April theater events for Delaware: arts and entertainment

April 11-29 Mother Shaw and her “hat queens” share the cultural and historical significance of hats down South by way of a toe-tapping musical. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington, 594-1100, delawaretheatre.org

Friday Night Live!: Cocktails and Comedy
April 13 Check out talent from HBO, Comedy Central and comedy clubs around the country. Harrington Raceway & Casino, U.S. 13,
Harrington, (888) 88-SLOTS, casino.harringtonraceway.com

My Fair Lady
April 13-14 Doverites get their chance to dance all night when Clear Space Theatre Company brings its production a bit northward. Schwartz Center for the Arts, 226 S. State St., Dover, 678-5152, schwartzcenter.com

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editor’s pick Vox Lumiere’s Metropolis
April 13-15 “You can’t deny the future” when new music and live performance meld with classic silent film on stage at the DuPont Theatre. DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington, 656-4401, duponttheatre.com

editor’s pick David Sedaris
April 16 Humorist David Sedaris brings his distinctive look at life as we know it to The Grand. The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577, thegrandwilmington.org

The Skin of Our Teeth
April 19-May 5 Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning satire is next up for UD’s Resident Ensemble Players. Resident Ensemble Players, Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts, 110 Orchard Road, Newark, 831-2204, rep.udel.edu

And A Child Shall Lead
April 19-22 This dramatic tale focuses on poetry and stories written by Jewish children as a means of survival at the height of the Nazi revolution. Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, 764-1172, wilmingtondramaleague.org

Isn’t It Romantic?
April 27-29, May 3-5 This Wendy Wasserstein play takes place in Manhattan in the mid-’80s and follows the lives of two female friends and former classmates. Chapel Street Players, 27 N. Chapel St., Newark, 368-2248, chapelstreetplayers.org

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The Wizard of Oz
April 27-29, May 4-6 Dorothy and company take to the stage as the Second Street Players present their spring musical. Second Street Players, Riverfront Theater, 2 S. Walnut St. Milford, 422-0220, secondstreetplayers.com


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