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Delaware Interviews

AD Bob Kelly of Candlelight Theatre Interview AD Bob Kelly of Candlelight Theatre
by Greer Firestone - May 13, 2020, Delaware

There is no one in the tri-state region with more live theater experience than Bob Kelly, Artistic Director at Candlelight Dinner Theatre. Founded in 1969 by John and Lena O'Toole and Julian and Annabelle Borris, it quickly became a nexus for hundreds of aspiring actors, where all were inspired to s...
TEN QUESTIONS WITH... Scott Mason of Chapel Street Players Interview TEN QUESTIONS WITH... Scott Mason of Chapel Street Players
by Rosanne DellAversano - May 08, 2020, Delaware

How are local Delaware theaters managing the effects of the COVID-19 shutdown....
JUDY GARLAND 'WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER' at Grand Opera House available for licens Interview JUDY GARLAND 'WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER' at Grand Opera House available for licensing
by Greer Firestone - May 04, 2020, Delaware

New Book musical JUDY GARLAND 'World's Greatest Entertainer' available for licensing. The musical stars Judy, Liza, Frank and Dean singing 24 Great American Songbook tunes...
Mark Fields of THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE & THE PLAYHOUSE Interview Mark Fields of THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE & THE PLAYHOUSE
by Greer Firestone - May 04, 2020, Delaware

Convulsive events happen. Sometimes they turn from considerable to colossal. The implications generally tend to take years to play out and, in worse cases, spiral into unpredictable and unintended consequences....
Producing Artistic Director Sandy Robbins of UD REP Interview Producing Artistic Director Sandy Robbins of UD REP
by Greer Firestone - May 04, 2020, Delaware

This is the 3rd of Aisle Say's interviews with local arts professionals. Each organization has similar overarching concerns of cancellations, lost revenues, refunds, donations, personnel anxiety and the preposterous nightmare of rescheduling in uncertainty. On the other hand, each have specific issu...
Greer Firestone: STEPS TO OVERCOME CRISIS for Every Performing Arts Group Interview Greer Firestone: STEPS TO OVERCOME CRISIS for Every Performing Arts Group
by Greer Firestone - May 04, 2020, Delaware

When Shakespeare's career was interrupted by the Black Plague, the Bard and his colleagues did three things: a?oeThey made plans for what they were going to do when theatres reopened. They toured the provinces, sold props, costumes, bundled plays and sold thema?"that's how the First Folio got made. ...
TEN QUESTIONS WITH...Fred Munzert of The Milton Theatre Interview TEN QUESTIONS WITH...Fred Munzert of The Milton Theatre
by Rosanne DellAversano - May 01, 2020, Delaware

Ten questions asking local theaters about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on operations....
TEN QUESTIONS WITH...Kathy Buterbaugh -Wilmington Drama League Interview TEN QUESTIONS WITH...Kathy Buterbaugh -Wilmington Drama League
by Rosanne DellAversano - April 24, 2020, Delaware

The creation of Wilmington Drama League is interesting, to say the least, and its perseverance to create under any circumstance is historic. Look on WDL's website under the ABOUT tab, and you'll find these tidbits:...
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME! - Scott Mason is The Honorary Dame Edna Understudy. Interview THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME! - Scott Mason is The Honorary Dame Edna Understudy.
by Rosanne DellAversano - April 20, 2020, Delaware

Did you know that right in college town of Newark DE, lives the one and only Honorary Dame Edna Understudy?...
Kristina Kambalov of FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE at Grand Opera House Interview Kristina Kambalov of FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE at Grand Opera House
by Greer Firestone - April 20, 2020, Delaware

With no performing arts to review, Aisle Say has taken to interviewing arts professionals. Here is a conversation with Kristina Kambalov, co-founder and ED of First State Ballet Theatre. (Go the bottom of the column for previous chats). In March Aisle Say celebrated' his 63rd year in Delaware perfo...
Bud Martin - DEALING WITH COVID-19 at Delaware Theatre Company Interview Bud Martin - DEALING WITH COVID-19 at Delaware Theatre Company
by Greer Firestone - April 14, 2020, Delaware

Who would have imagined my 73rd birthday would have been so calamitous? Yes, that was the day the world changed for all of us. 'Normality' will never be the same. There will be fond memories of yesteryear sequestered in your hippocampus. (A brief 2 wks ago)....
Kevin Austra of ROMEO + JULIET - A 21ST CENTURY TALE at Reedy Point Players Interview Kevin Austra of ROMEO + JULIET - A 21ST CENTURY TALE at Reedy Point Players
by Rosanne DellAversano - August 25, 2018, Delaware

A modern take on Romeo & Juliet at Reedy Point Players. Set in New York City 2018, William Shakespeare's most famous love story get a reboot....
Savannah Sprinkle of PIPPIN at The Playhouse
by Greer Firestone - March 02, 2017, Delaware

Stephen Schwartz, the composer and lyricist who brought us WICKED in 2003, began his career over 40 years past with GODSPELL in '71 and PIPPIN the next year. After a successful 2014 Equity tour a follow up non-equity tour opens at The Playhouse on March 7 for a 6-day run....