Shows to See Near our B&B

By: E.J. Bowman

Spring has sprung in Lancaster County and our guest travel from around the world to do more then just visit the Amish. Lancaster is brimming with a vibrant art scene from the shops and galleries on Gallery Row and the 300 Block in downtown Lancaster to the eclectic and quirky stores that flank Main Street Lititz. There is an abundance of art and cultural events to keep our guests entertained throughout their stay. We are often asked what our favorite theaters are or where is the best place to grab a bit before a show. In the tradition of delicious food and great theater, we offer you a list of our favorite theater and restaurants pairings to enjoy this spring.


Fulton Opera House & Aussie and the Fox – Located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, this spring, the Fulton is showing a warm-hearted and hilarious rendition of The Full Monty. “The story of a group of unemployed steelworkers need to make some quick cash any way they can. They overcome fear, self-consciousness, anxiety and feelings of worthlessness to become the most unlikely group of exotic dancers.”

Dutch Apple Dinner Theater & Loxley’s Restaurant – As noted in the name, Dutch Apple offers dinner and show for their patrons to enjoy. However, if you are looking for something other then a buffet, you can walk down a path to Loxley’s Restaurant. This is one of Lancaster’s best outdoor dining experiences with an expansive tree-house layout offering deck views in a Robin Hood themed atmosphere.  Following your meal, you can enjoy the Broadway hit Funny Girl, now through May 2nd. “The true story of Miss Fanny Brice became a magical movie and Broadway show called Funny Girl that starred Barbra Streisand. Fanny Brice ruled Broadway as Ziegfeld’s brightest star and she brought the house down as an outrageous comedienne and singer.”

Sight & Sound Theater & Good ‘N Plenty – Sight & Sound Theater, located near the historic Strasburg Railroad, is a Lancaster County staple dedicated to presenting the Gospel through inspired visual and dramatized Biblical truths told using live stage productions. This spring, they are showcasing Joseph, using innovative dream sequences, lavish Egyptian staging, colorful characters, live animals and memorable songs. This energy-packed show will leave you laughing, crying and uplifted with the life-changing message of forgiveness. Lancaster County is also known for their rich PA Dutch foods. One of the best places to enjoy a hearty meal is Good ‘N Plenty, which is a short drive from the theater. With family style dining, award-winning bakery, and gift shop, Good ‘N Plenty offers something uniquely Lancaster for everyone.

Ephrata Performing Arts Center & Lily’s on Main – Known as the Playhouse in the Park, EPAC has been an operating open air theater since the 1970s. This Lancaster County icon is committed to providing a unique theater experience to its guests. Running April 30th through May 16th, the Ephrata Playhouse will be showing Monty Python’s Spamalot. Based on the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot parodies the legend of King Arthur and his knights as they dance, sing, and squabble their way through an outrageous divine quest for the Holy Grail. All the laughs from this show are sure to make you hungry. We recommend dining at Lily’s on Main, only short drive up Main Street. Located next to Ephrata’s historic movie theater, Lily’s offers patrons fresh dishes made with local ingredients. You can enjoy their impressive wine and cocktail lists as well as their crab cakes. Lily’s is the ideal place to refuel after a fun filled afternoon.

Now get your tickets to one of these great shows and enjoy an evening delighted by the arts and cuisine in Lancaster County. Have you seen a show or dined at one of these restaurants lately? We’d love to hear your thoughts and recommendations. Please leave comments in the section below.