A 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 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
November 6 – December 29, 2018
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.
Anna returns to Blue Gate Musicals in the role of Mary. A musical theater graduate of Belmont University, she has studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory and has taught voice and music at Nashville Theater School. She has performed her original works on national tours and was featured in the Tennessee Women’s Theatre Project’s annual Women’s Work Festival. Her favorite musical roles include Sister Mary Martin of Tours in Sister Act and Ellie Blake in Freaky Friday.
Monica appears in the role of Hazel in her fourth season with Blue Gate Musicals at Bird-in-Hand Stage. A California native with a degree in musical theatre, she performed in various roles with Sight and Sound Theatres for 10 years. She has also worked with The Fulton Theatre, PRiMA Theatre, Servant Stage Company and Portrait of a Lady Summer Cabaret Series. She has appeared in Abraham and Sarah, Showboat and Camelot and most recently played Molly Glick in The Home Game.
Following successful runs as Josiah in the popular Josiah for President, Jacob in Our Christmas Dinner, Hovie in Mennonite Girls Can Cook and David in The Home Game, Nathan returns to the Bird-in-Hand Stage in the role of Matthew. An Indiana native, he has appeared at the Huron Playhouse in Ohio in such roles as Herbie in Gypsy and King Arthur in Camelot.
John Michael makes his debut on the Bird-in-Hand Stage following his appearance in The Lieutenant of Inishmore with Beth Marshall Presents and a tour with Lexington Children’s Theatre. A Florida native with a degree in acting, he has appeared in Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Man and Superman as well as The Family Comedy Improv Show. He also plays the Marvel character Spider-Man at Universal Studios Florida.
Connor comes to the Bird-in-Hand Stage as a M.M. graduate from the University of New Mexico, where she most recently performed Governess in The Turn of the Screw. She has performed leading roles in Hansel and Gretel with Red River Lyric Opera, Suor Angelica with Berlin Opera and Horn in the West in Boone, NC. She has been named winner of several lauded vocal competitions. Connor will debut with Missoula Children’s Theatre in January.
Following her appearance as Hannah in The Home Game, Rachel returns to the Bird-in-Hand Stage in the role of Mei. An Ohio native with a degree in musical theatre from Kent State University, she has performed in more than 20 states, and recently was in Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play at the Lexington Children’s Theatre. If you look closely, you can also spot Rachel performing in Magic & Wonder of Christmas on the Bird-in-Hand Stage this season.
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.