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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The Grand chooses from inside for new executive director

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  Longtime Grand Opera House administrator Pamelyn Manocchio will head the downtown Wilmington theater when the current executive editor bikes into retirement in September. Manocchio, who has been working at The Grand since 2006 in a variety of roles, most recently has served as managing director. Executive Director Mark Fields will continue to work with Manocchio through the end of …

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ dancer performs male, female roles

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Lauren Blair Smith sometimes portrays a woman in the national tour of “Fiddler on the Roof,” coming to Wilmington this week. Sometimes, she’s one of the guys. Smith, who snagged the role as a dancer and understudy to two of the featured characters right out of college, dances as a woman in the first big musical scene, “Tradition.” Then she …

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‘Book of Mormon’ to head 2022-23 Playhouse Broadway series

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Like there hasn’t been enough drama in the world with the Supreme Court leak, mid-terms elections and the Depp-Heard trial, the Playhouse on Rodney Square announced its 2022-23 season Tuesday.  The reallllllly big show will be “The Book of Mormons,” a hilariously blasphemous look at a Mormon mission trip to Africa gone wrong. It will run March 10-12, 2023.  While …

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City Theater Company to begin performing at Delaware Contemporary

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City Theater Company will use a stage at the Delaware Contemporary that’s been refurbished with COVID-19 money. Photo by Moonloop Photography City Theater Company, which bills itself as Delaware’s Off-Broadway experience, has entered into a partnership with The Delaware Contemporary to perform in its newly renovated auditorium, with the first show set for December. City Theater will use the Wings …