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Review: THE FANTASTICKS at Candlelight Music Theatre


by Greer Firestone - July 21, 2024

Aisle Say cannot imagine any veteran of community theatre who does not some relationship with THE FANTASTICKS; who does not look on the show with fondness and a sense of nostalgia. The original 1960 off-Broadway production closed in 2002 with 17,000 performances and revived from 2006 to 2017. There ...

Review: MOON OVER BUFFALO at Candlelight Music Theatre


by Greer Firestone - May 20, 2024

Candlelight’s MOON OVER BUFFALO is an uproariously funny comedy by Tony Award winning playwright Ken Ludwig. Last year they mounted his LEND ME A TENOR which was both parts as hilarious and charming. Ludwig’s plays have starred Carol Burnett, Alec Baldwin and Tony Shaloub, to name a few.nk of MOON O...

Review: FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE at The Grand Opera House


by Greer Firestone - May 10, 2024

It is not surprising to those who work in the live arts, performing arts or fine arts, that we understand a vibrant arts community attracts visitors who spend money and help keep local businesses thriving. They keep Delaware residents spending their money locally, vital income for local merchants....

Review: DANCING AT LUGHNASA at City Theatre


by Greer Firestone - April 20, 2024

Celebrating its 30th year as Delaware’s off-Broadway theatre, City Theatre delivers DANCING IN LUGHNASA, a stunning tour de force in ensemble acting, direction (Mary Catherine Kelley), linguistics/dialect (Michael Toner), scenic design (Rick Neidig) and every musical and technical aspect imaginable....

Review: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at Candlelight Music Theatre


by Greer Firestone - March 25, 2024

What did our critic think of TCandlelight Music Theatre normally plays it safe when scheduling a season. That’s’ why Aisle Say was surprised that “THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” was part of this year’s season. And more so for the musical was written by Rupert Holmes, whose most prominent claim to fame ...

Review: HELLO DOLLY! at Candlelight Music Theatre


by Greer Firestone - January 29, 2024

Hello Dolly! Opened on Broadway in 1964 with the irrepressible, wide-eyed, charismatic Carol Channing in the title role, winning 10 Tony’s including Best Musical and Best Actress for Channing. The show was her signature and, to understate, she held it close. An understudy once remarked that she was ...

Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at Walnut Street Theatre


by Greer Firestone - January 26, 2024

It’s 23 years into George and Martha’s minefield marriage, and passion has long since cooled into contempt The play is a cruel and competitive game of escalating insults between career-stalled history professor George (a riveting Greg Wood) and Martha (a boozy and absolutely compelling Susan Riley S...

Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Candlelight Music Theatre


by Greer Firestone - November 27, 2023

Aisle Say considers something we’ve all thought about it. During episodes of grave doubt and seemingly unrelenting anxiety – whether it be family or financial or health – we have considered maybe the world would be a better place if we had not been born....

Review: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT at Resident Ensemble Players


by Greer Firestone - November 13, 2023

Aisle Say has had the privilege of reviewing this staggering talented ensemble since 2008. Still do I remember their second show of the season, THE IMAGINARY INVALID. Forever imprinted in my mind are the enema gloves of Michael Gotch and Mic Matarrese. These two actors and many of their colleagues f...

Review: INTO THE WOODS at Candlelight Music Theatre


by Greer Firestone - September 27, 2023

Candlelight Theatre continues to astound. While regional professional theatres are going from six week runs to three (see DE Theatre Co), the funky old barn in the bowels of sylvan Arden continues to welcome sold out crowds for a full six....

Past Shows


Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage ...

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
1/16 - 1/18/2020


Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life....

Videos


TINA - The Tina Turner Musical in Delaware TINA - The Tina Turner Musical
The Playhouse on Rodney Square (10/11 - 10/13)
Dear Evan Hansen in Delaware Dear Evan Hansen
The Playhouse on Rodney Square (4/11 - 4/13)
Hadestown in Delaware Hadestown
The Playhouse on Rodney Square (5/2 - 5/4)
The Cher Show in Delaware The Cher Show
The Playhouse on Rodney Square (1/31 - 2/1)
Mean Girls in Delaware Mean Girls
The Playhouse on Rodney Square (11/15 - 11/17)
A Murder, A Mystery, A Marriage in Delaware A Murder, A Mystery, A Marriage
Patchwork Playhouse (7/12 - 7/27)
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