Nick (top) and Hugo Immediato Sr. will spread
holiday cheer at the Baby Grand this month.
Photograph by Tom Nutter
For anyone who doubted a resurgence of Three Little Bakers, rest assured the dough is still rising. This month, the local classic is presenting its most revered show, “Home for the Holidays,” at the Baby Grand.
“Home” has been an annual sell-out since it premiered in 1990. The revue of more than 20 classic songs follows the story of a theater family’s holiday get-together. With all its Victorian coziness, the show is emotional enough. But what will warm the hearts of fans is 3LB’s return: “Home” will be its first production since its Pike Creek theater closed last year.
“It’s wonderful, and we couldn’t be more proud,” says 84-year-old Nick Immediato Sr., one of the two surviving Bakers. “But I think we can play the big house.” He means the Grand Opera House. And he could be onto something. Mayor Jim Baker wants 3LB to expand operations in Wilmington. “I actually dreamt this happening one night,” Baker says.
Dreaming about those decadent 3LB desserts of yore? With a ticket stub from the show, patrons get free desserts at nearby restaurants.
“I feel like we’re a part of the rebirth of Wilmington,” says 3LB theater president Vicki Immediato-Winton. “And I’m grateful because, when we closed our door in Pike Creek, the city opened another.”
“Home for the Holidays” will run through December 30. Tickets are $25 to $35. For info, call 652-5577, or visit grandopera.org. Take the kids. The Big Guy is dropping in from the North Pole. —Maria Hess
Christmas on Rehoboth Avenue
We Love a Parade
’Tis the season for Christmas parades, but it ends before you know it.
If you missed the first flurry in November, plan now for the following:
The Old Fashioned Christmas Parade in Lewes flows from Lewes Middle School on Savannah Road, then down Second Street, beginning at 5 p.m. For more, call 645-8073, or visit historiclewes.org.
The Middletown Christmas Parade starts at
The Seaford Christmas Parade starts at
Christmas in Bridgeville features a show of handcrafted items and a raffle at Woodbridge High School. For more, call 337-8595.
The Hometown Christmas Parade in
The Milton Christmas Parade begins at at
The Selbyville Christmas Parade marches down Church Street, starting at 7 p.m. For more, call (800) 962-SURF.
The Elsmere Christmas parade starts on New Road at 2 p.m. and ends at the Veterans Administration Hospital. For more, call 999-0183.
First State Ballet Theatre
Nutty for “The Nutcracker”
Finding a performance of this holiday classic is as easy as turning a corner. Look for them here:
The Academy of the Dance
December 14-16, DuPont Theatre, Wilmington, 656-4401, www.academyofthedance.net
The Anna Marie Dance Studio
December 15-16, Archmere Academy Theatre, Wilmington, 475-3949, www.annamariedance.com
Ballet Theatre of Dover
Thru December 2, Central Middle School, Dover, 734-9717, www.dancebtd.com
December 8-9, 15-16 , Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, West Chester University, West Chester, (610) 692-2711, www.brandywineballet.com
Delaware Dance Company
December 8-9, John Dickinson High School, Wilmington, 738-2023, www.delawaredance.org
Diamond Dance Company
December 1-2, Milford High School, Milford, 422-2633
First State Ballet Theatre
December 22-23, The Grand Opera House,
December 15-16, UD’s Mitchell Hall, Newark, 266-6362, www.midatlanticballet.org
Nutcracker on Ice
December 22-23, Delaware State Fair Ice Rink, Harrington 398-5900, www.skateatthefair.com
Leaded stained glass
Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1848-1933
Tiffany Studios, 1902-1932
View a collection of century-old stained-glass windows at the Delaware Art Museum in “In the Company of Angels: Seven Tiffany Windows” that had adorned a Swedenborgian church in Cincinnati for more than 60 years. The series depicts angels from the book of Revelations. The exhibit ends January 31. For more, call the 571-9590, or visit www.delart.com.