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Bootless Stageworks

For nine out of the last ten years, Bootless Stageworks has staged horror-themed musical theater productions, usually in the summer, such as Evil Dead, The Musical and The Texas Chainsaw Musical!, featuring the company’s signature “splatter zone,” a section of seating where tarps and ponchos protect guests from a thorough soaking of stage blood. And where other guests wear white shirts that will serve as a stained souvenir of their experience. But don’t let the preponderance of singing, sweltering gore-fests fool you...

Rennie Harris' Lifted!

Since 1992, Rennie has been the mastermind choreographer behind his dance company Puremovement which was created with the specific purpose to further preserve and disseminate hip hop culture, particularly as it relates to dance, through artistic works, lecture demonstrations and discussions.

 

As the leader of Puremovement, Rennie has garnered praise from international press being hailed as “the Basquiat of the US Contemporary dance scene” by the London Times and “the most respected…the most brilliant hip hop choreographer in America” by The New Yorker, along with a slew of awards to boot...

Chelsea Anokye-Agyei

From an initial field of 20 Delaware high school students and then 12 state finalists, Chelsea Anokye-Agyei, a senior from Hodgson Vo-Tech High School, earned the title of 2019 Poetry Out Loud Delaware State Champion at the state finals held in Smyrna on February 26. The first runner-up was Samuel McGarvey from Tall Oaks Classical School, and the second runner-up was Sarah Stevenson from Milford Senior High School.

James Wyatt - Y.it

James Wyatt, or “Y.it” as he styles himself, is a painter, sculptor and mural artist who is poised at the intersection of a celebrated family legacy that stretches INto Wilmington’s past and a collective of young artists who have revitalized Wilmington’s cultural landscape in the last decade. He is proud of both those associations...

Bootless Stageworks

On Friday night, Trolley Square’s underground theater, Bootless Stageworks, staged a rollicking comedy night open to all ages. Four comedians took the stage to tickle the collective funny bone of about 70 people. The headliner was Stavros Halkias, a New York-based comedian, originally from Baltimore, whose star is quickly rising.

Lisa Perry & Jeremy Lyons

The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society welcomed back the duo of guitarist Jeremy Lyons and soprano Lisa Perry and introduced rising-star guitarist Evan Conrad Saturday night at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. Programming a concert is no mean feat and Lyons et al are clearly experts at it. The concert featured a rich tapestry of guitar music that spanned more than three centuries...

Serafin Quartet 'Reunites' Two Celebrated Composers

Born one year and 300 miles apart, Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann met for the first time in Leipzig on August 31, 1835. The Serafin String Quartet reunited them at Wilmington’s Trinity Episcopal Church with a program of two of their most Beethoven-inspired works: the A minor quartet, Op. 13(Mendelssohn) and the A major quartet, Op. 41, No. 3 (Schumann). The date was also — coincidentally — the 210th anniversary of Mendelssohn’s birth.  

Rie Aoki First State Ballet Theatre IN Wilmington - photo by Joe del Tufo

When you learn the fabled origins of the award-winning First State Ballet Theatre and its school, we think you’ll be proud to be a Wilmingtonian…and become a new fan. If you thought your days of ballet were over after that adorable second grade recital, we urge you to give this fine art form another try in 2019…as an audience member.

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