A Stephen King-inspired thriller, a disco-loving nun, and filthy-mouthed puppets go wild, spilling drama and laughter across the Delaware theater scene earlier this year. State in January and February. The vast majority of these shows are easy to follow, so you won’t need a theater degree to enjoy them. From family shows to an adult-themed production, here’s a fun look at seven events you won’t you won’t want to miss over the next few weeks.
‘Sister Act’, Wilmington
You could say this show is second only to a nun.
Tickets are selling like crazy. Twelve of the 18 scheduled shows have sold out online, but customers are encouraged to call to see if tickets are still available for those dates. “Sister Act” follows a disco-loving woman who is taken into custody after witnessing a murder. To ensure her safety, law enforcement decides that she will be perfectly fine if she hides in a convent and pretends to be a nun.
From there, the worlds of disco and gospel collide in a silly but heartwarming spectacle.Candlelight Theater (2208 Millers Road, Wilmington). Show dates are Wednesday, January 25 through Sunday, February 26. Tickets are $69. For more information, visit candlelighttheatredelaware.org or (302) 475-2313.
“Misery”, Rehoboth Beach
Stephen King’s novel “Misery” comes to life on the small stage in gruesome fashion.
Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon suffers a car accident and is rescued by Annie, the writer’s biggest fan. But it wasn’t little orphan Annie with pretty red hair who inspired Jay-Z to make one of his greatest songs. Meet Annie Wilkes, an obsessed, gray-haired woman who kidnaps and tortures her favorite writer, letting her know it’s still a hard life.Clear Space Theater Company (20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach). Show dates are Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, February 5. Tickets start at $20. For more information, visit clearspacetheatre.org or (302) 227-2270.
“One Man, Two Guvnors”, Wilmington
A poor guy gets fired from a band, so naturally he ends up working for a gangster to keep some money in his pocket. But things end up getting even more complicated in the British game “One Man, Two Guvnors”, which is completely insane.Delaware Theater Company (200 Water St., Wilmington). Show dates are Wednesday, February 1 through Sunday, February 19. Tickets start at $27. For more information, visit delawaretheatre.org (302) 594-1100.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre, Wilmington
Do you secretly turn into a little kid every time you see pets patrolling the aisles of Walmart or Lowe’s? Then you and others like you will feel right at home at the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, a European-style circus show where super-smart pets (including house dogs and cats) hang out with humans under the roof. same roof.The Grand (818 N. Market St., Wilmington) at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 4. Tickets are $28. For more information, visit thegrandwilmington.org or (800) 37-GRAND.
It’s the early 1900s and a cold-blooded Soviet officer is pursuing a young woman on the run. Guests will step back in time from the end of the Russian Empire to the bliss of 1920 Paris in the Broadway production “Anastasia,” a show about family, love and mystery. The Playhouse on Rodney Square (1007 N. Market St., Wilmington). Show dates are Thursday, February 9 through Sunday, February 12. Tickets start at $48. For more information, visit thegrandwilmington.org or (800) 37-GRAND.
“The Year of Magical Thinking”, Wilmington
Joan Didion suddenly loses her husband and their only daughter. “The Year of Magical Thinking” is a solo show about grief and loss based on Didion’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated memoir of the same name.City Theater Company (The Delaware Contemporary, 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington). Show dates are Friday, February 10 through Saturday, February 18. Tickets start at $30. For more information, visit city-theatre.org.
‘Avenue Q’, Middletown
Imagine watching a musical about coming of age told by puppets who like to swear.
Welcome to the R-rated production “Avenue Q.” It’s a musical that follows a college graduate who moves into a rundown New York City apartment on Q Avenue. While his neighbors seem normal, the grad eventually learns he’s in a strange place. To make matters worse, the man and his pals struggle to land dates and keep jobs. This show is for adults only.The Everett (47 W. Main St., Middletown). Show dates are Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 19. Tickets are $22. For more information, visit everetttheatre.com or (302) 378-7038.
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