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 years […]

‘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 […]

‘A Few Good Men’ on stage twice this weekend

CAMDEN — The military legal drama “A Few Good Men” is coming to the stage in Kent County this weekend with shows in Camden and Smyrna presented by Stanton’s 4th Wall theater troupe. “I’ve been wanting to do the play since I originally saw the movie but have seriously been thinking about it for three […]

Wyoming gets set for 28th annual Peach Festival

WYOMING — At the height of peach season comes the 28th annual Wyoming Peach Festival on Saturday. And although Wyoming may be a tiny town, it always aims to put on a great festival. “Sometimes people don’t even realize Wyoming is its own town but when they come to the Peach Festival, you’ll see this […]

Ballet Theatre of Dover salutes ‘America’

DOVER – The Ballet Theatre of Dover will pay a theatrical tribute to the United States in its Thursday performance of “America.” The production includes portrayals of different eras of American history from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance and captures the experiences of Native Americans to immigrants. “I myself am an immigrant and […]

It’s about face for artist Simon at Dover Public Library

DOVER — The arts were a hobby of Wilmington artist Paul Simon for many years before becoming his sole focus. “I had been doing art on and off for years but it was very sporadic and undisciplined,” he said. “All of it has always interested me, though. I’ve taken classes in all areas from painting […]