The Candlelight Theatre: Dining and Entertainment, Beyond Your Expectations.
The mission of The Candlelight Theatre is to continue the tradition of employing and educating artists by encouraging them to explore and hone their craft through the art of live theatre. Through the unique interaction of these artists with our audiences, we share a commitment to revitalize, inspire, and enrich the community we serve.

“It is all pure theatre!”

Neal Newman – DC Metro Arts
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“FUNNY GIRL at the Candlelight Theatre”

Greer Firestone – Broadway World
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    “You get to meet, greet, and know the actors and actresses up close and personal.”

    John Callahan, Season Pass Holder since 2012

    "The end of the afternoon you leave with the great feeling you have enjoyed another theatrical production with your whole family. In a nutshell, you can't beat Candlelight and that's why Nunsense (2015) was our 48th trek down from Northeast Philly, 42 miles each afternoon with our extended family."

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    “From divas to fiddlers on the roof”

    Visited January 2015, Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

    "I have been to several shows here from a drag show to a classic play. The food has always been wonderful and the buffet gives everyone something to enjoy. As for views, given this is a small theater there is not a bad seat. So for a cost effective local show you can not beat this venu!"

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    “Local talent does very professional job of putting on top notch shows”

    Visited April 2015,

    Actors serve as waiters. Fresh Salad bar. Peel yourself shrimp. Varied hot dinner buffet. Great desserts!

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    “Top rate performance and fun for the whole family”

    Reviewed May 2013,

    We have seen Annie and Bye bye Birdie and we had a wonderful experience both times. Our kids (7&9) loved it as much as we did. The performances are impressive and having your waiter be in the show is a fun feature. It is worth every penny.

Who’s Who: Funny Girl

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    VICTORIA HEALY is nervous, happy, scared and excited to be playing Fanny Brice with this talented cast and crew!  Favorite Candlelight credits: Hairspray (Penny), Spelling Bee (Olive), Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), How to Succeed…(Smitty).  Other favorites: Assassins (Eagle Theatre); Miracle on South Division StreetGreetings! (Montgomery Theatre); A Little Night Music (Charlotte, CTC).   She received her B.F.A in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She is a full-time theater teacher at Tower Hill School, coaches sports, and sings in the trio A Broad’s Way. Thanks to Renee, Dave, Brett, Tara, and Cindy for all your dedication and hard work and love to Dixie and Max.

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    Nick Arnstein

    About PAUL McELWEE

    PAUL McELWEE is so happy to be back at Candlelight, having played King Arthur in this season’s Camelot. Other recent credits include Georges in La Cage aux Folles with City Theatre, Vanya in Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike with The Ritz Theatre Company, the Baker in Into the Woods with Limelight Performing Arts Center and the Judge/Osip in The Government Inspector with Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium. Next up (November), you can catch him in Honk with LPAC in West Chester, PA. By day, Paul is a Project Manager doing theatre-based intervention work with Public Health Management Corporation.

The Candlelight Theatre is nestled in the village of Ardentown Delaware, a picturesque artistic community established in 1900

Thanks to our dedicated staff and board, our hard-working volunteers, and our loyal patrons, we will KEEP CANDLELIGHT GLOWING!
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