Derby Dinner Playhouse chosen as 2016 ‘Best of the Best Travel Suppliers 2016’ PDF Print E-mail

American Bus Association’s Destinations (hyperlink) magazine has chosen Derby Dinner Playhouse as one of its “Best of the Best Travel Suppliers in 2016.” The magazine’s editorial panel selected the Clarksville company from suppliers across the country. 


The American Bus Association, or ABA, is a trade association for motorcoach operators and tour companies in the U.S. and Canada. Every year, the association provide more than 600 million passenger trips on charters, tours, and shuttles. Its members include motorcoach operators, tour operators, tourism organizations, as well as product and service suppliers.

All of the 2016 Best of the Best winners have been published in a special section (hyperlinked) of the magazine’s September/October issue, which will be available online for a full year.

“Thanks to Kate Kane, director of sales for the Clark-Floyd Counties Convention &Tourism Bureau, and all the staff for their support,” said Bekki Jo Schneider, co-owner of Derby Dinner Playhouse. “Also, this recognition would not have been possible without the professional leadership and service of our Tour Group Manager, Cindy Nevitt.”

Kane nominated Derby Dinner Playhouse and Nevitt for their 42 years of service in the motorcoach market. She credits Nevitt’s hospitality and relationships with tour operators with the playhouse’s success.

“We are proud to call Derby Dinner Playhouse our partner,” said Kate Kane. “Cindy’s passion for the theater pales in comparison for her passion for visiting groups. She welcomes people she has never met as if they have been friends for years, and she provides top notch service.”

Derby Dinner Playhouse is a theatrical entertainment leader in Southern Indiana. Noted for professional productions of Broadway musicals and comedies, Derby Dinner employs about 130 employees. It is a woman-owned business and one of the country’s longest running dinner theaters.

For more information, visit the Derby Dinner Playhouse website (hyperlinked). Find out more about the American Bus Association’s 2016 Best of the Best awards.

Clark and Floyd Counties, located on the north bank of the Ohio River, offer an authentic Southern Indiana experience. The Kentuckiana region includes the historic downtowns of Jeffersonville and New Albany, the town of Clarksville’s retail corridor, as well as the communities of Starlight and Henryville.