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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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The 39 Steps at The Chapel Street Players

If you go to see The 39 Steps presented by The Chapel Street Players and expect to find a thriller like Psycho or Rear Window, you're going to be very surprised by what you actually see...
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A Chorus Line at the New Candlelight Theatre

Anyone who has ever had dreams of becoming a performer someday can certainly relate to A Chorus Line. There's a room full of people, and they're all desperate for a job, except in this line of work their job is dependent on who has the best dance form, the best feet, the best look...
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Any Given Monday at Delaware Theatre Company

Delaware Theatre Company has certainly started their season off with a bang. Any Given Monday follows Lenny, a middle school teacher and devoted husband, whose life is turned upside down after his wife Risa has an affair and leaves...
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The Dream Come True

On August 16, 1977, the King of Rock 'n' Roll died. But what if that wasn't what happened? That's exactly the question that The Wilmington Drama League is asking: what would have happened to Elvis if he lived? To kick off their 80th season, the Wilmington Drama League presents a special fundraiser performance two nights only, Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17...
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Annie Get Your Gun at The Brandywiners

If you haven't seen a Brandywiners production at Longwood Gardens, you are certainly in for a treat! It had been so long since I had been to Longwood Gardens; I forgot how beautiful it is...
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The Texas Chainsaw Musical at Bootless Stageworks

When I heard that Bootless Stageworks was producing The Texas Chainsaw Musical, I was very intrigued. From the moment you walk into the Black Box Theatre at Opera Delaware Studios (4 Poplar Street in Wilmington), you know you're in for something fun and over-the-top...
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