No Place Like Home
After a beautiful week in the mountains of Colorado, we could not have been happier to return to the beach. How did I live without oxygen all those years? As the summer presses into its final third, the fall activities are gearing up, and in exciting ways one never would have expected. Take a moment to support any of the businesses listed below and enjoy the bountiful arts offered here. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Clear Space Theatre Company (302-644-3810; ClearSpaceProductions.org) Sussex County’s only year-round professional troupe has announced their schedule of fall classes in acting (beginning and experienced), dance (ballet and jazz), piano and voice. Their after-school Broadway Bound program for grades 1-8 starts in September as well. Visit their website and click “Education” for a complete listing and for their fall productions of 100 Years of Broadway and the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Our Town—both in October.
Delaware Comedy Theatre (delawarecomedytheatre.com)
Milton Theatre (110 Union Street in Milton; 302-684-3400; miltontheatre.org) presents Sue Matthews in the Great Ladies of the American Songbook; Saturday, September 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets: Adults $20; Military/Seniors $18.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560; possumpointplayers.org) hosts their Annual Yard Sale on Saturday, September 11 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. “Experts” know not to miss this event! The Possums are accepting donations beginning August 31. Coming in October: A Love Affair: October 1-10; Dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8; Tickets: $40.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220; secondstreetplayers.com)
Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-7303; rehoboththeatreofthearts.com) brings Julie Budd’s Gershwin & More with accompanist Herb Bernstein. Saturday, October 2. Show at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors 59+. 10% of all ticket sales will be donated to AIDS Delaware. Chris Peterson’s Eyecons : Hooray for Hollywood —Fridays (through Labor Day weekend) Saturday and Sunday September 19. Shows 9 p.m., doors open 8:45 p.m. All tickets $35. Call 302-227-9310 or 302-227-7303 for tickets. “Dinner and a Show” Package choices are also available. Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre—www.rehobothchildrenstheatre.org for tickets. The Rat Pack Together Again with Frank, Dean, and Sammy—Tuesday, August 31. Show 8 p.m.; Tickets call 302-227-9310. $30 adults, $25 for seniors 65+.
ART GALLERIES and MUSEUMS
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC (mosaicrehoboth.com).
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue/70 Rehoboth Avenue in First St. Station; 302-227.5376/302-227-5376; rehoboth.com/aerieart) features Let There Be Light, an exhibition of original oils by local artist Victor Letonoff, Sr. at the Lake Avenue gallery. Also displayed there and at First Street Station, is original art from the 19th and 20th Centuries, plus current Delaware art. AerieArt will have a booth at the 13th Annual Delaware Coast Antiques Show & Sale, Friday-Sunday, September 11–13 at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.
*Amandeline Galleries (403 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-226-0330; amandelinegallery.com) exhibits fine oil paintings from Peruvian artist, M.P. Gerald through August.
BASE (Baltimore Avenue Studios En Masse; 20 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-7303; a collection of working artist studios featuring some of the region’s top visual artists.
CAMP Rehoboth Community Center (37 Baltimore Avenue, 302-227-5620, presents Figuratively Speaking. Featuring the work of over 25 artists, the show takes a fresh look at the diversity of figurative art in our area and presents work in a variety of mediums. The exhibition will be shown in the front galleries of the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, with a mid-run reception on September 11, from 5-8 p.m.
Coastal Frameshop and Gallery (36983 Rehoboth Avenue Extended; 302-227-8704; coastalframeshopandgallery.com)
*Gallery 50 (50-A Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050; 50contemporaryart.com) presents Pulp: Works on Paper through September 8. On September 17 the gallery will present New Works by Lisa Tyson Ennis, an award-winning photographer who uses historical techniques. The show runs through October 13.
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203; email@example.com) features new works by Seattle-based artist, Stephanie Tomczak using polymer, copper, and enamel to imitate sea forms and juxtaposing them with coral, turquoise and bone to create beautiful pieces of jewelry.
*Juleez (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-3792; juleez.com) featuring works by Julie Borden—hand-painted full-size cellos and violins, paintings, prints and designer home decor.
Packard Reath Gallery (Located in The Hotel Rodney, 142 Second Street; Lewes; 302-644-7513; packardreathgallery.com) Specializing in Fine Art Photography—currently featured is artist Gunnar Plake, through September 5.
*Panache Gallery (129-B Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9229; panachegalleryde.com) offers original and high quality works in glass, ceramics, metal, fiber and wood produced by professional artists from the United States and Canada.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551; peninsula-gallery.com) continuing through August 29 is the Biomorphic Art of Ray Petersen. Opening September 4 and continuing through September 28 will be Pursuing a Passion—new works in acrylic and in oil by local artist Karin Snoots. Opening October 2 and continuing through October 26 will be People and Places—a two-man show featuring the pastels of Lewes artist Nick Serratore and the oils of English artist Roger Dellar.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905; philipmortongallery.com) presents an exhibition on the figurative male from bronze sculptures by famous American artists Elie Hazak and Fritz White to a ballpoint pen portrait by world renowned Dr. Seuss illustrator and heir to the Seuss estate, Aristides Ruiz. The gallery also features an incredible collection of multiple mediums for the exhibit Male. Also on display, bronze sculptures of Native American and mythology figures by American sculptor Fritz White (1930-2010).
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; rehobothartleague.org)
Rehoboth Beach Museum (302-227-7310; M-F 10-4 and Weekends 11-3; Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal) presents Captain John and Sarah Avery: A 17th-Century Family on Delaware’s Frontier. Utilizing artifacts discovered at the site as a point of reference, the exhibit explores the shifting economic and cultural traditions of the English and Dutch colonists, and their interaction with local American Indian communities, illuminating the joys and hardships of daily life in Sussex County in the late 1600s and early 1700s. Through April 2011.
*Thunderbird Gallery (200 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-1900; thunderbirdshop.com)
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710; wardellinger.com) featuring works of Abstract Expressionism in different mediums by local artist Ward Ellinger.
MUSIC and FILM
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets in Lewes; 888-212-6458; coastalconcerts.org - P.O. Box 685; Lewes, DE. 19958) has just announced their exciting 2011 season! For details and season ticket information, please visit their website.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095; rehobothfilm.com)
Southern Delaware Choral Society (PO Box 444; Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971; southerndelawarechoralsociety.org) is busy recruiting new members for their upcoming season. Visit their website for details.
You can contact Doug at dyetter@ClearSpaceTheatre.org.