Best Bets: Milton Theatre stages ‘Next to Normal’ musical

For Fred Munzert, directing the musical “Next to Normal,” has been a decade in the making. “This piece is very personal for me. I saw it not long after it opened on Broadway and it hit me hard. I liked how real-life it was. Oftentimes musicals are in these surreal, other places. But this has […]

‘Scarlet Letter’ takes stage in Smyrna Saturday

SMYRNA — The Nathaniel Hawthorne classic “The Scarlet Letter” takes the stage at the Smyrna Opera House Saturday by way of Stanton’s 4th Wall theater troupe. While the show differs from the novel in some ways, many will recognize the storyline, most likely part of their school curriculum. “It’s something I hadn’t thought about in […]

Best Bets: Blues society president, weekly jam on the move

Change is in the air for the Central Delaware Blues Society. The group’s popular Thursday night blues jam is on the move, as is the society’s president, Barry Pugh. The jam, which has invited professional and amateur musicians to play at Jonathan’s Landing Clubhouse in Magnolia for the past six years, is switching to a […]

Possum Players slate auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace’

GEORGETOWN – Possum Point Players Community Theater will hold auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace” Sunday, June 9 and Monday, June 10. Both auditions are at 6:30 p.m. at Possum Hall, located at 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. The cast requires 14 actors: seven men, three women and four characters, either men or women. Auditions […]

Children’s Theatre’s ‘Girl of La Mancha’ takes modern twist

DOVER – “Girl of La Mancha,” a loose, modern take on Cervantes’ “Don Quixote” takes the stage this weekend courtesy of the The Children’s Theatre Inc. In this adaptation, protagonist Donna Quixote attends a cosplay convention at a local shopping mall where she temporarily loses her memory and shenanigans ensue. It’s filled with pop culture, […]

SCHS drama club presenting Delaware premiere of ‘Secret Santa’

GEORGETOWN – The Take Two Drama Club of Sussex Central High School will present the Delaware premiere of the new mystery comedy “Secret Santa” by New York-based playwright and Sussex Central alumnus Zachary Rogers. “Zachary has given us a gift of this play to round out our Take Two season and we couldn’t be more […]

‘The Last Five Years’ charts rocky relationship in song

DOVER — “The Last Five Years,” a musical that takes an intimate look at the ups and downs of a five-year relationship, takes the stage at the Kent County Theatre Guild’s Patchwork Playhouse starting Friday night. Featuring only two actors, the show is the smallest musical that Kevin Smith has ever directed. Mr. Smith had […]

Milford’s Riverfront Theater to reopen with ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’

MILFORD — Riverfront Theater will be open for business again starting this weekend. As Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” debuts on stage, the renovations that closed the theater for about six months will be seen by the public for the first time. “It’s been a lot of hard work,” said volunteer Dan Marabello. “But boy, […]

‘Enemy’ lurks at Smyrna Opera House

SMYRNA — More than two decades ago, 30 people gathered to come up with fundraising ideas for the Smyrna Opera House to begin its restoration after a devastating fire. Pat Musto suggested doing a dessert theater and since the theater’s reopening in 2003, it has been part of every spring lineup. This year’s show, “Enemy” […]

IRHS to present ‘Legally Blonde’ April 12-13

DAGBORO – It’s showtime at Indian River High School Friday and Saturday, April 12-13 for the school’s production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical!” IRHS student actors, singers, musicians and crew are currently rehearsing for the production. The opening curtain Friday, April 12 is 6:30 p.m. Performances continue Saturday, April 13 with a 2 p.m. matinee […]

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