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Review of Fulton Theatre

Fulton Theatre
Ranked #1 of 90 things to do in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Central Pennsylvania’s nationally regarded premier regional theatre, producing Broadway caliber musicals, comedies and dramas, employing professionals from New York City, the local community, and nationwide, experienced within a beautifully restored 165 year old national historic landmark of ornate Victorian architecture, walking distance from Lancaster’s historic attractions and one block from the Lancaster County Convention Center. MAINSTAGE: Million Dollar Quartet NOW-05/20/18; Hunchback of Notre Dame 06/15/18-07/22/18; GROFF STUDIO SERIES–99-seat Black Box–Intimate, Experiential: Red 05/08/18-05/27/18; FAMILY SERIES (Theatre for Young Audiences) one-hour performances at 11AM Saturday mornings: The Emperor's New Clothes 04/28/18-05/19/18; Aladdin 06/16/18-07/21/18
Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've been subscribers here for two seasons now. The quality of the productions are the best you will find in Lancaster county. The theatre itself is a beautiful building and the people who run it really care about the success of the place.

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Reviewed January 27, 2015

Took in a live holiday performance of White Christmas. Everything was superb. Acting, dancing, orchestra, sound, lighting, special effects. A quality production in an intimate, historic theater.

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Reviewed January 13, 2015

Just a five minute walk from Penn Square and the Farmer's Market, this historic "opera house" is a gem. The management takes care of this historic site while bringing New York and Touring caliber talent for the stage productions.

The house is small, but the feeling is big with several seating options and an intimate atmosphere. Tickets are not cheap, but they are a fraction of what you would pay in NYC or Philly. Musicals have live orchestras and great singers/dancers.

One complaint-> not enough restrooms for the intermission rush.

There is a new service where you can pre-order refreshments for intermission.

This is not "community theatre". Most productions feature professional performers who have impressive lists of productions under their belts.

Buy your tickets in advance. It is a small theater and shows will sell out.

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Reviewed January 13, 2015

By Dana DeRose

I am not ashamed to admit this: I have a love affair with old movies. Any type will do, but I especially love classic musical theater. (Nope, not ashamed to admit that either!) While most little girls in the 90′s fantasized about meeting New Kids on the Block, I dreamed of one day meeting Gene Kelly or Danny Kaye. There’s just something about classic musicals that is uplifting and magical to me. One of my all-time favorites, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, is currently on stage on The Fulton Theatre. So I reserved two tickets and told my husband it would be our first official Christmas activity for the 2014 holiday season.

Since moving to Lancaster, I’ve always been in awe of the grandeur and beauty of the historic Fulton Theatre. I was beyond excited to finally experience one of their productions. We picked up our tickets at will call and made our way up to the mezzanine to our seats. The theater, which is decorated in reds and golds, is both very beautiful as well as comfortable – a perfect mix of Victorian elegance and modern convenience. Before the show began, we walked around to different parts of the theater to get a feel for different audience perspectives. We did not find one seat in the the whole theater without a full view of the stage.

The lights finally dimmed and the orchestra started playing the intro. The stage adaptation of the original 1954 movie tells the story of a famous entertainment duo (Bob Wallace and Phil Davis) and a lesser know sister act (the Haynes sisters) that, through a series of comical twists and turns, come together to save a declining Vermont inn – which just happens to be owned by the famous duo’s former commanding Army general.

The entire show was wonderful, funny, and engaging. The dancing was incredible! My favorite part of the production was the actor playing Phil Davis (originally played by Danny Kaye in the movie version.) Everything about him reminded me of Mr. Kaye.

The staff at the theatre is extremely customer-focused. They even started offering the service of pre-ordering concessions, so that you’re not waiting in a line during intermission. This definitely contributes to an even better guest experience.

In addition to high-quality, Broadway-caliber productions and great customer service, the Fulton Theatre embraces and invests in the surrounding community. They offer theatre academy and training programs, partnerships with schools, pay-what-you-want performances, and more.

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Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

3rd time here and never ever disappoints. Easy to get to and always a great show. If you have the opportunity to go you will be glad you did.

Thank Arthur P
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