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.

“Candlelight’s ‘Beauty and Beast’ feels like big-budget show”

Holly Quinn, Wilmington News Journal
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“Captivating production”

Greer Firestone
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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: Beauty And The Beast

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    NATALIE SCHAFFER is thrilled to be making her Candlelight debut in this magical show. Natalie graduated from Wagner College in May. Favorite roles include Bonnie (Anything Goes), Alice Beane (Titanic), and Christine (Phantom of the Opera).

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    JUSTIN MOORE is excited to perform as the Beast at the lovely Candlelight Theatre! He recently returned with his family to the States after a few years in Germany. In Hamburg at Opernloft he performed leading roles in operas such as Tosca, La Traviata and Carmen. At the Staatstheater Braunschweig he was involved in both operas and musicals, including My Fair LadySweeney Todd, and the German premier of Ragtime. Other roles he has performed include Witherspoon in 1776, Guiteau in Assassins and Adam in The Apple Tree.

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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