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Delaware Today magazine Culture Calendar: Theater productions like Alvin Ailey II Dance Company at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover

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editor’s pick Alvin Ailey II Dance Company Nov. 3
In addition to a nighttime dance performance, the Schwartz Center and Delaware Humanities Forum will host a lecture/demonstration by the company earlier in the day at the Delaware State University campus. Schwartz Center for the Arts, 226 S. State St., Dover, 678-5152, schwartzcenter.com

Mark Twain on Stage Nov. 5-6
Author and humorist Mark Twain’s stinging commentaries on the human race are brought to the Clear Space Theatre stage by John Chappell.
Clear Space Theatre Company, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2270, clearspacetheatrecompany.org

Friday Night Live!: Cocktails and Comedy Nov. 11
There should be some serious funniness goin’ on when talent from HBO, Comedy Central and comedy clubs around the country perform at Harrington Raceway & Casino. Harrington Raceway & Casino, U.S. 13, Harrington,
 (888) 88-SLOTS, casino.harringtonraceway.com

The Beauty Queen of Leenane Nov. 11-13, 17-19
The Chapel Street Players present the 1996 black comedy by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. Chapel Street Players, 27 N. Chapel St., Newark, 368-2248, chapelstreetplayers.org

A Very Candlelight Christmas Nov. 11-Dec. 23
The New Candlelight Theatre presents a very modern retelling of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with a Broadway musical bent. The New Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Road, Ardentown, 475-2313, nctstage.org

Noises Off Nov. 16-Dec. 11
The University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players have fun with a play about an inept theater troupe attempting to perform a sex comedy. Resident Ensemble Players, Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts, 110 Orchard Road, Newark, 831-2204, pttp.udel.edu

editor’s pick Delaware State Bar Association Production Nov. 18-20
Lawyers, paralegals and legal professionals by day, members of the association become actors, musicians and crew at night for a “classic tragedy-turned-musical comedy.” See their take on “An American Tragedy” at the Wilmington Drama League or at the Schwartz Center in Dover. 674-8822, email rgreen@youngandmcnelis.com

The Rat Pack: One More Time! Nov. 18-20
Check out “Frank,” “Dean,” and “Sammy” as they re-create “That’s Amoré,” “Mr. Bojangles” and other Rat Pack ditties in this Vegas-style show at the DuPont Theatre. DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington, 656-4401, duponttheatre.com

Humbug! Nov. 25-27, Dec. 2-4
Get a jump on the holiday cheer with this comedy from Milford’s Second Street Players. Second Street Players, Riverfront Theater, 2 S. Walnut St. Milford, 422-0220, secondstreetplayers.com

A Cappella Humana Nov. 30-Dec. 18
Created and directed by Kevin Ramsey, this world premiere musical at the Delaware Theatre Company explores the power and the boundaries of the human voice with compositions from baroque to jazz, from secular to sacred, and from Broadway to hip hop. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington, 594-1100, delawaretheatre.org

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