WDEL Blog: Delaware Theater Spotlight


Wake Me When I'm Sixteen at The Delaware Children's Theatre

So often in the arts, theatres will try to update a well known story by placing it in a different time period. Most often, we see stylized productions of Shakespeare plays such as Macbeth set in the 1940s, or A Midsummer Night's Dream in the 1970s...
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Ain't Misbehavin' at Delaware Theatre Company

Delaware Theatre Company is closing its 35th season with a bang. Artistic Director Bud Martin put together a really fantastic season this year, and it's fitting that it ends with a show fit for Broadway...
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Anything Goes at New Candlelight Theatre

There's a reason that Anything Goes has been one of Broadway's most popular shows since its debut in 1934 - Cole Porter's classic tale of hijinks on the high seas is a ton of fun...
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Rabbit Hole at Wilmington Drama League

"No parent should have to bury their child." It's a thought that puts dread in the heart of any mother or father, so watching a play about the topic might not be your first thought for an enjoyable way to spend an evening out...
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Over the years, the story of Les Liaisons Dangereuses has taken on many incarnations from the original story published in 1782. Between the 1988 film with the same name, Dangerous Liaisons, and a few modern adaptations with Cruel Intentions and Valmont, it's safe to say that many are aware of the twists and turns in this production...
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The Exonerated at Delaware Theatre Company

As citizens of the United States of America, we trust that our justice system will work to protect the innocent in our country and deter future crime, but that is not always the case...
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Best of 2.0 at City Theater Company

City Theater Company is constantly breaking the rules of theatre, changing our perception of how things "should" be, and showing us something new. Their latest production—Best of 2...
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The Full Monty at The Candlelight Theatre

Whenever I go to the The Candlelight Theatre, I always know what to expect. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from The Full Monty. I knew basically what the show was about, men who were let go from their union and decide to put together a strip show of "real men" for one night only...
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The Mousetrap at Resident Ensemble Players

When you think of the longest running professional show, most people think of Cats or Phantom of the Opera. While that's true that they are some of the longest running musicals, they are not the longest running professional production...
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13 at the Wilmington Drama League

At first glance, it might be easy to assume Wilmington Drama League's production of 13, The Musical is a kids production. 13 teenagers on stage singing about the trials and tribulations of turning 13 years old...
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Miracle on 34th Street at the Wilmington Drama League

There is something magical about seeing a play about Santa Claus while it's snowing outside. I braved the elements this weekend to see Miracle on 34th Street The Musical at the Wilmington Drama League, and while there were some last minute changes because of complications brought about by the weather, the Wilmington Drama League still put on a very enjoyable show...
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Gypsy at City Theater Company

City Theater Company's production of Gypsy is an excellent example of accomplishing a lot with a little. No huge cast. No flashy special effects...
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The Story of My Life at the Delaware Theatre Company

Saying goodbye to a friend is never easy. When you're tasked with writing the eulogy, nothing you can say seems like it's enough. That's what best-selling author Tom Weaver has to do...
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Blithe Spirit at Chapel Street Players

Whenever you see a Noël Coward play, you can always expect a very enjoyable, witty comedy; Blithe Spirit at Chapel Street Players is no different...
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Steel Magnolias at the Wilmington Drama League

"Laughter through tears" is the best way to describe Steel Magnolias at the Wilmington Drama League. We meet six strong women at Truvy's beauty salon, all in different stages of their life...
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Annie at the Delaware Children's Theatre

From the moment that you walk into the Delaware Children's Theatre, you can feel the excitement from all the kids waiting for the show to start. As soon as the lights fade and the orchestra swells, the excited chatter turns to anticipation...
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Lend Me a Tenor at the Delaware Theatre Company

Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor is one of those plays where you need to suspend your disbelief just a little bit. The entire show takes place in the same upscale hotel suite that Dirk Durosette created with exquisite detail, complete with two rooms and six doors...
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A Night of Readings from "The Dark Side" with the Delaware Shakespeare Festival

With Halloween right around the corner, the Delaware Shakespeare Festival wanted feature two masters of the macabre. Shakespeare wrote plenty of darker plays...
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Jesus Christ Superstar In Concert at World Cafe Life at The Queen

City Theater Company is always turning things around on its head, and this season is no different. The start of their season is a one-night only concert-version of Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera that centers around Judas Iscariot...
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Avenue Q at the Wilmington Drama League

This review is co-written by Rick Jensen and Laurie Bick of Thirsty Thursday on 1150AM WDEL It's only funny because it's wrong. This is the way some of my more demented friends would play with Muppets* if they had them...
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