Best Bets: Going forth on the Fourth without fireworks

With subdued Fourth of July celebrations this year, Saturday doesn’t look to be the celebratory day that our nation’s birthday usually brings due to concerns over the coronavirus. Over 78 percent of Americans will spend less money this Fourth of July compared to last year as the country slowly reopens in the wake of COVID-19, […]

Best Bets: Clear Space Theatre Company makes most of unclear picture

On the website for the Clear Space Theatre Company, it says “the term “clear space” refers to a focus on the process, knowledge and humanity of arts performance: the idea that we find ourselves in what appears on the stage.” Since the coronavirus crisis forced Delaware to basically shut down in mid-March, there hasn’t been […]

Improv group providing laughs during dark time

DOVER — In times like these, you need a laugh whenever you can get it. That’s where Melissa Brenner has come in. Her First State Improv Facebook page has kept a lot of people smiling over the last few weeks. Ms. Brenner, of Dover, runs the improv groups for both adults and teens and has […]

‘Muckey Landing’ podcast takes aim at fictional Delaware town

DOVER — Chris Polo thinks Delaware is hilarious. “I’ve been here for over 30 years. I moved here from Texas and I just find this place hysterical and I have for 30 years. I love living here. I’ve lived here longer than I’ve lived anywhere in my entire life. So I really feel more Delaware […]

Best Bets: Rockshop closing its doors tonight

Friday will be bittersweet at The Rockshop Performing Arts Center in Camden as the doors will close after tonight’s event. Stanton’s 4th Wall’s “On The Air: An Old Time Radio Show,” will be the final production for the venue, which opened in April of 2017 next to B&B Music at 3395 S. DuPont Highway. Music […]

Teen improv troupe to take the stage in Dover

On a recent Sunday afternoon, a group of teenagers became pocket lint, got questioned by the police and wrapped themselves in positions that only someone so young could get into — all for a few laughs. Well, more than a few laughs actually. Spontaneous Combustion, a group of eight teens from throughout Kent County, are […]

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, […]

Comedian Jay Mohr to play Dover Downs in March

DOVER — Comedian, impressionist, actor and author Jay Mohr will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, March 13 at 9 p.m. Tickets go on sale Tuesday at noon. They can be purchased by visiting doverdowns.com. Prices range from $30-$75. With a career that has spanned over three decades, Mr. Mohr […]

Ventriloquist Darci Lynne steps from ‘AGT’ to Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — It’s been a whirlwind couple of years for ventriloquist/singer Darci Lynne Farmer. In 2017, she garnered the most votes for a final performance in the history of the NBC show “America’s Got Talent,” winning $1 million and her own headlining act in Las Vegas. After that, came appearances on “Ellen” and “A Very […]

Take Two Drama Club presents Comedy Club May 15

GEORGETOWN – The Take Two Drama Club of Sussex Central High School will present “You’re Not Ready: The 2019 Comedy Club,” an original sketch comedy and improv show completely written by students and directed by SCHS seniors Braeden Swain and Ariana Novak. The show is a popular and cherished Sussex Central tradition and will be […]