Best Bets: Comedy goes rogue at First State Improv

There’s a group of people in the area who say whatever comes to their mind. And that’s fine with Melissa Brenner. It’s actually encouraged. Ms. Brenner, of Dover, runs First State Improv. The only troupe of its kind in Kent County, First State Improv teaches adults and kids alike, how to be spontaneous and often, […]

Best Bets: Terry to tell musical tales at Dover’s Patchwork

Jesse Terry spent much of Monday in a Dublin airport waiting for his plane to take off and bring him back to his wife and young daughter in Connecticut. He had been playing gigs all over Great Britain and Ireland for the past couple of weeks and a multi-hour delay was the last thing he […]

Best Bets: Alverson pays tribute to Elton John in Smyrna

With both a musical and theatrical background, Lee Alverson looked on the internet one day back in 2000 to see just how many Elton John impersonators there were. “There were so many Elvis impersonators. Thousands probably. But there were only two or three Elton impersonators,” he said. And thus an enterprise that would take him […]

Best Bets: Smyrna-bound Isaacs put faith in their music

For Lily Isaacs, being a member of her family band goes way beyond music. It’s been a calling. “It wasn’t the plan. It wasn’t the life I grew up with. But it totally feels like a ministry. We are doing what God intended us to do as a family,” she said this week by phone […]

Best Bets: Food Truck Throwdown growing at Blue Earl

In just its third year, Blue Earl’s Food Truck Throwdown has grown so much that it’s doubling its days this year. “I wanted to double their pleasure,” said Ron Price, founder and brewmaster at Blue Earl Brewing in Smyrna. “It’s been so successful that I wanted to make it into a two-day event this year. […]

Best Bets: Milton Theatre show pays tribute to Red Skelton

A long-dead comedian who hasn’t appeared regularly on television in almost 50 years has been packing theaters around the country for the last decade. Well, sorta. Brian Hoffman has been portraying legendary comic and entertainer Red Skelton in a show called “Remembering Red,” coming to the Milton Theatre Saturday for shows at 3 and 8 […]

Best Bets: Blues Traveler runs around to Freeman Stage

For Blues Traveler keyboardist Ben Wilson, he’s not sure what’s hotter in Delaware, the fans or the weather. The veteran blues/rock jam band has played in various Delaware locales over the past few years from The Queen in Wilmington to the Delaware State Fair to the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach and the Freeman […]

Best Bets: Dover’s McGiffin finds ‘Neverland’ in Wilmington

A veteran of five national touring productions, actor and Dover native Conor McGiffin has never had any of his shows stop in Delaware — until now. “Finding Neverland,” the Broadway musical that follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired his work “Peter Pan,” will take the stage of The Playhouse […]

Best Bets: Delaware Comedy Theatre brings laughs to Milton Theatre

A professional comedy actor and writer in Los Angeles, David Warrick wanted to continue the laughs when he moved to Delaware in 2004. That’s why he and his wife Amy started the Delaware Comedy Theatre in 2005 in the Rehoboth Beach area. “We were lonely and missed the comedy scene of L.A.,” said Mr. Warrick, […]

Best Bets: Capital Ringers to make music in Milton

The Capital Ringers are on the move. Starting next week, the 16-member handbell choir is moving its base of operations from the Presbyterian Church of Dover to Conley’s United Methodist Church in Lewes. “We were offered the space to rehearse, which will end up being more accessible for us since most of our members are […]