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: The Drowsy Chaperone

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    Man in Chair


    CONNOR MCANDREWS is stoked beyond all reason for show number three here at The Candlelight Theatre, after his scenery-chewing appearances as Mr. Ovington in How To Succeed… and Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes. Other favorite roles include The Black Stache in Peter & The Starcatcher, Sparky in Forever Plaid, and Robbie The Stockfish in Urinetown: The Musical. Much love and gratitude to Peter, Bob, this wonderful cast and crew, and to his family for their support.

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    The Drowsy Chaperone


    TIFFANY DAWN CHRISTOPHER is THRILLED to be back at Candlelight! She’s a graduate of Howard University where she majored in Communications and minored in Theatre. Audiences most recently saw her in Ragtime the Musical playing the role of Sarah at the Ritz Theatre Company in Haddon Township, NJ. Her Candlelight credits include: Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), How to Succeed, Young Frankenstein, The Odd Couple-Female Version, Anything Goes, and Christmas by Candlelight. Her favorite shows include: Memphis the Musical (Felicia Farrell), Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), West Side Story (Francesca), The King and I (Eliza), and Into the Woods (The Witch – 2001 and 2004). She thanks God for blessing her with her talents and for allowing her to share them with the world. Thanks to Peter Rios for the opportunity and for trusting her with this role. Special thanks to her Family and Friends for all of their LOVE and SUPPORT! I dedicate this show to my BEAUTIFUL daughter, Harper. Everything I do is for YOU!

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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