Taste the sweet meat pies of revenge! Sweeney Todd comes to EPAC!

October 19 – November 4

If you're looking for a close shave, don’t go to the barber on Fleet Street. He’s a nightmare! And don’t go to Mrs. Lovett’s bakery or you’ll get more meat than you bargained for! When Sweeney Todd returns from his fifteen-year exile, he’s bent on bloody revenge against the corrupt judge who banished him. But he can’t do it alone.

Todd enlists the help of a local baker in a quid pro quo arrangement. Everything’s going smoothly until a young boy looking for a mother and a young man looking for love get into the mix. But Todd won’t let anything come between him and his revenge.

Sweeney Todd will run from October 19 through November 4, 2017, at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre.

Thursday night shows are at 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday shows are at 8:00pm. Tickets are $15 - $32.

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EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

EPAC's Opening Night Performance Sponsors are Dr. Karen and Dr. Evan Cooper.

EPAC's Closing Night Performance Sponsor is Tim Reilly.

EPAC's Individual Show Sponsors are Karl and Marilyn Soutner.

EPAC's Show Sponsor is Lancaster Urban Farming Initiative.

EPAC's 2017 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2017 season sponsor is Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA.

EPAC's 2017 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

Now Playing


October 19 at 7:30 PM
October 20 at 8 PM
October 21 at 8 PM
October 26 at 7:30 PM
October 27 at 8 PM
October 28 at 8 PM
November 1 at 7:30 PM
November 2 at 7:30 PM
November 3 at 8 PM
November 4 at 2 PM and 8 PM
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Upcoming Special Event

Painting with a Twist

Saturday, Nov 5th
2:30 pm

Paint your journey along the Yellow Brick Road and support EPAC!

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This is a fundraiser for EPAC, hosted by Painting with a Twist at 124 S Centerville Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603. November 5th at 2:30. $40 per seat. EPAC gets $10 from each ticket purchased. BYOB. Painting is intended for adults but children 12 and older are permitted with an adult.

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November 17

Donate from midnight to midnight, Nov. 17, and watch our progress online!

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Your support helps us to EXTRAORDINARY things at EPAC.

Please consider joining us online with an “extra-ordinary” donation during Lancaster County's biggest giving marathon – The Extraordinary Give.

Your gift given online November 17 only will be stretched by funds from the Lancaster County Community Foundation.

Coming Soon

EPAC on the Edge Series - Clybourne Park

November 10 - 8 pm

EPAC on the Edge is a new cooperative of staged readings co-produced with Theater of the Seventh Sister and Creative Works of Lancaster. The series consists of staged readings, each presented one night only on the stage at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Clybourne Park plays November 10, 2017, at 8 PM. Tickets are $15, general admission, and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 717-733- 7966.

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Clybourne Park, a Play in two acts, to be performed as a staged reading at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, in partnership with Theater of The Seventh Sister. Directed by Jeremiah Miller, it will feature actors Evan Cooper, Cynthia Charles, Erika Eberly, Josh Dorsheimer, Benjamin Roberts, Paul Hood, and Mary Huff.

The year is 1959, and the play A Raisin in the Sun opens on Broadway. The show was written by Lorraine Hansberry and brought its audiences into the lives of an African American family, the Youngers, living in the slums of a 1950's Chicago.  The plot focused on the opportunities presented to them when a life insurance payment falls into their hands after the death of their matriarch. Clybourne Park picks up where this show ended, and we see what happens when the promise of a new life for the Youngers affects the white neighbors of the home the Youngers have purchased.

Coming Soon

The Wizard of Oz

Dec 7 - 23

Follow the yellow brick road! The Wizard of Oz comes to EPAC December 7, 2017!

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The Wizard of Oz was first turned into a musical extravaganza by L. Frank Baum himself. A loose adaptation of Baum's 1900 novel (there is no Wicked Witch or Toto, and there are some new characters), it first played in Chicago in 1902 and was a success on Broadway the following year. It then toured for seven years. The 1939 film adaptation bore a closer resemblance to the storyline of Baum's original novel than most previous versions. It was a strong success, winning the Academy Awards for best song and best score, and has been frequently broadcast on television. This was followed, in 1945, by a musical theater adaptation presented at the St. Louis Municipal Opera (MUNY). The Wizard of Oz has become a yearly holiday tradition, and we are happy to present his timeless classic for the entire family on our Mainstage. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they follow the yellow brick road to help get Dorothy back home again. We can all relive our first childhood fantasy as we journey through Oz, where things are strange but beautiful. EPAC is watching the hourglass, waiting until we can share this gift with you.

Vote for your favorite EPAC performances

The 2017 BroadwayWorld Awards Nominations are now open!

Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. Our local editors have set the categories and now you get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through October 31. We'd love if you could submit nominations to make sure your shows and artists are represented! After the nomination period ends, BroadwayWorld's local editors will proof the list for eligibility and errors, then voting will begin in early November and run through December 31. Winners will be announced in January! Vote Now!

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As a nonprofit community based theater organization EPAC is committed to remain a vital part of both the Lancaster County Arts and Business communities. The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is a prime opportunity for artistic expression and community conscious business enterprise to form a meaningful partnership. Allow our passion to partner with your financial support and together we will achieve a lasting artistic legacy for future generations to cherish! Check out all of our sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

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Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
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