7pm Performance & Post-show Premier Party

Mickey’s Black Box, Lititz | 7pm Performance, doors at 6pm | Thursday May 4

Premier night! Following the show, grab a bug-themed cocktail from the bar and join the cast as we celebrate the launch of FRWRD Dance Co and LOVEBUG! Tickets include one drink voucher per guest aged 21+. The performance is child-friendly; the post-show premier party is geared toward adults.

1pm Matinee with Bug Ambassadors from the Lancaster Conservancy

Mickey’s Black Box, Lititz | 1pm Performance, doors at 12pm | Sunday May 7

Don’t miss our young audiences matinee! Come early or stay late and be sure to visit the Lancaster Conservancy’s Bug Exploration Station in the lobby, complete with insect samples and bug experts, from noon until showtime and for 30 minutes following the performance.

NEW! LOVEBUG Sneak Peek Preview with the Lancaster Conservancy

Monday, April 24th | 6-8pm | Climbers Run Nature Center

Join FRWRD and the Lancaster Conservancy for a LOVEBUG Sneak Peek Preview! Meet the characters and dancers, see excerpts from the show, and come along on an interpretive hike exploring insect life at Climbers Run Nature Center.

Delve into the intriguing world of bugs with FRWRD Dance Company

Join our talented cast as they creep, crawl, weave, fly, spin, sting, and hatch a captivating cast of creatures to life. LOVEBUG will transport viewers into the hungry bullfrog’s fly-filled bog, a bustling beehive, the chrysalis of the contemplative caterpillar, and the web of the bella tarantella, just to name a few.  Written and directed by Lauren Tait, LOVEBUG merges intricate movement, playful original poetry, and elaborate costumes and props—from a life-sized suspended cocoon to a giant spiderweb–to create an evocative and visually compelling experience with the aim to spark wonder and discovery in audiences young and old.   

Build a love and appreciation for bugs

“Insects play critically important roles in nature that directly impact us. Beyond their ecological roles, the functions they perform that support our survival, insects deserve our love because they are beautiful and fascinating. The Lancaster Conservancy is interested in insect conservation since one of the reasons why we protect land is biodiversity conservation, and we are losing insect diversity at an alarming rate.”

~ Keith Williams, Vice President of Engagement and Education at the Lancaster Conservancy

FRWRD Dance Co is pleased to partner with the Lancaster Conservancy to build awareness around the ecological importance of bugs. Founded in 1969, the Lancaster Conservancy is an accredited nonprofit land trust which has protected more than 10,000 acres of natural land. To donate or learn more about Conservancy land protection and stewardship efforts, hiking trails, educational programming, and volunteer opportunities, please visit