The Home Game… baseball, farming & family

August 4 – October 19, 2023

For as long as he can remember, handsome Levi Troyer has loved playing baseball. He daydreams about playing in the major leagues, but his father expects him to remain on the family farm. Levi manages to keep most of his dreams in check — until a sports talent scout sees Levi’s impressive pitching and batting skills and offers him a deal he can’t refuse. It’s an unforgettable journey—a prodigal son story set against the backdrop of Amish farmlands and America’s favorite pastime.

Returning to our stage, this fun, dramatic and very moving show from Blue Gate Musicals consistently plays to rave reviews and standing ovations. Written by Martha Bolton, based on her novel, The Home Game will win its way into your heart

How will Levi choose between his father’s wishes for an Amish life and his own deepest dreams? What will it cost him?

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Show Times & Ticket Prices

August 4 – October 19, 2023

Dinner & Show
Monday – Saturday: Adult, $69; Child, $33

Lunch & Show
Monday – Saturday: Adult, $64; Child, $30

Show Only
Monday – Saturday: Adult, $44; Child, $18

Guests dining with us before the performance should arrive at least 90 minutes prior to allow for time to enjoy their meal. If you arrive later than that time, we are not able to guarantee you will be finished dining in time to be seated for the live musical. Stage doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Show runs 2 1/2 hours plus intermission.


Bird-in-Hand Stage in Lancaster County, PA:
2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, #A
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
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“We loved the acting and the music – great story!”

— dovey57, Posen, IL

Wholesome Entertainment Everyone Will Enjoy

Our Bird-in-Hand Stage makes it easy to relax and enjoy high-quality live entertainment, including Broadway-style musical theatre with a positive message, in a unique Lancaster County setting.

  • Intimate 140-seat theatre
  • Tiered seating with wheelchair-accessible floor seating
  • Delicious on-site dining – be sure to check the Restaurant’s hours of operation
  • Convenient on-site lodging options
  • Tickets available as part of a discounted meal and/or lodging package
  • Theatre season runs April – December with various show times

Escape your everyday world for a little while and enjoy our live stage shows. You’ll find yourself laughing, holding your breath, gasping, tapping your toes – uplifted and fully entertained.

Meet Our Talented Cast

Judd Caldwell, Phil Watson

Judd Caldwell is excited for his first time performing with Bird-in-Hand Stage! He originally hails from warm and sunny Arizona. Judd spent two years of classical acting training from Southern Utah University and finished his bachelors degree at Utah Valley University. He performed in selected roles such as Perchik from Fiddler on the Roof, Captain Walker from The Who’s Tommy, Parpignol from La Boheme, including many roles in devised works and spoofs. Most recently he performed at our sister theatre The Blue Gate Theatre in Indiana performing Dear Soldier Boy as John Paul. He is grateful for the opportunity to portray the role of Phil with Bird-In-Hand Stage! Many thanks to his family, friends and mentors for all their support!

Reagan Connell, Female Swing

Reagan Connell is thrilled to be a part of The Home Game! She is entering her junior year at the Center for Performing and Fine Arts (PALCS). She started out doing classical ballet with roles in both Wonder (Cavod), and Clara, in The Nutcracker. Favorite theater roles include Sound of Music (Liesl), Godspell (Joanne) with Servant Stage, The Christmas Tree Ship (Female Swing; Blue Gate Musicals), Tale of Two Cities (Seamstress/DC), Little Women (Beth) at Cavod, Newsies (Katherine Plumber; HCPAC), and Annie (Annie, LCS). One of her favorite roles to date was Linda in Recognize Productions short film, The Pony Cart Adventure, where she immersed herself in Amish and Mennonite culture. She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support and love! May all the glory be to God! Romans 8:28  @rconnell_07

Nathan Garner, David Troyer

Nathan is glad to be returning to the Bird-in-Hand Stage. This is his 8th year at Bird-in-Hand and 9th with Blue Gate Musicals. He is excited for a new season of shows and a new cast of people to work with! Most recently he was seen as Joshua King in Dear Soldier Boy and Josiah in Josiah for President. He wants to thank you all for coming and hopes you enjoy the show!

Ily Jeanniton, Molly Glick

Ily Jeanniton (she/her) is so excited to participate in her first production with Blue Gate Musicals. Ily is an avid cat and nature lover and spends most of her time caring for her 3 fur babies, Blaze, Suki and Jax and watching movies with her family. Ily has been featured on the Playhouse on the Square stage several times in Memphis TN most recently in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Mary), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Brenda) and in Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School (Junie B U/S swing). Ily has also traveled the US performing, cultivating her love of travel, taking in the beauty of the US. Ily would like to thank Monica and the rest of the Blue Gate team and her wonderful family for always supporting her. “Tip your servers and enjoy the show!”


Caylin Keliehor, Ruth Weaver

Caylin Keliehor (she/her) is thrilled to be returning to Bird-in-Hand Stage after a wonderful run in Dear Soldier Boy (Female Ensemble/Swing)! A graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory Musical Theatre, she has been seen regionally in Little Shop of Horrers (Audrey), Xanadu (Melpomene, Kira u/s), Spamlot (Laker Girl, Dance Captain), and Footloose (Urleen), among other credits. For Meo and my beautifully supportive immediate and chosen family: You know who you are; I love you! IG: @mscaylink

Josie LaTorres, Annette

Josie LaTorres (she/her) is very excited to be back at The Bird-in-Hand Stage! Recently seen as Sofia in Dear Soldier Boy, Josie is a performer based in Allentown, PA, and is a 2022 graduate of DeSales University with a BA in Theatre. Regional Credits: Much Ado About Nothing, Little Red, The Taming of the Shrew, The River Bride (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Dear Soldier Boy (Blue Gate Musicals); At the Stroke of Midnight (Pines Dinner Theatre); In the Heights, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and Jesus Christ Superstar (NCC Summer Theatre). Josie would like to congratulate the cast and crew and to thank her family for their love and support! IG: @josielatorres

Robbie Moran, Marco Diego

Robbie Moran is a 22 year old actor from Bardstown, Kentucky. He is returning for his second show here at Blue Gate. Robbie made his Blue Gate debut in Dear Soldier Boy as William Conway III. Robbie was an ensemble member in The Stephen Foster Story for five seasons and was the understudy for Dunning Foster and Joseph P. Murphy. He also pursued a degree in Acting at Western Kentucky University with a Musical Theater Minor. At WKU, Robbie

Ryan Phelps, John Troyer

Now a Blue Gate Musicals journeyman, Ryan has previously appeared as Glenn in Our Christmas Dinner in Shipshewana, Indiana, and made his professional debut as Paul in A Simple Sanctuary one year ago on this very stage! Closer to home, Ryan studied Theatre at Central Connecticut State University, and originated the role of Roscoe in the recent world premiere of Dandelion the Musical at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, Connecticut. He’d like to thank Blue Gate Musicals for their continued faith in him, and would like to thank his family, his friends, and Melody, for doling out words of encouragement and kicks in the pants as necessary, and his many educators and draggers-into-things over the years. Much love!

Brian Silva, Male Ensemble/Swing

Brian Silva is overjoyed to return in The Home Game after enjoying his previous roles as the Featured Male/Swing in Blue Gate’s Dear Soldier Boy in the spring.  Brian hails from Carlisle, Pennsylvania and is no stranger to the stage, traveling all around South Central PA performing in various companies living the dream. Favorite Credits include: Rent (Tom Collins), Puffs (Wayne Hopkins), Cats (Mungojerrie) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Dan/One More Angel Soloist).  He would like to thank his friends and family for their love, inspiration, and supporting the arts.

Richard Weaver, Levi Troyer

Richard is so thrilled to return to the Bird-in-Hand Stage! You may have seen him last as Mitch Lee in Dear Soldier Boy, Bart in Josiah for President, Denny in A Simple Sanctuary, Brock in The Best of Me, Jimmy Scott in Stolen the Musical. Richard grew up in Lancaster County and has been performing locally for many theaters including The Fulton Theatre, The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Servant Stage, and many more! Some of his favorite roles include Ensemble in Treasure Island at the Fulton Theatre and Laurie in Little Women at Cavod Theatre. When not performing he can be found teaching acting classes, playing DnD, and directing shows! A big thanks to his wife Catherine, friends, family, teachers, and God.

Catherine Weaver, Hannah Weaver

Catherine Weaver is excited to return to the Bird-in-Hand Stage after appearing in Dear Soldier Boy, A Simple Sanctuary, Josiah for President, The Christmas Tree Ship, and Stolen. She holds a BFA in musical theatre from Samford University and has performed with various companies including Hampstead Stage Company, Birmingham Children’s Theatre, and National Theatre for Children. Catherine also performs locally with Magic and Wonder Theater, Piercing Word, and Cavod Theatre. Thanks to Monica for this opportunity. Love to her wonderful husband Ric.

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Amish Country Home Cooking

Our Bird-in-Hand Stage adds new flexibility to the concept of a dinner theatre in Lancaster, PA. To enhance your Lancaster County theatre experience, come early or stay after the show to enjoy a meal at our Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord, where you can order from the menu or select from our mouthwatering all-you-can-eat buffet. If you’re looking for lighter fare, enjoy the farm-fresh choices at our nearby Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe. Be sure to ask about dining discounts when you make your reservations.

Restaurant & Smorgasbord

Stay Overnight: Experience Smucker Family Hospitality

Our on-site dining options are a delicious way to round out your visit to our Bird-in-Hand Stage. For an even more memorable theatre experience, ask about discounted packages that include meals or lodging at our one of our conveniently located properties, which provide easy access to all the most popular Lancaster County attractions.


The Bird-in-Hand Stage is located on the banquet level of the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord. Wheelchair-accessible floor seating is available.

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Phone: (717) 768-1568