By the Beautiful Sea
For our visitors: There’s much to do after a day on the beach that doesn’t involve eating. You can see a show, visit a gallery and buy some art as a memory of your visit, or hear any variety of music. For our residents: Stop blaspheming everyone who doesn’t live here and remember most of us were visitors before becoming residents. Grab a roll of quarters and see why everyone visits here in the summer!
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) has something for every taste this summer: Priscilla Queen of the Desert starring Christopher Peterson, Chicago, and Shrek. The three shows rotate every two nights through Labor Day. Join the Delaware Comedy Theatre troupe on Friday nights (10 p.m.) for The Late-R Night Show, and Christopher Peterson’s new show, The Broads of Broadway every Saturday and Sunday night. You can see the next generation of performers every Friday (11 a.m.) for the end of each week’s summer camp.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets, Lewes; 888-212-6458; P.O. Box 685; Lewes, DE. 19958) offers an “Early Bird” subscription discount for their 2016-2017 season—five concerts for the price of four—featuring The American Brass Quintet, Pianist Ingrid Fliter, Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and the American String Quartet, Violinist Elena Urioste and Cellist Nicholas Canellakis, Trio Virado, and Red Priest, a one-of-a-kind Baroque group as their non-subscription “Wild Card.”
Concerts by the Sea (All Saints Episcopal; 18 Olive Avenue) announces their 8th Annual Summer Organ Recital Series— Every Thursday afternoon (12:15 p.m.) through August 11. U.S. Army Band Downrange: July 16 (5 p.m.).
Kent County Theatre Guild (140 E. Roosevelt Ave in Dover; 800-838-3006) tickets for their upcoming production of Funny Girl (July 15-24 at Caesar Rodney High School) go on sale July 3. Auditions for Twelve Angry Men will be held July 24, 26 and 27. See their website for details.
Ovation Dinner Theater (302-500-1528) presents interactive comedy and Murder Mystery Dinner Theaters all over the area. Check their website for locations.
Premier Centre for the Arts at Milton Theater (110 Union St in Milton; 302-684-3038) offers a huge variety of entertainment! July 8: Beatlemania—7 and 10 p.m. July 9: Mafia Murder Mystery Theatre presented by Ovation Dinner Theatre and catered by Hobos. July 11: Milton Theatre Artist Showcase. July 15: Deanna Fitzpatrick Psychic Medium. July 16: Connor Flickio and Friends. July 17: Simply Streisand. Check their website for further details.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) invites you to their new Cinema Arts Theatre (17701 Dartmouth Drive in Lewes) showing Independent films Friday-Sunday each week! National Theatre Live Screenings—live broadcasts from the London stage!—Shakespeare’s Coriolanus is offered July 18 and 20. See the World: presented by Accent on Travel—second Thursday of each month (3:45 p.m.). Cinema By the Canal: Lewes Canalfront Park—films start at dusk, and they’re free! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy In the Heart of the Sea on July 14, and Finding Nemo, July 28.
Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre (302-227-6766) presents three shows in rotation this summer: The Wizard of Oz, Puss in Boots, and The Emperor’s New Clothes at Epworth UMC (19285 Holland Glade Rd). fantastic summer camps in film, TV, and theater for the emerging artists in your life from July 11-August 26. Check the schedule on their website!
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220) are in rehearsal for the comedy/mystery Drop Dead! The show plays July 22-31.
Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888) continues the Brook Andrews’ retrospective: Shades of White 1970-1990. The gallery represents Charles Amill, Don Griffin, Gregg Rosner, Jim Rehak, Katherine Chang Liu, Luz Arkal, Patricia Fisher, and Tim Bell. The gallery also does wonderful custom orders!
The Back Porch Café (59 Rehoboth Avenue, 302-227-3674) presents New Work 2016—watercolors by Rod Cook (July 20-August 17) with an opening reception with the artist on July 24 (4-6 p.m.).
CAMP Rehoboth (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) presents Terry M. Isner’s PEZ: A World of Sweet Love art exhibit. Opening reception July 2 from 4:30-7 p.m.
The Galleries at 20 Baltimore (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-258-4203) houses a fantastic collection of artists: *Amandeline Gallery celebrates summer with color, including original paintings by Yvonne Mora, Sergey Cherep, and Tom Clarke. Anne Packard’s new seascape canvases continue to be displayed throughout the summer. Paintiques (PaintiquesGallery.com) has “Painted Furniture Galore!” as well as a fantastic new selection of pieces for the summer season. They can customize anything. The Happyrock Pottery features the work of potter Susan Gladstone. WibergArt and Studio 3 features renowned marine artist, Jack Wiberg, and his original oils of sailing vessels and ships, as well as the work of many fine local artists.
*Gallery 50 and G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050) reminds us that the show by award-winning artist Pat Whitehead and her collection of city/museum paintings ends July 12. Also featured are the jewelry lines of Linda Whitney and Karen Calandra. Their frame shop offers high quality workmanship for all of your framing needs.
Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) is featuring classes in jewelry making, and beautiful and unique hand-made pieces for purchase. Opening July 7: Steel Magnolias—featuring studio jewelers April Wood and Liz Clark exploring the flowers through steel and silver. Opening reception: July 7 (5-7 p.m.)
Painting With a Twist (17723 Coastal Highway; 302-313-5769) is a fun, new studio offering public painting classes and private pARTies for anyone over the age of seven. The spacious, well-lit studio, provides complimentary wine, beer, and soda. Summertime at Lewes Canal—July 3. Sand Castle: All ages class—July 6. Manic Monday—July 11. Coffee and Canvas—July 13. Painting with a Purpose: benefit for the Vera Bradley Foundation, July 14. Colorful Jellyfish: all ages class—July 16. Daniel’s Irises Senior Show—July 18. Kidz Camp—week of July 18. Christmas in July—July 23. Paint Your Pet—July 24. Visit their website for details.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551) hosts Atmosphere—the contemporary landscapes of award-winning artist Jill Basham, through July 5. Opening July 9: Ocean to Bay—four artists unique interpretations of the Eastern Shore. Carole Boggemann Peirson, whose exhibit Light on the Land was recently featured at the gallery, has agreed to become one of their resident artists!
Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) has been reacquired by Philip Livingston of Elegant Slumming and is heading in exciting new directions. The new “home” gallery offers distinctive home furnishings, accessories, antiquities, and one-of-a-kind curiosities, and artwork—inventory not found anywhere else!
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) hosts their 43rd Annual Members’ Fine Craft Exhibition through July 24 in the Corkran and Tubbs Galleries. The Art of Memory—assemblage by Felicia Belair-Ridgon in the Ventures Gallery through July 24. Domestic Landscapes is featured in the Homestead through July 31. The 67th Annual Cottage Tour of Art is July 12-13— and it’s always a treat!
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) is currently featuring Wish You Were Here—an exhibition of over 400 postcards spanning more than 100 years. Philly TV—a walk down memory lane with Bill Shull, July 14 (7 p.m.). $5 donation and reservations required. Annual Acoustic Jam—July 20 (7 p.m-1 a.m.). $20 person, reservations required. Come dive into our history!
Scénique Art Gallery (7 North First Street, 302-226-ARTS ; scenique.net) specializes in fine art seascapes and fun in the sun—featuring local artist Sunny Heitzman, new installations by Marco Vazquez and Bob Kimball, with more from Andrea Costa coming soon. Join them for Gala-Ray Sashay every second Saturday.