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.

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    About IAN AGNEW

    IAN AGNEW is downright tickled to be making his debut at Candlelight. He is an actor, comedian, and musician currently based in Philly, except when he’s not. In the summer and fall (and sometimes winter) months he can be found at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, where he’s been a Rakish Rogue since 2016. Ian does not have a favorite role; he likes to think he loves them all equally.

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    HEATHER FERREL is proud to be making her debut at the Candlelight Theatre in such a ridiculously fun role. Thank you Bob! Heather was last seen it the South Camden Theatre Company’s production of The Miss Firecracker Contest portraying Elain Rutledge. Other favorite roles throughout the tri-state area include Harper Pitt (Angels in America I  II), Agnes White (Bug) at Bootless Stageworks in DE, and the Duchess (Mercury Fur) at Brainspunk Theatre in Philadelphia. I’m so beyond lucky to work with such a positive and crazy wonderful cast and crew. And finally….many Thanks to all my supportive friends and especially to my dearest of dearest hearts, Kisses and Kip.

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    VICTORIA HEALY is excited to be in a farce with a French accent and entrances galore! Favorite Candlelight credits: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #2), Hairspray (Penny), Spelling Bee (Olive), Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), How to Succeed…(Smitty).  Other favorites: Assassins (Eagle Theatre); Miracle on South Division StreetGreetings! (Montgomery Theater); A Little Night Music (CTC).   She received her B.F.A in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied with the Stella Adler Studio and in Dublin, Ireland.  She is a theater teacher at Tower Hill School, coaches sports, sings in the trio A Broad’s Way, and loves to snuggle with her sweet dog, Dixie.  “Love the art in you, not you in the art.”

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    SOPHIE JONES is thrilled to be back again for another Candlelight show! Audiences may remember her as Guenevere in Candlelight’s production of Camelot. Favorite roles include: Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Kate McGowan (Titanic), Antigone (Antigone), Winifred Banks (Mary Poppins), and Hodel (Fiddler on the Roof). Check out for more information!

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    About ERIC RUPP

    ERIC RUPP is thrilled to be appearing at Candlelight for the first time.  Eric is an Equity Membership Candidate, and he received his BFA in Acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.  He has recently appeared in To Kill a Mockingbird (Bob Ewell) at Steel River Playhouse, Trevor (Trevor) at Players Club of Swarthmore, Dead Man’s Cellphone (Dwight) at Spotlight Theatre, and Dead Man’s Cellphone (Gordon) at Forge Theatre.  Eric is thankful to Bob for this opportunity.  For Natalie, For Always.

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    MARYBETH WILLIAMSON is ecstatic to appear in her debut Candlelight show! She last appeared as Tansy in Steel River Playhouse’s production of The Nerd. Other credits include Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher, Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone, and Audrey in Leading Ladies. She has a BA in Theater from Temple University and enjoys taking classes at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in NYC, and performing at the Philadelphia Improv Theater. Marybeth is incredibly grateful to her fantastically supportive family and wonderful cast!

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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