Owners Tom and Debbie Prather were married six months after meeting on a TV show in Harrisburg where she interviewed him about an opening of a show.
The original design for the theatre was done on a napkin at Denny’s.
The first show that opened at the Dutch Apple was
A Chorus Line.
The theatre received a liquor license for the beautiful trees surrounding the theatre.
Friends and family chose the name Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre from a survey that was handed out of five sample names
There was concern over the name at first because of the association with road apples (ask a Lancaster County resident!).
The first Executive Chef played ragtime piano for entertainment before the show began each night.
Executive Producer, Will Prather first started in the hospitality business as a snack bar manager for his parent's first theatres in Selinsgrove, PA.
Gift Certificates to all shows and special events are
available in any denomination. These can be ordered online, by phone or in
person at the box office.