Delaware Today 302 Culture: Arts and Entertainment
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra graces The Grand. Plus, "Time Stands Still" at the Delaware Theatre Company, "The Three Musketeers" hits the Schwartz in Dover and Hagley hosts the Invention Convention.
The show sold out quickly last year, so act fast if you’d like to see the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play The Grand Opera House in Wilmington on Jan. 14. Known as “Britain’s national orchestra,” it has recorded dozens of albums since it formed in 1946. Igor Stravinsky recorded his opera “The Rake’s Progress” with the RPO in 1964, and it recorded the Gilbert and Sullivan operas with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company from 1964 till 1979. It has also made movie scores and worked with popular musicians from Pink Floyd and Queen to George Michael and ABBA. The Grand’s show will follow traditional lines, with a program of music by Mozart, Brahms and Bruch. It should be a royal treat. (652-5577, thegrandwilmington.org) —Mark Nardone
First, the drama. In a period of war, “Time Stands Still” is a timely tale. See what happens when life suddenly changes for two journalists working in harsh conditions overseas. It plays at Delaware Theatre Company Jan. 18-Feb. 5 (594-1104, delawaretheatre.org). Second, the comedy. Find out how a small Irish community really feels about Cripple Billy when he auditions for a Hollywood director in “The Cripple of Inishmaan” Jan. 26-Feb. 12 at Roselle Center for the Arts at the University of Delaware. It’s funny and touching. (831-2201, rep.udel.edu)
All for One
Hot on the heels of the most recent movie version of the Alexander Dumas classic, The Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover presents “The Three Musketeers” Jan. 14-15. Who can resist the intrigue of musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis, with the young d’Artagnan, fighting the treachery of Cardinal Richelieu in defense of the queen’s honor? Touché. (678-5152, schwartzcenter.com)
Green Means Go…To Hagley
Reduce, re-use, recycle. We hear it all the time. Now Hagley Museum wants to make sure we do something. So this year’s Invention Convention, Jan. 14-16, will let kids explore science and engineering in several fun ways. Take apart old appliances, computers, radios and other electronics and machines. Invent something from common household disposables. Then practice more creative re-use at home. It’s all part of making the world greener in creative ways. (658-2400, hagley.org)