From concerts and movies to special events for the whole family, there is always something to see and do in Delaware. Here are some of our picks.
New Castle County
Five college students spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods, accidentally unleashing an evil terror. In this comedic take on 1980s horror franchise, characters and demons sing and dance to songs written specifically for the musical. And, as in the films, Ash is there to dish out his various one liners and fight the never ending demons. The musical takes creative liberty with the plot line of the movies, mixing together the characters and concepts of all three, as well as changing sequences for the sake of the stage and comedic intent. St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Wilmington.
An Ocean View housewife ordered 50 chicks in 1923 and received 500. DuPont Highway was completed in 1924. Demand for Kosher meat in New York City was high. Delmarva’s chicken industry was born. Join Hagley and 302 Stories, Inc., Producer Mike Oates for the premiere of this 70-minute documentary. The film takes viewers from the birth of the industry to the 1970s and makes use of 48 oral histories and never-before-seen photographs. Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington.
Talented Smyrna High School alumni musicians return to town to perform a mix of classical and jazz. Tickets are $5, available in advance or the night of the performance at the box office. Smyrna Opera House.
Back by popular demand since their fabulous Valentine’s Day performance for the ‘Fall in Love’ event here at the Schwartz Center for the Arts. They are a seven piece Classic R&B band with a little jazz thrown in for good measure. Schwartz Center for the Arts, Dover.
Fans have obsessed for years over Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking album with its radical integration of music and sounds, so it is no surprise Classic Albums Live chose it as their first rock masterpiece to recreate—note-for-note, cut-for-cut. With faithful attention to detail, from the clock intro that opens Time, to the haunting vocals of Great Gig in the Sky and the unmistakable drumbeat of Money, every element, no matter how small, is replicated live on stage. A true rock immersion experience, this show must be seen and heard to be believed. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville.
Reclusive candy manufacturer, Willie Wonka (Gene Wilder), announces he’s hidden five “golden tickets” in one of his famously delicious chocolate bars. According to the contest rules, whoever finds these tickets will win a tour of his heavily guarded candy factory and receive a lifetime supply of his scrumptious chocolate. When Charlie Butler – a poor boy who works to support his family – discovers the last winning ticket, he soon realizes he’s in for the adventure of a lifetime. Rehoboth Beach Bandstand.