The Best of Me… A new musical comedy

July 13 – October 20, 2021

The Amish life may be plain, but Rachel Miller doesn’t find it simple. On the other hand, the Telemundo soap operas she watches while working at her bakery job make acting look easy, so she decides to step out of her comfort zone on the farm to see how ‘the other half’ lives. She sets out for the Big Apple and acting classes, where she meets an aging, out-of-work actress and a handsome fellow student—and finds that the grass may not be greener on the other side after all.

This new 90-minute musical comedy written by Wally Nason and Martha Bolton is the latest in a long line of wholesome, high-quality shows from Blue Gate Musicals. You’ll laugh a lot and maybe even cry a little as you join these memorable characters as they take on their most important roles – their best selves.

It’s a light-hearted look at love, life and knowing who you are.

For tickets, reserve online, call (717) 768-1568, or visit our box office.

Thank you for being flexible

For the health and safety of the performers, Blue Gate Musicals is cancelling 2021 performances of Josiah for President. If you hold tickets to the previously scheduled show, you have several options:
Use your existing ticket for admission to The Best of Me or Ryan & Friends and receive a Bird-in-Hand gift card for the difference in price.
Receive a refund for the full amount in the form of a Bird-in-Hand gift card

Please call (717) 768-1568 or visit our box office to let us know your preferences.


Your safety & comfort matter

We are excited to present high-quality live entertainment on our stage once again. So everyone has plenty of room to spread out, we are limiting attendance at each show to less than 50 percent of capacity – well within recommended guidelines.

Seating is by general admission. If you note your preference when purchasing tickets, we will do our best to honor your seat selections while seating your household members at least 6 feet from other parties. We ask guests to arrive early so that we may get everyone comfortably seated before the show begins.

We have enhanced our cleaning schedule, thoroughly cleaning the theatre after each show and frequently sanitizing high-touch surfaces. Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout the theater. Our ventilation system brings in fresh outside air.

For the safety of all our guests and employees, masks are required in common indoor areas, including restrooms and our restaurant dining room, and we ask everyone to practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet from non-household members.

If you are not feeling well, kindly call to reschedule your reservation.

Although we are taking precautions to help prevent the spread of disease, these measures do not guarantee that you will not be exposed to the novel coronavirus while visiting the premises.

Show Times & Ticket Prices

July 13 – October 20, 2021

Dinner & Show
Monday – Saturday: Adult, $49; Child, $27

Lunch & Show
Monday – Saturday: Adult, $45; Child, $24

Breakfast & Show
Monday – Saturday: Adult, $39; Child, $21

Show Only
Monday – Saturday: Adult, $29; Child, $14

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 to our dining room 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.


Bird-in-Hand Stage in Lancaster County, PA:
2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, #A
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
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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 175-seat theatre (see “Your Safety & Comfort Matter” section above)
  • Tiered seating with wheelchair-accessible floor seating
  • Delicious on-site dining
  • Convenient on-site lodging options
  • Tickets available as part of a discounted meal and/or lodging package
  • Theatre season runs March-January 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.

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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.

Contact For More Info:
Phone: (717) 768-1568