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.

Review: ‘Barefoot in the Park’ at The Candlelight Theatre
By Neal Newman on July 23, 2017
“Candlelight, however, does the tradition proud. The food is excellent (unless you are on a limited diet), the servers (usually members of the ensemble) are friendly, and the people you meet, in last night’s case at least, are experienced theatergoers who have seen a variety of area productions.”

Candlelight’s ‘Barefoot’ comically chronicles the ups and downs of newlyweds
By Christina Perryman
“Barefoot in the Park” is a lighthearted comedy that appeals to everyone, even if you’ve never married. The outstanding performers kept the audience laughing from start to finish.”

BWW Review: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone
“There is compelling chemistry between the Polgar and Robertson and Director Paul L. Nolan mines it competently.”

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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: Barefoot in the Park

ActorsFull Production Staff

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    David Polgar

    Paul Bratter

    About David Polgar

    DAVE POLGAR is appearing in his second show on Candlelight’s stage. Audiences saw him last Spring as Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace. Recent credits include: Unnecessary Farce (Todd) and Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Sherlock Holmes) at Millbrook Playhouse, and Son of a Dog (Luizzi) at Walnut Street Theatre, Studio 5. Started his pursuit of acting at Hedgerow Theatre where he studied, worked, and played under the tutelage of Penelope Reed, Zoran Kovcic, Jared Reed, Sue Wefel, and Tom Teti. Special thanks to Bob, Paul, and the entire cast and crew for making the journey of this production a blast. Always to be humbled; love to his friends and family.

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    Corie Bratter


    SARAH ROBERTSON is elated to be making her Candlelight debut! Favorite credits include: Peter in Peter Pan (Delaware Children’s Theatre), Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray (Renaissance Theatre), and Marc in Art (Founder’s Theatre). She studied theatre with The American Theatre Wing and at The Ohio State University. Many thanks to Paul, Max, Bob, Dave, Sue, Ted, Frank, and the rest of the Candlelight team!

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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