A Bird-in-Hand Christmas To Remember
Unexpected treasures… in unlikely places
Christmas Day approaches and uncertainty reigns in the beautiful village of Paradise. Matthew and Mary, the new owners of a thrift store, face seemingly insurmountable challenges, including a parent with dementia, a sister with control issues, some very nosy and noisy neighbors, and a painting of unknown value – all of which make for a few “bumps in the road” during the most wonderful time of the year. Will the holidays bring heartache or be filled with healing? And what is the artwork worth? Join us and find out!
Presented in partnership with Blue Gate Musicals and based on the story by Wally Nason and adapted for the stage by Wally Nason and acclaimed author Martha Bolton, this Christmas show is the newest musical from the same creative team that brought you The Confession, Half-Stitched, Josiah for President, Our Christmas Dinner and The Home Game. A Bird-in-Hand Christmas to Remember is brought to life by a talented cast of professionals chosen from 5,000 hopefuls at regional auditions who have delighted audiences across the country.
If you can appreciate colorful characters and solid values, this quirky, heart-warming and joyful journey is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit.Buy Tickets Online
October 30 – December 28, 2019
Guests dining with us before the show 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 show. Stage doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.
“When we come to the Family Inn, we like eating out and riding through the countryside. We love going across the street to the hardware store that goes on forever. We go to Sight & Sound all the time. We were in Bird-in-Hand in November to see Josiah for President on the Bird-in-Hand Stage. The show was magnificent.”
— Maryann & Bill Charon, Beachwood, NJ
Our Bird-in-Hand Stage makes it easy to relax and enjoy high-quality live entertainment, including Broadway-style musical theatre and magic shows with a positive message, in a unique Lancaster County setting.
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.
Kayla is thrilled to be joining the cast at Bird-in-Hand Stage, having performed with Blue Gate Musicals in Stolen: The Musical at the Ohio Star Theater this summer. She is based out of Las Vegas, NV and recently performed in the Lied Center tour of Civil War Voices, The Pirates of Penzance with Sin City Opera and toured with Sounding Light, originating roles in two ASCAP award-winning premieres. Other select credits include Rapunzel in Into the Woods and Janet Van De Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Nathan is thrilled to be returning for his fifth season acting at Bird-in-Hand and third as the Technical Manager. Nathan has enjoyed playing roles such as Josiah in Josiah for President, Hovie in Mennonite Girls Can Cook and David in The Home Game. Outside of the theatre he enjoys rock climbing, archery and bonfires. He wants to thank his castmates and everyone behind the scene who helps make the show happen every day. Enjoy the show!!
This is Monica’s fifth season with Blue Gate Musicals. She has previously appeared in Josiah for President, The Confession, Half-Stitched, Home Game, Stolen and more! A California native with a degree in musical theater, she performed at Sight & Sound Theatres for 10 years. She has also worked with Fulton Theatre, PRiMA Theatre, Servant Stage Company, Portrait of a Lady Summer Cabaret Series and Cavod Theatre.
Deanna is grateful to be returning with Blue Gate Musicals for her second show on the Bird-in-Hand Stage! Originally from a thriving small town called Greenville, KY, she obtained her BFA with a concentration in Musical Theatre in May 2018 from Western Kentucky University. Previous credits include Ginny Meyers from Stolen, Judy from 9 to 5 and Tzeitel from Fiddler on the Roof. As with all things in life, she wants to thank God, her family and her dear friends who always let her laugh loudly and sing often.
Richard is so thrilled to be a part of this production! He was last seen on the Bird-in-Hand Stage as Jimmy Scott in Stolen. Last October, Richard was Griffith Morris in the original cast of Treasure Island at the Fulton Theatre. He has also performed in Disney’s Newsies and The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Fulton Theatre and in Cavod Theatre’s production of Seussical the Musical. A big thanks to God, friends and his family.
Connor is thrilled to return to Bird-in-Hand this season! She is a graduate from the University of New Mexico and Troy University. She made her professional debut in 2015 as Nancy Ward in Horn in the West. Last year, she performed with Blue Gate Musicals, Missoula Children’s Theatre and Miami Music Festival. Other highlights include: Governess in The Turn of the Screw and Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore with UNM Opera; Gretel in Hansel and Gretel with Red River Lyric Opera.
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
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.