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The 2018 Ultimate Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Delaware

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From opera and symphonies to first-rate galleries.

ART CENTERS-GALLERIES

New Castle County

CarspeckenScott Gallery

Exhibits works by contemporary Mid-Atlantic artists.•1707 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, 655-7173

Center for the Creative Arts

This community arts center is devoted to art enrichment.410 Upper Snuff Mill Row,Yorklyn, 239-2434

Delaware College of Art and Design

DCADmounts curated exhibits in its Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery and offers a variety of continuing education classes for credit and enrichment.600 N. Market St., Wilmington,622-8000

The Delaware Contemporary

This non-collecting contemporary art museum presents more than 24 exhibitions each year. Find unique gifts in the museum shop.200 S. Madison St., Wilmington,656-6466

Gallery 919 Market

The gallery hosts works by regional artists.919 N. Market St., Wilmington,655-7173

Gilbert W. Perry Jr. Center for the Arts

Houses the Hudson Contemporary gallery and Guild by Association Shoppe. Classes are offered.51 W. Main St., Middletown,444-0332

HardcastleGallery

Specializes in regional artwork in the school of painting originated by Brandywine Valley artists.5714KennettPike,Centreville, 655-5230

Mezzanine Gallery

This state-run gallery exhibits Delaware artists at the mezzanine level of the Carvel State Office Building.820 N. French St., Wilmington, 577-8278

Newark Arts Alliance

Local artists display their work. Classes are offered.276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark, 266-7266

New Wilmington Art Association

Supports new and emerging artists. Exhibits are held at venues on the Wilmington Art Loop.Wilmington

Somerville Manning Gallery

The gallery specializes in20th- and21st-centuryfine art and sculpture, including works by theWyeths.Breck’s Mill, 101 Stone Block Row, Second Floor, Greenville, 652-0271

The Station Gallery

The gallery showcases the best artists of the Brandywine Valley.3922KennettPike, Greenville, 654-8638

Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery

The gallery mounts exhibitions of student, faculty and curated shows.Delaware College of Art and Design, 600 N. Market St., Wilmington, 622-8000


Nearby Pennsylvania

Longwood Gardens

This horticulturalist’s paradise features acres of formal gardens, plus a conservatory of rare plants and newly renovated fountains. Seasonal displays and events are highlights of the year. Longwood also hosts music, theater and dance performances indoors and all year long.1001 Longwood Road,KennettSquare, Pa., (610)388-1000


DANCE

Brandywine Center for Dance

Students perform in ballets, including a full-length winter ballet, as well as other styles of dance. Beginner through professional.1812 Marsh Road, Suite 419, 593-3277

Christina Cultural Arts Center

A community school of music, dance, visual arts and wellness in the heart of downtown Wilmington.705 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-0101

Delaware Dance Company

Focuses on dance education, outreach and performances at area venues.168 S. Main St., Newark, 738-2023

First State BalletTheatre

Delaware’s only professional company presents major ballets and mixed-rep programs—many choreographed by internationally known talent—from Wilmington to the beaches.818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 658-7897,ext. 3851

Mid-Atlantic Ballet

The nonprofit ballet school offers high-quality training for all ages and presents two productions a season at UD.506 Interchange Blvd., Newark, 266-6362

Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance

Showcasing locally trained dancers and world-class artists in classical ballet and contemporary works.1709GilpinAve., Wilmington,655-1004


FILM

TheatreN

Independent theater offers films by emerging talent and first-run movies.1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington, 295-8304


MUSIC

Ardensingers

This community group performs Gilbert & Sullivan musicals at historic Gild Hall.Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, (484)319-2350

The Arts at Trinity

Free series of chamber and choral concerts, theater and spoken-word performances.Trinity Episcopal Church, 1108 N. Adams St., Wilmington,652-8605

Brandywine Baroque

The region’s premiere early music ensemble, performing rare and previously unpublished works on the exquisite antique instruments of The Flint Collection.The Barn atFlintwoods, 205 Center Meeting Road, Wilmington, (877)594-4546

TheBrandywinersLtd.

In addition to a large musical staged at Longwood Gardens each year, the group gives benefit concerts across the region.P.O. Box 248,Montchanin,478-3355

Chorus of the Brandywine

The local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets at the Limestone Presbyterian Church and performs regionally.Wilmington,737-6141

CoroAllegro

This group is dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence in small ensemble singing.P.O. Box 63,Montchanin, 658-6915

Delaware Chamber Music Festival

Quality, affordable performances featuring traditional and contemporary music.P.O. Box 3537, Wilmington, 442-0572

Delaware Symphony Orchestra

Delaware’s only professional symphony offers a five-concert Classics Series and a four-concert Chamber Series, plus educational programs.100 W.10thSt., Ste. 1003, Wilmington, 656-7442

DelawareChoralArts

Performs major works of choral literature in a three-concert season.P.O. Box 4623, Greenville,740-2410

DickinsonTheatreOrgan Society

Presents several concerts on a traditional Kimball theater organ.1801MilltownRoad, Wilmington, 995-2603

EverettTheatre

In addition to concerts, it hosts community theater, dance performances and films.47 W. Main St., Middletown,232-6338

Market Street Music

Presents full-length Festival Concerts and free Thursday noontime concerts, plus sponsors two vocal ensembles—Mastersingersof Wilmington and Center City Chorale.First & Central Presbyterian Church, 1101 N. Market St., Wilmington, 654-5371,ext.110

First State Symphonic Band

This Newark-based group of talented amateurs performs light classics, marches and show tunes at various locations.1914 Thomas Road, Wilmington, 454-1939

The Grand Opera House

Features comedians, orchestral performances, opera, dance, and traditional and contemporary music, both in the main hall and the Baby Grand.818 N. Market St., Wilmington,652-5577

HildaManChorale

The 25-member volunteer chorale performs a variety of musical selections, but its primary mission is to maintain and perform spiritual music.P.O. Box 9871, Wilmington, 762-4085

Mélomanie

This chamber ensemble is known for its “provocative pairings” of early and contemporary works with a concert series in Wilmington andRehobothBeach.P.O. Box 7216, Wilmington, 764-6338

The Music School of Delaware–Wilmington Branch

Statewide lessons in more than 30 instruments and voice; classical, jazz, folk and rock instruction; early childhood programs and music therapy sessions; plus recital and concert performances.4101 Washington St., Wilmington, 762-1132

New Ark Chorale

The chorale performs several concerts each season and features music in all styles past and present.P.O. Box 5550, Newark, 368-4946

Newark Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1966, the orchestra and chamber group perform several concerts a season and support music education and outreach.P.O. Box 7775, Newark, 369-3466

OperaDelaware

Committed to arts education and the production of grand opera and intimate opera concerts featuring established and emerging talent.4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington,442-7807

Rainbow Chorale of Delaware

The 50-memberLGBTgroup celebrates diversity with concerts and outreach events throughout Delaware.P.O. Box 1467, Wilmington, (888)512-5093

RoselleCenter for the Arts

Houses two theaters and two music halls that are the center of UD’s performance arts community.110 Orchard Road, Newark, 831-2204

SerafinString Quartet

The quartet-in-residence at the University of Delaware performs regularly across the state and the nation.593-8447

UD Department of Music

The department presents more than 300 performances each year by faculty, students and guest artists.100 Orchard Road, Newark, 831-2578

Wilmington Children’s Chorus

Talented youth perform several concerts a year throughout the region.800 N. French St., Wilmington, 762-3637

The Queen Wilmington

Now run by Live Nation Entertainment, the historic Queen Theater offers diverse entertainment, from local artists to national acts.500 N. Market St., Wilmington,730-3331

Nearby Pennsylvania

Longwood Gardens

Hosts a variety of musical performances and a summer show by TheBrandywiners.1001 Longwood Road,KennettSquare, Pa., (610) 388-1000


THEATER

AbleArts

Composed of people with and without disabilities, it has performed dance, poetry, comedy and satire for more than 20 years.P.O. Box 413,Bear

BootlessStageworks

A small professional theater company dedicated to emerging artists and designers.1301 N. Broom St., Wilmington

The CandlelightTheatre

This iconic dinner theater presents musicals, comedy nights and excellent food.2208 Millers Road,Ardentown, 475-2313

Chapel Street Players

This community theater group and its playhouse have been Newark institutions since 1934.27 N. Chapel St., Newark, 368-2248

City Theater Company

Delaware’s “off-Broadway” immersive theater, offering cutting-edge, traditional and original works, plus its FearlessImprovcomedy team.The Black Box, 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington, 220-8285

Delaware All-StateTheatre

See the best of young local actors in an annual musical each June.P.O. Box 3613, Greenville, 635-0754

Delaware Children’sTheatre

Presents several classic children’s productions each season.1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 655-1014

Delaware Shakespeare Festival

The summer festival offers performances in Rockwood Park for three weeks in July, while the Community Tour travels the state in the fall, plus other performances throughout the year.P.O. Box 7567, Wilmington,415-3373

DelawareTheatreCompany

This professional theater company on Wilmington’s Riverfront is the only one in Delaware developing new works for Broadway and off-Broadway.200 Water St., Wilmington, 594-1100

The Playhouse on Rodney Square

Broadway’s best comes to this elegant Victorian theater.1007 N. Market St., Wilmington, 888-0200

UD Resident Ensemble Players

Delaware’s resident professional acting company, performing at the University of Delaware.RoselleCenter for the Arts, 110 Orchard Road, Newark,831-2204

Wilmington Drama League

The community group presents several shows each season and pillow plays for the young.10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, 764-1172


ART CENTERS

Kent County

Dover Art League, Gallery & Gift Shop

The league displays works by local artists and offers classes.21 W.LoockermanSt., Dover, 674-0402


DANCE

Dance Conservatory and BalletTheatreof Dover

A school primarily for classical ballet training, with a performing company.522 Otis Drive, Dover,734-9717

First State Dance Academy

This group performs at area venues and is also home to the Delaware Dance Alliance.107 Maple Ave., Milford, 422-2633


MUSIC

Delaware Choral Society

This community choir presents at least two annual concerts of choral music.P.O. Box 336,Dover

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

The Rollins Center brings big-name entertainers to Dover.1131 N.DupontHwy., Dover, (800) 711-5882

Dover Symphony Orchestra

The symphony performs two classical and two pops concerts a year.P.O. Box 163, Dover, 270-1903

The Music School of Delaware–Milford Branch

Statewide lessons in more than 30 instruments and voice; classical, jazz, folk and rock instruction; plus recital and concert performances.23 N. Walnut St., Milford, 422-2043

Smyrna Opera House

Dedicated to showcasing and developing local creative, visual and performing artists.7 W. South St., Smyrna, 653-4236


THEATER

The Children’sTheatreInc.

This local theater group performs at various venues.P.O. Box 823, Dover, 336-8044

Kent CountyTheatreGuild

This longtime community group performs several shows a year at Patchwork Playhouse.140 E. Roosevelt Ave., Dover,674-3568

Second Street Players

Another long-standing community group, the players perform at Riverfront Theater.2 S. Walnut St., Milford, (800) 838-3006


ART CENTERS

Sussex County

Coastal Camera Club

The club shares the knowledge and experience of its members and displays their work.P.O. Box 79, Lewes, 541-0483

Gallery One

Local artists and artisans display their love for art in a variety of media.32 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, 537-5055

Gallery 50

Contemporary art in various mediums and custom framing.50 Wilmington Ave.,RehobothBeach, 227-2050

Peninsula Gallery

Works by local, regional and international contemporary realist and Impressionist artists.520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-0551

RehobothArt League

This community institution focuses on arts promotion and education through classes, events and exhibits.12DoddsLane,RehobothBeach, 227-8408


FILM

RehobothBeach Film Society

Promotes cinematic arts and provides education and cultural enrichment, plus holds an independent film festival each November.107 Truitt Ave.,RehobothBeach, 645-9095


MUSIC

Brandywine Baroque

The region’s premier early music ensemble, performing rare and previously unpublished works.Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 20276 Bay Vista Road,RehobothBeach, (877) 594-4546

Coastal Concerts

Promotes classical music appreciation through six live concerts a year, plus outreach and educational activities.P.O. Box 685, Lewes, (888)212-6458

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

Performs four concerts a year and presents renowned guest soloists.P.O. Box 3381, Easton, Md., (888)846-8600

Southern Delaware Chorale

Performs choral music during two concerts each year.P.O. Box 444,RehobothBeach, 260-7022

THEATER

Clear SpaceTheatreCompany

Offers top-quality productions year-round.20 Baltimore Ave.,RehobothBeach, 227-2270

Delaware ComedyTheatre

Improvcomedy shows and workshops.131Glade CircleWest,RehobothBeach, 258-5443

Foot Light Productions

Offers dinner cabarets, murder mysteries and other performances.516 Kings Hwy., Lewes, 645-7220

The Freeman Stage at Bayside

The open-air stage offers quality live performances for all ages. Past performers have included popular national acts as well as local entertainers.31750 Lake View Drive,Selbyville, 436-3015

MiltonTheatre

The venue, revived after many years, hasbecome a bustling entertainment center that hosts a diverse assortment of plays, concerts, theater classes and more.110 Union St., Milton, 684-303

Possum Point Players

This community group performs five main stage performances a season.441Old LaurelRoad, Georgetown, 856-3460

RehobothSummer Children’sTheatre

This professional theater company mounts shows based on classic children’s tales.19285 Holland Glade Road,RehobothBeach227-6766