‘Scarlet Letter’ takes stage in Smyrna Saturday

SMYRNA — The Nathaniel Hawthorne classic “The Scarlet Letter” takes the stage at the Smyrna Opera House Saturday by way of Stanton’s 4th Wall theater troupe. While the show differs from the novel in some ways, many will recognize the storyline, most likely part of their school curriculum. “It’s something I hadn’t thought about in […]

Kent Theatre Guild revisits Texas town in ‘Red, White and Tuna’

DOVER — The third installment of a comedic series of plays, “Red, White and Tuna” will take the stage starting next weekend at the Kent County Theatre Guild. The play focuses on a Fourth of July homecoming in the tiny Texas town of Tuna, which embodies every stereotype of southern country life. While the series […]

‘The Last Five Years’ charts rocky relationship in song

DOVER — “The Last Five Years,” a musical that takes an intimate look at the ups and downs of a five-year relationship, takes the stage at the Kent County Theatre Guild’s Patchwork Playhouse starting Friday night. Featuring only two actors, the show is the smallest musical that Kevin Smith has ever directed. Mr. Smith had […]

‘Enemy’ lurks at Smyrna Opera House

SMYRNA — More than two decades ago, 30 people gathered to come up with fundraising ideas for the Smyrna Opera House to begin its restoration after a devastating fire. Pat Musto suggested doing a dessert theater and since the theater’s reopening in 2003, it has been part of every spring lineup. This year’s show, “Enemy” […]

Calvary’s ‘Convinced’ production a test of faith

DOVER — Calvary Church of Dover’s annual Easter production. The original production, “Convinced” continues on the stage this weekend. The show was written and directed by Larry Goldberg, the church’s creative arts minister. “We were planning on doing a show that had already been written and I was reading over it and started to feel […]

Delaware Choral Society serves up ‘Musical Feast’

DOVER — The Delaware Choral Society’s “Musical Feast” – a food-themed musical program – takes center stage at Dover High School on Saturday. “It seemed like a fun theme and I asked for food-related pieces from my friends on Facebook and got about 50 suggestions,” said Dr. James Wilson, director of the group. The group […]

Delaware Ballet presents ‘An Evening with the Arts’

DOVER – “An Evening with the Arts” presented by the Delaware Ballet will showcase not only dance, but local music, visual art and more Saturday evening at Dover’s Patchwork Playhouse. “We typically do storybook ballets in the spring but wanted to showcase something new this year,” said Delaware Ballet mistress Brittany Faulkingham. When Ms. Faulkingham […]

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ blooms at St. Thomas More

MAGNOLIA – “Little Shop of Horrors,” a tale of a blood-thirsty Venus flytrap, takes the stage this weekend at St. Thomas More Academy. The musical production focuses on the struggling Mushnik’s Flower Shop, where a suspicious plant shows up and unlike the rest of the plants in the shop, struggles to survive on sunlight and […]

Children’s Theatre switches it up with ‘The Prince and the Pauper’

DOVER — Mark Twain’s classic “The Prince and the Pauper” comes to life this weekend by way of The Children’s Theatre in Dover. The tale focuses on a case of a lookalike royal and peasant duo who swap places for fun at first, but then become trapped, living the other’s life because no one believes […]

‘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 […]