Spring Is Here!
There seem to be just as many things going on around the area as there shades of green in my garden. Enjoy the glory of spring and visit a gallery or our very own museum, learn to paint or buy some art, see a show (there are a lot of shows this month!), hear a great concert…start marking your calendars now so you don’t miss anything. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
CAMP Rehoboth presents comic Maggie Cassella, Friday, April 9 at 9 p.m. (tickets: $20), and on April 10 at 9 p.m. (tickets $25), the blues, jazz, and raucuous comedy of Sweet Baby J’ai. Both performances are at the Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts, 20 Baltimore Avenue. Call 302-227-5620 for ticket information.
Clear Space Productions (in residence 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 Rebecca Eichenberger in Broadway Voices—Saturday, May 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 9 at 3 p.m. at Cape Henlopen High. Rebecca’s credits include Ragtime, 1776, Carousel, Cats, and Phantom of the Opera. Tickets: $15-25. Time to register the children and grandchildren for their Musical Theatre Summer Intensive (Monday, June 21-Thursday, July 1) for grades 1-12, or their Acting Intensive (July 6-9) for grades 2-8.
Delaware Comedy Theatre For upcoming performances, visit delawarecomedytheatre.com.
Milton Theatre (110 Union Street in Milton; 302-684-3400; email@example.com; miltontheatre.org) Wednesday and Sunday Film Series: The Blind Side, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. and April 11 at 2 p.m. Up In the Air, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. and April 18 at 2 p.m. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 25 at 2 p.m. Sherlock Holmes, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. and May 2 at 2 p.m. Julie and Julia, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. and May 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $5, children $2. Saturday, April 10: An American Night of Music (Country, Jazz, Rock and folk fusion). Ken Schoch and Ed Schockley are featured. 8 p.m. Adults $18, seniors/students $15. Saturday, April 17: Happiness…Is a thing called Jazz, featuring Mike McShane, Joe Holt Trio, Felicia Carter and Danny Tobias. 8 p.m. $18, seniors/students $15.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560; possumpointplayers.org) presents Urinetown (Not to be confused with P-Town) April 16, 17, 23, 24 at 8 p.m. and April 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $19-20.
Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-7303; rehoboththeatreofthearts.com) offers: Walkin’—a tribute to the music of Patsy Cline. April 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-30. Cashinbanca—a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre parody of Casablanca—April 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $45.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220; secondstreetplayers.com) opens Mesuggah-Nuns!—yet another version of the popular Nunsense—April 23, 24, 30, May 1 at 8 p.m., and April 25 and May 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $20.
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC (mosaicrehoboth.com).
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue and 70 Rehoboth Avenue in First St. Station; 302-227-5376; rehoboth.com/aerieart) currently featured in celebration of CAMP Rehoboth Women’s FEST: Of and By Women, original paintings and sculpture by the region’s finest artists, past and present.
*Amandeline Galleries (403 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-226-0330; amandelinegallery. com) is proud to represent these talented and nationally acclaimed female artists: Anne Packard, Irene Otis, Patricia Hansen, Maya Eventov and Karen Hoepting.
BASE (Baltimore Avenue Studios En Masse; 20 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-7303; BASEartists.com) features a collection of working artist studios.
Coastal Frameshop and Gallery (4284-B Highway One; 302-227-8704; coastalframeshopandgallery.com) will be exhibiting Painting, Naturally, recent works by Dale Sheldon—through May 16. The show features Sheldon’s landscape and still-life watercolors on paper and oils/acrylics on canvas that shift between realistic and abstracted observation.
*Gallery 50 (50-A Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050; 50contemporaryart. com).
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Ave; 302-227-9203; firstname.lastname@example.org)
*Juleez (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-3792; juleez.com) displays the newest original paintings of Julie Borden, hand painted cellos and violins, miniature collectable violins, wearable art hand bag collection, home decor items and the fused and dichroic glass jewelry of Mary Ann Borden.
Packard Reath Gallery (Located in The Hotel Rodney, 142 Second Street; Lewes; 302-644-7513; packardreathgallery.com) specializing in Fine Art Photography.
*Panache Gallery (129-B Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9229; panachegalleryde.com) hosts the Women Celebrate Diversity with Design exhibit featuring creative works by Barbara Warden, Betsey VonDreele, Deb Appleby, Anne Miller, Sandra Robbins, Cindy Johnson and Karin Snoots.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551; peninsula-gallery.com) currently on view is Spring and Summer Moods—oil paintings by Tricia Cherrington Ratliff. Opening May 1, the luminous landscapes of Rehoboth artist, Michelle Marshall in a show titled Colorful Vistas.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905; philipmortongallery.com) highlights Women’s Weekend by featuring works by local female artists, Aina Nergaard and Anita Peghini-Raber, and New York artist, Mariah Fee. Also, please visit them throughout April and May for big discounts on older inventory and to see our new line of glassware and large scale photography on lexon/acrylic.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; rehobothartleague.org) has a lot going on! Members’ Sales Gallery: through April 25. 37th Annual Members’ Craft Exhibit in the Corkran, Tubbs, and Ventures Galleries. People And Places: rug hooking by John Flournoy and Roslyn Logsdon in the Homestead Gallery. Opens April 30 with an Opening Reception for both exhibits from 5-7 p.m. The Creative Spirit featuring the Creative Spirit of Winterthur Horticulturist, Jim Feliciani. Sunday, April 25 from 2-3:30 p.m. No Charge. The Rehoboth Art League and Rehoboth Beach Main Street’s Paint Out event has expanded this year to include an entire weekend of arts-related events. 30 regional artists have been juried into the event, and from dawn to dusk May 7 and 8 they’ll be “painting out” in 13 locations that include parts of the boardwalk, downtown Rehoboth, Silver Lake and Gordons Pond. Try your hand at plein air Sunday morning, May 9, 10 at 11:30 a.m. on the bandstand as part of the amateur Speed Sketch event with prizes for a variety of age groups and subjects. That afternoon from 2-5 p.m. the Paint Out Awards and Exhibit Reception is at the Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts, 20 Baltimore Avenue. Enjoy wine, mimosas and light fare ($20 per person), and live jazz while you shop. Learn to market your own art online with Colorado-based art-marketing consultant and author Alyson B. Stanfield. Friday, May 14: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 15: 9 a.m.-noon. Call the RAL for details.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (302-227-7310; M-F 10-4 / Weekends 11-3; Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal)
*Thunderbird Gallery (200 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-1900; thunderbirdshop.com) features photography works on canvas by Geri Dibiase. An artist’s reception is Saturday, April 10 from 2-5 p.m.
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710; wardellinger.com) features works by Lynn Finaldi, Wendy Carr, Maria Napoli, Ann Crain, and Sondra N. Arkin, as well as hand-crafted silver jewelry by Phyllis Schreiber. Also featuring works of Abstract Expressionism in different mediums by local artist Ward Ellinger, along with selected American Craft works by other artists, including glass, metal and pottery.
Southern Delaware Choral Society (PO Box 444; Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971; southerndelawarechoralsociety.org) will perform Opening Night on Broadway, Saturday April 17 at 7 p.m. (Epworth United Methodist Church), and Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m. (Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View). Featuring music from Guys and Dolls, Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Rent, Phantom of the Opera, Aida, Les Miserables, and more! Tickets: $20 (adults) $8 (students). Call: 302-645-2013, buy online, or at Browseabout.
You can contact Doug at dyeter@ClearSpaceProductions.org.