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Broadway in Wilmington: Women, women, women, and ‘Evan Hansen’

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Women, women and more women are the focus of the 2024-15 Broadway in Wilmington season, which will count “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical,” Mean Girls” and “The Cher Show” among the titles heading to the Playhouse on Rodney Square. Skip Pennella, executive director of The Grand, said the season will be one of the most exciting in years, with …

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The Grand sets 50 shows for 2023-24 season

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Old-school Motown, Disney costumes, favorite comedians, and world music are among the shows that the Grand will bring to Wilmington for its 2023-24 season. The season will start Sept. 6 with Byrds co-founder and acclaimed guitarist Roger McGuinn. Also set to appear are Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Together on Stage Oct. 5; Disney Junior and Marvel characters Sept. 26 in …

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‘Book of Mormon’ for $25? Playhouse offers ticket lottery

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Feeling lucky, Delaware theatergoers? You might want to try your hand in a lottery for $25 tickets to “The Book of Mormon” when it hits the Playhouse on Rodney Square March 10-12. The digital lottery is a producer tradition at venues that host the national tour of the hysterical comedy. They have attracted as many as 800 entries at some …

TSD Review Dec 29

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Year End Review – Dec. 29, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: January A perfect storm for schools, teachers: No subs, bus woes, COVID Wilmington residents sign petition in support of police chief February Restaurants wrestle with pricing to cover industry cost hikes Before the Battle of Brandywine, Washington was in Wilmington March Pike Creek church’s drive-thru ash …

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Grand Gala returns with ‘Hamilton’ star on stage

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Dig 0ut your party hats. The Grand Gala is returning Dec. 3 with a show headlined by Tony Award-winning “Hamilton” star Renée Elise Goldsberry, with the traditional afterparty at The Grand Opera House. It will feature food, drink and entertainment spread out throughout the 150-year-old building. A major fundraiser for the opera house’s community engagement programs, the 2020 gala was …

TSD Review July 21

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – July 21, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Catalyst deposits trove of women’s records at Hagley Wilmington Library snares another national award Butter sculpting among new fun at 2022 state fair Black storytellers from across nation gather in Wilmington DelDOT’s clankers hope to cut Casho Mill crashes 115 art groups granted $3 million …

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The Grand chooses from inside for new executive director

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

  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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Symphony’s new season will include ‘Cold Mountain,’ ‘Harry Potter’

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  The Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming season will celebrate the 20th anniversary of maestro David Amado, include a world premiere, feature a concert of movie music — and return to Sussex County performances. “The DSO and I have planned a gorgeous, wide-ranging season — from Beethoven to Harry Potter, and most things in between,” said Amado in a press release. …

TSD Review Mar 3

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – March 3, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Do More 24 fundraising drive to kick off Thursday The Grand lifts mask, vaccine requirements for audiences Pike Creek church’s drive-thru ash anointing returns AAUW seeks donations for 54th and last of its used-book sales DSU celebrates return to Wilmington in Capital 1 building Diocese of Wilmington to hold first-ever ‘Reconciliation Monday’ See the …

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The Grand lifts mask, vaccine requirements for audiences

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

While The Grand has dropped its mask, vaccine requirements, it recommends people continue to wear them during performances because it draws patrons from such a large area. Photo by Joe del Tufo/Moonloop Photography   Well, you can whoop it up all you like at The Grand Opera House’s performances now that the venue has suspended its COVID-19 mask mandate and …