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 […]

Dover teen takes the musical baton

DOVER — Fifteen-year-old Grady O’Connor is well on his way to becoming an accomplished musician. He is preparing to take the lead of Wesley United Methodist Church’s choir, directing a piece under the tutelage of Becky Davis. Grady started playing alto saxophone five years ago and has since been on a mission to learn everything […]

‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ serves up laughs at Kent County Theatre Guild

DOVER — The Kent County Theatre Guild is bringing an adaption of the French farce, “Don’t Dress for Dinner” to the stage starting this weekend. The show was first read by the Guild’s play committee a few years ago and at the time, the show’s director Steve Caporricio thought it was great. He has been […]

Dover man making most of second chance at life

DOVER — Receiving an organ transplant and getting a second chance at life call for celebration. That’s why the Transplant Games of America brings together thousands of transplant recipients every other year to participate in sports they wouldn’t be able play without receiving a transplant. Last month, Lloyd Saba of Dover competed in his fifth […]