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Grand Gala returns with ‘Hamilton’ star on stage

Betsy Price Culture, 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 Frey Town 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 Price Business, 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 Price Culture, 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 Frey Town 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 Price Culture, 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 …

TSD Sept 2 2021

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 2, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”https://townsquaredelaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/TSD-Sept-2-2021-1.pdf” title=”TSD Sept 2-2021″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Grand to require masks, vaccine proof or negative test to attend shows Delaware Museum of Natural History …

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Live, indoor theater is coming back

Betsy Price Culture

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 …

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Summer’s filling up with entertainment outdoors

Betsy Price Headlines

Summer doesn’t officially begin until next week, but outdoor summertime entertainment is already on tap by multiple organizations. Here’s a roundup. Delaware Art Museum The Delaware Art Museum is hosting drive-in movies in its parking lot or movies on a big screen in its sculpture garden, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington. “Dead Poets Society,” famously filmed in Delaware, is at 9 …