Middletown will perform "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" this November. (Photo by RDNE Stock project/Pexels)

Middletown HS to stage Harry Potter ‘Cursed Child’ this fall

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

The magic of Hogwarts is headed to 27 high schools in America – including one in the First State. Middletown High School in Appoquinimink School District will be full of wizards and wands Nov. 8-10 as its theater crew of more than 60 students in four performances of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” “We’re expecting more to …

Delaware Theatre Co. Black Stache Peter and the Starcatcher

Permission to play: Meet ‘Peter & Starcatcher’s’ giddy villain

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

He’s big. He’s bad. He’s Black Stache, a pirate captain with a huge black mustache he’s had since he was 10. And Michael Doherty, the actor who plays in him Delaware Theatre Co.’s “Peter and The Starcatcher,” has the merriest time cracking up the audience as the play’s vainglorious villain they can’t get enough of. “I love how unapologetic he …

Candlelight Theatre 'Into the Woods'

Candlelight’s costumer: Nurse by day, designer by night

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

There are a lot of Cs in Timothy Cannon’s life. C for his last name. C for ChristianaCare, where he is an assistant nurse manager during the day. C as in Candlelight Theatre, where he’s worked in his off time since 2004. And C for costumes, because his largest theatrical role since 2004 has been designing costumes for Candlelight Theatre …


Candlelight in ’24: ‘Dolly,’ ‘Fantasticks,’ ‘Edwin Drood’

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A beloved musical, a show featuring Dolly Parton tunes and a dramedy during which the audience decides the outcome of the story all will be part of the Candlelight Theatre‘s 2024 season. The season will open with matchmaker classic “Hello, Dolly” Jan. 20-Feb. 25 and be followed by “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” March 16-April 21. “Drood” is based on …


Miss ‘Macbeth’ ’cause of messy weather? Here’s 1 more chance

Betsy PriceCulture

Like ‘MacBeth’ doesn’t have enough problems to deal with — witches, an overly ambitious wife, forests that move — it also was clobbered with evening storms during its production at Rockford Museum in recent weeks. Because of so many rainouts, Delaware Shakespeare has added an extra production of “Macbeth” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, before its run ends Aug. …


Candlelight’s ‘Sound of Music’ is selling out shows

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Apparently, seeing a live production of “The Sound of Music” is among Candlelight Theatre fans’ list of favorite things. The current production at the Arden theater, which ends Aug. 26, had the largest opening weekends of any show at Candlelight since the COVID-19 pandemic started. “The Sound of Music,” which tells the story of the Von Trapp family and their …

Resident Ensemble Theatre season

New REP season: ‘Heat of the Night,’ ‘Deathtrap;’ ‘Exodus/Godot’

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The Resident Ensemble Players’ 2023-24 season will include a look at the power of words; a stage version of  “In the Heat of the Night;” a mash-up of “Waiting for Godot” and “Exodus;” and the crowd-pleasing “Deathtrap.” The season is designed to reflect our lives. “As theater fans you know this, but I never get tired of saying it, these …

Delaware Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ comes to Rockwood this week

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Delaware Shakespeare returns to Rockwood Park this month with the three witches taking on a more central role than usual. “The witches enjoy chaos as a tool for learning,” said AZ Espinoza, who returns to DelShakes to direct the Scottish play, in a press release. “They lean into the power of the natural world to seek balance and to remind …

TSD Review June 15

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – June 15, 2023

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Candlelight whodunnit makes you wonder who’s really who Tony Award winner starred in Delaware Theater play last year Playhouse season to include familiar shows, famous names Business How’s the Del. housing market? Depends on who you talk to Land cleared for multi-use Silverside Road development …

Shawn Yates Candlelight Theatre murder myster

Candlelight whodunnit makes you wonder who’s really who

Betsy PriceHeadlines

Candlelight Theatre patrons often ask actor Shawn Yates as he’s serving their dinner for hints about who the killer is in the Arden playhouse’s production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” Yates, who plays composer Roger Hopewell, always tries to give a vague sort of hint, but it’s easier said than done. Many of the 10 actors in the …