We all struggle with living “in the moment.” This afternoon I’ll chain myself to the piano and crank out a few more arrangements for the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus concert—next February. Tomorrow my husband and I will spend an August afternoon searching for a tropical spot to vacation—next February—rather than sitting on the beach that’s seven minutes from our house. Well, seven minutes away—next February. There are 82,000 other people in town this weekend who will be sitting on my beach. I’m pouring another cuppa and sitting in my garden until I can focus on the fact that it’s August and not next February. All locations, including my garden, are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Bethany Area Repertory Theatre (Woodsong Country Inn; 37269 Dirickson Creek Road in Frankford) presents the longest-running show in history— Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap—September 21-30.
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) is accepting applications from singers who want to be a part of the largest choral group in our little state. The chorus rehearses Monday evenings (6:30-8:30p.m.) from October through the concert in February. Don’t dawdle, we’re nearing capacity!
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) summer repertory plays through September 2 with A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde, and The Little Mermaid. Saturday nights you can catch the Delaware Comedy Theatre’s Late-R Night Show. Andrew Criss stars in the one-man show Chesapeake on August 20. Check their website for complete show schedule.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets in Lewes; 888-212-6458) offers an “Early Bird” subscription discount for their 2017-2018 season—five concerts for the price of four—they have another great season planned, so why not save some money? Do it soon—General seating is still available, but the Premium seating is sold out.
Concerts by the Sea (All Saints Episcopal; 18 Olive Avenue; 302-227-7202) Parish Director of Music, Jackson Borges, appears in concert Sunday, August 13 (4 p.m.). The U.S. Army Chorus Baritones perform September 14-15.
Kent County Theatre Guild (140 E. Roosevelt Avenue in Dover; 800-838-3006) is in rehearsals for Sister Act— September 15-24.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) is taking a much-needed break as they prepare for their next main stage show: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast—October 6-15.
Premier Centre for the Arts at Milton Theater (110 Union St in Milton; 302-684-3038) has something for everyone on their calendar! All dates are for the month of August. 11: Kiss the Sky: The Jimi Hendrix Re-Experience; 12: Beatlemania Now (3 and 8 p.m.); 13: Singer/Songwriter Evening and Sposato Wine Tasting. 16: Kirtan Transcendental Jam Session. 17: The Iron Giant (film). 18: Stand-Up Comedy. 19: Peek-a-Boo Revue (Burlesque). 20: Connor Filicko and the Old Soul Blues Band. 26: No Spare Time.
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand (Rehoboth Avenue and The Boardwalk) has provided free entertainment since 1963, and the tradition continues: August 11: Parrotbeach (for all of you Parrotheads!); August 12: U. S. Navy Band Sea Chanters; August 13: Lights Out—tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. August 17: Cinema by the Surf: The LEGO Batman Movie. August 18: Gringo Jingo. August 19: Significant Others. August 20: Clifford Keith Band. August 25: Billy Price Band. August 26: Joe Trainer and Friends with a Billy Joel show. August 27: USAF’s The Blue Aces. They wrap up the season with The Fabulous Hubcaps, The Jimi Smooth Band, and the DSU Approaching Storm Marching Band over Labor Day weekend. All concerts begin at 8 p.m.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) screens new Independent films at their Cinema Art Theatre— opening August 11: Harold and Lillian—A Hollywood Love Story; August 18: The Little Hours. National Theatre Live Screenings: Salome— August 14-15. Check their website for updates and show times. Cinema By the Canal: (Lewes Canalfront Park) Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy Jaws (August 24).
Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre (302-227-6766; in residence at Epworth United Methodist Church—19285 Holland Glade Road) continues their commitment to quality theatre experiences and training for children with summer camps through August 25. Their summer season includes Peter Pan, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Toad’s Escape.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220) has announced their 2017-2018 season: The 39 Steps, The Elephant Man, Shrek the Musical, Night of the Living Dead, and Miracle on 34th Street. Can’t go wrong with ogres, zombies, and Santa!
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) features PEZ • Make America Sweet Again! featuring photo illustrations by Terry M. Isner runs August 1-September 4.
The Galleries at 20 Baltimore (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-258-4203) hosts a fantastic collection of artists: Amandeline Gallery features A Tribute to POP Art during August, as well as original paintings by local and nationally-recognized artists, Romanian and Czech glass art, and hand-made ceramics as well as unique home furnishings. Paintiques transforms vintage reclaimed furniture into unique treasured heirlooms. They can customize anything and do beautiful work. WibergArt and Studio 3 displays the work of renowned marine artist, Jack Wiberg, as well as the work of many fine local artists. They’re all part of the Clear Space complex, so you can enjoy the galleries pre-show or at intermission.
*Gallery 50 Contemporary Art and Frame Shop (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050) features the work of at least three dozen talented artists, as well as special events. Artist Susan Webster’s fascinating acrylic/3-D works are on display through August, with Terry Isner and Rose Minetti featured in September. Their master framer, Ed McGann, is onsite and ready to assist you with your framing needs.
Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) has beautiful and unique hand-made pieces for purchase. I’m looking forward to the Jeweled Corpses Trunk Show opening August 24!
Painting With a Twist (17723 Coastal Highway; 302-313-5769) offers painting classes and “pARTies” for all occasions—days, evenings, weekdays, and weekends (age 7+). Visit their website for details.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Road in Lewes; 302-645-0551) is one of the largest Fine Art galleries in the area, and currently hosting Coastal Camera Club— a juried photographic exhibition. Whet your appetite with the virtual tour of the gallery online.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) has one more weekend of their 44th Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show—August 12-13. Illustrations, Portraits and France—works by Ethel P. B. Leach (through October 1) and the 79th Annual Members’ Fine Art Exhibition (through September 3). Their website also lists a wide variety of on-going classes for those of you who wish to expand your artistic side!
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) Their newest exhibit, Angry Waters, tells the story of a seaside village (Rehoboth Beach) and its volatile relationship with the ocean. Little hands are welcome, they are handicap accessible, and the gift shop has some great stuff. Admission is by donation, and well worth supporting.
Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710) has reopened in the CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard and features art in different mediums by Ward Ellinger and Sondra N. Arkin.