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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    Becky Bakowski


    VICTORIA HEALY is happy to be back in Catholic school with this crazy bunch. Favorite Candlelight credits: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Boeing Boeing (Berthe), Hairspray (Penny), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #2), …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 Street and Greetings! (Montgomery Theater), A Little Night Music (CTC). She received her B.F.A in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  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.” Next up: Getting married (for real!)!

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    Anthony Connell

    Eddie Ryan

    About Anthony Connell

    ANTHONY CONNELL is thrilled to be working alongside such a charismatic cast and crew in this classic musical. He is a 2011 graduate of DeSales Univeristy. Previous Candlelight credits: Chris (Miss Saigon), George (The Wedding Singer), Leo Bloom (The Producers), Frederick (Young Frankenstein), Dickon (The Secret Garden). Other credits include: Hanshcen (Spring Awakening-Theatre Horizon), Painter U/S + (Tulipomania-Arden Theatre), Lt. Cable (South Pacific-B’way Theatre Pitman, NJ), Jean Michel (La Cage– B’way Theatre Pitman, NJ.)  He would like to thank the Holy Savior, St. John Fisher, Cardinal O’Hara, and Saint Francis de Sales for the 16 years of Catholic schooling that prepared him for this role.

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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