The Confession Musical in Ohio

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After another successful season, The Theater at Carlisle Inn presents two Amish-based musicals in its second theater season - Beverly Lewis' The Confession Musical and the new musical, Half-Stitched from Wanda Brunstetter. For more information, call our Box Office at 855-344-7547 or click "Buy Tickets".

Beverly Lewis

The Confession Musical

Playing June 3 through August 16, 2014

After another successfull theater season, Carlisle Inn again is pleased to present a third run of The Confession Musical. This musical is based upon The Heritage of Lancaster County trilogy of novels written by Beverly Lewis, who USA Today hails as the ‘queen of the genre’ when it comes to Amish love stories. The storyline comes from the books, The Shunning, The Confession, and The Reckoning.

View scenes from The Confession Musical

At the center is of the musical is Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who is caught in the middle of secrets and scandal, love lost and love found, and personal heartache and healing. With the laughter that ensues when a New York actress tries to play a “Plain” woman and the emotion that is inevitable when lies are uncovered and truth is revealed, audiences will enjoy a roller coaster of highs and lows. Mix that with soaring melodies, inspiring lyrics, and glorious orchestrations and the time will fly by.

Come see what happens when the plain life, the not-so-plain life, and the down right extravagant life all meet together in the musical, The Confession.

Experience Live Theater in Ohio's Amish Country

Composed and directed by Wally Nason and produced in Nashville, Tennessee by award-winning producer, Dan Posthuma, the music for The Confession blends foot-stomping pieces with heart-felt ballads and hymns. The script has been written by veteran writer, Martha Bolton, a Dove Award winner who is best known for her work with Bob Hope, Mark Lowry, Jeff Allen and Kathy Troccoli. Learn more about the creative team in The Confession Blog.


The Confession Musical

Previously shown with great success at the Blue Gate Theater in Indiana and the Bird-in-Hand Stage in Pennsylvania, The Confession is now on its second run in Ohio's Amish Country. Our theater is located at Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek. To enhance your experience, we've chosen to place our stage in the center of our cozy 190-seat theater. With seating surrounding the stage, you'll feel close to the actors, almost as if you are in the middle of the scene. Seating will be assigned according to best available seat.

On your visit to Sugarcreek, there is plenty to do right on our Dutch Valley campus. With our Dutch Valley Restaurant, Dutch Valley Gifts and The Coop, plus our retail food store next door to the theater location, you'll want to take some time to explore. Packages are available for dinner, theater and overnight stays in Amish Country.

Tickets are $35 per person, with discounts available for groups of 20 persons or more. Please call our Sales Office at 855-344-7547 to inquire about Group Sales.

More about Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is The New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide.

A keen interest in her mother’s Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies and was recently made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie.

In 2007, Beverly's book The Brethren was honored with a Christy Award. She has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. Beverly lives with her husband, David, in Colorado.

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From Wanda Brunstetter

Half-Stitched, The Musical

Playing August 22 to December 20, 2014

Playing to rave reviews, the theater production Half-Stitched, The Musical returns for a second run.

Six Loose Threads and an Amish Widow

What could possibly go wrong when an Amish widow decides to teach a weekend quilting class?

Well...throw in a biker, a Marine, a quarrelsome couple, and a few more crazy characters and see what happens. From the same creative team that brought the hit musical, The Confession, Blue Gate Musicals presents - Half-Stitched!

Cultures collide and personalities conflict when six loose threads and an Amish widow spend a weekend together learning a lot about quilts, and a bit about themselves. This Broadway-style musical comedy/drama will have you bent over laughing, and then fighting back the tears, with intriguing relationships and unforgettable melodies.

With hundred of standing ovations and thousands of happy patrons in the basket, come see what all the fuss is about!

The second production from Blue Gate Musicals


Half Stitched, The Musical

Half-Stitched, which premiered in Shipshewana, Indiana in 2012, comes from Blue Gate Musicals and the same talented, award-winning team that produced the hit musical The Confession.

Composed and directed by Wally Nason, produced by Dan Postuma and written by Martha Bolton, Half Stitched will be presented at Carlisle Inn's intimate theater-in-the-round. Details on the new musical can be found at the Half-Stitched Blog.

Tickets will be $35 per person for Half Stitched, with discounts for groups of 20 or more. A wholesome outing for church, ladies or senior groups, call our Sales Office at 855-344-7547 to discuss options for groups and motorcoaches.

More about Wanda Brunstetter

Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 60 books with more than 6 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD.

Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today. Her books have been translated into four foreign languages. Wanda’s fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage.

Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America.

Wanda’s desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith. All of Wanda’s novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

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