in Sight & Sound history. Cont. through Jan. 5. Various days and times. $59-$79 adults, $26-$36 children 3-12. Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre, 300 Hartman Bridge Road (Route 896), Ronks, 717-687-7800 or 800-377-1277. sight-sound.com.

“MAY YOU LIVE FOREVER”

Dinner theater production by Third Space Theatre, a feel-good, funny show. Locations and days vary. This weekend: Fri. 6 p.m. $43. Shady Maple Smorgasbord, 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl. 717-808-1312 for reservations. thirdspacetheatre.com.

“MUSIC IN TIME”

Dinner theater musical revue. Cont. through Sept. 1. Tues.-Sat. 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets start at $30. Wed. and some Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. lunch, 1 p.m. show. Tickets start at $25.Timbers Dinner Theatre, 350 Timber Road, Mt. Gretna. 717-964-3601. gretnatimbers.com.

“MUSIC MAN”

Susquehanna Stage Co. presents this classic Broadway musical, a reprise of its first show, commemorating its 10-year anniversary. Cont. through Aug. 5. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $25 adults, $20 students. Susquehanna Stage Co., 264 W. Market St., Marietta, 717-426-1277. susquehannastageco.com.

“WEST SIDE STORY”

EPAC presents this classic musical about teen rival gangs in 1950s New York. Cont. through Aug. 4. Thurs. 7:30; Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m $15-$32. Sharadin Bigler Theatre, 320 Cocalico St., Ephrata, 717-733-7966, ext. 1. ephrataperformingartscenter.com.

“THE WIZARD OF OZ”

Join Dorothy as she travels to the Emerald City on her quest to get home. Cont. through Aug. 4. Tues.-Sun. various times. $55-$65 adults; $29 ages 13-18; $25 children under 12. $40 show-only adults, $22 children. Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, 717-898-1900. dutchapple.com.



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