December 18th – 25th

    The Nutcracker

    Join Mid-Atlantic Ballet for this wonderful Holiday Tradition. From a children’s party to the dream of a child, follow Clara as her imagination takes us to a Battle between Toy Soldiers and an Army of Mice. She is saved by the Nutcracker, who takes her through the land of Snow on her way to the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Mitchell Hall (University of Delaware), Friday, December 18 through Saturday, December 19.

    IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Live Radio Play

    The classic Frank Capra film is re-told in the format of a 1940s radio show, complete with man-made sound effects, old-style commercials and live music. An ensemble of performers bring the characters of this beloved holiday favorite to life, and remind us why every life has an impact on its community. Great holiday fun for the whole family, this timely play is a wonderful holiday treat, which celebrates a wonderful life. Delaware Theatre Company, Through Sunday, December 20.

    A Christmas Carol

    Join us for a one-man presentation of A Christmas Carol a perfect addition to your holiday season. Featuring Joe Plummer, Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library
    115 High Street, Odessa, DE Sunday, December 20th, 2:00pm.


    This timeless story, with script and lyrics by Ken Skresz and music by Doug Yetter, takes the audience through the streets of 1850 London where Ebenezer Scrooge learns lessons of generosity through his interactions with ghosts, relatives and a young boy with a crutch, Tiny Tim Crachit. Become a part of this holiday tradition at the Schwartz Center. Thursday, December 17 through Friday, December 18.

    A Classic Irish Christmas

    The magic and meaning of Christmas comes alive with Andy Cooney’s A Classic Irish Christmas. Andy Cooney with his outstanding voice and dynamic stag presence has always been a favorite among American and Irish audiences everywhere. Also appearing with Andy will be George Casey, Ireland’s “King of Blarney” and will add great balance and comedy relief. Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts, 20 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE Friday, December 18 through Sunday, December 20.

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