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 way...an 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.

The Candlelight Theatre is nestled in the village of Ardentown Delaware, a picturesque artistic community established in 1900

Who’s Who: The cast of Arsenic and Old Lace

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    SUSAN DEWEY

    Abby Brewster

    About SUSAN DEWEY

    SUSAN DEWEY (Abby Brewster) is thrilled to be back at Candlelight Theatre where audiences saw her last year as Ouiser in Steel Magnolias and previously as Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy, Jeannette in The Full Monty, and the mother in Bye Bye Birdie.  Recently, she had the pleasure of being in Agnes of God and Suddenly Last Summer at South Camden Theatre. She has performed in many venues around the Delaware Valley.  Some of her theatre credits include the inn keeper in The Foreigner and Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond at Broadway Theatre of Pitman, the mother in ‘Night Mother and the sister in August:Osage County at the Ritz Theatre, and the cook in A Murder Has Been Arranged at Hedgerow Theatre. She can also be seen on the PBS special, “Maple Avenue.” Her favorite role is playing Nana to grandchildren Joey, Rachel and John.  Thanks to this wonderful cast and a special thanks to Tom for giving me this opportunity!

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    Susan Giddings

    Martha

    About Susan Giddings

    SUSAN GIDDINGS (Martha) makes her Candlelight debut with Arsenic and Old Lace. Susan has worked with numerous theaters in and around Philadelphia, including The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, Inis Nua Theatre, New City Stage, Iron Age Theatre, Scranton Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Horizon, Flashpoint Theatre, The Wilma, and Lantern Theatre, among others. Favorite roles include Vivian Bearing (Wit), Eleanor (The Lion in Winter), MaryJohnny (A Skull in Connemara), Madame Arcati (Blithe Spirit), Bella Manningham (Angel Street), and Scrooge (A Christmas Carol). Directing credits include Philly’s Primary Stages, Brilliant Traces, The Old Neighborhood, I Hate Hamlet and The Woman in Black. Thanks to Bob K and Tom T!

Thanks to our dedicated staff and board, our hard-working volunteers, and our loyal patrons, we will KEEP CANDLELIGHT GLOWING!
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