Spring Is Here!
Not only are the crocuses and jonquils a-springing up, but there are just as many wonderful shows and exhibits popping up around the area. Whether your tastes run to fine art, fiddlers on a roof, or film, it seems as if there is something for everyone. As many of the entries here offer a wide variety of happenings, it would be best for you to read this column carefully! Get out the highlighter and your calendar so you don’t have to kick yourself for missing something. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
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 Fiddler on the Roof in collaboration with the Cape Theatre Arts Academy from March 11-21 in the new 880-seat Cape Theatre. The show also plays the Schwartz Center in Dover on March 26-27. Tickets: $15-$25. Saturday, April 10—CSP presents A Swinging Dance at the Cape Henlopen State Park in the Officer’s Club. Live swing sextet, food and cash bar available. $20. Join CSP in NYC to see Promises, Promises with Kristen Chenoweth and Sean Hayes on Saturday, April 24. Call the box office or check the website for details and reservations.
Milton Theatre (110 Union Street in Milton; 302-684-3400; firstname.lastname@example.org; miltontheatre.org) has a new schedule, and it’s a busy one! Saturday, March 13. The Leprechaun Leap with The Folk Heroes (Irish music) 8 p.m. $10 (in advance) $12 (at the door). Sunday, March 14, the film Bend it Like Beckham 3 p.m. $5. Wednesday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 21 at 2 p.m. the classic Irish film Waking Ned Divine $5. Friday, March 19, Delmarva Roots Series: Hands of Harvest 7 p.m. $4. Saturday, March 20, Jefferson School/Milton Theatre Fundraiser: Folk Heroes (Irish Music) 6 p.m. $20 (adults), $15 (children). Wednesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 28 at 2 p.m. Dreamgirls $5. Friday, March 26 Mysterious Madcap Murder at the Milton Theatre (murder mystery) by Delaware Comedy Theatre at 8 p.m. $10 (in advance), $12 (at the door). Saturday, March 27, Laughing Out Loud (Comedy Night) with COOL 101.3 and EAGLE 97.7 $10 (advance) $12 (at the door). Wednesday, March 31, the film Enchanted April 7:30 p.m. $5. Wednesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 11 at 2 p.m., Blindside $5 (adults) $2 (children); Saturday, April 10, An American Night of Music 8 p.m. $18 (adults), $15 (seniors/students). Wednesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m. Up In the Air $5.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560; possumpointplayers.org) Coming April 16-25: Urinetown.
Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-7303; rehoboththeatreofthearts.com) is undergoing a “facelift” having recently become a non-profit organization and changed their artistic direction.
Saturday, March 20 at 8 p.m.—The Johnny Cash Experience starring David Stone. Need we say more? $30 (adults) $25 (seniors 65+ and under 18). Saturday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.—The Good, The Bad And The Deadly Murder Mystery/ Dinner. Cash Bar. $45.
As part of CAMP Rehoboth’s Women’s FEST on Friday, April 9, P-town comic Maggie Cassella brings her fast-paced, political and social rant to the beach. Call CAMP for tickets: 227-5620. Saturday, April 10th at 9 p.m.: Blues/ jazz singer Sweet Baby J’ai. If you missed her last year, don’t miss her again!
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, March 13 and April 10, 2-5 p.m.
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue and 70 Rehoboth Avenue in First St. Station; 302-227-5376; rehoboth.com/aerieart) specializing in fine original paintings for the special persons in your life, or yourself.
*Amandeline Galleries (403 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-226-0330; amandelinegallery.com)
BASE (Baltimore Avenue Studios En Masse; 20 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-7303; BASEartists.com)
Coastal Frameshop and Gallery (4284-B Highway One; 302-227-8704; coastalframeshopandgallery.com)
*Gallery 50 (50-A Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050; 50contemporaryart.com) has a gallery reception for a Group Show, Saturday, March 13 and will host a free screening of Diego Rivera: I Paint What I See, a film by Mary Lance. Reception for the film screening: 6-6:30 p.m., film: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10, to celebrate women in the arts, the gallery will host a reception featuring works by all of the women artists represented by the gallery: Susan Finsen, Gloria Cesal, Pat Whitehead, and Rose Minetti; photography by Lisa Tyson Ennis and Pickles Kinion; sculptures by Betsy Damos and graphite on paper works by Constance Costigan.
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203; email@example.com)
Jeff West Home (413 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-3635; JeffWestHome.com) features a classic collection of comfortable furnishings, elegant accessories and unique gifts including designer upholstery, original art and prints, distinctive lighting, whimsical baby gifts and luxuries for the home.
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) features some of the nation’s finest craft artisans and offers many unique, affordably priced gift items that have design, function and beauty such as handcrafted wooden boxes.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551; peninsula-gallery.com) presents new Gallery Artists: Stephen Brehm, Len Garon, Laura Hickman, Brian Murphy and Bill Snow. March 6-23. March 27-April 24—Spring and Summer Moods: Oil paintings by Tricia Cherrington Ratliff.
*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) Member Sales Gallery: March 26-April 25.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (302-227-7310; M-F 10-4, weekends 11-3; Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal) currently exhibiting Buckets of Fun: Beach Pails and other sand toys. Through mid-April.
*Thunderbird Gallery (200 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-1900; thunderbirdshop.com) presents the multi-media (paper, canvas, wood and metal) work of David Perl.
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710; wardellinger.com) features the works of Maria Napoli, Murray Archibald 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.
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus meets Monday evenings at 6:30 in the CAMP Community Center. New singers are always welcomed to drop in and join the group. For more information: 302-227-5620.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets in Lewes; 888-212-6458; coastalconcerts.org) presents the San Francisco-based Musica Pacifica Baroque Ensemble on Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. for the final concert of the season. $20. Buy online, at Puzzles, the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, or at the door.
Please contact Doug with your upcoming arts-related events or just invite him to lunch at dyetter@ClearSpaceProductions.org,