Mark Fields

Mark Fields to retire from The Grand after 16 years

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The executive director of The Grand Opera House will retire in September after 16 years of steering the fortunes of Wilmington’s premier performing arts institution. Mark Fields started with The Grand in 2006 as a marketing consultant, was appointed managing director in December of that year and then swapped jobs with the-then executive director in December 2014. “It does seem …

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ dancer performs male, female roles

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Lauren Blair Smith sometimes portrays a woman in the national tour of “Fiddler on the Roof,” coming to Wilmington this week. Sometimes, she’s one of the guys. Smith, who snagged the role as a dancer and understudy to two of the featured characters right out of college, dances as a woman in the first big musical scene, “Tradition.” Then she …

‘Book of Mormon’ to head 2022-23 Playhouse Broadway series

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Like there hasn’t been enough drama in the world with the Supreme Court leak, mid-terms elections and the Depp-Heard trial, the Playhouse on Rodney Square announced its 2022-23 season Tuesday.  The reallllllly big show will be “The Book of Mormons,” a hilariously blasphemous look at a Mormon mission trip to Africa gone wrong. It will run March 10-12, 2023.  While …

Delaware Art Museum to require proof of vaccination to enter

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Art Museum changed its admission requirements today. The Delaware Art Museum announced Thursday that starting Oct. 1, visitors must provide proof of vaccination to enter. The move will help ensure the health of members, guests, staff, volunteers, other visitors and the wider community, museum Executive Director Molly Giordano said in a social media statement. The Art Museum’s move …

Grand to require masks, vaccine proof or negative test to attend shows

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

The Grand Opera House will require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test and masks in all three of its theaters.   The Grand Opera House now requires masks and proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend shows at either of its theaters or at the Playhouse on Rodney Square. The Wilmington performing arts venue is …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – August 29, 2021

Sonja Frey Delaware 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=”/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/DelawareLive-Aug-29.pdf” title=”DelawareLive-Aug 29″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Federal lawsuit attempts to halt, slow all East Coast wind farm approvals Wilmington film screening bases ticket cost …

Pie, anyone? Playhouse’s long intermission ends with ‘Waitress’

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Bailey McCall plays Jenna in ‘Waitress,’ set for November at the Playhouse on Rodney Square. Photo by Jeremy Daniel   The Playhouse on Rodney Square will reopen in November and feature two beloved musicals, Riverdance’s 25th anniversary show and — hot stuff  — a musical featured Donna Summer’s disco tunes. The 108-year-old Playhouse, located in the Hotel Du Pont …

Pie, anyone? Playhouse’s long intermission ends with ‘Waitress’

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Bailey McCall plays Jenna in ‘Waitress,’ set for November at the Playhouse on Rodney Square. Photo by Jeremy Daniel   The Playhouse on Rodney Square will reopen in November and feature two beloved musicals, Riverdance’s 25th anniversary show and — hot stuff  — a musical featured Donna Summer’s disco tunes. The 108-year-old Playhouse, located in the Hotel Du Pont …

Bird in The Grand worth 2 in parking lot: Indoor shows returning

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  The Grand Opera House’s slate of entertainment includes comedian Brian Regan and the Temptations.   Intermission’s about over. With an appearance by comedian Brian Regan leading the way Sept. 26, The Grand Opera House on Tuesday announced the shows they’ve already booked for their indoor 2021-22 season, with the promise of more to be added. “We’ve been waiting for …