Ardensingers cancel fall Gilbert & Sullivan revue

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines


An Ardensingers rehearsal. From Ardensingers’ Facebook page.

Ardensingers has cancelled their fall Gilbert & Sullivan revue, scheduled for Nov. 13-14.

“We had hoped to see a more convincing end to the pandemic by then, but with the continuing number of breakthrough infections in our community, we decided that it would be risky for our audiences and the cast to gather in person for these performances,” Ardensingers wrote in an email blast.

Their website offers refunds to those who have bought tickets, or tickets can be exchanged for their production of “Princess Ida” next spring in Arden.

The Ardensingers’ cancellation contrasts with other local community theater groups, which have started to produce shows by following multiple coronavirus guidelines, including vaccinations, masks and reduced mingling.

Chapel Street Players in Newark, for example, on Nov. 12-13 is planning “a joyous return to live theater” with “All Together Now,’” billed as “an evening of musical theater favorites for community theaters that celebrates the ability of live theater to bring communities together.”

The Wilmington Drama League on Nov. 12-13 is presenting a festival of five one-act plays.

The Kent County Theatre Guild in Dover, Possum Point Players in Georgetown and Reedy Point Players in Delaware City are all planning Christmas-themed productions in December. And the Everett in Middletown is planning “West Side Story Jr.” in December.

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