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‘Book of Mormon’ tickets on sale for March show

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Single tickets are now on sale for the March 10-12 run of “The Book of Mormon” at the Playhouse on Rodney Square. When the show does play Wilmington in the spring, it will be almost 12 years to the day since the irreverent tale of two missionaries serving in Africa became a Broadway sensation. The tickets, which range from …

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DelShakes’ bilingual musical ‘Twelfth Night’ ends this weekend

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Three years ago, Delaware Shakespeare decided to stop out on a ledge and produce a musical version of “Twelfth Night” for its 2020 community tour. Then writer Liz Filios of Philadelphia had another inspiration: What if the musical was also bilingual, partly because they have Spanish-speaking audience members? Go for it, DelShakes Executive Editor David Stradley told her. They asked …

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You can help Wilmington win $90,000 arts grant

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

By hitting a few keys on your cell phone or computer, you can help the city of Wilmington win a $90,000 grant that will pay for a 10-week live music series in 2023, 2024 and 2025. But you have less than a week to participate. The Levittt AMP grant is designed to help small cities provide cultural events. The money …

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How COVID turned Dolly Parton’s music into theater

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Theater Company’s new show featuring the music of Dolly Parton should have come with a tagline: “This production brought to you by the COVID-19 pandemic.” If there had been no pandemic, then husband and wife director Gabriel Barre and actress/singer Tricia Paoluccio would never have retreated to a family cabin in California with their two children. Florida Studio …

UD's REP announced 2022-23 theater season

UD’s REP to offer 2-play season, bonus shows

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players will offer a two-play 2022-23 season, with bonus weekend-only chamber shows. The REP, as the University of Delaware’s professional acting troupe is called, will offer “Arsenic and Old Lace” Nov. 3-Nov. 20 and “Medea” April 13-April 30. In addition, the resident ensemble will off something new: Chamber REP, a series of one-weekend events, …

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Wilmington turns stables into art studios

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The city of Wilmington and CityFest Inc. showed off their new Urban Artist Exchange and the work of its 21 teen summer apprentice artists at an open house last weekend. The event coincided with Wilmington Open Streets and featured storytelling as well as a drumming and dance performance at the nearby amphitheater. “Because we had a critical mass of people …

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‘Tempest’ marks Delaware Shakespeare return to Rockwood

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  If what’s past truly is prologue — as a famous quote from William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” says — Delaware Shakespeare couldn’t have picked a better play for its summer offering. The play — about freedom and confinement, betrayal and compassion, forgiveness and family — will run at Rockwood Park from Friday, July 15, through July 31. Producing Artistic Director …

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Mark Fields to retire from The Grand after 16 years

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The executive director of The Grand Opera House will retire in September after 16 years of steering the fortunes of Wilmington’s premier performing arts institution. Mark Fields started with The Grand in 2006 as a marketing consultant, was appointed managing director in December of that year and then swapped jobs with the-then executive director in December 2014. “It does seem …

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Delaware Art Museum’s Tiffany exhibit offers peek at ‘Gilded Age’

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Light emitted by small holes in a Tiffany wisteria lamp shade casts shadows on a the wall at the Delaware Art Museum. If you’re dazzled by the decor in HBO’s “The Gilded Age,” you can get a taste of what was included in the Delaware Art Museum’s new Tiffany glass exhibit. The lean, spare show lets the 60 pieces on …