Fresh Look At Prima’s 2019 Show Lineup!

Ready for a hilarious romp through your favorite fairy tales?

Don’t miss Prima’s Disenchanted! happening now!

Whatever the occasion, there are many great options to start your experience with one of the awesome restaurants in Lancaster City. To make your night out a full experience, an exciting local development is the new boutique theater on the west side of the city. Prima has been a nomadic contemporary theatre organization since 2010, and now has established a venue of their own near Franklin & Marshall College. Touting free parking within the city limits, state-of-the-art technology, and an on-site bar, the new space offers some great indoor happenings amidst the depths of winter.


Disenchanted! is the current show at Prima. “It is a hilarious vaudeville-style show where the classic princesses take off their tiaras and let the truth out,” says Prima’s Executive Artistic Producer, Mitch Nugent. “It’s a raucous good time for an adults-only evening of theatre.”

The original storybook heroines share their subversive, not-for-kids “true stories” behind the tales as old as time. In order to set the record straight, these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, replacing sugary duets and animated teapots with hilarious songs that expose the juicy details of each princess’s life post-happily ever after.

The production is led by Broadway-credited director J. Scott Lapp (Associate Director, Bonnie & Clyde) and a cast of performers from Lancaster, California, and New York City.

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“This isn’t your grade school Godspell,” says Mitch. “There are contemporary references and fresh musical arrangements from the 2012 Broadway revival. Plus, the venue will be set up with seating on all four sides of the stage area. It’s a pure celebration of community and the power of love.”

Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including “All Good Gifts” and “By My Side.”

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Jekyll & Hyde

“I’m pumped about this show,” says Mitch. “We’ve been working with Frank Wildhorn’s team (the show’s writer) to give this production an exciting and fresh life.”

As Dr. Jekyll attempts to solve humanity’s most challenging dilemmas, his passionate drive is met with internal and societal friction. The scientist’s experiments spiral out of control, strengthening his notorious alter ego—Mr. Hyde. Featuring an electrifying score, Jekyll & Hyde is an evocative, pulse-pounding tale. Don’t miss this enveloping production of a musical phenomenon.

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Prima Benefit Featuring Alice Ripley

This is an event you don’t want to miss.

“We’re honored to have Alice joining us,” adds Mitch. “This benefit event is an important fundraiser for our artistic initiatives, but it is also an opportunity to celebrate the power of music and storytelling.”
This  2019 Prima Benefit culminates with a concert by Tony Award winner, Alice Ripley. The multi-talented star of Broadway’s Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard, Tommy, Side Show, and The Rocky Horror Show, brings an exciting show of re-imagined duets. Through personal accounts and carefully chosen musical remedies, “Ripley Prescription” shares both funny and poignant stories of how music and theatre heals broken hearts. Expect to hear many of your favorite songs from Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard, and more. The night is sure to be just the right medicine for all your ailments with Alice Ripley on vocals and drums, and Brad Simmons on vocals and piano.

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