Spring Ain’t Here
I don’t know about you, but this Colorado native has had my fill of seeing forecasts with shivering thermometers, weathercasters using hateful terms like “Frigid!” and “Bitter Cold!” which should only be used when discussing your ex. Isn’t it time to see a tulip or daffodil yet?!? I’ve tried praying for warmer weather—“Please, God, I’ll never complain about heat and humidity again.” (Which is a lie, and God knows it is.) Even my cats look at me like, “It’s winter! What did you expect?” Luckily, there are plenty of local events guaranteed to warm your heart, even if you shiver a bit between the car and your seat. Grab those new calendars, crank up the laptop, and start making plans to get out of the house and stop griping about the weather. I will if you will. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) presents Can’t Stop the Beat! (February 9-11)—a celebration of song that includes blues, rock and roll, jazz and more. The program will include such sentimental favorites as “With a Song in My Heart” and “One of Those Songs,” contemporary tunes like “Listen to the Music” and “Piano Man,” Broadway show-stoppers like “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera, and the always popular Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” The wide variety of music means something familiar to every audience member, plus the chance to see something completely new. The concert will be held at Epworth UMC (19285 Holland Glade Road). Tickets are available online.
CAMP Rehoboth (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) is preparing for a production of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove—the play by Jane Chambers was the first mainstream literary piece of lesbian theater; February 23-25.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) opens their 2018 season with Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Ken Ludwig; January 26-February 11.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets in Lewes; 888-212-6458) continues their season with the Smetana Trio (February 24, 2 p.m.) and Fandango! (March 17, 7p.m.).
Dickens Parlour Theatre (35715 Atlantic Avenue in Milleville; 302-829-1071) presents Liane Hansen and Bob Kemp in A. R. Gurney’s Love Letters; February 16-25.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) has Neil Simon’s hysterical California Suite playing January 26-February 4. From what I hear, it’s a “don’t miss” show!
Premier Centre for the Arts at Milton Theater (110 Union St in Milton; 302-684-3038) has something for everyone on their calendar! January 26: Paul Cullen and Sweet Leda; January 27: The Rock Orchestra presents a Tribute to Bruce Springsteen; February 2: Oh Boy! A Buddy Holly Tribute; February 3: The Funsters; February 8: Karaoke Lip Sync Battle; February 9: Stand-Up Comic Lucas Bohn; February 10-11: America’s Got Talent Stars Brooklyn Nicole & Bart Rockett; February 16: Peek-a-Boo Revue (adults only); February 17: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with countertenor Terry Barber; February 24: Delaware Comedy Theatre; February 25: The 5th Avenue Jazz; March 3: Magnolia Applebottom.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) screens new Independent films at their Cinema Art Theatre; Special Screening: The Opera House (February 11 & 13); National Theatre Live: Young Marx (February 24, 26 & 27); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (March 10, 12 & 13). Met Opera Live in HD: Tosca (February 3, 5 & 6); Jewish Film Festival: March 21-25 with screenings of 11 films. Check their website for updates and show times.
Rehoboth Concert Band will be playing a fundraiser for the Cape Henlopen Senior Center on March 18 (3 p.m.) at Epworth UMC (19285 Holland Glade Road).
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220) presents the extremely witty stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 39 Steps; January 26-February 4.
The Brush Factory on Kings (830 Kings Highway. in Lewes; 302-703-7715) is a wonderful new addition to the arts scene in our area! Furniture, art, clothing, sea glass, decoys, home goods and more.
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) features the art of the Dewey Artist’s Collective with Empower—Art That Can Inspire Change; through February 24.
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.
Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) has beautiful and unique hand-made pieces for purchase and offers classes in jewelry making.
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) one of the largest fine art galleries in the area, won’t have another featured exhibit until April, but always offers some of the finest artwork in the area. Whet your appetite with the virtual tour of the gallery online.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) currently features their Members’ Sales Gallery (November 17- has a fantastic schedule of classes—everything from pottery to pen and ink technique to jewelry making… something for everyone and for every age and skill level. Check their website for their schedule of Salons, Gallery Talks, or their bus trip to the Hillwood Estate and Garden (February 27).
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) has a “history” of fun at the beach—vintage bathing suits, post cards, photos and maps are on display. However… the Museum is currently closed for complete renovations to their second floor and revamping the permanent collection exhibits. They will reopen early summer.
Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710) resides in the CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard and features art in different mediums by Ward Ellinger and Sondra N. Arkin.
Email Doug Yetter to add events to the calendar.