|by Doug Yetter|
|A Winter Wonderland of Art
Winter in a summer town used to be something to be dreaded, but it looks like there's plenty of activity for year-round residents. Read on...
December 6 A Chilly Sumo Christmas IV Delaware Comedy Theatre's completely fake holiday variety show (think Bing Crosby special mixed with Jerry Springer) Dinner seating begins at 5 p.m.; show from 6:30-8 p.m. $45 per person includes dinner, dessert, drink ticket, gratuity & show! Baywood Greens ClubhouseRSVP to 302-947-9225.
December 12 A Holiday in the Big AppleA luxury bus trip from Rehoboth Beach to New York City. Bus leaves Rehoboth at 6:45 a.m. and arrives NYC 10:15 a.m. Bus departs NYC at 7 p.m. and arrives in Rehoboth around 10:30 p.m. Great day to catch a show, dine out, ice skate, sight-see, visit museums/galleries, and do some holiday shopping. Refreshments served on bus in the morning and the evening. Contact Eric Davison at ericdavison @comcast.net.
January 13-15 Join the gang from Clear Space Productions for a 2-night/3-day stay at the New Yorker Hotel in NYC. Ticket price includes hotel accommodations (double occupancy), bus fare, tolls, and driver tip. Plenty of time to see at least three Broadway shows and January is the perfect time to receive 50% off show tickets at TKTS! Virtually every show, including the blockbuster hits which are sold-out at any other time of year, will be available. Deadline to reserve tickets: Dec. 1, 2008 and only 39 seats are available. 302-644-3810 or email: dbutton@ClearSpaceProductions.org
February 15 Clear Space Productions (in residence at Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Highway in Lewes; 302-644-3810; www.ClearSpaceProductions.org) presents An American Songbook 2008 featuring Artistic Directors Ken Skrzesz and Doug Yetter in an all-new concert featuring the music of Broadway.
Coastal Frameshop and Gallery (4284-B Highway One; 302-227-8704; www.coastalframeshopandgallery.com) Little Treasures 6: An Exhibition of Small Works with small prices for holiday giving in All Media by Local and Regional Artists through December 28th.
Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach; 302-227-9203; email@example.com) Multiples ShowA group show of hand-crafted, limited-edition jewelry on display through Jan 1. Great holiday gifts!
The Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; www.rehobothartleague.org) offers several classes through the fall: pastels, watercolors, pottery, glass and metal. Also: An Art Quilt exhibition in the main Gallery. Running through January 4th is the Members Fall Exhibit. The theme is works in all media employing a photographic connection, such as photo silkscreen, photo transfer fiber, photo collage and photo realism. Available throughout the winter is a showing of some of the Art Leagues' Permanent Collection.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551; www.peninsula-gallery.com) Through December 30 the gallery holds their Annual Small Jewels show. An exhibition of small works priced for the gift-giving season by twelve area artists including Andrew Criss, Nick Serratore, Julie Baxendell and Julie Molyneux.
Thunderbird Gallery (200 Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach; 302-227-1900) Featured through December is the work of artist Stephen Harlan. Stephen's style reflects his love for the water. While every piece has water in it, Stephen believes that the best time of day to paint is the hour after sunrise and the hour prior to sunset. The long, low shadows of evening and the vibrant morning colors are always evident in Harlan's work.
Ward Ellinger Gallery (39 Baltimore Avenue in the CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard) presents Art for a Claus, small holiday-themed art by a variety of local artists. All proceeds from this show will be donated to CAMP Rehoboth to purchase winter clothing for area children in need.
Clear Space Productions (at Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Highway in Lewes; 302-644-3810; ClearSpaceProductions.org) Sussex County's only year-round, professional theatre company presents Scroogetheir original adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. With lyrics and book by Ken Skrzesz and music by Doug Yetter, the show is now in its fourth year, has become a holiday tradition in the area and stars the company's Artistic Director and composer of the show as Ebenezer Scrooge. December 4 at Del Tech (10 a.m. and 7 p.m.); December 11-14 at Cape Henlopen High; December 18-19 at the Schwartz Center in Dover. For Del Tech/Lewes tickets call 302-644-3810. For the Schwartz Center call: 302-678-5152.
Del Tech in Georgetown presents Clear Space Productions' 100 Years of Broadway on January 22the 8-person cast presents songs from George M. Cohan through Wicked. Tickets: 302-644-3810 or online at ClearSpace Productions.org.
Milton Theatre (110 Union Street; Milton; 302-684-3400; www.miltontheatre.org) presents Nuncrackersthe Nunsense Christmas Musical from December 12-21. Fridays/Saturdays 7 p.m., Sunday matinees 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. December 13: The annual Milton Holiday House Tour.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560; possumpointplayers.org) present A Christmas Carol: the Musical December 5-14. This is the Alan Menken/Lynn Ahrens' adaptation presented at Madison Square Garden. Nina Galerstein directs. The ensemble cast of 40 includes Rick Trice as Scrooge and many of the Possum regulars. Tickets are $18, students and seniors $17. For reservations call 302-856-4560 or possumpointplayers.org. January 23-February 1 they present a dinner theatreArt, by Yazmina Riza, directed by Steve Twilley. Tickets are $40. Februrary 15th at 2 p.m., their Ad Hoc Touring Company presents two original plays by Dick Rosse: Winston's Will and Voice of God. Tickets are $6 at the door.
Theatre of the Arts (20 Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth; 302-227-9310; RehobothBeachTheatre.com) November 23-December 20: The Sound of Christmasa Holiday Song and Dance Extravaganza! Tickets are $35. Group rates available. Celebrate the holidays with Christopher Peterson's Eyecons on December 6-7. Tickets are $30. Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad on December 12. Tickets are $20.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets in Lewes; 888-212-6458; www.coastalconcerts.org) presents the Cypress String Quartet on Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m.Southern Delaware Choral Society (sdchoralsociety.org) presents their Winter Concert: A Newborn Child: Cantatas and Carols for Christmas on Saturday, December 13 at 7 p.m. Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Seaford and Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m., St. Edmond's Roman Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach.
Email Doug Yetter at dyetter@ClearSpaceProductions.org.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 18, No. 15 November 21, 2008