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The Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville hosts local and national acts each summer. Photo courtesy of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation

Arts Leaders Tell • Where They Like To Go

Patti Grimes
executive director, Joshua M. Freeman Foundation
“At Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth Beach, I love the range of performances, from musicals to revues to classic plays. I also enjoy seeing local actors.  Sussex has some of the most talented artists in the region. Over 75 are members of Delaware by Hand, and many of our towns have galleries representing them. At the Clayton Theatre in Dagsboro, my family enjoys movies at Delaware’s last first-run single-screen theater. “

Nikki Lavoie
board member, Smyrna Opera House
“In central Delaware, arts venues anchor our communities. In Milford, I often shop before walking to the Riverfront Theatre for a show. In our small-town capital, turn off Pandora and step into the Johnson Victrola Museum. The children’s programs at the Biggs Museum of American Art delight my 4-year-old. Of course, I really love the art galleries, open mic night and theater in my own hometown.”

David Stradley
executive director, Delaware Shakepeare Festival
“I think the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts is one of the coolest places in Wilmington—my wife and I had our wedding reception there—and they always have interesting exhibitions. As the leader of a classical theater company, I love seeing the classics produced by The Resident Ensemble Players. The Everett in Middletown is a great example of how an arts venue can anchor a downtown.”

 

Arts & Entertainment • Town by Town Guide

Art Centers & Museum

Bethany Beach

Delaware City

Dover

Fenwick Island

Frederica

Georgetown

Greenville/
Centreville

Harrington

Lewes

Middletown

Milford

Millsboro

New Castle

Newark

Ocean View

Odessa

Rehoboth Beach

Seaford

Smyrna

Wilmington

Over The Line
 

 

 

 


Dance

Claymont

Dover

Milford

Newark

Wilmington
 

     

Film

 

Rehoboth Beach
 

Wilmington
 

 

Music

Arden

Dover

Greenville

Lewes

Middletown

Milford

Montchanin

Newark

Rehoboth Beach
 

Smyrna
 

Wilmington
 

Over The Line
 


Theater

Arden

Bear

Dover

Lewes

Georgetown

Middletown

Milford

Newark

Rehoboth Beach

Fenwick Island

Wilmington

 

 (All dates are 2014 unless otherwise noted)

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Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach History Museum
214 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 539-8011, townofbethanybeach.com Memorabilia, photographs and documents housed in the town hall explain the resort’s history.

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Delaware City

Fort Delaware
Pea Patch Island, Delaware City, 834-7941, destatemuseums.org This fort on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River shows life as a prisoner during the Civil War. 

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Dover

Air Mobility Command Museum
1301 Heritage Road, Dover Air Force Base, Dover, 677-5938, amcmuseum.org Offers a collection of planes and exhibits on military life.

Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org Features fine art and decorative works by American artists. “Bayard Taylor Berndt: Brandywine Valley Artist” runs through Feb. 23.

Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
866 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 734-1618, agriculturalmuseum.org Exhibits and farm buildings from across Delmarva.

Delaware Public Archives
121 Duke of York St., Dover, 744-5000, archives.delaware.gov Historic and archaeological material tells the story of Delaware.

Delaware State Police Museum
1425 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 739-7700, delawaretrooper.com/museum Explore the history of the state police.

First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries
121 Duke of York St., Dover, 744-5055, history.delaware.gov/museums Information on museums and historical sites statewide.

The Dover Art League
21 W. Loockerman St., Dover, 674-0402, doverartleague.com The league displays works by local artists and offers classes.

The First State Heritage Park
102 S. State St., Dover, 739-9194, destateparks.com Links historic and cultural sites in Dover, including Legislative Hall.

John Dickinson Plantation
Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, 739-3277, history.delaware.gov/museums Visit the 18th-century plantation of a founding father.

Johnson Victrola Museum
Bank Lane and Dover, 744-5055, history.delaware.gov/museums Pays homage to the founder of the Victor Talking Machine Co. through phonographs, recordings and memorabilia.

Old State House
25 The Green, Dover, 744-5055, history.delaware.gov/museums Tours the state’s original capitol building.

Star Hill Museum
357 Voshell Mill, Star Hill Road, Dover, 697-9903 Educates the public about the hardships of life as a slave.

Woodburn
151 Kings Hwy., Dover, 739-5656, woodburn.delaware.gov The home of the governor.

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Fenwick Island

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum
708 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-9366, discoversea.com Includes artifacts recovered from centuries-old shipwrecks.

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Frederica

Barratt’s Chapel and Museum
6362 Bay Road, Frederica, 335-5544, barrattschapel.org The oldest church in the United States built by and for Methodists.

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Georgetown

Treasures of the Sea
Delaware Tech, Del. 18, Georgetown, 856-5700, treasuresofthesea.org See treasures from the wreck of the Spanish galleon Atocha.

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Greenville-Centreville

Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Road, Greenville, 658-2400, hagley.org See the machinery of the original DuPont gunpowder mills and visit the du Pont ancestral home on the Brandywine. An exhibition of collector Z. Taylor Vinson’s automotive memorabilia runs May 17-Feb. 6, 2015.

Hardcastle Gallery
5714 Kennett Pike, Centreville, 655-5230, hardcastlegallery.com Specializes in displaying the work of artists in the school of painting originated by Howard Pyle.

Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 101 Stone Block Row, Greenville, 652-0271, somervillemanning.com Specializing in 20th- and 21st-century fine art and sculpture, including works by Wyeths.

The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 654-8638, stationgallery.net For 35 years, the gallery has showcased the best artists of the Brandywine Valley.

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Harrington

Harrington Historical Society Museum
110 Fleming St., Harrington, 398-3698 The museum exhibits tell stories about harness racing, the local fire company and military veterans.

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Lewes

Coastal Camera Club
Cadbury at Lewes, 17028 Cadbury Circle, Lewes, 541-0483, coastalcameraclub.com The club shares the knowledge and experience of its members and displays their work.

Lewes Life-Saving Station Boathouse
Pilottown Road and Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, 645-7670, historiclewes.org/museums/llssbh.html Houses original equipment used by 19th-century surfmen.

Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-0551, peninsula-gallery.com Works by area contemporary realist and impressionistic artists.

Zwaanendael Museum
102 Kings Hwy., Lewes, 645-1148, history.delaware.gov/museums Learn about the Dutch settlement of Lewes in 1631.

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Middletown

Gilbert W. Perry Jr. Center for the Arts
51 W. Main St., Middletown, 449-5396, everetttheatre.com Houses the Hudson Contemporary Gallery and a Guild Shoppe.

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Milford

Milford Museum
121 S. Walnut St., Milford, 424-1080, milforddemuseum.org Tells Milford’s story from its beginnings on the Mispillion River.

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Millsboro

Nanticoke Indian Museum
27073 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro, 945-7022, nanticokeindians.org This museum houses jewelry and spears used by the state’s Native Americans.

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New Castle

New Castle Historical Society
2 E. Fourth St., New Castle, 322-2794, newcastlehistory.org Documentation of the area’s homes and buildings.

New Castle Court House Museum
211 Delaware St., New Castle, 323-4453, history.delaware.gov/museums Learn how our three counties formed Delaware.

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Newark

Iron Hill Museum
1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, 368-5703, ironhill-museum.org The museum focuses on the history of the Iron Hill region.

Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark, 266-7266, newarkartsalliance.org Newark residents display their work. Classes are offered.

Pencader Heritage Museum
2029 Sunset Lake Road, Newark, 737-5859, pencaderheritage.org Tells the cultural and natural history of Pencader Hundred.

University of Delaware Museums
Newark, 831-8037, udel.edu/museums Includes Mechanical Hall Gallery, 30 N. College Ave., and Old College Gallery, 18 E. Main St., which exhibit shows of major artists, faculty and students.

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Ocean View

Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, 537-5055, galleryonede.com Local, award-winning artists display their love for art in a variety of media.

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Odessa

Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main St., Odessa, 378-4119, historicodessa.org Admire beautiful examples of 18th- and 19th-century architecture.

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Rehoboth Beach

Anna Hazzard Museum
17 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach, 226-1119 This museum reflects the early history of Rehoboth Beach.

Gallery 50
50B Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2050, 50contemporaryart.com Displays contemporary art in various mediums.

Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8408, rehobothartleague.org This community institution focuses on promotion and education through classes and exhibits. Young students from Sussex County get their show, “Young at Art,” March 8-23.

Rehoboth Beach Museum
511 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7310, rehobothbeachmuseum.org Run by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society, creates exhibits related to the 110-year-old town. “The Beach Eats,” an exhibition and celebration of 100 years of dining—and grubbing—at the resort, runs though March.

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Seaford

Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation
1101 N. Pine St. Ext., Seaford, 628-9500, seafordhistoricalsociety.com The mansion, slave quarters and barn offer a glimpse of life before the Civil War.

Seaford Museum
203 High St., Seaford, 628-9828, seafordhistoricalsociety.com Covers history from a local perspective.

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Smyrna

Smyrna Museum
11 S. Main St., Smyrna, 653-1320, smyrnamuseum.com Displays artifacts of local history and culture.

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Wilmington

Carspecken-Scott Gallery
1707 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, 655-7173, carspeckenscott.com Exhibits works by contemporary Mid-Atlantic artists.

Center for the Creative Arts
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row, Yorklyn, 239-2434, ccarts.org This community arts center is devoted to art enrichment.

Christina Cultural Arts Center
705 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-0101, ccacde.org The CCAC serves as a professional arts training and education center for people of all cultures.

Delaware College of Art and Design
Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery, 600 N. Market St., Wilmington, 622-8000, dcad.edu DCAD mounts curated exhibits featuring work of regional and national significance.

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590, delart.org In addition to its famous Pre-Raphaelite collection, the museum houses Brandywine works by N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Howard Pyle and Edward Hopper, as well as the Copeland Sculpture Garden. “American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell” runs through Jan. 15.

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St., Wilmington, 656-6466, thedcca.org Seven galleries and several artist studios bring a variety of contemporary art through 30 annual exhibitions. See “Sublime Creatures: The Animal-Human Hybrids of Hunter Clarke” through March 9.

Delaware Children’s Museum
550 Justison St., Wilmington, 654-2340, delawarechildrensmuseum.org The museum on builds imaginative minds through play and informal math-, science- and technology-based learning.

Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St., Wilmington, 577-8283, artsdel.org This state-run gallery exhibits local artists at the mezzanine level of the Carvel State Office Building.

Delaware History Museum-Historical Society of Delaware
504 Market St., Wilmington, 656-0637, hsd.org Trace Delaware’s history to the 1600s. The society owns and runs Old Town Hall in Wilmington and the George Read House and Gardens in Old New Castle. The museum houses exhibits of items made, used or collected by Delawareans.

Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 658-9111, delmnh.org Dinosaurs, birds and other cool natural resources share space with an impressive collection of seashells. “Check out “Nature’s Bounty,” a collaboration with the Delaware College of Art and Design , March 7-April 20.

Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame
801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, 425-3263, desports.org Find the best Delaware athletes from throughout the decades at this shrine in Frawley Stadium.

Gallery 919
919 N. Market St., Wilmington, 229-3266 The gallery hosts works by regional artists. Shows change monthly.

Kalmar Nyckel
1124 E. Seventh St., Wilmington, 429-7447, kalmarnyckel.org Tour the replica Swedish ship that brought the first settlers to Delaware. The ship summers in Lewes.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens
850 Alapocas Road, Wilmington, 651-6912, nemoursmansion.org This 300-acre du Pont estate features formal French gardens and a classical French mansion of more than 70 beautifully appointed rooms.

New Wilmington Art Association
thenwaa.org Supports new and emerging artists. Exhibits are staged across the city.

Rockwood Museum
610 Shipley Road, Wilmington, 761-4340, rockwood.org This 70-acre Victorian English Gothic country estate features original furnishings, a conservatory and garden.

Toni and Stuart B. Young Gallery
Delaware College of Art and Design, 600 N. Market St., Wilmington, 622-8000, dcad.edu The gallery mounts exhibitions of students, faculty and curated shows. “Six: Women Photographers of the Mid-Atlantic” runs through Jan. 12.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
4832 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 888-4600, winterthur.org The former home of Henry Francis du Pont is the premier museum of American decorative arts, with 175 rooms and galleries. Visit March 1-Jan. 4, 2015 to see “Costumes of Downton Abbey,” a display of about 35 original designs.

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Over the Line

Brandywine River Museum
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700, brandywinemuseum.org Displays Wyeth family paintings and illustrations, plus works by illustrators Frank Schoonover, Howard Pyle and Maxfield Parrish. See “N.C. Wyeth’s America in the Making” Jan. 25-May 18 and “Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield” June 7-Aug. 24.

Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org This horticulturalist’s paradise features acres of formal gardens, plus a conservatory of rare plants. Seasonal displays and events are highlights of the year. Longwood also hosts music, theater and dance performances.

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Claymont

Brandywine Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
2703A Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, 798-0124, brandywinecenterfordance.com Students perform in ballets, including a full-length winter ballet, and other styles of dance.

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Dover

Dance Conservatory and Ballet Theatre of Dover
522 Otis Drive, Dover, 734-9717, dancebtd.com The troupe offers new works and premieres several times a year.

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Milford

First State Academy of Dance
107 Maple Ave., Milford, 422-2633, dancefsad.com This group performs at area venues.

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Newark

Delaware Dance Company
168 Elkton Road, No. 101, Newark, 738-2023, delawaredance.org Focuses on education, performance at area venues and outreach.

Mid-Atlantic Ballet
104 E. Main St., Newark, 266-6362, midatlanticballet.org The nonprofit ballet school presents two productions a season at UD.

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Wilmington

First State Ballet Theatre
818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 658-7897 ext. 3851, firststateballet.com Presents major ballets choreographed by internationally recognized talent who specialize in classical Russian technique. “Irene” on Feb. 21 tells the story of a young dancer who joins a company made up of vampires.

Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance
1709 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington,655-1004, wilmingtonballet.org The troupe features choreography from the Royal Imperial Russian School.

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Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach Film Society
107 Truitt Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 645-9095, rehobothfilm.com Holds an independent film festival each November.

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Wilmington

Theatre N
1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington, 576-2135, theatren.org Independent theater offers films by emerging talent and first-run movies.

WilmFilm
690-5555, wilmfilm.com Great indies and socially conscious or local-interest films are shown in partnership with local nonprofits are shown at Penn Cinema on Wilmington’s Riverfront April 25-27.

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Arden

Ardensingers
Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, ardensingers.com This chorus performs Gilbert and Sullivan musicals at Arden Gild Hall and elsewhere. See “Iolanthe, or The Peer and the Peri” April 25-26 and May 1-3.

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Dover

Delaware Choral Society
P.O. Box 336, Dover, 422-7775, delawarechoralsociety.org This community choir presents two annual concerts of choral music. It performs Mozart’s Requiem at The Schwartz Center for the Arts April 27.

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, (800) 711-5882, doverdowns.com The Rollins Center brings big-name entertainers to Dover.

Dover Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 163, Dover, 270-1903 The symphony performs four classical concerts a year. The Spring Classical Concert happens on March 23 and the annual Dover Days Classical Concert happens May 5, both at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

Schwartz Center for the Arts
226 S. State St., Dover, 678-3583, schwartzcenter.com Hosts local, national and international acts that offer music, dance, drama, and children’s theater. See “A Tribute to Patsy Cline” on March 29 and The Four Freshmen on April 26.

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Greenville

Delaware Valley Chorale
P.O. Box 4623, Greenville, 740-2410, delawarevalleychorale.org Performs major works of choral literature in a four-concert season. A Celebration of the African American Spiritual on Jan. 26 and The English Choral Legacy on May 10, both at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew in Wilmington.

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Lewes

Coastal Concerts
P.O. Box 685, Lewes, (888) 212-6458, coastalconcerts.org The volunteer group presents five concerts of traditional music each year. The Danish String Quartet plays Feb. 8.

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Middletown

Everett Theatre
47 W. Main St., Middletown, 378-7038, everetttheatre.com In addition to concerts, it hosts community theater, dance performances and films.

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Milford

The Music School of Delaware
10 S. Walnut St., Milford, 422-2043, musicschoolofdelaware.org The school presents student recitals and the Music Masters series featuring faculty and heralded guest artists.

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Montchanin

The Brandywiners Chorale

PO Box 248, Montchanin, 478-3355, brandywiners.org In addition to a large annual musical, the group gives benefit concerts across the region. The coming show is “Annie “ July 24-26, July 31 and Aug. 1-2.

CoroAllegro
P.O. Box 63, Montchanin, 652-3997, coroallegro.com This ensemble is dedicated to performing choral literature. “In the Beginning” features the music of Aaron Copland and Gabriel Jackson on April 5.

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Newark

First State Symphonic Band
Newark, 454-1939, firststatesymphonicband.com This group of talented amateurs performs classics, marches and show tunes at various locations throughout the year.

New Ark Chorale
P.O. Box 5550, Newark, 368-4946, newarkchorale.org The chorale performs five to seven concerts per season.

Newark Symphony Orchestra
319 E. Main St., Newark, 369-3466, newarksymphony.org The orchestra and chamber group perform eight concerts a season. Mother’s Day at the Symphony happens May 11 at Independence School in Newark.

Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road, Newark, udel.edu/UMS/performances-events.html Houses two theaters that are the center of UD’s performance arts community.

UD Department of Music
Amstel Avenue and Orchard Road, Newark, 831-2578, music.udel.edu The department presents nearly 150 performances each year by faculty, students and guest artists.

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Rehoboth Beach

Southern Delaware Choral Society
P.O. Box 444, Rehoboth Beach, 542-8387, southerndelawarechoralsociety.org Performs choral music during two concerts each year.

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Smyrna

Smyrna Opera House
7 W. South St., Smyrna, 653-4236, smyrnaoperahouse.org Offers shows of every kind at affordable prices in a historic building. See Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” March 7-9.

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Wilmington

Brandywine Baroque
brandywinebaroque.org This quintet performs baroque music on period instruments across the state. It performs “Gambists’ Delight” March 1-2 and Arne’s “Eliza” April 4-6.

Chorus of the Brandywine
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row, Yorklyn, 655-SING, chorusofthebrandywine.com The local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra
824 N. Market St., Suite 102, Wilmington, 656-7442, delawaresymphony.org The symphony offers a four-program Classics Concert Series, a Chamber Concert Series of four concerts, its annual New Year’s Eve celebration, and appearances by internationally acclaimed musicians. British actor Sir Derek Jacobi closes the Classics Series by narrating Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” April 25.

Dickinson Theater Organ Society
1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington, 995-5630, dtoskimball.org Presents several concerts on a traditional Kimball theater organ. Hear Don Kinnier play along to the silent film “The Mark of Zorro” on April 6.

First & Central Presbyterian
1101 Market St., Wilmington, 654-5371, fandc.org The music staff presents diverse programs and Thursday concerts at noon.

The Grand Opera House
818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577, thegrandwilmington.org Offers comedians, orchestral performances, opera, dance, traditional and contemporary music, both in the main hall and the baby grand. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder play Jan. 9.

HildaMan Chorale
P.O. Box 486, Wilmington, 897-5988, artsdel.org A 50-member volunteer chorale performs spirituals and other musical selections.

Mélomanie
P.O. Box 7216, Wilmington, 764-6338, melomanie.org This chamber ensemble plays early and contemporary works on period instruments. See it at The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts in Wilmington Feb. 23, March 9 and May 11.

The Music School of Delaware
4101 N. Washington St., Wilmington, 762-1132, musicschoolofdelaware.org In addition to student recitals, it presents a Music Masters series featuring faculty and heralded guests. Music Masters includes a program for organ, harpsicord and guitar Feb. 12.

OperaDelaware
4 S. Poplar St. Wilmington, 658-8063, operade.org International opera stars and newcomers perform for this stellar organization. See “IlTovatore” (“The Troubador”) May 2 and May 4.

Rainbow Chorale of Delaware
P.O. Box 1467, Wilmington, (888) 512-5093, therainbowchorale.org The 60-member group celebrates diversity with concerts in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach. “Fabulous First Fifteen” celebrates the group’s 15th anniversary on March 29.

Serafin String Quartet
593-8447, serafinquartet.org The ensemble-in-residence at the University of Delaware performs regularly across the state. See it perform works by Schumann, Green, and Murray-Shafer at UD on March 2.

Wilmington Children’s Chorus
800 N. French St., Wilmington, 762-3637, wilmingtonchildrenschorus.org Talented youngsters perform several concerts a year across New Castle County. The chorus will perform in “Carmina Burana” April 25.

World Cafe Live
The Queen Theatre, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 994-1400, queen.worldcafelive.com Hear local and national musical acts. See “One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro” on Jan. 25.

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Over the Line

Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org Hosts several musical performances a year and  a summer show by The Brandywiners. Venice Baroque Orchestra plays period tunes on period instruments Feb. 20.

Mid-Atlantic Symphony
P.O. Box 3687, Ocean City, Md., (410) 289-3440, midatlanticsymphony.org Performances of classics and world premieres. Hear “Seven Seasons” March 8 and “Sound the Trumpet” April 12.

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Arden

The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Miller Road, Ardentown, 475-2313, nctstage.org Iconic dinner theater presents musicals, comedy nights and excellent food.

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Bear

Able Arts
P.O. Box 831, Bear, ablearts.org Composed of people with and without disabilities, it has performed dance, poetry, comedy and satire for 20 years.

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Dover

The Children’s Theatre of Dover and Kent County
PO Box 823, Dover, 678-3227, thechildrenstheatre.org This local theater group performs at various venues. See  “Cheaper by the Dozen” March 15-16 and “Pinocchio” May 10-11.

Kent County Theatre Guild
Patchwork Playhouse, 140 E. Roosevelt Ave., Dover, 674-3568, kctg.org The community groups performs at Patchwork Playhouse. See “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney Feb. 14-16 and Feb. 21-23 and “A Life in the Theatre” by David Mamet May 9-11 and May 16-18.

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Lewes

Foot Light Productions
516 Kings Hwy., Lewes, 645-7220, footlightproductions.org See dinner cabaret shows and murder mysteries.

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Georgetown

Possum Point Players
441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown, 856-3460, possumpointplayers.org This community group performs five shows a season. See “South Pacific” April 4-6 and April 11-13.

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Middletown

Everett Theatre
47 W. Main St., Middletown, 378-7038, everetttheatre.com Hosts special arts programs, movies, concerts and recitals.

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Milford

Second Street Players
2 S. Walnut St., Milford, 422-0220, secondstreetplayers.com The players perform at Riverfront Theater. See Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution” Feb. 7-9 and Feb. 14-16.

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Newark

Chapel Street Players
27 N. Chapel St., Newark, 368-2248, chapelstreetplayers.org Community theater offers “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” Feb. 28-March 8 and “Agnes of God” April 25-May 3.

UD Resident Ensemble Players and Professional Theater Training Program
Roselle Center for the Arts, 110 Orchard Road, Newark, 831-2204, pttp.udel.edu A pairing of a resident professional acting company and a conservatory training program. See “The Mouse Trap” by Agatha Christie Jan. 23-Feb. 9.

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Rehoboth Beach

Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2270, clearspacetheatre.org Offers top-quality productions on its home stage and other venues. Most seasons include the “100 Years of Broadway” revue of musicals,performances for children and “An American Songbook,” a concert of Broadway hits. See “The Odd Couple” on weekends Jan. 31-Feb. 16, then “Camelot” March 21-April 6.

Delaware Comedy Theatre
131 Glade Circle West, Rehoboth Beach, 258-5443, delawarecomedytheatre.com Improv comedy shows and workshops.

Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre
P.O. Box 871, Rehoboth Beach 227-6766, rehobothchildrenstheatre.org This group mounts shows based on classic children’s tales.

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Fenwick Island

The Freeman Stage at Bayside
36097 Sand Cove Road, Selbyville, 436-3015, freemanstage.org The open-air stage offers quality live performances for all ages.

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Wilmington

Bootless Artworks
980 Justison St., Shipyard Shops, Wilmington, 887-9300, bootless.org  Works that are artistically challenging and innovative. See “The 39 Steps” May 9-11 and May 15-17.

City Theater Company
4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington, 220-8285, city-theater.org The City Theater Company offers cutting-edge shows. In February, look for “Best Of: 2.0,” a show of 10-minute plays by local writers.

Delaware All-State Theatre
2208 Van Buren Place, Wilmington, 559-6667, dastonline.com See the best of young local actors in an annual musical each June.

Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 655-1014, dechildrenstheatre.org Presents four classic children’s stories and two productions for babies and toddlers. See “Seussical” March 1-12 and “Sleeping Beauty” April 5-May 10.

Delaware Shakespeare Festival
P.O. Box 7567, Wilmington, 764-0113, delshakes.org Watch a Shakespeare play at Rockwood Park for two weeks each July, plus other performances through the year. This summer, see “Hamlet” in honor of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth.

Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St., Wilmington, 594-1100, delawaretheatre.org This professional resident company produces classic theater as well as new works. See “The Exonerated” Feb. 19-March 9 and “Ain’t Misbehavin’” April 2-27.

DuPont Theatre
DuPont Building, 1007 N. Market St,, Wilmington, 656-4401, duponttheatre.com Broadway’s best comes to this elegant Victorian theater. See “Man of la Mancha” March 25-30 and “Million Dollar Quartet” May 27-June 1.

Wilmington Drama League
10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, 764-1172, wilmingtondramaleague.org The community group presents several shows and pillow plays for the very young each season. See “Rabbit Hole” March 28-April 6 and “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” May 9-18. 

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