‘The Music Man’ strikes up the band at Caesar Rodney High School

CAMDEN — The Wells Fargo wagon is a-coming through Caesar Rodney High this weekend as the school’s Stage Crew & Thespians present Meredith Wilson’s classic “The Music Man.” Performances started Thursday and continue today and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the school’s auditorium on Old North Road in Camden. The beloved musical, with well-known songs […]

BEST BETS: Robinson, Foxworthy among performers at Freeman Stage this summer

SELBYVILLE — With more than 60 performances in its 2018 season, The Freeman Stage this afternoon announced Vol. 1 of its two-part season reveal. Headlining performances at the entertainment venue near Fenwick Island include Smokey Robinson on June 1; The Wailers on June 15; Chris Janson on June 22; Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers with […]

‘Kiss Me Kate’ puts musical spin on Shakespeare at Polytech High School

WOODSIDE – A breath of fresh air will be breathed into the Cole Porter musical “Kiss Me, Kate” at Polytech High School starting tonight “It’s a play within a play,” said director Jason Carpenter. “‘Taming of the Shrew’ is being performed but you also get a behind-the-scenes storyline involving the actors and everything that goes […]

BEST BETS: Single Origin doubles up on the music at Old State House

When finding someone to make music with, Dover’s Shannen Norris didn’t have to look far. For the last five years, Mr. Norris and his twin brother Sean have formed the duo Single Origin. Attracting a local following with their smooth sounds, Single Origin will play a free concert at Dover’s Old State House March 9 […]

Oyster Eat slides into Georgetown tonight

GEORGETOWN — Socializing, fraternizing and oysters are on deck tonight at the Georgetown Fire Company’s largest annual fundraiser. The 81st edition of the fire company’s historic Oyster Eat takes center stage at Station 77 on South Bedford Street from 8 p.m. until midnight. The all-you-can-eat bonanza features raw and steamed oysters, plus hot dogs, popcorn, […]

BEST BETS: Catanzaro to share songs and stories in Dover

With a multiple-octave range and a voice compared to Robert Plant and Janis Joplin, singer/songwriter Cassidy Catanzaro has turned a lot of heads in the music world over the past two decades. As the lead singer of the alt-country female band Antigone Rising from 1999 to 2008, Ms. Catanzaro, who goes by Cassidy on stage, […]

Son shares ‘Mother’s Art’ at Dover Public Library

DOVER — “Mother’s Art: A Fine Selection of the Paintings and Artwork of Betty Reznak” is now on display at the Dover Public Library. Born Aug. 5, 1924, Betty Reznak grew up on a farm in Portage, Pennsylvania to Hungarian immigrant parents and learned artsy skills like sewing, crocheting and knitting but her real passion […]

BEST BETS: Schoch shares songs at Friends of Folk coffeehouse

He didn’t mean to, but Kent Schoch says his father set him on a path to making music. “My mom was a big country music fan but my dad was not a huge music fan at all,” he recalls. “We had this console record player in the living room that he made me turn down […]

Country stars Eldredge, Young to play Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — The Delaware State Fair announced three more shows in its summer concert lineup Thursday night. Country singer Brett Eldredge with Drew Parker will take the stage on Friday, July 20. Mr. Eldredge is known for songs such as “The Long Way”, “Drunk on Your Love” and “Beat of the Music”. Doors open at […]

Sondheim’s ‘Putting it Together’ kicks off Kent County Theatre Guild season

DOVER — For its first show of 2018, the Kent County Theatre Guild is performing Stephen Sondheim’s “Putting it Together” starting tonight at the Patchwork Playhouse. The show is a revue showcasing nearly 30 songs by Sondheim musicals such as “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Into the Woods” and “Company,” performed by only five […]