'How Great Thou Art': Elvis Gospel Tribute: Lancaster: As a young man Elvis wanted nothing more than to sing bass in a gospel group. Hear hits such as "Peace In The Valley," "Amazing Grace," and of course the title track "How Great Thou Art" during a tribute at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 through 6 at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $53, or $34 for the show only. Visit dutchapple.com for details.
Inspire at American Music Theatre: Lancaster: American Music Theatre's Original Show, Inspire, celebrates the moving power of music through the universal themes of Hope, Courage, Faith, Love, Freedom, and Joy, running through October 9 at American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East. Inspire follows two individuals striving to find their path in life, and features songs that take them on a touching journey from heartbreak and poignancy to happiness and joy. Tickets are $32. Select performances are $20. For details, visit amtshows.com.
Hotel California — A Salute to the Eagles: York: This dynamic and exciting show will salute the music of the Eagles at 7:30 p.m. October 7 at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George Street. The band delivers a modern, action packed performance that brings this timeless music into the new millennium. Tickets are $25, $28 and $31. Visit mystrandcapitol.org for more information.
Hal Holbrook in "Mark Twain Tonight!": York: One of the most acclaimed and enduring performances in the history of theater will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. October 8 at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George Street. 60 years ago, a young actor took the stage in a tiny off-Broadway theater and introduced the world to a man they would never forget. Tickets are $40, $45, $50, $55 and $65. For details, visit mystrandcapitol.org.
Seussical at Dreamwrights: York: The Cat in the Hat weaves a magical tale bursting with your favorite Dr. Seuss characters during 12 performances October 9 through 25 at Dreamwrights Youth and Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Avenue. Take a musical journey with Horton the elephant from the Jungle of Nool to the tiny world of Whos, all the while rediscovering the power of friendship, loyalty, family, and community. Tickets are $10 and $14. For showtimes and details, visit dreamwrights.org.
National Apple Harvest Festival: Biglerville: Celebrate the best of the apple harvest from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 3 and 4, and October 10 and 11 at the South Mountain Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Road, near historic Gettysburg. The festival is held rain or shine and includes hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands, and entertainment. For details and ticket information, visit appleharvest.com for details.
Synchronized Little Mermaid: York: Get ready for an under the sea spectacular as the York YWCA Synchro-Ettes present The Little Mermaid at 1:30, 4:30, and 6:30 p.m. October 10 and 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. October 11, performed in the water at the York YWCA Pool, 320 East Market Street. Synchronized swimming is an exciting and challenging sport that combines ballet and gymnastic moves. Admission is a $7 donation. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact Kathy at the YWCA at 717-434-1767.