BWW Previews: WHAT'S HOT IN 2019 AT DELAWARE THEATERS (PART 1)
It's a new year, and that means TONS of new theater offerings.
I apologize for the lateness of this article. But, better late than never, right? (Although, the theater motto is "Early is on time, and on time is late.")
I put together a short list of what you, your family, your friends, and everyone within driving distance to a theater should go see in this small wonder that is Delaware over the next few months. Don't let a little bit of cold weather stop you from supporting live theater and the amazing Artists who do what they do to entertain YOU.
DISENCHANTED! A Disney Princess Spoof-tacular. Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that's anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know - the original storybook heroines have come to life to set the record straight.
March 22 through April 6
Bootless Stageworks 1301 N. Broom Street Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 887-9300
GUYS & DOLLS - The beloved musical of the 20th century, transports us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana with a side trip to the NYC sewer system in this rollicking tale of small-time hoods and scantily clad showgirls.
January 19 through February 24
CURTAINS - A delightful blend of murder mystery and musical comedy, that will leave you howling with laughter while trying to solve the crime.
March 16 through April 20
Candlelight Dinner Theater 2208 Millers Road Arden, DE 19810 (302) 475-2313
GIRLS' WEEKEND - In this lightning-quick farce, four women travel to a cabin to consume copious amounts of wine, laugh at their lives, trade stories and chat about their book club's latest selection. However, after the third case of wine comes through the door, it becomes clear there will be more stewing than reviewing.
February 22 through March 2
Chapel Street 27 N. Chapel Street Newark DE 19711 (302) 368-2248
THE WOMEN - The author carries us through a number of varied scenes and shows us not only a somewhat unflattering picture of womanhood, but digging under the surface, reveals a human understanding for and sympathy with some of its outstanding figures.
March 2 & March 3
THE MUSIC MAN - Fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize - despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef.
March 15 through March 31
Clear Space Theatre 20 Baltimore Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-2270
ANNIE - Everyone loves redheaded Orphan Annie and her dog Sandy, who find love and a home in one of the best family musicals ever written.
February 23 through March 17
Delaware Children's Theatre 1014 Delaware Ave Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 655-1014
SAINT JOAN - A French country girl finds herself on trial for her life after the nation's rulers become threatened by her influence and popularity. With mysterious visions of saints inspiring her to help recover France from English domination, she paves the way for victory.
February 6 through February 24
Delaware Theater Company 200 Water Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 594-1100
SISTER ACT - When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent!
February 8 through February 17
PETER PAN, JR. - Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up... with no flying required!
March 9 through March 17
Everett Theater 47 Main Street Middletown, DE 19709 (302) 232-6338
THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY - In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate - and an impromptu happy hour - and decide it's high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they've lost through the years.
February 15 through February 23
Kent Country Theatre Gild 140 Roosevelt Avenue Dover, DE 19903 (302) 674-3568
FINDING NEVERLAND - The incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four Young Brothers and their beautiful widowed mother.
February 7 through February 10
LEGALLY BLONDE - Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting more serious about his life and attend Harvard Law.
February 23 & February 24
The Playhouse 1007 N Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 888-0200
SLEUTH - The ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke.
January 25 through February 3
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING - A satire of big business and all it holds sacred. J. Pierrepont Finch uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive.
April 5 through April 14
Possum Point Players 441 Old Laurel Road Georgetown, DE (302) 856-3460
THE LAST FIVE YEARS - A contemporary musical love story about a young, emerging novelist enjoying his first taste of success, and the struggling actress with whom he falls in love, as they traverse the course of a five-year relationship.
February 1 through February 10
INSIGNIFICANCE - Imagine a meeting in a Manhattan hotel room between four icons of the Cold War era: Albert Einstein, Joseph McCarthy, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. If the walls could talk, this is the story they'd tell.
March 14 through March 17
RUINED - In the present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo during a complex civil war, a savvy businesswoman, Mama Nadi, both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds.
March 29 through March 31
Wilmington Drama League 10 W. Lea Boulevard Wilmington, DE 19802 (302) 764-1172