This Joint Is Jumpin’!
Does this town ever slow down??? After a summer filled with memorable events, I wondered if the fall would continue to be as busy, but I’m still barely able to fit all of the events into one column! Please read every word as there are too many wonderful things happening around town, and I know you don’t want to miss any of them. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270; ClearSpaceTheatre.org) Sussex County’s only year-round professional troupe has moved into a new home —the Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts. (See below for the remaining non-Clear Space events in the theatre) September 30 through October 9—100 Years of Broadway—an all-new revue featuring eight talented singers/dancers. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Our Town plays October 28 through November 7. Tickets: $5-$25 for all shows.
Milton Theatre (110 Union Street in Milton; 302-684-3400; miltontheatre.org) presents the romantic comedy Moon Over The Brewery—September 17-26. Tickets: $15-$18. Love, Jazz and Razz-ma-tazz with Larzine and the Joe Holt Trio—Saturday, October 2. Tickets: $15-$18. Oh, Boy!—A tribute to Buddy Holly—Saturday, October 9. Tickets: $18-$20. John Signorello and the New York City Lights—jazz and swing—Saturday, October 16. Tickets: $15-$18.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560; possumpointplayers.org) produces an evening of dinner theatre with A Love Affair October 1-10. With Dinner: $40; Show only: $20.
Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-7303; rehoboththeatreofthearts.com) Christopher Peterson’s Hooray for Hollywood—last two shows—September 18 and 19. Tickets: $35. Julie Budd’s Gershwin & More—Saturday, October 2. Tickets: $35/$30. 10% of all ticket sales will be donated to AIDS Delaware.
GALLERIES and 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, October 9.
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue/70 Rehoboth Avenue in First St. Station; 302-227-5376/302-227-5376; rehoboth.com/aerieart) hosts Autumn Impressions—original paintings by artists portraying the hues and moods of fall from the 19th Century to the present, at the Lake Avenue gallery. First Street Station has a special selection of quality artwork attractively priced for inventory clearance.
Amandeline Galleries (403 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-226-0330; amandelinegallery.com) is moving! Stop by the Gallery for art and accessories at great prices.
BASE (Baltimore Avenue Studios En Masse; 20 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-7303; BASEartists.com) a collection of working artist studios featuring some of the region’s top visual artists.
Coastal Frameshop and Gallery (36983 Rehoboth Avenue Extension; 302-227-8704; coastalframeshopandgallery.com) announces that after seven years, Don and Lee are retiring and that the gallery will close in October. Until then, please plan to visit and take advantage of hugely discounted art and inventory—including mirrors and other fantastic items.
*Gallery 50 (50-A Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050; 50contemporaryart.com) presents New Works by Lisa Tyson Ennis. Ennis uses historical photographic processes to document her recent travels from Maine to New Brunswick. The show runs through October 7. Saturday, October 9—opening reception for New Works on Paper by Mexican artist Javier Brewster Brockmann—through November 4.
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203; firstname.lastname@example.org) is hosting a curated exhibition—Spectrum: A broad range of varied but related ideas and objects that explore color through November 11 with Artists’ reception on Saturday, October 9.
*Juleez (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-3792; juleez.com) featuring the unique and vibrant works of Julie Borden including hand painted cellos, violins and miniature pianos. They also have new original sculptures created by 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) 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) Pursuing a Passion—new works in acrylic and in oil by local artist Karin Snoots through September 28. 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 Bronze—a collection of works by Elie Hazak, Fritz White, Glenna Goodacre, Sandy Scott, Richard Greeves and More! Also, Kiln Formed Glass Sculptures by Andres Tremols and male figurative works on paper and canvas by Chisolm. Dane Tilghman returns October 15.
Proud Bookstore (Baltimore Avenue in Village By the Sea; 302-227-6969) featuring the artwork of Geri Dibiase, Jeffrey Todd Moore, David Kraft, Lynn Finaldi, Michael Gardner, Patrick Keating and John Gress as well as having great books, cards, calendars…drop by and welcome Jocques to the neighborhood!
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; rehobothartleague.org) presents the Members’ Fall Show Rhythm through October 10 in the Corkran and Tubbs Galleries. The Land of Tara: New Works by Tara Funk Grim in the Homestead Gallery. October 15-November 28: Delaware By Hand Masters in the Corkran and Tubbs Galleries.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (302-227-7310; M-F 10-4/Weekends 11-3; Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal; rehobothbeachmuseum.org) presents Captain John and Sarah Avery: A 17th-Century Family on Delaware’s Frontier—illuminating the joys and hardships of daily life in Sussex County in the late 1600s and early 1700s. The Clear Space Theatre Company brings the family to life October 23-24. Check the museum’s website for details.
*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. Also featuring new works by Murray Archibald.
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) opens a vibrant new season of “instrumental fireworks” on October 9 with The Danish String Quartet—fresh off its 2009 first-place triumph in the prestigious London International String Quartet Competition. Tickets: $25 (discounts for 4/5 series); ages 10-18: Free.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095; rehobothfilm.com) shows A Prophet on September 24 (7 p.m.) upstairs at the Movies at Midway. Tickets: $2 (members), $4 (non-members). The RBFS holds their annual fundraiser Saturday, October 2 and features several previews from films that will be shown at the Festival (November 10-14). Tickets: $75. Wednesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. (upstairs at Movies at Midway)—Welcome—free. Thursday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. (Inn at Canal Square in Lewes)—The Gates—chronicling the 2005 Gates Project in Central Park. After the screening Lee Wayne Mills leads a discussion about the project and the artists. Tickets: $15 (Call: 302-227-8408—includes light refreshments and discussion). Seating is limited and reservations are required.
You can contact Doug at doug@ClearSpaceTheatre.org.