Delaware Theatre season to include 2 world premiere musicals

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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 …

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

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  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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

Live, indoor theater is coming back

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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 …

Summer’s filling up with entertainment outdoors

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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 …