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Theater in New Castle County Delaware



The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Miller Road, Ardentown, 475-2313, nctstage.org
Iconic dinner theater presents musicals, comedy nights and excellent food. “Legally Blonde, the Musical” runs April 5-May 19, “Forever Plaid” plays July 12-Aug. 25, and “A Chorus Line” runs Sept. 13-Nov. 3.


Able Arts
26 Fox Hunt Drive, Bear, ablearts.org
Composed of people with and without disabilities, it performs dance, poetry, comedy and satire.


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


Chapel Street Players
27 N. Chapel St., Newark, 368-2248, chapelstreetplayers.org
Community theater offers “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” June 7-8, June 14-15 and June 21-22.

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 “Hamlet” Feb. 28-March 17 and the world premiere of “Fever” April 18-May 4.


Bootless Artworks
980 Justison St., Shipyard Shops, Wilmington, 887-9300, bootless.org 
Works that are artistically challenging and innovative.

City Theater Company
4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington, 220-8285, city-theater.org
The City Theater Company offers cutting-edge shows.

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.

Delaware Shakespeare Festival
P.O. Box 7567, Wilmington, 764-0113, delshakes.org
Watch a Shakespeare play at Rockwood Park. This summer brings “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” July 12-28.

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 world premiere of “On the Air” in February and March.

DuPont Theatre
DuPont Building, 1007 N. Market St,, Wilmington, 656-4401, duponttheatre.com
Broadway’s best comes to this elegant Victorian theater. “Flashdance” runs Jan. 29-Feb. 3, “Dreamgirls” April 2-7 and “Memphis” April 30-May 5.

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 “Butterflies Are Free” March 15-24, “Romeo & Juliet” April 26-May 5 and “Into The Woods” June 7-16.

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