‘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 […]

Sussex Academy to perform ‘Grease’ April 4-6

GEORGETOWN — A new kind of excitement is circulating around Sussex Academy this spring. The school’s theatre program will perform the well-loved, iconic musical “Grease” Thursday through Saturday April 4-6 at its campus on Airport Road in Georgetown. This rollicking musical features Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their […]

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ blooms at St. Thomas More

MAGNOLIA – “Little Shop of Horrors,” a tale of a blood-thirsty Venus flytrap, takes the stage this weekend at St. Thomas More Academy. The musical production focuses on the struggling Mushnik’s Flower Shop, where a suspicious plant shows up and unlike the rest of the plants in the shop, struggles to survive on sunlight and […]

Best Bets: Tolman set to kick it loose in Smyrna

With her debut album about to be released in July and a string of hit country singles, this is a good time for singer Jenny Tolman. “There is definitely a lot rolling. It’s a good thing to be busy. There are lot of exciting things happening right now,” said the 23-year-old Ms. Tolman from her […]

Children’s Theatre switches it up with ‘The Prince and the Pauper’

DOVER — Mark Twain’s classic “The Prince and the Pauper” comes to life this weekend by way of The Children’s Theatre in Dover. The tale focuses on a case of a lookalike royal and peasant duo who swap places for fun at first, but then become trapped, living the other’s life because no one believes […]

Take Two Drama Club presents ‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’

GEORGETOWN – Sussex Central High School’s Take Two Drama Club is presenting “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a hilariously edgy musical by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin from an original concept by Rebecca Feldman. The show is presented with special permission from Music Theatre International. The musical, which has delighted audiences for decades, […]

‘The Sound of Music’ rings out at Caesar Rodney High School

CAMDEN — The singing von Trapp family of “The Sound of Music” takes the stage this weekend at Caesar Rodney High School. “We sat down in the fall and knew we wanted a classic for the spring show and ended up choosing this one,” said director Keith McCarthy. “A lot of kids in the show […]