Friday, October 23, 2009

Velveteen Rabbit at Arden Gild Hall ~ Special Schoolday Offer ~ Free Performances!

Bootless Artworks is extending an offer of a free performance for students at the Arden Gild Hall!

This holiday season don't miss the North American premier of an adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit!
Bootless Artworks worked with a very talented Australian composer over the summer to put together a lovely, family friendly puppet musical version of the work. The cast incorporate live actors playing the roles of The Boy, Nana, Doctor and The Dewdrop Fairy with other actors performing with puppets for Velveteen (until he turns real, of course), Skin Horse, Rag Doll and other nursery toys. This puppets are sized and operated much like Avenue Q and The Muppets. The run time is about 60 minutes.

Bootless Artworks has also created a teacher/student workbook which will be handed out to all educators attending the performances. In addition, the composer is videotaping a pre-show welcome with an introduction to the work!

Thursday, December 10th
Either a 10:30am show or 12:30pm show.

To enjoy this wonderful theatrical experience contact:

Rosanne DellAversano, Exec. Director
Bootless Artworks
(302) 388-9076 - Cell

Arden Club Theater is now called Bootless Artworks!



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Emperor's New Clothes ~ A Pillow Play at The Wilmington Drama League!

The Emperor's New Clothes
Directed by Ken Mammarella

A unique retelling of the fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen about an emperor who unwittingly hires two swindlers to create a new suit of clothes for him.

This Pillow Play version will be presented at the following locations:

The Wilmington Drama League lobby
Saturday, November 7th
10:00AM and 2:00PM
The Mary Campbell Center
Sunday, November 8th
The Newark Free Library
Saturday November 14th
Cokesbury Village
Sunday November 15th
Pillow Plays are short plays geared toward kids.

The Pillow Plays are FREE; however, any donation to the Wilmington Drama League is graciously accepted, and will help WDL continue its mission of providing excellent theatre to the community.

Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19802



Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Game Night at the Delaware Art Museum!

Game Night
Sponsored by The Teen Initiative!

Friday, November 6

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Pictionary, anyone?

November is the month of National Games Week, and the Museum wants you to join in on the fun! Participants are welcome to bring their own favorite board game or play one of the Museum’s selections, including Trivial Pursuit, Scattergories, and many more!

This program is hosted by the Teen Initiative, a teen forum that serves as a core volunteer group for the Museum’s Education Department.

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806



Monday, October 19, 2009

For Teens: Book Discussion and Museum Tour!

This event is being rescheduled.
Keep Checking for updates!

In conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition
Maxfield Parrish: Illustrated Letters

Teens will read the graphic novel:

Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened

Jason Rodriguez

This graphic novel connects to the epistolary format of Parrish’s letters as well as contemporary illustration practice. Following a Museum tour, an ongoing discussion of the exhibition and book will be conducted online through blogging. Participants will create and post their own projects inspired by the premise of the book. Ages 15 – 18.

(Events - to be rescheduled)
Tour and book distribution.
Online discussion and project.

Registration is free.
Teen Book Club selection available in the Museum Store the day of the tour.
(10% discount for children of Members)

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806




Thursday, October 8, 2009

Auditions for "It's Not Mean to be Green, The Musical"

Join the cast
It’s Not Mean to be Green, the Musical!

Exploring concepts and misconceptions of "going green" through the eyes of a young boy.

Based on the children’s book
Jamie Kleman

3 males
2 females

Musical and dance background.
Must commit to tour schedule,
Performances morning and afternoons,
Rehearsals 3 evenings a week from November through March.

Show Debuts April, 2010
The DuPont Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware
Tours continuing through June.

The play revolves around 5 lead characters:
One 8 year old boy
One 12 year old girl
A mom
A dad
A male narrator.

Auditions Location:
Taylor's Music Store and Studios
116 West Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380

Auditions Times and Dates:
Oct. 13 from 7-10pm
Oct. 18 from 5-7pm.

Contact to Schedule an Audition:


Please come with musical selection of your choice to sing.
Readings will be provided.
Actors will be compensated and travel stipends provided.


Delaware Art Museum ~ Upcoming Programs for Homeschoolers!

The Art of the Print
Inspired by the Museum’s exhibition Fantasies & Fairy-Tales: Maxfield Parrish and the Art of the Print, students will learn about the history of illustration as well as printing techniques.
Wednesdays - (4 weeks, no class Nov. 25)
Nov. 11 – Dec. 9
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost per child:
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members
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Fact and Fantasy
In conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney, this session will combine art, fantasy, and natural history. Included with the program is a special presentation on dinosaurs by the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
Wednesdays - (4 weeks)
Feb. 10 – March 3
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost per child:
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members
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The Elements of Art
Learn how the basic elements of design (line, color, shape, and texture) work together as a visual language by exploring the Museum’s collections
Wednesdays - (4 weeks)
March 31 – April 21
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost per child:
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members

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Age Groupings:
For programs listed above;
Your child’s experience will match the following age-based categories:

Ages 3 – 6
Students and parents/guardians participate in a story-reading which leads to a viewing of relevant works of art, followed by a hands-on art project. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child during the story and tour portion of the program and may be asked to assist during the art activity.

Ages 7 – 9
Students take a guided theme tour for 30 minutes followed by a 30-minute art activity inspired by their tour.

Ages 10 – 13 and 14 – 18
Students take a guided theme tour for 60 minutes which includes writing exercises, sketching in the galleries, and take-home assignments.
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Homeschool Programs Information

Saralyn Rosenfield
Family Programs Manager



Monday, October 5, 2009

Death of a Salesman at Wilmington Drama League!

by Arthur Miller

Mike Barko

Fridays & Saturdays
October 23 - November 7

November 1

$15 Adults
$12 Seniors & students
$8 Children

To reserve your tickets call:
(302) 764-1172

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The Wilmington Drama League
10 W Lea Blvd
Wilmington, DE 19802-1325
(302) 764-1172



Auditions at the Wilmington Drama League!

Chrysalis Players of the Wilmington Drama League

December's Pillow Play

"Just in the Nick of Time."

6:30 on Monday, October 5
Wednesday, October 7
Wilmington Drama League.

Director Lisa Locke seeks kids ages 7 to 18 for this holiday-themed play.
No preparation or experience necessary.

The play runs on weekends December 5 - 12 at the Drama League and other locations.

Email for more information:

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The Wilmington Drama League
10 W Lea Blvd
Wilmington, DE 19802-1325
(302) 764-1172



Fall Acting Classes at The Delaware Theater Company!

Fall Theatre Classes Begin This Weekend!
Registration and payment for fall courses must be in by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday!
Call the DTC box office at 302-594-1100
or the Education Dept. at 302-594-1104, ext. 204.

For Kids and Teens

Acting FUNdamentals
(ages 8-12)
Saturdays, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
October 10-November 21

Scene Acting for Teens
(ages 13-18)
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
October 10-November 21

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For Adults

Beginning Acting
(ages 18 and up)
Sundays, 5:15-7:15 p.m.
October 11-November 22

Scene Study

(ages 18 and up)
Sundays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
October 11-November 22

Weekend Workshop
Singing for Non-Singers
(ages 18 and up)
Sunday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
December 6
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For More Information:

Delaware Theater Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Box Offfice: 302.594.1100
Administration: 302.594.1104


Friday, October 2, 2009

Newlin Grist Mill ~ Fall Harvest Festival

Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 3, 2009
10 am - 4 pm

Living History Demonstrations!

Tours of the Grist Mill and Miller's House
Colonial Crafts
Operating Bake Oven, Smokehouse & Blacksmith Shop

Performances of Colonial Music and Dance
Pumpkin Decorating
Hay Rides
Food & Musical Entertainment

Free Admission!!

Cheyney Road & Baltimore Pike
(US Route 1)
Concordville, PA 1933




Harvest Moon Festival ~ Coverdale Farm

Harvest Moon Festival
"People and the Land"
Wagon rides, guided walks, corn maze and more.

Saturday and Sunday
October 3 & 4
10 AM - 5 PM

Members: Adults $5, Children (Ages 5+) $2
Non-members: Adults $8, Children (Ages 5+) $4
Children under 5 admitted FREE!

Coverdale Farm
543 Way Road
Greenville, DE


Delaware Nature Society



Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sideway Stories from Wayside School at Cab Calloway School of the Arts!

Special Daytime Performance for school groups!
Friday, November 6th
9:30 am.

Student ticket price is $1.
Teachers and chaperons are FREE!

Also Available:
Free study packet developed by Cab's drama teacher.
Child sized tees - $8. or below.
Cast-autographed posters of the show for like $1. if they want one.

This special performance is being offered to area schools.
If you would like tickets or would like to organize a group as a field trip, contact Angie right away.
These tickets will go fast!


Cab Calloway School of the Arts
100 N Dupont Rd
Wilmington, DE 19807


Two Programs about Homeschooling at Open Connections!

Intro to Homeschooling/Unschooling
Sunday, October 4
4-6 pm
For those just starting out with home education or for those interested in pursuing home education, this presentation provides parents or guardians with information on how to comply easily and fairly with the state law, a diverse list of potential resources, and suggestions about how a family can clarify the homeschooling or unschooling path that is right for them.
This is a FREE presentation.
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What About Homeschooler Portfolios?
Wednesday, October 27
7pm - 9pm
This workshop is designed for parents who would like guidance in designing a process for organizing a portfolio, which is required for year-end evaluation for registered homeschoolers. Our goal is to help each family identify a portfolio process that best fits their own temperament, routines and capabilities.
This session costs $25.
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(610) 459-3366.
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About Open Connections:
Open Connections, an educational resource center and learning community for young people and their families.

1616 Delchester Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073