Best Bets: Second Street Players stage dysfunctional ‘Nice Family Christmas’

Milford’s Second Street Players are going COVID-19-friendly both on and off stage with their telling of the holiday comedy, “A Nice Family Christmas.” Starting Dec. 4 and running for two weekends, “A Nice Family Christmas” starts on Christmas Eve, when a young newspaper reporter (played by David MacDonald) on the brink of being fired has […]

Possums bring ‘Sweet Sounds of the Season’

GEORGETOWN — Many changes in present-day life are beyond the control of most individuals, but the calendar rolls on toward Christmas anyway. Holiday spirits of celebration persist as Possum Point Players prepare a musical revue, “Sweet Sounds of the Season” for next month. Directed by Kenney Workman and music director Stacey Hartman, show dates for […]

Second Street Players to present ‘A Nice Family Christmas’

MILFORD — Second Street Players will present its first production in compliance with the current pandemic restrictions: “A Nice Family Christmas,” by Phil Olson. It’s Christmas Eve, and a young newspaper reporter (played by David MacDonald) on the brink of being fired has been assigned a last-chance story about a typical family Christmas – his […]

Carper sets stage with ENCORES bill to support live entertainment venues

MILTON — Live entertainment venues look to get a boost, as Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., discussed his newly introduced bill at Milton Theatre on Monday, which will give live entertainment venues across the country a tax credit to make up for revenue lost to canceled shows amidst COVID-19. The Entertainments New Credit Opportunity for Relief […]

Clear Space goes from stage to screen at Lefty’s

LEWES — In the midst of a global pandemic, local theater performances can be hard to come by in a safe and healthy environment. To solve this problem, Lefty’s Alley and Eats in Lewes has partnered with Clear Space Theatre Company in Rehoboth Beach to bring prerecorded musical performances to the restaurants new drive-in movie […]

Best Bets: Despite stalled season, Freeman Stage moving forward

With the coronavirus crisis affecting all manner life as we know it, the Freeman Stage in Selbyville has had to stand in place while still moving forward. Although its summer season of shows is still undetermined, with no performances announced thus far, plans are on the books to build a new venue for its ever-growing […]

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 […]

Best Bets: Virus concerns spur more changes to Delaware entertainment calendar

This week saw the cancellation of the season at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time in its 98-year history. Also, Broadway announced it would extend its shutdown until Labor Day. Both, of course, are due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has upset every facet of daily life for the past two months. So […]

Best Bets: Beating the quarantine blues virtually

Do you feel like, with all of the extra time on your hands lately, you’ve watched every true crime documentary on Netflix? You even checked out that bonus episode of “Tiger King” that came out on Sunday? Do you feel like one day soon you are going to see something pop up on your computer […]

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 […]