The Colors of Spring
Ah! All the beautiful colors of spring from pale greens to yellows either sprouting up from the ground or covering our cars.... Fortunately, the “Garden of the Arts” is in full bloom as well and offering a great bounty of riches. Check out the dozens of fantastic events coming in April! All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Ayre Craft (A vocal ensemble under the direction of Dr. Marcelle Schiff) presents their second concert The Sounds of Life on Saturday, May 7 (7 p.m.) at the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware (30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway). Tickets available at the door.
Bethany Area Repertory Theater (in residence at the Dickens Parlor Theater; 35715 Atlantic Avenue; Bethany Beach; 302-829-1071) offers the final third of Bob Davis’ trilogy of the Tomlinson family with An Affair to Forget, April 21-30.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) invites you to “tap your troubles away” with Cole Porter’s Anything Goes—through April 3. Their Spotlight on Young Performers presents Into the Woods, JR. April 15 (7 p.m.), April 16 (3 and 7 p.m.) and April 17 (3 p.m.). The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is “on the boards” from May 6-22.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets, Lewes; 888-212-6458; P.O. Box 685; Lewes, DE. 19958) presents the inventive string quartet Sybarite5, April 16 (8 p.m.), as their first “wild card” non-subscription concert. Admission: $20—with a pre-concert talk at 6:30. Saturday, April 23 (7 p.m.), two Peabody Conservatory graduates join forces to give a free concert in Bridgeville at Union United Methodist Church (2 N. Laws Street) as part of Coastal Concerts’ R.A.V.E. (Rising Artist and Venue Expansion) series, sponsored in part by The Longwood Foundation. Tickets: $30. Ages 10-18, as well as one adult per youth, are admitted free with advance reservations. $10 admission for students 19+/active and retired military with ID.
Epworth UMC Concert Series (19285 Holland Glade Rd; 302-227-7743) brings the acclaimed duo Simple Gifts to town for one performance only, Saturday, April 9 (8 p.m.). These talented women play over a dozen instruments and a wide variety of ethnic folk music—lively Irish jigs, down-home American reels, hard-driving Klezmer freilachs, haunting Gypsy melodies, and exotic Balkan dance tunes. Tickets: $20 available at the door or through the church office.
Kent County Theatre Guild (140 E. Roosevelt Ave in Dover; 800-838-3006) presents the comedy/mystery Design for Murder April 22-May 1. Auditions for Funny Girl (their July musical) will be May 2-4. Call for details. Don’t miss Shout!—a Swinging ‘60s Sensation— one weekend only, May 20-22.
Ovation Dinner Theater (302-500-1528) presents interactive comedy 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) opens Moon Over the Brewery April 15-24. Auditions for Raisin in the Sun will be held April 4-5. Call for details.
Premier Centre for the Arts at Milton Theater (110 Union St in Milton; 302-684-3038) offers a huge variety of entertainment: something for everyone, and just about every night! Artist showcase second and fourth Mondays; open mic comedy second Tuesdays; April 8: Deanna Fitzpatrick Psychic Medium; April 15: Serafin String Quartet; April 16: Rat Pack Together Again; April 20: Kirtan; April 21: Revival House—A Religious Experience for Film Lovers; April 22: Stand-Up Comedy; April 23: Vegucated: the film with the Rehoboth Beach Veg Fest; April 29: Cycles and Immersion in the Arts; April 30: Rock Bottom KISS Tribute; May 7: Brainwashing of My Dad (film). Check their website for further details.
Rehoboth Concert Band plays a benefit concert for the local chapter of P.E.O. International featuring vocalist Dara Schumairer from Southern Delaware Chorale. Sunday, April 24 (3 p.m.) at the Indian River High School Auditorium (29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro). Tickets: $20, under 18: Free. Available at Browseabout Books or at the door.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) has opened their new Cinema Arts Theatre as well as continuing their partnerships around the area! National Theatre Live Screenings: Live from the London stage to Lewes! Man and Superman (April 18-23); Hamlet (May 23-28); Delmarva Connections: third Wednesdays (7 p.m.); Around the World: (Co-sponsored with the Lewes Library) first Wednesdays (7 p.m.); Read A Movie: (Co-sponsored with the Rehoboth Beach and Lewes Libraries) second Wednesdays (4 p.m.); What Makes Us Tick: Secrets and Lies—April 8-10; Cinema and The Arts: The Winding Stream—April 7 (7 p.m.); Earth Day Film Festival: April 21-23; The Metropolitan Opera, Live in HD:(Cape Henlopen High School) Madama Butterfly—Saturday, April 2; Roberto Devereux— Saturday, April 16, and Elektra—Saturday, April 30 (12:55 p.m.). Check their website for further details.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220) is gearing up for their production of Fiddler on the Roof, May 6-15.
*Amandeline Gallery (Galleries at 20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-226-0330) has a Frank Lloyd Wright/Edward Hopper exhibit featuring reproductions from the Museum of Modern Art and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust collections along with original works by current artists inspired by these masters.
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888) hosts Tango de Arte on last Saturday of the month—a social dance in Argentine Tango until midnight. They welcome you to share your dreams of building your collection of fine art and offer layaway.
CAMP Rehoboth Community Center (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) presents the Art of Women’s FEST 2016 through April. Join them for the artists’ reception, Friday, April 8 from 3-5 p.m.
*Delaware Art Gallery (239 Rehoboth Avenue; or kevinfleming.com) presents new and classic Delaware photography by Kevin Fleming. Visit their gallery on Second Street in Lewes!
*Gallery 50 and G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050) Check the website for current exhibits. 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!
Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) has beautiful and unique hand-made pieces for purchase as well as classes in jewelry making.
Paintiques and The Galleries at 20 Baltimore (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-258-4203) has painted furniture galore and a fantastic selection of new pieces for the spring and summer season. Remember, they can customize anything and always do beautiful work.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551) presents Two Women from Wilmington (April 1–29)—a retrospective exhibition presenting the work of Tua Hayes and Bonnie von Duyke, both members of the Studio Group in the last century. The Group purchased the Howard Pyle Studios in 1935 and as a non-profit organization continues to raise funds for their upkeep. A portion of sales will go to help with this effort. Opening May 7—Light on the Land—an exploration of how light and color interact when painting plein air and in the studio, by Meg Nottingham Walsh and Carole Boggemann Peirson.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) featuring works by Ward Ellinger and other artists.
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) opens Wetlands and Waterways—April 8 (Corkran Gallery)—with an opening reception (5-7 p.m.). Delaware Beach Life’s Terry Plowman curates this photographic exhibit featuring the work of April Abel, Ken Arni, Kevin Fleming, Tony Pratt, and Jay Fleming. Looks like a “Don’t Miss!” exhibit.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) has on-going and fascinating exhibits about the place we love to call home.
Scénique Art Gallery (7 North First Street, 302-226-2787) is a premier fine art gallery specializing in seascapes and fun in the sun. Join them for Gala-Ray Sashay every Second Saturday. The gallery now features the work of local artist Sunny Heitzman, new installations by Marco Vazquez, Bob Kimball, and Andrea Costa.
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.