‘The Sound of Music’ rings out at Caesar Rodney High School

CAMDEN — The singing von Trapp family of “The Sound of Music” takes the stage this weekend at Caesar Rodney High School. “We sat down in the fall and knew we wanted a classic for the spring show and ended up choosing this one,” said director Keith McCarthy. “A lot of kids in the show […]

‘Savannah Sipping Society’ meets at Kent County Theatre Guild

DOVER — The story of four women overcoming challenges and learning to love life is taking the stage starting next weekend as the Kent County Theatre Guild brings the comedy “The Savannah Sipping Society” to Dover. Director Mike Polo found the play while sifting through the works of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten […]

A decade of Dancing with the Delaware Stars

DOVER — Now in its 10th year, Dancing with the Delaware Stars is going stronger than ever. With tickets selling out in just hours, the annual competition has become a marquee event in the community. “It’s such a high-energy event, that people can’t help but have a great time and it’s all for a great […]

ecarte communicates ideas through dance

DOVER — ecarte dance theatre will bring five original pieces to the stage Saturday during its annual winter concert. ecarte was founded by Judith Engelgau in 1981 after moving to Delaware from North Carolina. “I had danced my whole life, but had taken a break from classes before I moved here and was inspired to […]

‘The Nutcracker’ to warm holiday hearts in Dover

DOVER – The Christmas classic, “The Nutcracker” is back for the 22nd year with the Ballet Theatre of Dover this weekend at Dover High. “I think tradition has a lot to do with why the show remains popular year after year,” said Theresa Emmons, artistic director of the ballet. Mrs. Emmons, who began teaching in […]

Delaware Choral Society to present ‘The Creation’

DOVER – The holiday season will be celebrated by the Delaware Choral Society Sunday with Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation.” The nonprofit, volunteer-based Choral Society holds two concerts each year, and the winter concert has traditionally featured Handel’s “Messiah,” but it is debuting “The Creation” this year. “Handel’s ‘Messiah’ is a lovely and familiar piece […]

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ flies high at Kent County Theatre Guild

DOVER — The tale of Peter Pan before his literary debut takes the stage starting next week with a run of “Peter and the Starcatcher” by the Kent County Theatre Guild. “We get to find out how Peter became the character in the story we all know so well,” said director John Muller. But at […]

Be their guest for Children’s Theatre production of ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

  DOVER – A Disney classic takes the stage this weekend in the form of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at the Schwartz Center courtesy of The Children’s Theatre Inc. Despite the musical being one of the most famous Disney tales, the Children’s Theatre has only performed the show one other time, more than 20 […]

‘Beauty for Ashes’ a tale of transformation at Dover High

DOVER — One woman’s story of overcoming the odds takes to the stage Saturday night in Dover with the play “Beauty for Ashes.” Shawneya Ellis found herself pregnant in high school, and with five children by age 26, struggling to make ends meet. “There were times when I didn’t think we would make it. We […]

Musical ‘Boundless’ puts spotlight on disabled

DOVER – “Boundless,” a first-of-its-kind musical displaying the strides individuals with disabilities have made throughout recent history and within their personal lives will take the Dover High stage this weekend. Headed up by the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) — a state advocacy organization for individuals living with disabilities — “Boundless” is a […]