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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, 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 little bit about themselves. This Broadway-style musical comedy/drama will have you bent over laughing, and then fighting back the tears, thanks to intriguing relationships and unforgettable melodies.

With hundreds of standing ovations and thousands of happy audiences members in the basket, come see what all the fuss is about.

Produced by Blue Gate Musicals

SHOW HISTORY

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 based on the novel by Wanda Brunstetter, Half Stitched is presented at the Carlisle Inn's intimate theater-in-the-round.

 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

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 TimesPublisher’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 sisters-in-law 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.

SCHEDULE

Playing July 11 to August 29, 2018

Sidewalk Prophets Concert

  • 7pm Concert
  • Doors open at 6:15pm

 

Schedule

Our Entire Show Schedule

Box Office - 855-344-7547

SHOW KEY:
(M) indicates a Blue Gate Musical
Blue Text
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winter concert series

Date Time Show
Jan 20 7pm Sidewalk Prophets
Jan 27 7pm The Kingsmen
Feb 9 7pm Steve & Annie
Chapman
Feb 10
7pm Steve & Annie
Chapman
Feb 17 7pm Dixie Melody
Boys
Mar 3 7pm David Pendleton
Mar 10 6pm Phillips, Craig
and Dean
Mar 24 7pm The Hoppers
Apr 4 7pm LeFevre
Quartet
Apr 14 7pm The Martins

 

April 2018

Date Time Show
Apr 24
7pm The Home
Game (M)
Apr 25
1pm The Home
Game (M)
Apr 26
1pm
7pm
The Home
Game (M)
Apr 27
1pm The Home
Game (M)

 

May 2018

Date Time Show
May 1 1pm

The Home
Game (M)
May 2
1pm

The Home
Game (M)
May 3
1pm
7pm
The Home
Game (M)
May 4
7pm The Home
Game (M)
May 5
1pm

The Home
Game (M)
May 8
1pm The Home
Game (M)
May 9 1pm The Home
Game (M)
May 10 1pm
7pm
The Home
Game (M)
May 11
7pm The Home
Game (M)
May 12
1pm
7pm
The Home
Game (M)
May 15
1pm The Home
Game (M)
May 16
1pm The Home
Game (M)
May 17 1pm
7pm
The Home
Game (M)
May 18 7pm The Home
Game (M)
May 19
7pm
Laura Story
May 22 1pm The Home
Game (M)
May 23 1pm The Home
Game (M)
May 24 1pm
7pm
The Home
Game (M)
May 25 7pm The Home
Game (M)
May 31 1pm
7pm
The Home
Game (M)

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June 2018

Date Time Show
June 5
1pm

The Home
Game (M)
June 6
1pm

The Home
Game (M)
June 7
1pm
7pm
The Home
Game (M)
June 8
7pm The Home
Game (M)
June 9
1pm

The Home
Game (M)
June 12
1pm The Home
Game (M)
June 13 1pm The Home
Game (M)
June 14
1pm
7pm
The Home
Game (M)
June 15
7pm The Home
Game (M)
June 16 1pm
7pm
The Home
Game (M)
June 19
1pm The Home
Game (M)
June 20
1pm The Home
Game (M)
June 21
1pm
7pm
The Home
Game (M)
June 22 7pm The Home
Game (M)
June 23 1pm The Home
Game (M)
June 26 1pm The Home
Game (M)
June 27 1pm The Home
Game (M)
June 28 1pm
7pm
The Home
Game (M)
June 29 7pm The Home
Game (M)


July 2018

Date Time Show
July 11
7pm Half Stitched
(M)
July 12
1pm Half Stitched
(M)
July 13
7pm Actor's Playground
July 14
2:30pm
7pm
Actor's Playground
July 15
2:30pm Actor's Playground
July 17
1pm Half Stitched
(M)
July 18 1pm Half Stitched
(M)
July 19
  Ernie Haase
Fan Retreat
July 20
7pm
Concert
Ernie Haase
Fan Retreat
July 21
1pm
Concert
Ernie Haase
Fan Retreat
July 22
7pm
Concert
Ernie Haase
Fan Retreat
July 24
1pm Half Stitched
(M)
July 25
1pm Half Stitched
(M)
July 26
1pm
7pm
Half Stitched
(M)
July 27 7pm Half Stitched
(M)
July 28 1pm
7pm
Half Stitched
(M)
July 31 1pm Half Stitched
(M)

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August 2018

Date Time Show
Aug 1
1pm

Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 2
1pm
7pm
Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 3
7pm Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 4
1pm
7pm
Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 7
1pm Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 8
1pm
7pm
Collingsworth
Family
Aug 9 1pm
7pm
Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 10
7pm Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 11

1pm
7pm

Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 14
1pm Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 15
1pm Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 16
1pm
7pm
Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 17
7pm Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 18
1pm Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 21
1pm Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 22
1pm Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 23
1pm
7pm
Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 24 7pm Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 25 1pm
7pm
Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 28 1pm Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 29 1pm Half Stitched
(M)
Aug 31
7pm
Mark Lowry
Sept 1
7pm Mark Lowry


SEPTEMBER 2018

Date Time Show
Sept 1 7pm Mark Lowry
Sept 11
1pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Sept 12 1pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Sept 13 1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)
Sept 14 7pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Sept 15 1pm David Pendleton
Sept 15 7pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Sept 18 1pm NEW! Stolen
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Sept 19

1pm

NEW! Stolen
(22
Sept 20
1pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Sept 21
7pm NEW! Stolen
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Sept 22 1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)
Sept 25
1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)
Sept 26
1pm NEW! Stolen
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Sept 27
1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
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Sept 28
1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)

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October 2018

Date Time Show
Oct 2
1pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 3 1pm

NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 4 1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 5 7pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 6 1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 9 1pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 10 1pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 11 1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 12

1pm
7pm

NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 13
1pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 16
1pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 17 1pm NEW! Stolen
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Oct 18
1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 19 7pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 20 1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 23 7pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 24 1pm NEW! Stolen
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Oct 25 1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 26 1pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 27 1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 30
1pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Oct 31
7pm NEW! Stolen
(M)


November 2018

Date Time Show
Nov 1
1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)
Nov 2 1pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Nov 3 1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)
Nov 6 1pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Nov 7 1pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Nov 8 1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)
Nov 9 7pm NEW! Stolen
(M)
Nov 10 1pm
7pm
NEW! Stolen
(M)
Nov 17

1pm
7pm

NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Nov 23 1pm NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Nov 24 1pm
7pm
NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Nov 27 1pm NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Nov 28 1pm NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Nov 29 1pm
7pm
NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Nov 30 7pm NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)

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December 2018

Date Time Show
Dec 1
1pm
7pm
NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Dec 4 1pm
7pm
NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Dec 5 1pm
7pm
NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Dec 6 1pm
7pm
NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Dec 7 7pm Christmas with
The King's Brass
Dec 8 7pm Christmas with
The King's Brass
Dec 11 1pm NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Dec 12 1pm NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Dec 13

1pm
7pm

NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Dec 14
7pm NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Dec 15
1pm
7pm
NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Dec 26
7pm NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Dec 27
1pm
7pm
NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Dec 28
1pm
7pm
NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Dec 29
1pm
7pm
NEW! Christmas
in Paradise (M)
Dec 31
1pm
9pm
New Year's Eve
Concert TBD


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Reviews

What others are saying about Half-Stitched, The Musical

If you are looking for a weekend get-a-way Sugarcreek/Walnut Creek is the place. And after you have shopped and eaten your way through the town, be sure to stop and see "Half-Stitched" at the Ohio Star Theater. A delightful musical that will keep you entertained from the minute it opens. Well worth the price of admission.
– lesc977, Mentor, Ohio
We saw Half-Stitched on our honeymoon last year. This year we came back to see The Confession. For a smaller sized venue, I was pleasantly surprised at the professional production and the incredible talent of the actors and actresses. Their voices were phenomenal. This is well worth the time and money spent. We all enjoyed it thoroughly. The theater is conveniently located next to the Dutch Valley Restaurant. Plan to get there a little early to avoid the dinner crowd. Then you will have time to walk to a few close by shops. And bring along a few extra dollars. At intermission, you can pick up some soda and dessert goodies in the lobby.
– willowhoneyb, Findlay, Ohio

GROUPS SALES

We offer discounts to groups of 20 or more, ranging from seniors to students. Ask about special activities for groups!

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Good to Know

About Meal Packages: With Buffet/Family-style Meals, the cost shown includes your ticket, meal, beverage, tax and gratuity. Choose to eat at any Amish Country Dutchman Hospitality restaurant — Dutch Valley (Sugarcreek), Der Dutchman (Walnut Creek), or Berlin Farmstead (Berlin).

About Overnight Packages: Choose to stay at any Amish Country Dutchman Hospitality inn —
Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek, Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek or Carlisle Country Inn Berlin. Please contact our group sales staff to arrange an overnight stay at 855-344-7547.

 

Tickets Only

Monday–SaturdayTicket OnlyTicket w/Room
Group of 20+
Receive 1 comp ticket
$39.00 $34.00
Group of 30+
Receive 2 comp tickets
$37.00 $32.00

 

Tickets with buffet or family style meal

Monday–SaturdayTicket OnlyTicket w/Room
Group of 20+
Receive 1 comp ticket
$56.50 $51.50
Group of 30+
Receive 2 comp tickets
$54.50 $49.50

 

 

 

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