Come on down to EPAC this summer to "Hear the Bells"! Hairspray is coming to EPAC!

July 20 – August 5

Review: Ephrata Performing Arts Center's 'Hairspray' leaves a pep in your step

Jenelle Janci, Lancaster Online

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

Ephrata Performing Arts Center to present 'Hairspray,' a show 'that embraces you'

Jenelle Janci, Lancaster Online

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show."Will her dream come true?

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Special Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce Event

On Tuesday, August 1st, we will host a special business after hours at Eicher Arts Center from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Afterwards, we will have the chance to see Hairspray at EPAC at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, beverages, your ticket to Hairspray at EPAC, and a dessert bar at intermission.

The total cost for this great experience is just $25 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members. This is a great deal! Tickets to a performance alone are typically $32 per person. Due to the generosity of Blue Ridge Communications, we will also be able to give a portion of the proceeds from our Chamber night back to EPAC so that they can continue to do theater that matters!

You can register for this event here.

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

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.

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July 20 at 7:30 PM
July 21 at 8 PM
July 22 at 8 PM
July 27 at 7:30 PM
July 28 at 8 PM
July 29 at 8 PM
August 2 at 7:30 PM
August 3 at 7:30 PM
August 4 at 8 PM
August 5 at 2 and 8 PM
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Youth Programming

Center Stage Theater Camp

Jul 10 - Aug 4

EPAC's Center Stage Summer Theater Camp returns for its twelfth year, giving campers entering grades 1-9 in the fall a chance to experience the theatrical process with a newly designed hands-on approach.

EPAC's Center Stage Summer Theater Camp is designed to inspire creativity, exercise the imagination, promote artistic confidence, and explore unique and exciting ways to tell enriching stories through the theater arts. Our professional staff will nurture individual talents in an environment rich with creative collaboration and team-building concepts. This program is designed to help the young creative mind both onstage and in the classroom environment.

Upcoming Fundraiser

Night with the Barnstormers

Friday, August 4 at 6:30 pm

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Grab your peanuts and Cracker Jacks and go to bat for EPAC on Friday, August 4. We are teaming up with the Lancaster Barnstormers on a fundraiser! Melissa Aument has been selected to sing the National Anthem for the the game, and she has chosen EPAC to receive a portion of each ticket sold ($4/ticket). The game will begin at 6:30 pm with fireworks to follow. Bring some friends and grab a cold one for a night of All-American fun while doing some good for EPAC!

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Coming Soon

The Whale

August 11

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Auditions Announcement

Open Call for Young Artists Cabaret

Saturday, August 12
11 am-3 pm

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The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce open call auditions for its 2017 Fall Young Artist Cabaret. This production will be conceived and directed by EPAC's Center Stage Summer Theatre Camp and Kids4Kids Series Director, Irving I. Gonzalez, with music direction by Nate Prely.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 12, from 11am-3 pm in the lower level at EPAC's Sharadin Bigler

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Coming Soon


September 7 - 20

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Doubt is set in the fictional St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx during the fall of 1964. It follows the school’s rigid and vigilant principal, Sister Aloysius’s, attempts to uncover the true nature of Father Flynn’s interest in the school’s first black student, Donald Miller. Father Flynn preaches on the importance of doubt, but now he’s the one in question.

The inspiration for the 2008 Academy Award-winning movie of the same name, Doubt deals with the uncomfortable and controversial issues of child abuse within the Catholic Church and forms a parable of incrimination and humanity. Take the philosophical plunge!

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Our Upcoming 2017 Season

Join Us in 2017

We are preparing another season of great theater for you. In each of next year's shows, the leading character goes on a life-changing journey. Some of the journeys lead to love and joy. Some lead to a greater appreciation for our common humanity. As in real life, some do not end happily. Each of these plays and musicals tells a compelling story about how the choices we make in life help us discover who we really are. Let's explore all that we can.

Our Season Sponsors

Our Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies

Our Season Sponsor

Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA

Our Season Media Sponsor

Help EPAC continue to provide 'theater that matters' by becoming a sponsor!

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.

As a nonprofit community based theater organization the Ephrata Performing Arts Center (EPAC) is committed to remain a vital part of both the Lancaster County Arts and Business communities by providing affordable thought provoking theater entertainment that matters.
Ephrata Performing Arts Center - Theater that matters
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320 Cocalico Street
Ephrata Community Park
Ephrata, PA 17522

Address (Mailing)
PO Box 173
Ephrata, PA 17522
2017 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2017 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2017 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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