Lights go down on Delaware stages during pandemic

Whoever first said “the show must go on” never lived in these times. The current coronavirus crisis and the accompanying shelter-in-place until May 15 order sent down by Delaware Gov. John Carney earlier this week has had far-reaching effects across the state. On the entertainment front, it means the closure of local theaters, both performing […]

Best Bets: ‘Cinderella’ enchants at Caesar Rodney High

The curtain will literally be closing for Caesar Rodney High School senior Ellie Blaier next week as she stars as the title character in the school’s telling of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Cinderella.” The show will mark the fourth year in a row that she has had the female lead in a Caesar Rodney […]

‘Legally Blonde’ musical takes to Milford High stage

MILFORD — Based on the book and movie of the same name, Milford High School Drama Club will present a musical version of the film “Legally Blonde” this weekend. It is the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls in Harvard Law School in an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend. As Elle […]

‘Sally Cotter’ parody playing at Second Street this weekend

MILFORD — The Children’s Theater at Milford’s Second Street Players starts 2020 with the second installment in the parody series based on the Harry Potter books. In “Sally Cotter and the Prisoner of Ala Katraz,” Sally Cotter is back, once again dreaming that she is a student at the bewitching Frogbull Academy of Sorcery. But […]

Dover High goes under the sea with ‘Little Mermaid’

DOVER — Bella Shade grew up watching Disney films and, donning the red wig and the iconic outfits, she felt she was making the character of Ariel come to life. “This was always one of my favorites,” she said. Bella, a junior at Dover High School, takes on the lead role Friday night, during the […]

Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in “Spartacus,” “Lust for Life” and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and patriarch, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 103. “It is with tremendous […]

Curtain rises on Second Street Players’ comedy

MILFORD — Second Street Players in Milford will start its 40th season of shows with more than a few laughs. “Moon Over Buffalo,” a madcap comedy written by Ken Ludwig, will start tonight and run for two weekends through Feb. 9. The story centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. While […]

‘Godspell’ auditions scheduled

GEORGETOWN – Possum Point Players will hold two auditions in January for their spring musical, “Godspell” set to take the stage in late March and early April. Auditions are schedule for Sunday, Jan. 19 and Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. at Possum Hall, located at 441 Old Laurel Road just off US 113 in […]

‘Elf Jr.’ spreads Christmas cheer in Dover

DOVER – The tale of a human raised by Christmas elves takes the stage this weekend with “Elf: The Musical, Jr.” performed by the Children’s Theatre. This production of “Elf,” based on the classic Will Ferrell movie, is the first Christmas musical the Children’s Theatre has put on. “I chose it because the movie is […]

Best Bets: Kent Theatre Guild takes on holidays with ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told’

Starting Friday night, Kent County Theatre Guild has a show for those who don’t take themselves — or the holidays — very seriously. “Every Christmas Story Every Told (and then some),” written by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez, is a madcap romp through, as the title says, every Christmas story ever told. […]