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 […]

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 […]