Then after a nearby linner (lunch/dinner) or, if you prefer, lupper (lunch/supper), and a bit of outlet shopping, we headed to the Hershey Farms restaurant complex for the second show of our day. Ironically, this venue is located right next door to the Sight and Sound Theater.
The grounds of the restaurant complex were just gorgeous, full of flowers, pumpkins and guords. We lingered around there a bit before going in for the show.
We entered the restaurant lobby and were ushered into a small theater where we would be seeing the Lancaster County Comedy Show shortly. This show is a theatrically produced ventriloquist show full of comedy and songs for all ages.
This intimate theater setting held approximately 100 guests, and the stage area was a simple farm scene, so appropriate for the area.
Ryan Bomgardner, the ventriloquist, was joined by his puppet friends little Jakey, the Amish boy, Harold and Irene, retired farmers, Tiffany the tourist, and Ardie the skunk as they explored Lancaster County with some hilarious results.
|Harold and Irene, retired farmers|
|Tiffany, the tourist|
|Ardie the skunk|
A lot of audience interaction and involvement with the puppets provided us with an abundance of laughs.
|An audience member trying his "hand" with some puppetry|
|A bit of silliness with some life sized "puppets"|
With puppetry and video topics ranging from shoofly pies to cow pies, this show is a must see for anyone traveling through the area. It is family friendly, and was a satisfying and fun way to end our day in Lancaster County.
Tomorrow: touring another snack factory.