‘Shrek: The Musical’ comes to Milford Second Street

MILFORD — Find your one true love with Second Street Players this summer as they present “Shrek The Musical. The loveable and layered big green ogre will take the stage in Milford starting July 13 for two weekendS. This fun musical comedy tells the tale of a damsel, a donkey, a dragon and forest full […]

‘Sisters Rosensweig’ puts females at forefront at Kent County Theatre Guild

DOVER — The story of three middle-aged Jewish-American sisters, “The Sisters Rosensweig,” takes the stage at the Kent County Theatre Guild’s Patchwork Playhouse starting this weekend for a run of five shows. The witty and heartfelt piece centers around a dinner party in honor of Sara Goode, a successful American banker celebrating her 54th birthday […]

Your Best Bets guide to Downstate summer entertainment

As we come to the unofficial start of the summer season, it’s time to look ahead to the music, festivals and fun that await downstate from now until Labor Day. •Leading off the music festival scene is June Jam, which will celebrate its 40th year June 9 at the G&R Campground in Houston. To mark […]

Children’s Theatre sets sail with ‘Lady Pirates of the Caribbean’

DOVER — Follow the cast of the Children’s Theatre on their quest for stolen treasure in this weekend’s show, “Lady Pirates of the Caribbean.” The play, which includes cases of mistaken identity, deception and of course drama on the high seas, is directed by Martia McGinnis in her first time at the helm. She originally […]

BEST BETS: Susquehanna Floods to help Blue Earl celebrate anniversary

For the Perryville, Maryland-based Susquehanna Floods, the First State has been first rate. “Delaware has been super kind to us,” said lead singer and guitarist Trevor Biggers. “It’s like having a friendly neighbor.” In Delaware just last week at the History, Heritage and Hops festival in Dover, the Cecil County Americana roots band has played […]

Bay Country Figure Skating Club uses ‘Pure Imagination’

HARRINGTON — See the stories of some of Disney’s fantastical favorites come to life this weekend at the Centre Ice Rink with the Bay Country Figure Skating Club’s ”Pure Imagination on Ice” performance. The show encapsulates tales from “Moana,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Peter Pan” and “Aladdin.” “If you’re young or old, you’ll love the show […]

BEST BETS: Bloodsworth carrying a tune for local music

Already busy with his own musical pursuits, Scott Bloodsworth is making sure other area artists get their time in the spotlight as well. Mr. Bloodsworth, whose Big Dipper band will play for this year’s History, Heritage and Hops festival along Loockerman Street in Dover following Dover Days on May 5, has also hosted and produced […]

Families matter in Kent County Theatre Guild’s ‘Outside Mullingar’

DOVER — “Outside Mullingar,” an Ireland-based drama/comedy will come to the stage this weekend and next, courtesy of the Kent County Theatre Guild. The Tony-nominated play was performed on Broadway for just two months in 2014 so it has run under the radar for most, aside from theater enthusiasts. “I read Broadway reviews and try […]

Children’s Theatre ‘Annie’ to warm hearts in Dover

DOVER — Everyone’s favorite orphan “Annie” comes to the Schwartz Center of the Arts this weekend, courtesy of the Children’s Theatre. “I’ve had some pretty big roles but never one as well known as this one,” said Emily DeMarie, who plays the title character. “We’re doing the original Broadway version so it’s a little different […]

‘Lion King KIDS’ Friday at William Henry Middle School

DOVER — Disney’s “The Lion King KIDS” is playing at William Henry Middle School Friday at 6 p.m. The 30-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. The fifth- and sixth-grade cast and crew contains approximately 50 students led by Mary […]