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.

Christina Perryman,
Holly Quinn, Wilmington News Journal
Mike Logothetis, Delaware Arts Info
Greer Firestone for Broadway World



2017 Broadway World Delaware Awards Winners

We are the proud winners of Best Play for our production of Barefoot In the Park! Congratulations to the staff, cast and crew!

Congratulations to Tori Healy who won Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Fanny Brice in Candlelight’s production of Funny Girl!

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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: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

ActorsFull Production Staff

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    Lawrence Jameson

    About LARRY LEES

    LARRY LEES is excited to be making his Candlelight debut.  Recent Philadelphia credits include: A New Brain (Doctor), 1776 (Richard Henry Lee), The Pirates of Penzance (Major General), Passion (Lt. Torasso), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Warden), Big Fish (Giant), and Broadcast (Marconi).  When not performing, Larry is an established composer and orchestrator, whose works have been performed at some of the country’s leading theatres and music venues.

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    Freddy Benson


    TRISTAN HORAN is excited to be making his debut on the Candlelight stage with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Audiences most recently saw him as Phoebus De Martin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Favorite shows include: She Loves Me (Ladislav Sipos), Urinetown (Hot Blades Harry), and Hairspray (IQ). Tristan would like to thank his family, friends, and cast for such a great experience!

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    Christine Colgate


     MORGAN SICHLER is excited for her debut at The Candlelight Theatre! She is a recent graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, WE ARE… Favorite roles include: Elle Woods (Legally Blonde), Kathy (The Last Five Years), Sandra (All Shook Up), Mimi (A Comedy of Tenors).

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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