February & MarchBased on the classic American novel, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested - her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.
JuneFrom the duo that wrote the songs and lyrics for the Broadway musical Mary Poppins comes a heartwarming story that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with sparkling wit, unique charm, and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! Jr. will move you to equal amounts of laughter and tears. In collaboration with Servant Stage and Lancaster Bible College’s Summer Musical Theatre Camp, and featuring students age 10 to 18.
Sing, Sing, Swing
July & August
If you're In The Mood for an energetic song-and-dance tribute to the Swing era, this is the show for you! Featuring Jive, Lindy Hop, Charleston, and the wonderful music of legends like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Benny Goodman, Sing, Sing, Swing is a joyful and nostalgic salute to the Jitterbug! Fats Waller described the uniquely American music as "One-third rhythm and two-thirds soul." It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!
& Benefit Show
Join us for an evening of celebration, featuring highlight performances from the upcoming season of Servant Stage shows, a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, and favorite performances from past Servant Stage shows. Be the first to hear the exciting lineup of shows that we have planned for 2018.
May & June
Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling and awe-inspiring "dramatic theatrical concert." This epic thematic revue puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history. It explores the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life. It also examines the lives of the lovers and families they left behind, as well as the hopes and fears of the slaves whose freedom was at stake. This musical passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor, and faith.
Bye Bye Birdie is one of the most captivating shows of our time. It is a satire crafted with the fondest affection, told through musical theatre classics like Put On A Happy Face, A Lot of Livin' To Do, Kids, The Telephone Hour, and Honestly Sincere. This is the tops in imagination and good old-fashioned fun.
Around the World in 80 Days
Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock. Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show.
Old-Time Gospel Radio Christmas
A Servant Stage audience favorite - the Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour is back with a special Holiday broadcast! Tune in for some foot-stompin', toe-tappin' tidings of comfort and joy! Featuring classic favorites and inspiring new arrangements, this high-energy Christmas celebration is sure to be a memorable and joyous addition to your family's Christmas celebration, from the First Noel to the final curtain!