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Joy to the World, American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA

The American Music Theatre is regionally famous for producing an array of popular shows throughout the year. Established in 1997, it is one of the only theaters in the country to produce both concerts and original shows. The 1,600 seat theater puts on more than 300 performances a year for audiences of all ages that travel from around the country. The theater is also known for its Christmas shows, and in 2019, the Christmas spectacular will be Joy to the World.

Be inspired by beautiful hymns

Be inspired by beautiful hymns

Revel in festive carols

Revel in festive carols

Enjoy the Christmas humor

Enjoy the Christmas humor

AMT's State of the Art Theatre

AMT's State of the Art Theatre

A warm holiday experience

A warm holiday experience

Amazing talent

Amazing talent

The American Music Theatre

The American Music Theatre

Be inspired by beautiful hymns Be inspired by beautiful hymns
Revel in festive carols Revel in festive carols
Enjoy the Christmas humor Enjoy the Christmas humor
AMT's State of the Art Theatre AMT's State of the Art Theatre
A warm holiday experience A warm holiday experience

What to Expect at the Joy to the World Show

he newest show in the American Music Theatre lineup, Joy to the World is a dazzling production that will get you in the Christmas spirit. Come celebrate the joy and magic of the holiday season as the performers of the American Music Theatre blow away audiences with their talents. The stage is set as a quintessential small-town winter carnival filled with family and friends, and the show features music, dancing, singing, and Christmas humor.

The cast and crew of the American Music Theatre include professional dancers and vocalists, world-class musicians (including some who have performed on Broadway), and expert set designers, lighting technicians, and sound technicians. This talented and regionally-renowned cast will perform the most celebrated Christmas songs, including “Carol of the Bells,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing,” “Let it Snow,” “Jingle Bells,” “The First Noel,” and “Away in a Manger.” The audience is encouraged to sing along with the performance, creating a warm holiday experience.

Food and Drinks 

Open before, during and after the show, the American Music Theatre’s concession area offers a wide selection of food and drinks. Candy bars, popcorn, soft pretzels, seasonal candy, chocolates, crackers, nuts, dried fruit, sodas, fruit juices, water, coffee, and tea are available for purchase. Taking food and drink into the theater is permitted, and most seats are equipped with a cup holder for your convenience. Make sure to get some hot mulled cider and homemade cookies, available only during the Christmas season.

Gift Shop

The gift shop opens one hour before show time, and remains open for a short period after each show ends. Gift shop items include jackets, scarves, stuffed animals, tote bags, slippers, musical keepsakes, CDs, umbrellas, ornaments, holiday themed gifts, and more.

Travel Tips

- The American Music Theatre is ADA compliant. For guests who require accessible seating, ADA seats are located on either side of the Orchestra and Mezzanine sections.

- Don’t forget your camera. Non-professional, non-flash, still photography is permitted at most events. Should the artist/performer request otherwise, the adjusted policy will be advertised on signs at the entrance of the theater.

Amazing talent Amazing talent
The American Music Theatre The American Music Theatre