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.

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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: Crazy For You

ActorsFull Production Staff

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    Nate Golden

    Bobby Child

    About Nate Golden

    NATE GOLDEN is beyond grateful to have the opportunity to step into this role with Dann Dunn and this talented company. Nate is an Actor, Director/Choreographer, and Teaching Artist in Philadelphia. Recent work with Walnut Street (Grease, Christmas Carol), Arden (Passion), Mauckingbird (Sisterhood, Pirates of Penzance), Bristol Riverside (Little Shop of Horrors, Patsy Cline), Media (Hairspray, Christmas Story), Delaware Theatre Company (Sheryl Crow’s DINER), Candlelight (How To Succeed). Nate is also the Artistic Director of Nightcap Cabaret. Many thanks to Dann, Bob and the rest of the CRAZY family. Love to Dave and Fam. BFA Shenandoah Conservatory.

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    Polly Baker


    MADISON PAIGE BUCK Candlelight Theatre debut! Recent graduate from Temple University with BA in Musical Theater. Favorite credits include: Cosette in Les Miserables (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), Ensemble in Les Miserables (Fulton Theatre), Amalia Balash in She Loves Me (Temple Theaters), Bless the Lord soloist in Godspell (Temple Theaters). So much love to Dann, Mumsie and Popsicle, friends, and the cast for their open arms and undying support!

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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