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Sit Back and Enjoy the Show in Ohio Amish Country

January 2024

From heartwarming productions to laughter-filled performances, Ohio Amish Country has something for theater lovers of all ages. Whether you’re looking to take in a play, sing along with your favorite tribute band, or laugh out loud with nationally-known comedians, our calendar is filled with exciting events throughout the year. 


With plenty of nearby options for food and lodging, Amish Country is the perfect place to enjoy dinner, live entertainment, and an evening away from the ordinary. 


Find your inspiration at The Ohio Star Theater


The Ohio Star Theater on the campus of the Dutch Valley Restaurant in Sugarcreek has become a leading destination for those seeking family-friendly shows that transport them to simpler times. 


Relaunched in 2017, this state-of-the-art theater boasts a 514-seat capacity and the latest sound technology, ensuring an immersive experience for every visitor. The intimate setting lends itself to a variety of performances from plays to musical artists, and there’s no bad seat in the house. 


Interior of the Ohio Star Theater


The friendly staff, ample parking, and a range of nearby amenities such as the adjacent restaurant and hotel make the Ohio Star Theater a convenient and enjoyable destination. 


Get Your Tickets For Ruth


Beginning in May, the Ohio Star Theater will begin performances of the musical Ruth -  An Original Sight and Sound Theatres® Production.


This beloved musical will transport you to the ancient Middle East, where an ordinary woman’s passage from heartbreak to redemption sets off a chain of events to change the course of history.


Ruth promotional logo


Immerse yourself in the heartwarming narrative of a widow who leaves the world she knows to seek a new beginning in the homeland of her mother-in-law. There, the stage is set for a stirring saga that offers a compelling portrayal of faith, resilience, and the enduring power of hope.


Amish Country Theater: Laughter for All Ages


If explosive laughter is what you seek, the Amish Country Theater is the place to be. Designed for the whole family, this theater offers side-splitting variety shows featuring nationally acclaimed ventriloquist Ken Groves, comedian Lynyrd, the Amish comedy trio "The Beachy's," and the delightful Fannie Mae. 


Interior of the Amish Country Theater


One of the theater’s signature events, The Land Cruise, takes the laughter to the next level.  In the spirit of a cruise ship experience, the all-inclusive package includes two nights at the Berlin Encore Hotel & Suites, ensuring you won't have to spend a single penny once you're “on board.” 


During your cruise, you’ll enjoy award-winning family variety shows, incredible food, desserts to die for, audience-interactive game shows, backstage theater tours, late-night comedy, and much more. 


Discover Live Music & Events


Fans of live music will find everything from gospel and bluegrass to coffeehouse covers and classic rock at venues across Amish Country.  Live performances often take place in the downtown areas or at village events, and some wineries also have bands playing on weekends.  You can see all upcoming events here


Be sure to also check out upcoming shows at The Amish Door Village in Wilmot where you can enjoy a delightful meal while watching live entertainment, including concerts, comedy, and more. The intimate setting ensures a unique and personal experience.


Extend Your Visit


Whether you crave a cozy pre-show dinner with friends or a romantic post-performance meal, there's a restaurant to suit every taste and occasion. Check out the local dining scene and discover the ideal spot to turn your evening into a memorable night out.


After an inspiring show or a night of laughter, consider staying at one of the charming hotels or cozy bed and breakfasts nearby. You’ll be able to rest easy and leisurely explore more of what the region has to offer. Plan your stay today