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Vanities — Kent County Theater Guild

Amy White

“The times, they are a changin!” The Kent County Theatre Guild is proud to present Jack Heifner’s Vanities: a bittersweet look at the lives of three Texas girls as they grow from bubbly cheerleaders to college coeds to young women. Set against the tumultuous backdrop of 1960s and 1970s America, Vanities highlights the realities of friendship and the transformative power …

KJ Johnson's Young Simba in "The Lion King" on Broadway. (Courtesy of Kenneth E Johnson)

Cab student plays Young Simba in ‘Lion King’ on Broadway

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

The first Broadway show that KJ Johnson saw was “The Lion King.” And now the Cab Calloway School of the Arts student is in the hit Disney musical, as one of two actors playing Young Simba. When KJ and his father, Kenneth E. Johnson, got the news that he was cast, “There was a lot of jumping and screaming and …

Ed Emmi in the Milburn Stone production of "Sister Act." (Courtesy of Ed Emma)

‘Sister Act’ offers Del. actor chance to repeat fun role

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

For the first time in singing and acting in more than 300 productions, Ed Emmi is creating the same role at almost the same time for two different theaters. He’s playing Monsignor O’Hara in “Sister Act” in a production at the Milburn Stone Theatre in North East, Maryland, running Dec. 2-11. Tickets are on sale now. And he will play …

Abby Brewster (Kathleen Pirkl Tague) and her nephews Mortimer (Mic Matarrese, center) and Jonathan (Stephen Pelinski) in the University of Delaware Resident Ensemble Players production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

UD REP stages ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

Ken Mammarella Culture, Entertainment, Headlines

Arsenic and Old Lace is a “bit of a love letter to the theater,” according to actor Mic Matarrese. “It does everything that’s nice and great about theater and is a good time.” The University of Delaware Resident Ensemble Players presents the 1941 comedy through Nov. 20. Matarrese said that his character, Mortimer Brewster, is the “engine” of the Joseph …

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Mount Pleasant wins contest to perform ‘Frozen: The Musical’

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Mount Pleasant High School will “let it snow” next spring, as it’s the only school in Delaware to be awarded licensing rights to perform Disney’s “Frozen” on stage. The school’s drama program will perform each night at 7 p.m. from March 30 through April 1. There will also be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on April 1. Fifty-one schools …

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MasterChef Junior Live!

Charlie Megginson

Something tasty is heading to your hometown! America’s favorite cooking show is now on tour with MasterChef Junior Live! This high-energy, interactive, stage production brings the culinary hit TV show, MasterChef Junior, directly to fans and foodies alike… LIVE on stage! Watch Season 8’s winner, finalist, and fan favorites as they take to the stage in head-to-head cooking demonstrations and …

Summer’s filling up with entertainment outdoors

Betsy Price Culture, Featured, 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 …