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Our Theatre Companies

The Prathers are a true theatrical family that has produced quality theatre for more than 50 years. Tom and Debbie Prather began the company in 1964, and now Will and David Prather continue the legacy that their parents began. The Prathers bring years of expertise to each production and are known for creating a comfortable, but luxurious ambiance in each of their own theatres. Will Prather created the national touring company in 2008 launching in Boston with Beehive, The 60s Musical at Emerson Theatre. Since then the tour company has grown to include international credits from South Korea to Dubai. 


Thomas Ross and Deborah Z. Prather (back)
William and David Prather (front) 


Opened 1987

The Dutch Apple has entertained guests for more than 36 years, consistently providing top quality productions, a traditional buffet featuring a full salad bar with specialty salads, a variety of entrees, sides and desserts, and exceptional service to over 150,000 guests annually. The theatre seats 320 and is located in the heart of the Amish Country in southeastern Pennsylvania. It features a simple yet sophisticated charm you won’t find in many theatres.

Opened 1991

Broadway Palm located in Fort Myers, FL has been entertaining over 170,000 guests annually for 30 years.  The venue boasts a 382-seat dinner theatre, an 86-seat black box theatre,  meeting rooms, a gift shop, lobby bar and art gallery. Each year, the theatre produces eight main stage Broadway musicals, five smaller-scale musical revues and comedies, four children’s productions, a concert series and more than 200 community functions, including business meetings, seminars, fundraisers and special events. 

Opened 2008

The national tour division of Prather Productions premiered in Boston, MA with Beehive, the 60s Musical. Prather Productions has also produced Footloose, the 10th Anniversary Tour; The Wedding Singer; All Shook Up; Blast, Fiddler on the Roof, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Memphis the Musical, Million Dollar Quartet, Pippin, Cabaret, The Wizard of Oz, Once, Finding Neverland and Summer, The Donna Summer Musical

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