The Young Americans Dinner Theatre

The Young Americans Dinner Theatre

The Young Americans Dinner Theatre

Available Until August 17

A solo Young American performer at The Highlands

Back to the 80s: The Young Americans Rock The Highlands!

Get ready to rock the night away this summer at The Highlands with The Young Americans! Embrace the nostalgia of the 80s with electrifying performances that will take you back in time. From iconic hits to unforgettable dance moves, our stage will be alive with the spirit of the decade. Join us for a celebration of vibrant colors, bold fashion, and timeless classics as we bring the magic of the 80s to life. Don't miss out on this thrilling journey through one of the most iconic eras in music history, right here at The Highlands!

Show dates will run Tuesday through Saturday evenings, June 21 - August 17.

Evening Schedule:

  • 5:45 PM: Check-in
  • 6:00 PM: Reception
  • 6:15 PM: Dinner and Show Starts
    Assorted hot and cold hors d’oeuvres

    Assorted meats, cheeses, spreads and crackers

    mixed greens, pomegranate dressing, artisan rolls


    Prime Rib
    Roasted, au jus, seasonal veg, Boursin mashed potatoes, popover
    Bourbon maple glazed Atlantic salmon, BBQ sauce, roasted corn cherry relish, seasonal vegetables, and Boursin mashed potatoes
    Airline chicken confit, chicken jus, gremolata, crispy chicken skin seasonal vegetables, and Boursin mashed potatoes
    Wild Mushroom Risotto
    butternut squash, zucchini spirals, vegan pesto (Vegan and Gluten Free)

    Chicken Tenders: Fries, seasonal fruit
    Cheese Burger: Fries, seasonal fruit

    Chocolate Cake: Whipped cream, strawberry garnish

Reserve Your Seat

A couple singing

Adult Ticket


Enjoy the musical hits of the 80s with a broadway-style dinner theatre.

A woman singing with a child

Youth Ticket


Bring the kids and enjoy the musical hits of the 80s with a broadway-style dinner theatre.

A woman singing with a child

Sing & Save


Save $20 off adult tickets when you book lodging with The Highlands this summer!

Bruce Sampson
Meet Bruce Sampson

Sampson has a long-standing relationship with The Young Americans (YAs). He first joined as a performer at 15 and has since worked in various capacities, including guest director for YA International Music Outreach tours in several countries. This past summer, Bruce's diverse skills were instrumental in bringing The YA dinner theater show to life at The Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Michigan. Bruce has written, directed, and produced shows nationwide and in China, including for Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm.

The connection between Bruce Sampson and The YAs runs deep, extending beyond his professional contributions. All three of Sampson’s daughters have also been part of the YAs, creating a unique familial bond within the organization. We can’t wait to welcome him back this summer!

The Young Americans Dinner Theatre Experience

"I've gone to The Young Americans every year for the last 12 years, and this year was by far my favorite! They did a fantastic job capturing the sounds of the '60s, my granddaughters and I were dancing and singing along all night. This was well worth the price!! I'm glad I could share this experience with my granddaughters, and I can't wait to bring them back next year." - Rose M.

The Young Americans Dinner Theatre contains flashing lights or other visual effects that could potentially trigger seizures or other adverse reactions.