Arts and Entertainment

Exciting things ahead for Derby Dinner Playhouse – Shrek, Elf, and a season-packed lineup of fun, familiar shows

Derby Dinner Playhouse announces their 45th anniversary season! With a record 10,500 season subscribers on the main stage and over 3,000 Children’s Theatre subscribers, Derby Dinner is one of the most successful dinner theatres in the country and one of the region’s leading entertainment centers.  Currently the playhouse entertains approximately 220,000 people a year with a roster that includes 8 main stage shows, 4 Children’s Theatre shows, 12 concerts, a Performing Arts Academy, and many other special events.


THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY (May 22 – June 30, 2019) opens the 45th season.  This delightful comedy follows the hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, of four unique Southern women who successfully bond and discover lasting friendships with a renewed determination to live in the moment. Perfect for a girl’s night out!

Based on the award-winning animated movie, SHREK THE MUSICAL (July 3 – August 18, 2019) is irreverent fun for the entire family!  This fairy tale musical adventure follows everyone’s favorite ogre, and all the beloved characters you know from the film, on a life-changing journey that is brought to life in a dazzling stage spectacle!

The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (August 21 – September 29, 2019), is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together in Memphis for one legendary night. Relive the era with this smash-hit sensation that features an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage!

Ken Ludwig’s BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY (October 2 – November 10, 2019) will thrill both the mystery and comedy lover!  Sherlock must crack the case before a family curse dooms its newest heir in this fast-paced mystery!  Watch as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters with disguises and deceit while revealing clues and lining up suspects.

Based on the beloved holiday film, ELF THE MUSICAL (November 13 – December 31, 2019) is a hilarious fish-out-of-water musical comedy that follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.  This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner “elf”.  After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

Fasten your seatbelts as the deliriously funny, BOEING, BOEING (January 8 – February 16, 2020), flies onto the Derby Dinner stage!  This hit Broadway comedy is chock full of chaos, matchmaking and mayhem!

Put on your platform shoes and boogie down with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (February 19 – March 29, 2020)!  Featuring many of the Bee Gees greatest hits, this musical adaptation of the classic 70’s film tells the story of a talented, street-wise kid from Brooklyn who attempts to escape his dead-end life through dancing.

Come aboard for a madcap ocean voyage you won’t soon forget!  Featuring one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES (April 1 – May 17, 2020) is full of comically colorful characters, showstopping dance numbers, mistaken identities, plenty of romance, and is considered to be one of the all-time great Broadway musicals.

Season Subscriber Savings Options: 

8-SHOW PACKAGE– our complete season with a savings of over 30%.  FLEX-5 PACKAGE– choose any FIVE shows with over 20% in savings. All Subscribers receive special perks such as Preferred Seating, Ticket Exchange Privileges, VIP Express Door Access, Concert Discounts, and Complimentary Coffee Chat Preview for every show!


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