It may surprise some to know that many people choose to visit downtown Lancaster PA each year because of the active theater scene that the town has to offer.

One of the best places to see a good show, and have a nice meal at the same time, is Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. Located at 510 Centerville Road in Lancaster, the Dutch Apple is putting on several productions over the coming weeks that you’re sure to enjoy.

Experience a Classic Comedy

If you’re planning to be in the are anytime between now and November 9, you certainly won’t want to miss a showing of the classic comedic masterpiece “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

The play follows the life of the lead character, J. Pierrepont Finch as he navigates the pitfalls of big business while trying to advance his career with the aid of his trusty self-help book.

You’ll watch as he struggles with everything from conniving co-workers, to caffeine addiction, to a torrid office romance. The show provides a truly hilarious glimpse into the corporate world, and is not to be missed.

Dutch Apple offers both matinee and dinner performances of the play for your enjoyment.

Rediscover a Christmas Masterpiece

Those who choose to visit downtown Lancaster PA anytime from November 14 to December 23, will have a chance to see one of the best Christmas stories ever told unfold on the Dutch Apple’s stage.

The classic tale, “A Christmas Carol” will be performed for both matinee and dinner audiences. Guests will get the chance to watch as miserly Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the true meaning of the holiday season.

A stellar cast, and a selection of beautifully arranged music is sure to provide you with a theatrical experience that you’ll be talking about for some time to come.

A Great Dining Experience

No matter which show you choose to see at the Dutch Apple, you can rest assured that you’re also in store for a quality dining experience. You’ll enjoy great entrees like carved top sirloin, fried chicken, and succulent pulled pork. You’ll also have access to a full salad bar, and a dessert menu that includes locally made pies and cakes, as well as several flavors of delicious ice cream.

Special Children’s Theater

In addition to its regular shows, the Dutch Apple also plays host to a unique children’s theater. This year from December 3-21, the cast will be putting on a production of “The Nutcracker.”

Bring the whole family to a lunchtime performance, and watch as Clara and her magical nutcracker do battle with the Mouse King.

A special kid-friendly lunch menu will be available prior to each show, so that younger guests can fully enjoy every aspect of their theater visit.

Anyone planning to visit Lancaster PA is sure to have an unforgettable experience at the Dutch Apple. If you’re going to be in town and are looking for a place to stay, two of the best cheap hotels in Lancaster County are the MainStay Suites, and the Sleep Inn in Mountville.

Both properties offer high quality accommodation at reasonable prices.