This spring I was part of a select group of bloggers who attended the #SweetestMoments tour in Hershey, Pennsylvania. I’ve lived in Pennsylvania my entire life, but was born in Philadelphia and have only been out to central PA a few times. I love the farm landscape of this part of the state, the beauty of the rolling hills in Amish country and the generous restaurants that scatter the different towns.
Hershey is an amazing town, so easily accessible from Philadelphia and New Jersey, and with so much to offer in addition to the famous Hershey Park and Hershey Museum. And I’m here to share one of those gems with you!
The Hershey Theatre offers a multitude of entertainment options and is located in downtown Hershey, central to the shops, restaurants, coffee houses and spas. The Hershey Theatre offers touring Broadway shows, classical music, dance ensembles such as Celtic Thunder, and kids entertainment including Disney Junior.
I am so excited for Finding Neverland, hitting the stage this September and Jersey Boys coming March 2019. You can find their full line up of entertainment on their website and tickets are available on an individual basis or for groups!
The best kept secret about the Hershey Theatre is the classic and breathtaking beauty in the architecture of the building itself. Opened in 1933, the theatre was part of Milton Hershey’s Great Building Plan of the Depression, the theatre boasts 1904 seats.
Upon walking into the theatre, you’re immediately surrounded by quality workmanship and beauty. There are floor to ceiling details including a floor of Italian lava rock. When you gaze upwards, you’ll find a detailed ceiling featuring swans, beehives, sheaves of wheat, and ancient war chariots.
Inside the orchestra, a Venice inspired atmosphere takes you over. The sides of the auditorium take you into another time, featuring lavish balconies and windowed towers surrounded by gold and rose hues.
This ceiling was hand-tiled by German artisans and is simply breathtaking. You have to see this first hand!
For theatre buffs, you simply must check out the atmospheric ceiling at the Hershey Theatre. It is one of only two existing celings like this in the United States, the other in Georgia. The changes from sunset to dusk, with clouds that move and shift like the sky above. This is done using lights and 88 tiny holes in the ceiling equipped with bulbs that allow this transformation to happen before your eyes. It’s dreamy, whimsical, and just like the sky, always changing.
Hershey has so much to offer and the Theatre is a gem you must check out! We can’t wait to go back for a show! Stay tuned for more arts and theatre coverage from Mommy Entourage here and make sure to follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest! Visiting Hershey? Make sure to keep following the blog because there is more to come! You can find my post on the Hershey Bears here, learn why I’d love to camp at Hersheypark Camping Resort in this post, and read about my new friend Luna at ZooAmerica here! Thanks for following along!!