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.


We are honored to be using the logo created for Ain’t Misbehavin’ by illustrator Paul Rogers. Paul’s illustration career has included work for posters, magazines, advertising, logo design and United States Postage Stamps. With strong references to the history of visual communication, Paul creates meaningful images for today’s market. A very versatile artist, Paul is known to move among a number of different styles to match a project’s brief. He has collaborated on books for children with Wynton Marsalis and Bob Dylan and recently authored a book of illustrated movie puzzles for Chronicle Books. (It’s available on Amazon and makes a nice gift.) He lives in Pasadena, CA where he is on the faculty of ArtCenter College of Design. For more information about Paul, visit his website. Paul is represented by Sally Heflin of Heflin Reps Illustration Agency

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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.


The Board and staff would like to express how thankful we are for all
the support you have shown to Candlelight over the years and are looking forward to
welcoming you back to “the barn” when you are ready.


Who’s Who: Ain’t Misbehavin

CASTArtistic Staff

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    BRI’YON BRINSON is a 2020 Rider University graduate, with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Theatre with a concentration in Musical Theatre. He has had the pleasure of performing in many regional productions such as Another Chance (DJ), Hair (Woof), Sarafina (Crocodile) and has had many vocal opportunities as a lead singer. He’s also had the honor of traveling locally and internationally with the non-profit organization, Faith in Action Inc., to places like Switzerland and Ghana to instruct and mentor youth and adults in the arts, teaching dance, step, voice and acting! He’s exceptionally grateful that he’s sharing this next chapter of his life with such a dynamic cast!

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    TIFFANY DAWN CHRISTOPHER is THRILLED to be part of such an AMAZING show with a STELLAR cast! She was last seen in Beehive- the 60’s Musical here at Candlelight. She’s a graduate of Howard University where she majored in Communications and minored in Theatre.  Audiences may also remember her in The Drowsy Chaperone playing the role of The Drowsy Chaperone here at Candlelight.  Theatre credits include: The Color Purple (Shug Avery u/s & Ensemble), Ragtime (Sarah), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), How to Succeed, Young Frankenstein, The Odd Couple-Female Version, Anything Goes, and Christmas by Candlelight.  Favorite roles include: Memphis the Musical (Felicia Farrell), Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), West Side Story (Anita), The King and I (Eliza), and Into the Woods (The Witch – 2001 and 2004).  All thanks God for the multiple opportunities to share her talents with the world. Thank you, Devon for this opportunity. Josh, THANK YOU for reminding us that we were CHOSEN! LOVE to the entire cast, you each hold a special place in my heart! Special thanks to my Family and Friends for all their LOVE and SUPPORT!  This show and every show is dedicated to my heartbeat, my BEAUTIFUL daughter Harper! Everything I do is for YOU! 

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    GABRIELLE HINES is a Coatesville, PA native and graduate of Muhlenberg College with degrees in theatre and music. Gabrielle has studied theatre and music at Goldsmiths University in London, England. Past credits include Grace in Annie, Danielle in Bring it On: The Musical, Lady in Brown in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, and Yvonne in Sunday in the Park with George. Offstage, Gabrielle directed and choreographed Revival Productions’ Ruby: The Ruby Bridges Story, directed and choreographed Limelight Theatre Company’s elementary, middle, and high school productions of Matilda, and assistant directed and stage-managed Revival Productions’ Frozen Junior and The Lion King Junior. Gabrielle is the cheerleading coach for North Brandywine Middle School and director of Coatesville High School’s Musical Theatre Collective.

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    BRYAN JEFFREY is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and this is his debut at The Candlelight Theatre. He has training from the GAMP school (music/voice/theory/theatre), UArts (dance/theatre/voice), Morgan State University (voice/theatre), Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Boys Choir, Point Breeze Performing Arts (piano), Alvin Ailey Intensive Program, Kimmel Center for the Arts (voice/dance/theatre). A few credits include: Scarecrow (The Wiz), Angel (Rent), Zodzetrick (Treemonisha), Lionel (It’s a Wonderful Life), Junior Babcock (Mame), Elijah (Elijah), Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Wayne/Lil Albert/Tiny Joe (Dreamgirls), Cagelle/Speciality (La Cage Aux Folles), Chino/Jose (West Side Story), Joseph (Black Nativity), Hairspray, Mary Sunshine (Chicago), James “Thunder” Early (Dreamgirls, Helen Hayes Award Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical), Ain’t Misbehavin’, Jaguar Jr (Thunder Knocking on The Door), Snapshots (Dawan; Bryan Logan), Amazing Grace (Tyler), and a few world tours for singing including Germany, Russia, Jamaica, England. 2021 Broadway World Baltimore Performer of the Decade-Winner. He dedicates his performances to Jesus and his Ma, Dr. Dolores L. Daniels. “Be Legendary!! 1Love!”

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    Welcome back to live theatre! What better show for Andre’s return to the stage than Ain’t Misbehavin’! This is Andre’s 6th time performing this show as it holds special meaning for him, and he is proud to be on stage with these incredibly talented individuals! Favorite roles include Old Deuteronomy in Cats, Joe in Show Boat, Curtis Jackson in Sister Act, John Utterson in Jekyll and Hyde, The Voice of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors, and Store Manager in Elf, The Musical. Candlelight audiences may remember him as Leading Player in Pippin, Horse in The Full Monty, and celebrating the holidays in Christmas by Candlelight. Andre’ is a songwriter and producer as well as having served for many years as a staff soloist at Grace United Methodist Church in Wilmington. Originally from Norristown, PA. Andre’ now resides in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife Laura, and children Lyric and Christian. Andre’ truly is grateful to God for the talents that He has loaned him to use. Thanks to his family for allowing him to continue to do the thing he loves, and to you, the audience, for without your love of live theatre the art form would perish! So get ready, because this Joint is Jumpin’!

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    SIERRA WILSON is thrilled to be making her Candlelight debut! She is from the Delco/Philadelphia area and was last seen in 11th Hour Theatre Company’s concert production of Chess the Musical. Sierra recently graduated from Temple University with her BA in Musical Theatre. Her favorite credits include: Esmeralda (Hunchback of Notre Dame), Nickie Pignatelli (Sweet Charity), and Ronnette (Little Shop of Horrors). She would like to thank her friends and family for always supporting her dreams. Sierra feels blessed to be performing for audiences again after a long year and a half without live theatre. @sierrajwilson

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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