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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 …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – July 24, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines GOP chair sues Department of Elections over new voting laws Senate to convene Monday to start removal of state auditor Carney to sign mail-in voting bill Friday, GOP to sue McGuiness asks judge to overrule verdict, grant new trial Kowalko: House Speaker killed inspector …

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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. …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – March 6, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Carney lifts school mask mandate while trial to end it is underway U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg touts electric buses in Wilmington Culture Rep. Mike Smith to run 48 miles in 48 hours for veterans Symphony to keep mask, vaccine rules for March 11 concert The Grand lifts mask, vaccine requirements for audiences Pike …

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 …

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 …