Hey Delaware, are you looking for something to do this weekend? We have some recommendations on what’s happening around the First State.
New Castle County
The three-time Tony Award winning musical, including the award for Best Musical in 1978! Follow the journey of legendary jazzman, Thomas “Fats” Waller, in this tribute to popular 1920’s and ‘30’s musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Five performers encapsulate this iconic era of pride, creativity, and cultural awareness, all while inviting us into this sometimes sassy, sometimes sexy, always jazzy world. Delaware Theatre Company
Blending the talents of two of America’s finest harpists in a concert of virtuosity, distinct style, and impeccable ensemble. Mindy Cutcher, principal harpist with Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra and Janet Witman, principal harpist with Kennett Symphony and director of Brandywine Harp Orchestra will play a mixture of light romantic music by Damase, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, and Gershwin. Free admission. First & Central Presbyterian Church.
Community based choral-orchestral masterworks return to the Schwartz Center stage with the Delaware Choral Society’s presentation of Mozart’s Requiem. In addition to featuring an orchestra and solo quartet of skilled local and regional professionals, this performance will debut the Delaware Youth Chorale, a group that was founded in the fall of 2013 by the Delaware Choral Society. Schwartz Center for the Arts.
The portraits contained within the Biggs Museum’s permanent collection were commissioned by wealthy individuals to depict both their social status and their wealth. The clothing and accessories that they chose to wear provide us with invaluable insight into the culture and styles of the time. A self-guided tour will enable visitors to learn about the history of costume and fashion from the 18th century through the period portrayed in the popular TV program, Downton Abbey, the Gilded Age of the early 20th century. Biggs Museum of American Art.
Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina. Cape Henlopen High School Theater.
Brooke Rogers’ drawings and paintings grapple with big forces, such as God and nature, often through the lens of geometric abstraction. About his Storm Systems series the artist writes, “The proverbial storms of life are like messages from God. Hurricanes seem at first to be harbingers of disorder, but satellite images reveal the structural similarities of one storm to the next.” His fascination with the ocean and hurricanes springs from his many years spent growing up and living on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Rehoboth Art League.