The Summer Knows
Even though fall is my favorite season, there’s a certain amount of nostalgia for those last days of summer. Everyone trying to cram a few more hours in on the beach so their tan doesn’t disappear just after Labor Day, partying a little bit harder than they should because they see the days growing shorter… as the song says, “One last caress, it’s time to dress for fall…” All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Bethany Area Repertory Theater (in residence at the Dickens Parlor Theater; 35715 Atlantic Avenue; Bethany Beach; 302-829-1071) opens their season with the comedy Hate Mail— September 17-26. If you like Love Letters you’ll LOVE Hate Mail!
Christopher Peterson will be presenting Eyecons as a benefit for the Schwartz Center (226 South State Street in Dover; 302-678-5152) on August 29 (8 p.m.). The perfect opportunity to catch this amazingly talented guy in action! More information at SchwartzCenter.com.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) brings their summer season to a close with Rent through September 5. Join them for Black Tie and Barefoot with the Funsters on Friday, September 18 at Ivy in Dewey Beach. $75 per person.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets, Lewes; 888-212-6458; P.O. Box 685; Lewes, DE. 19958) offers a 20% discount for their 2015-2016 season—but only until September 18. Better hurry!
Kent County Theatre Guild (140 E. Roosevelt Ave in Dover; 800-838-3006) opens their season with Tennessee Williams’ classic The Glass Menagerie—September 25-October 10. They are also offering Wednesday evening classes in Jazz and Tap!
Ovation Dinner Theater (302-500-1528) presents their new interactive comedy Joey & Gina’s Italian Comedy Wedding and Murder Mystery Dinner Theaters all over the area. Check their website for locations.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) is in rehearsals for their fall production of Hairspray—October 2-11. Looks like a show you won’t want to miss!
Premier Centre for the Arts at Milton Theater (110 Union St in Milton; 302-684-3038) presents Sean Reilly and the Sinatra Centennial Orchestra—Saturday, September 5—with David Zipse leading the seven-piece band in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Sinatra’s birth. Check out their fall class schedule with everything from Musical Theater to Acting to a wide variety of dance classes beginning September 8. Thursday, October 8, they are sponsoring a bus trip to Washington, D.C. for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. $145/single or $270/couple.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) has a busy fall season! Around the World: (Co-sponsored with the Lewes Library) The Lesson (Wednesday, September 2-7 p.m.); Amour Fou (Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m.). Admission is free. Read A Movie: (Co-sponsored with the Rehoboth Beach Library) Momento (Wednesday, September 9 at 4 p.m.), The Time Machine (Wednesday, October 14 at 4 p.m.). $4 members/$6 future members. Monthly Screenings: ’71 (Friday, September 18 at 7 p.m.). $4 members/$6 future members. All listed events held at MCC on Plantation Road.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220) presents one of my favorite comedies: Noises Off!— September 10-27. Auditions for A Christmas Story will be held Sunday, September 20 and Monday, September 21—performances November 27-December 7. For more information visit their website.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective. Join participating galleries for Second Saturdays: Destination Artwalk—September 12 (6-9 p.m.).
*Amandeline Gallery (Galleries at 20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-226-0330) displays new oil paintings by Sergey Cherep and Elaine Hahn through August, as well as new Mermaid collages from local artist, Kelli Pavon, and new jewelry creations by Amanda Ponko. Their theme is “Farmer’s Market” so look for paintings of fruits, vegetables and floral still-life.
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888) brings Luz. H. Arkal of Art Miami to the beach with Planetary Connections. Catch-a-Sketch by Anita is a fun-filled encounter, which leaves you with a colorful naturalistic/ expressionistic keepsake—by appointment. Saturdays and Sundays Young at Art (9-10:15 a.m.) children (6-8 years old) join Anita on a tour of the changing exhibits of important contemporary, global artists, then create their own artwork. Donations help cover the cost of material. Weekly Creative Fusion Dance every Thursday (7-8 p.m.) with Viviana. Monthly Milonga, Tango de Arte (last Saturday of the month—9 p.m.-1 a.m.), with a free introduction by Adam from Tango Lewes (7-8 p.m.).
CAMP Rehoboth Community Center (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) presents Comic Commerce by Terry Isner, through September 6. Groowwll! Art of the Bear runs September 12-30. Opening reception on September 12 from 5-8 p.m.
*Delaware Art Gallery (239 Rehoboth Avenue; or kevinfleming.com) presents new and classic favorite Delaware photographs by Kevin Fleming, photography by Jay Fleming, Tony Pratt and Pamela Bieler and hand-blown glass by Deb Appleby. Visit their new gallery in Lewes!
*Gallery 50 and G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302- 227-2050) proudly announces an exhibit of renowned architect, builder, designer and artist Chryssa Wolfe—through September 15. Chryssa is well known for her extensive support of non-profit organizations, including Sundance Benefit to benefit CAMP Rehoboth and the Rehoboth Art League Annual Members’ outdoor Fine Arts and Crafts Show. Check the website for further details! Their Master Framer, Ed McGann, is always happy to assist you with all of your framing needs.
The Happyrock Pottery (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 410-375-7120) features the work of potter Susan Gladstone. Take a step into the studio and watch Susan throwing pots all summer and perhaps into the fall!
Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) offers day and nighttime classes in metal-smithing. Learn to make rings, earrings and bracelets! Always something to catch your eye or decorate another part of your body.
*Paintiques and The Galleries at 20 Baltimore (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-258-4203) offers Fresh Picks as part of their theme of Farmer’s Market. Water colorist, Wendy Cossman, will have her work adorning the walls as well.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551)
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905)
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.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) will host three distinct exhibitions at their Henlopen Aces location from August 28-September 20. Courage Unmasked (turning masks used in the treatment of head and neck cancers into powerful and stunning works of art) in the Corkran and Tubbs Galleries; Volunteer Members’ Showcase in the Ventures Gallery and Members’ Showcase: The American Landscape in the historic Homestead. On September 19 CURB (Courage Unmasked Rehoboth Beach) will present a Gala Art Benefit Auction at RAL (6-8 p.m.). Tickets: $125 per person/$225 per couple, and need to be purchased in advance. For additional information about the auction and to purchase tickets visit beebehce.org/ courage-unmasked. Recent Paintings by Carl Goldhagen opens September 4 (5-7 p.m.) at the RAL Art Studios on Route 9. Through October 11.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) has a fantastic exhibit—Women of Rehoboth Beach—celebrating the great ladies of Rehoboth’s past—do-gooders, bootleggers, divorcees, business owners, and publishers of lesbian novels! They also have an exhibit spotlighting the lost movie theaters of Rehoboth Avenue.
Scénique Art Gallery (7 North First Street, 302-226-ARTS ) is a new gallery featuring impressionism to realism with an emphasis on seascapes, landscapes, and nautical work by artists Andrea Costa, Beth Carver, Bob Kimball, Bruce Norman, Joyce Blakeslee, Kevin Doyle, Marco Vasquez, Nancy F. Morgan, Nina Pippa, and Tammie Dickerson. Tell Randy that Doug sent you!
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710) features Abstract Expressionism in different mediums by Ward Ellinger. Variants, new works by Sondra N. Arkin, continues through Labor Day.
*WibergArt and Studio 3 (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 302-226-0206 or 302-245-3615) features renowned marine artist, Jack Wiberg, and his original oils of sailing vessels and ships, as well as the work of Dolores Andrew, Joyce Blakeslee, Rose Doster, Wendy Kesler, Melissa McLean, and LaVerne McIntyre.