Ryan & Friends: All-Star Comedy

April 6 – October 19, 2024

Comedy rules when Ryan returns to our stage with every one of his friends: witty 8-year-old Jeffrey, who lives in a suitcase and travels Third Class on airplanes; Harold and Irene, who have way more opinions than your average grandparents; and not-so-silent beasts Ardy the Skunk and Randy the Rooster, plus a new mystery guest—all hilarious and high-energy friends who barely let Ryan get a word in edge-wise.

This “best of” special highlights all of Ryan & Friends’ greatest hits in an uproarious multimedia variety show, combining uplifting comedy skits with audiences’ most-requested parody songs in styles ranging from country to Broadway. Laugh along with this popular comedian, ventriloquist, musician, and all-around funny guy and, of course, his friends.

Don’t miss out on music and merriment that comes with a great message!

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Show Times & Ticket Prices

April 6 – October 19, 2024

Dinner & Show
Tuesday – Saturday: Adult, $58.50; Child, $30

Lunch & Show
Tuesday – Saturday: Adult, $53.50; Child, $27

Show Only
Tuesday – Saturday: Adult, $33.50; Child, $15

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 90 minutes with no intermission.


Bird-in-Hand Stage in Lancaster County, PA:
Due to a fire at our Restaurant, the Stage is temporarily located at the former Revere Tavern at 3063 Lincoln Highway East in Paradise.

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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

Ryan Bomgardner

A multi-talented Christian comedian, Ryan has performed throughout the United States and Canada and beyond, with performances that range from laugh-crazed family shows to dynamic corporate gigs. A graduate of the Maher School of Ventriloquism, Ryan has entertained in 30 countries on six continents and on the high seas, on Disney Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International, as well as on national TV. No matter where he performs, audiences can expect a flawlessly clean show and side-splitting comedy.


An 8-year-old kid who steals the stage, Jeffrey has a witty outlook on life and often says the things we only wish we could say. He currently resides in a suitcase and travels third class on airplanes.

Harold & Irene

Harold & Irene are a couple of hilarious older folks who aren’t shy about sharing advice on topics ranging from iPads to iHOPs. Wherever they go, they’re fan favorites.

Ardy the Skunk

A country critter who has had his fair share of run-ins with vehicles and over-zealous animal lovers alike, Ardy is a hit with fans of all ages.

Randy the Rooster

Randy delivers free-range laughs about farm life, Lancaster County and—believe it or not—fried chicken!


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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.

3063 Lincoln Hwy E,
Paradise, PA 17562

We will stage the season’s first two shows, The Confession and Ryan & Friends: All-Star Comedy, at our temporary location at 3063 Lincoln Highway East at least through June.

Contact For More Info:
Email: CentralReservations@Bird-in-Hand.com
Phone: (717) 768-1568