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Live Theater at Carlisle Inn {SUGARCREEK}

Looking for things to do in the evening? The Theater at Carlisle Inn is pleased to present wholesome, family-friendly musicals and theater productions in Sugarcreek. For more information, call our Box Office at 855-344-7547 or click "Buy Tickets".


Half-Stitched, The Musical

Playing August 22 to December 20, 2014
and June 2 through August 13, 2015

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!

Half Stitched, The Musical

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!

Produced by 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.

Tickets will be $36 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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Josiah for President

Playing August 21 to December 19, 2015

A brand new musical at Sugarcreek for 2015! Individual tickets will be available soon.

An Amish Farmer for President?

When former Congressman Mark Stedman throws in the towel on his presidential campaign, his only choice is to return to his home state and decide how to spend the rest of his life ... until he meets Josiah Stoltzfus, an Amish farmer from Pennsylvania.

Josiah for President Book Trailer

Stedman learns more from Josiah in a few hours than in his many years in office. He comes to the conclusion that someone like Josiah should be running the country. Not a career politician, but someone with a little old-fashioned common sense, someone who’s not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty. Someone like Josiah Stoltzfus.

Using his old campaign headquarters for a base, Mark Stedman determines to introduce a new candidate to America. Without Josiah’s consent or knowledge, he becomes a write-in candidate for the Presidency. Mark pledges to do everything in his power to make sure Josiah gets elected. But can a plain man of faith turn the tide of politics and become the leader of America, and what will he have to risk doing it?

About writer, Martha Bolton

The author of the novel and play, Josiah for President, Ms. Bolton is was a staff writer for Bob Hope for more than 15 years and has written for other artists such as Mark Lowery, Jeff Allen and Phyllis Diller.

With over 40 books to her name, she's also written for Focus on the Family as well as parody lyrics of songs from Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman and Amy Grant.

Martha began her comedy writing career as a church secretary. "I saw a lot of comedy in the church," Martha says with a laugh. "I used to perform a Friar's Club-type roast on the pastor, deacon, or any other church staff member who was celebrating a special occasion. I had to change churches a lot." And thus began Martha's writing career. She's been going strong ever since.

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