The GÜT Life
Hilarious and Heartfelt Stories of Amish Life
Join Simon and Eliza Yoder for a conversation about their plain life – which isn’t always so simple. You’ll laugh as they talk about growing up Amish, working the family farm, learning to drive a buggy… You’ll be captivated by tales of rumspringa, living among the “English” and making choices. You’ll be moved by their touching love story and universal insights into their 20-year marriage and raising a family together. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll join them in an occasional song.
An engaging new show from Blue Gate Musicals, the creative team behind The Confession and Half-Stitched, this interactive 90-minute experience will entertain, educate and enlighten with its insights into the “plain” life of depth, beauty and lighthearted joy.
Meet the Yoders – and get a plain and simple perspective on life.Buy Tickets Online »
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 purchased tickets prior to July 2020, or 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 the theatre and 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.
Lunch & Show
Monday – Saturday: Adult, $42; Child, $23
Breakfast & Show
Monday – Saturday: Adult, $37; Child, $20
Monday – Saturday: Adult, $27; Child, $13
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.
Following successful runs as Josiah in the popular Josiah for President, Jacob in Our Christmas Dinner and Hovie in Mennonite Girls Can Cook, Nathan returns to the Bird-in-Hand Stage in the role of Simon. An Indiana native, he has appeared at the Huron Playhouse in Ohio in such roles as Herbie in Gypsy and King Arthur in Camelot.
Monica appears in the role of Eliza with Blue Gate Musicals at the 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. Favorite roles include Sarah in Abraham and Sarah, Julie in Showboat and Nimue in Camelot.
“What an amazing theater. The staff was helpful, the cast was incredibly talented, and the show clean and family-friendly. We’ll be back!”
— T. DiBiase, New Bloomfield, PA
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, PA 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.
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
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.