Keller returns to Smyrna Opera House with Along the Road

David Keller looks back fondly on his time as executive director of the Smyrna Opera House. “I really do miss it there. I miss the people. There are a lot of great people in Smyrna and I made some great friendships,” he said. “I think we took what was essentially a Mom and Pop operation, […]

‘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 […]

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ comes to Milford’s Riverfront Theatre

MILFORD — Santa Claus is coming to town and his identity is under scrutiny at Riverfront Theatre. The Second Street Players will tell the classic holiday tale “Miracle on 34th Street” in Milford starting tonight. Under the auspices of director Steven Haber and assistant director Melissa Brenner, the show will be performed today and Saturday […]

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 […]

Best Bets: ‘A Christmas Story’ to be told at Caesar Rodney High

The Caesar Rodney High School Stage Crew and Thespians usher in the holiday season this weekend with the classic tale “A Christmas Story.” Jean Shepherd’s semi-autobiographical account, as adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian, tells the tale of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest to receive a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model […]

‘Nightfall’ explores Poe’s work at Milford High

MILFORD — Two Edgar Allan Poes and a slew of characters will walk across the Milford High School stage this weekend in dramatic fashion, wrought with a darkness only Poe can offer. “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe,” presented by the school’s drama club, will feature readings of poems written by the iconic poet, mixed with […]

R&B’s Gill, country’s Atkins to play downstate Delaware in 2019

Two area concerts for 2019 were announced today. Two-time Grammy Award R&B nominee Johnny Gill will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, March 15 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Tuesday and can be purchased at doverdowns.com. Prices range from $40-$60. Mr. Gill, a Washington […]

Firefly dates, presale officially announced

DOVER — Firefly Music Festival officials debuted a new website Thursday afternoon, officially announcing that next year’s event at the Woodlands of Dover will be three days instead of four, as it had been for the last five years. As previously reported by the Delaware State News in July, Firefly will be held June 21-23. […]

‘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 […]

Best Bets: Logen to tell tales of tunes for Dover shows

For Americana/folk artist Michael Logen, getting a chance to talk about his songs while performing brings a whole added dimension to his work. “I love it. I just did a month-long tour of the UK with that kind of format and it’s a unique kind of show,” he said. “A lot of folks have never […]