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 PAUL McELWEE

    PAUL McELWEE is thrilled to be making his Candlelight debut. People always say that, but truly, after seeing many friends in multiple shows, he is excited to finally join this talented team, and in this wonderfully iconic role on a beautiful new stage to boot. Some recent credits include Georges in La Cage aux Folles and Gabriel in James Joyce’s The Dead with City Theater, Vanya in Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike and Alan in God of Carnage with The Ritz Theatre Company, the Baker in Into the Woods with Limelight Performing Arts Center, and the Judge/Osip in The Government Inspector and Lord Summerhays in Misalliance with Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium. By day, Paul is a project manager doing theatre-based intervention work with Public Health Management Corporation in Philadelphia.

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    SOPHIE JONES is so excited to be welcomed into the Candlelight family! Originally from the far off land of Minnesota, Sophie is honored to take the stage with a wonderfully talented cast and crew. Favorite credits include: Kate McGowan (Titanic), Winifred Banks (Mary Poppins), Hodel (Fiddler on the Roof), Antigone (Antigone), and Gretchen (Boeing Boeing). Sophie thanks her parents and siblings for all of their love and support through the years. Check out for more information!

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    Stephen Dagrosa


    About Stephen Dagrosa

    STEPHEN DAGROSA is excited to be back at Candlelight after being seen most recently in Christmas by Candlelight this past winter. Other Candlelight credits include Music Man, Sweeney Todd,  and A Christmas Carol. Regional credits include: Ragtime and Man of La Mancha (Bristol Riverside Theatre), My Fair Lady and Guys and Dolls (Pittsburgh Public Theatre), I Love a Piano (Walnut Street Theatre), The Invention of Edison (Pittsburgh CLO), The Light in the Piazza, Trouble in Tahiti, and Evita! (Light Opera of Oklahoma), Kiss Me, Kate and My Fair Lady (Kansas Repertory Theatre) to name a few. He has also been a featured soloist with the New Jersey Master Chorale, the Spire Vocal Ensemble and the Chestnut Fine Arts Center an also frequently sings with Opera Philadelphia. Training: MM Voice University of Kansas and BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Check out for more information.

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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