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Tony Award winner starred in Delaware Theater play last year

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Delaware audiences got an upclose look at one of last night’s Tony Award winners last year when she starred in a play at Delaware Theatre Co. Bonnie Milligan, who won on Sunday night won the 2022 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in “Kimberly Akimbo,” was in “Other World,” a special effects musical extravaganza that also featured …

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‘Man of La Mancha’s’ Don Quixote: Stuck in the middle with you

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

As Delaware Theatre Co.’s musical “Man of La Mancha” opens, the writer Miguel de Cervantes is being escorted into a dungeon during the Spanish Inquisition. Above, light shines through a trapdoor. Below, it’s clear there are worse depths to this jail. Cervantes’ fellow prisoners set upon him, stealing his possessions, including a manuscript, which they threaten to destroy. Instead, Cervantes, …

TSD Review April 13

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – April 13, 2023

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Longwood’s 200,000 tulips, other bulbs near full bloom 7,000 to attend UDance, raise $$$ for childhood cancer Delaware’s last Korean War Veterans chapter to dissolve DTC new season: Something old, something new, lots in between Business Limen’s purchase to help 600 more people get sober …

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DTC new season: Something old, something new, lots in between

Betsy PriceCharity, Headlines

A classic farce, a look at the first Black-owned pro basketball team, a prequel to ‘Peter Pan,’ a celebration of a country music queen and a world premiere by a favorite Philly playwright will make up the Delaware Theater Co.’s 2023-24 season. The plays include: “Noises Off!” by Michael Frayn, Sept. 20-Oct. 8. The Tony Award-winning play is a backstage …

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Delaware Theatre season to include 2 world premiere musicals

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Delaware Theatre Company’s new season will include three musicals, a drama and a classic comedy.     The Delaware Theatre Company’s 2022-23 season will include two world premiere musicals, including one about Dolly Parton.  The rest of the five-show season will be filled with an off-Broadway musical, a play about the Tuskegee Airmen and a comedy classic, “One Man, Two …

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‘Blue Door,’ ‘Other World:’ 2 riveting theater experiences

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  Much of the action in Delaware Theatre Company’s ‘Other World’ takes place inside a video game, hence the hero avatars and puppet scorpion. Photo by Matt Urban/NuPoint Marketing   Delaware theatergoers have a choice of two spectacular performances this week, one in Newark and one in Wilmington. Both “The Blue Door” by the University of Delaware’s professional Resident Ensemble …

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36 arts groups, 13 artists get chunk of Rescue Plan cash

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The Grand was one of three arts groups to get $45,000 in American Rescue Plan money.     The Delaware Division of the Arts has given 36 arts organizations and 13 artists grants from its $753,000 in American Rescue Plan Art money designed to secure jobs and support artists and nonprofit arts organizations. The grants ranged from $900 for an …

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A baker’s dozen of things to look forward to in 2022

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis visiting Winterthur’s Montmorenci foyer while she was First Lady.   From golf pros descending on Wilmington Country Club, to new shows and amenities at area theaters and cultural institutions, to the latest restaurant moves, Delaware has a lot to look forward to in 2022. With the end of the year fogged by a surge of COVID-19 testing …

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Delaware has a small connection to live broadcast of ‘Annie’

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The same trainer who provided a dog for the Delaware Theatre Company’s “Because of Winn Dixie” trained the dog in Thursday’s live broadcast of “Annie.”   Delaware dog and theater lovers will be delighted to learn that the First State has a canine link to Thursday night’s airing of a live “Annie” on NBC. New York trainer Bill Berloni, who …

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Live, indoor theater is coming back

Betsy PriceCulture

Hasan Minhaj (Eric Hobbs photo) “Intermission is ending,” the Grand teased in an email on Tuesday. “Please prepare to return to your seats.” Live, indoor theater was quickly eliminated in the early days of the pandemic last March, and now it’s coming back. Here’s the latest from Bootless Stageworks, Chapel Street Players, the Delaware Theatre Company, the Grand, the University of …