June Is Bustin’ Out All Over…
Many of us “year-rounders” were of the firm impression that there would be snow on the beach forever and predicting that the summer’d never come. Glad to know we were wrong! Read carefully, dear ones—I don’t want you missing a thing. Get out the calendars for Mosaic’s galleries “Second Saturday” open house; get your tickets for the Beebe Art Auction; find a summer camp for your kids or grandkids; catch any variety of shows from a screwball comedy of the 1930s to a Frank Sinatra tribute; help select films for the Festival next November…Just get out there and get involved in our vibrant arts community. I’m not allowing any of you to sit in front of your television set for one more night! Be an American Idol—not an Idle American.
All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
THEATRE & FILM
Clear Space Productions (302-644-3810; ClearSpaceProductions.org) Sussex County’s only year-round professional theatre is accepting registrations for the Musical Theatre Summer Intensive (Monday, June 21—Thursday, July 1) for grades 1-12, and the Acting Intensive (July 6-9) for grades 2-8. Coming in July: Ted Keegan (Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera) in concert, and starring with Erin Williams in Annie Get Your Gun—July 22-August 1 at the Cape Henlopen High Theatre.
Delaware Comedy Theatre (visit delawarecomedytheatre.com for performance schedule.)
Infinity Theatre Company (877-318-0071; infinitytheatrecompany.com) of New York brings a production of The Fantasticks —the longest-running show in theatre history to the Cape Henlopen High Theatre June 23-July 3. Tickets: $25-$35. CAMP Rehoboth night is June 26. Receive 20% off tickets for June 26 when you enter the discount code "CAMP20" when ordering tickets.
Milton Theatre (110 Union Street in Milton; 302-684-3400; email@example.com; miltontheatre.org) Love Letters starring our own local Dick and Liz—Dick Pack and Liz Roe. Saturday June 5 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, June 6 (2 p.m.). Tickets: $18 (adults) $15 (seniors/students). You Can’t Take it With You a 3-act comedy by Kaufman and Hart, and directed by Esther Friend. June 18-20 and 25-27. Tickets: $18/$15. Their film series takes a hiatus for the summer.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560; possumpointplayers.org) brings The Rainmaker to their stage June 4-6 and 11-13. Directed by Susann Studz, but not starring Burt Lancaster. Tickets: $18; $17 students/ seniors. Call to make reservations for their $55 “Dinner and Show Package” with The Brick Hotel on in Georgetown. Coming in July:ossum Juniors presents Around the World in 80 Days and their summer camp is from July 19-23.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220; secondstreetplayers.com) produces Moonlight and Magnolias a comedy about the writing of the screenplay for Gone With the Wind—June 18-20 and 25-27. Tickets: $17
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095; rehobothfilm.com) needs film critics! Become a part of the film selection process for the 13th Annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival. Screenings: Wednesday, June 23 (7 p.m.) at Midway Movies, 2nd Floor. ($2) and Thursday, June 24 (6 p.m.) at the South Coastal Library in Bethany (Free). Film titles and descriptions will not be provided in advance as they want everyone to arrive with an open mind for a new experience.
Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-7303; rehoboththeatreofthearts.com) presents the Delaware debut of The Philadelphia Blues Messengers featuring tenor sax giant Odean Pope and the vibrant vocals of Lisa Chavous; Saturday June 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25; $20 (65+). The Blues Messengers will donate $1 to CAMP Rehoboth for each ticket sold. It Was a Very Good Year—Tony Sands stars in a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra. June 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-$30. “Oh, Boy!”—a tribute to Buddy Holly and the Crickets starring local musicians Walt Hetfiled, Barry Eli and Ken Schleifer. June 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20.
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC (mosaicrehoboth.com). Join participating galleries for Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, June 12th from 6-9 p.m.
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue and 70 Rehoboth Avenue in First St. Station; 302-227-5376; rehoboth.com/aerieart) features Rehoboth Revisited, original oil paintings, pastels and watercolors by New York artist Larry Horowitz. Also displayed at both gallery locations is original art from the 19th and early 20th Centuries, plus Delaware art past and present.
*Amandeline Galleries (403 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-226-0330; amandelinegallery.com)
BASE (Baltimore Avenue Studios En Masse; 20 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-7303; BASEartists.com)
CAMP Rehoboth (37 Baltimore Avenue, 302-227-5620) presents Pride 2010—a month long art exhibit celebrating, honoring, and supporting the talent and diversity of the Delaware LGBT community. The exhibit runs through June 23 with a mid-run reception on June 12 from 5-8 p.m.
Coastal Frameshop and Gallery (4284-B Highway One; 302-227-8704; coastalframeshopandgallery.com)
*Gallery 50 (50-A Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050; 50contemporaryart.com) presents Photo One2—their 2nd annual photography exhibition with works by Lisa Tyson Ennis, Phillip Gutman, Pickles Kinion, Rob Larson, Jim Mott, Duane Rieder and Harold Ross. Opening reception Saturday, June 12—6–9 p.m. The show runs through July 8th.
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203; heidilowegallery @gmail.com)
*Juleez (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-3792; juleez.com) features the work of Julie Borden—hand painted full-sized cellos and violins, musically-themed paintings, prints, peacock paintings and 3D sculpture paintings, as well as the dichroic glass jewelry of Mad Creations and new outdoor garden mosaic benches and bird baths by Celeste Kelly.
Packard Reath Gallery (The Hotel Rodney, 142 Second Street; Lewes; 302-644-7513; packardreathgallery.com) Specializing in Fine Art Photography—Nearly Empty - Photographs by David Henderson and Lewes in Miniature—paintings by Robin Braun.
*Panache Gallery (129-B Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9229; panachegalleryde.com)
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551; peninsula-gallery.com)
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905; philipmortongallery.com)
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; rehobothartleague.org) featured artist is Charlene Edman Abele, who won “Best in Show” last year for her abstract September Remembered. 72nd Members’ Fine Art Exhibit in the Corkran and Tubbs Galleries through July 18. Don’t forget to buy your tickets for Best of the Beach—the annual benefit for Beebe Medical Foundation and the Art League. Saturday, June 12 at 6 p.m. Information: 644-2900. 61st Annual Cottage Tour sponsored by J. Conn Scott—July 6-7 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)—seven exceptional private homes and the RAL’s art-filled Homestead, a 1743 colonial home listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (302-227-7310; M-F 10-4 and 11-3 on weekends; 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) featuring the work of multi-media Artist David Perl with Serendipitous Moments on paper, canvas metal and wood.
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard - 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710; wardellinger.com) presents Natural Curiosities—new works by Dutch artist Tanja Bos through June 24. Join them for an artist reception on Saturday, June 5 from 5-8 p.m.
St. George’s Chapel (20274 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson) presents the All Saints/St. George’s Men’s Chorus in concert, Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Works by Sondheim, Cole Porter, and The Beatles and an original work by Mark Stanzilis. Roo Brown serves as collaborative pianist for the evening.
Contact Doug with your arts-related events at dyetter@ClearSpaceProductions.org.