On The Road
Although there’s little reason to stray from our lovely haven by the sea, the hills of my homeland have beckoned me. After a long weekend with family in Colorado, I’m traveling the backroads of Montana and Idaho on my way to Seattle for my daughter’s wedding. Lots of reasons to celebrate life! I’ve listed plenty of ways for you to celebrate your lives while I’m away. It’s as easy as one, two, three. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus Ensemble—gives you one last chance to catch their 2017 concert: Come Fly With Me! at the Milton Theatre—May 5 (8 p.m.).
Capital Ringers (302-632-3106) are on the road with their spring concert Ringin’ Rhythms. Their two final performances are May 6: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Second and Market Street in Lewes) at 2:30 p.m., and Mariners Bethel UMC (81 Central Avenue in Ocean View) at 7 p.m.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) has my pal David Yazbek’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels playing May 5–21. Not to impose my personal taste on y’all, but it’s one of my favorite musicals, and the CSTC cast looks incredible. Don’t miss Elaine Faye in her one-woman version of The Vagina Monologues—June 2-4. Their three-show summer schedule will bring us A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde, and The Little Mermaid.
Kent County Theatre Guild (140 E. Roosevelt Ave in Dover; 800-838-3006) is in rehearsal for Joe DiPietro’s Over the River and through the Woods—June 16-25—under the sure-handed direction of Chris Polo.
Ovation Dinner Theater (302-500-1528) presents interactive comedy and Murder Mystery Dinner Theaters all over the area. May 12: Abbott’s Grill (Milford), May 13: Clayton Fire Hall, May 26: Dickens’ Parlor Theatre (Bethany Beach).
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) offers a truly terrific little musical: The Spitfire Grill—June 2-11. Directed by Kenney Workman, with an all-star cast.
Premier Centre for the Arts at Milton Theater (110 Union St in Milton; 302-684-3038) has an ambitious and varied roster of entertainment! Some highlights on their calendar: May 5: CAMP Rehoboth Ensemble’s Come Fly With Me!, May 13: Psychic Deanna Fitzpatrick, May 14: The American Rogues (they’re wonderful!), May 17: Transcendental Jam Session—Kirtan, May 18: Revival House (local filmmakers), May 20: Rat Pack: Together Again, May 26: Serafin String Quartet, June 2: Young Guns Comedy.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) screens Independent films every Friday at their Cinema Art Theatre (17701 Dartmouth Drive in Lewes). National Theatre Live Screenings: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?—May 18. Women’s Film Series: last Tuesday of each month. Met Opera Live in HD: Der Rosenkavilier— May 13 (Cape Henlopen High Theater). Check their website for updates and show times.
Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre (302-227-6766) continues their commitment to quality theatre experiences and training for children with summer camps from July 10-August 25. Their summer season includes Peter Pan, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Toad’s Escape.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220) opens Nunsense: A-Men!—May 5-14. Here’s your chance to see men getting into the habit! Under the direction of Steven Haber.
Biggs Museum of American Art (406 Federal Street, Dover; 302-674-2111) houses one of the area’s most fascinating permanent collections of Americana, and adds to their appeal with a retrospective of photographer Ansel Adams work on May 5. Well worth the drive!
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) presents 12x12xHeART from May 7-27. Emerging and established artists will be displayed with each piece measuring 12” by 12” in size. the art may also be previewed online with online bidding available at bidding owl.com/CAMPRehoboth. Closing bid reception is Saturday, May 27 from 4-7 p.m. at CAMP Rehoboth.
The Galleries at 20 Baltimore (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-258-4203) hosts a fantastic collection of artists: Amandeline Gallery features original paintings by local and nationally-recognized artists, Romanian and Czech glass art, and hand-made ceramics as well as unique home furnishings. Paintiques transforms vintage reclaimed furniture into unique treasured heirlooms. They can customize anything and do beautiful work. WibergArt and Studio 3 displays the work of renowned marine artist, Jack Wiberg, as well as the work of many fine local artists. If you’re seeing a show at Clear Space, enjoy the galleries pre-show or at intermission.
*Gallery 50 Contemporary Art and Frame Shop (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050) features the work of the late Brian Petro, Ward Ellinger, Mariah Fee, Tim Jaeger, Olan Montgomery, Jill Finsen, Susan Finsen, Rose Minetti, a triptych by Michelle Marshall, and new mobiles by Santo Mirabile. As always, their master framer, Ed McGann, is onsite and ready to assist you with your framing needs.
Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) has their annual Earrings Galore, featuring earrings by 40 artists from around the country. On view throughout the summer. Opening June 22 (5-7)— Alliance—featuring Kate Furman and Kate Mess Bauman. Heidi always has beautiful and unique hand-made pieces for purchase.
Painting With a Twist (17723 Coastal Highway; 302-313-5769) offers painting classes and “pARTies” for all occasions—days, evenings, weekdays, and weekends (age 7+). Visit their website for details.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Road in Lewes; 302-645-0551) opens Fantastic Reality, May 6, which runs for the remainder of the month. Two artistic families (Donna Marie and Dennis Daub/Brenda and Ed Kidera) join forces to give us everything from Steam Punk to Story Boxes.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) has two solo and two group shows—Beaches- Boards & Treats, (Tubbs Gallery), Skies and Waves (Ventures Gallery), Eclectic Views from My Life, and Visions and Voices, a group exhibition by members of the Coastal Camera Club. These exhibitions are on view through May 7. Getting in the Mood with Lights and Shadows runs through June 11, and The Mermaid Project: Ch 1 opens May 12 and runs through June 11. We’re fortunate to have so many high-caliber artists’ work shared through this organization.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) presents the 7th Annual Needlework Exhibition (through May 21) in addition to their permanent collection of Beachiana. (Nothing like ending a column by inventing a word…)
Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710) re-opening in time for Memorial Weekend, features abstract expressionism in different mediums by Ward Ellinger.