The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu is a comic opera in two acts. It opened on March 14, 1885, in London, where it ran at the Savoy Theatre for 672 performances, which was the second longest run for any work of musical theatre and one of the longest runs of any theatre piece up to that time. The Mikado remains the most frequently performed Gilbert & Sullivan Opera. The Savoy performances feature a full professional orchestra that brings this beautiful music to life. The Saturday night performances at the DuPont Theatre will be a special benefit night and all Orchestra seats will be dedicated to supporting Canine Partners for life. DuPont Theatre, June 1st and June 2nd, 8 P.M. and Longwood Gardens June 29th and June 30th, 8:30 P.M.
Meet artist Mary Page Evans and filmmaker Sharon Baker for a viewing and discussion of the documentaryMary Page Evans: Force of Nature. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and lively conversation before the screening. Delaware Art Museum, June 6th, 6 P.M.
In 2012, the United States is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. At the Delaware Public Archives, this special program about the Star-Spangled Banner, (the flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the British bombardment) will be presented by the Chief Conservator for the project at the Smithsonian Institution. Included in this presentation will be information about the history of the flag, the actual treatment process, and the efforts of the Smithsonian to preserve it in a custom designed display. Delaware Public Archives, June 2nd, 10:30 A.M.
Join your friends and neighbors in Stango Park, adjacent to the Lewes Library, for the 2012 WSFS Bank Lewes Summer Music Concert Series! Concerts are free and will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday evenings unless otherwise noted. June 5th – Joe Baione Quartet, Jazz will be performing. Stango Park, June 5th, 7 P.M.