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Upcoming Events 2014


By Ernest Thompson

On Golden Pond Logo
The loons are back as Norman and Ethel Thayer return to their summer cottage, where their estranged daughter, Chelsea, her fiancé and his son join them for Norman’s birthday. Chelsea leaves the boy at the cottage for a few weeks while she and her fiancé elope to Europe. When  they return, Chelsea discovers her stepson has the relationship with her father that she always wanted. Will father and daughter be able to communicate at last?

September 26—October 12

Book by Richard Henry Morris and Dick Scanlan
New Music by Jeanine Tessori
New Lyrics by Dick Scanlon  

Throughly Modern Millie Logo
The Clear Space Children’s Theatre presents the JR production of this zany musical that took Broadway by storm! Filled with flappers, dashing leading men, a dragon-lady villainess who audiences love to hate, and a musical theatre heroine, this madcap merriment is for all ages!

November 14—November 16

Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnck
She Loves Me Logo
Join us for this delightful show set during the time of year when hopes are high and love is all around us.  This musical by Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick (writers of "Fiddler on the Roof")  is based on a plot so popular it was used in three films, including the Tom Hanks / Meg Ryan film "You've Got Mail."
November 28—December 14

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Book by Terrence McNally
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek

Full Monty Logo
Adapted from the 1997 British film, the musical version follows six unemployed steelworkers as they decided to create a strip act after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendale dancers. But, their show will be better than the Chippendale’s dancers as they’ll go “the full monty” and strip all the way! Follow them as they work through their self-consciousness and anxiety, finding strength in their camaraderie. Mature Content.
June 26—August 30, Summer Repertory

Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart

Oliver Logo
Based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, this timeless family musical follows young Oliver on his journey from orphanage to the seedy underground of London to finding his family. Consider yourself part of the family!

July 1—August 26, Summer Repertory

By Del Shores

Sordid Lives Logo
This dark comedy offers a heaping helping of Southern-fried comic melodrama including infidelity, Country & Western music, and Airstream trailers. A galloping riot of dysfunctional humor! Featuring Christopher Peterson as “Brother Boy” - a man the family has had institutionalized for years because he thinks he is Tammy Wynette!   Mature Content.
July 3—September 7, Summer Repertory

The REST of the BEST of Christopher Peterson’s EYECONS

Peterson LogoIf you saw EYECONS last summer and missed out on some all time favorites you’ll want to grab a ticket this year as Christopher brings you the rest of the best . The show is All Live, no lip-sync, and audiences will be thrilled with his parodies of Lucille Ball, (whom he portrayed next to Cuba Gooding Jr in the hit movie Rat Race) Pasty Cline, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Bette Davis, Liza Minnelli and a little ditty from last year’s La Cage aux Folles. You will be amazed as Christopher transforms himself from icon to icon right in front of your eyes aided by his magic closet on stage. This is a show not to be missed, one the whole family can enjoy, (well, The Adams Family). The Washington Post..... “The brass, you expect from a female impersonator. The class may come as a surprise.”

July 5 – September 1, Summer Repertory

Book by Jeff Whitty
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

Avenue Q LogoWinner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, this cheeky satire of “Sesame Street” remains one of the freshest and funniest musicals of the past decade. For adults who can’t quite believe they’ve grown up! Mature Content.

May 2—May 18

Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and  John Ferrar
Xanadu Logo

Presented by the Clear Space Children’s Theatre, this hysterical musical adventure about following your dreams rolls along with songs, including “Magic”, “All Over the World”, “Suddenly”, “Evil Woman”, and “Xanadu”. This JR  production is hilarity on roller skates for children, adults, and anyone who ever wanted to follow their dreams.

April 11—April 13

Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe

Camelot LogoThe legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most
beautiful musicals of all time, with classics like “If Ever I Would Leave You”,
“How To Handle a Woman” and the title song “Camelot” in our all-new production.

March 21—April 6


By Neil Simon

Odd Couple LogoUnger and Madison are at it again! That’s Florence Unger and Olive Madison in an updated version of the original Broadway and television hit. Join the girls for non-stop laughter as Olive’s disaster area of a life is turned upside-down by the arrival of recently-separated neat freak Florence.

January 31—February 16

by Agatha Christie

Mousetrap ImageThe longest-running play in history, celebrating its 60th anniversary in London this year, THE MOUSETRAP will bring murder and intrigue right here to the beach this winter. A group of strangers are snowed in at a stately manor in the English
countryside. A murderer on the loose has already claimed two lives, and has now infiltrat-ed the house, in search of his (or her?) third victim. Who could it be – the owners of the manor? The skittish young architect or the cranky old spinster? The retired Army Major or the man whose car mysteriously crashed in a snow drift? The master of mystery Agatha Christie will keep you guessing until the very end, with a twist ending that you’ll be sworn to secrecy to keep!
February 8-24

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler

Night Music ImageThis spring, Clear Space is diving head-first into one of the most musically intricate crea-tions of America’s greatest musical theatre composer. A tangled web of lust and love, new and rekindled, some legitimate and most illicit, is at the center of this beautiful waltz. Aging starlet Desiree Armfeldt, already engaged in an affair with the married Count Carl-Magnus, is brought face-to-face with an old flame, Fredrik Egerman, who in turn is recent-ly married to the young and innocent Anne, with whom Fredrik’s son, Henrik, is madly in love. A weekend in the country at Desiree’s mother’s residence brings all of the gossip and tension to a head, as the summer night smiles three times: on the young, the fools, and the old. Lavish music and romantic comedy blend beautifully in this stunning musical – Clear Space’s first venture into the work of Stephen Sondheim!
March 29-April 14

Book and Lyrics by Maurice Sendak, Music by Carole King

Really Rosie LogoOur most talented students perform their own full length musical under the direction of professionals in this family friendly musical. The story follows a typical summer day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a group of several neighborhood friends, including Pierre, Alliga-tor, Johnny and Chicken Soup from the Nutshell Library books, and Rosie and Kathy from The Sign on Rosie’s Door. Rosie, the self-proclaimed sassiest kid on her block of Brooklyn’s Avenue P, entertains everyone by directing and starring in an “Oscar-winning” movie based on the exciting, dramatic, funny (and slightly exaggerated) story of her life. An evening of heartwarming fun for the whole family that will give you a taste of the young talent knocking at the stage door.
April 19-21

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick

9 to 5 ImageThe hit 1980 film gets the musical treatment by one of its Grammy Award-winning original stars in this show with big heart and even bigger show-stopping songs! Jaded matriarch Violet, buxom backwoods secretary Doralee, and mistreated newcomer Judy are all under the employ of the overbearing womanizer Franklin Hart, Jr. These three unlikely cohorts team up and hatch a plan to get even with their egotistical, tyrannical boss. All of the madcap hilarity of the movie is intact, intertwined with Dolly Parton’s score that is part Broadway and part pop, a little bit country, and all toe-tapping fun!
May 3-19

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman, Book by Harvey Fierstein

Starring Christoper Peterson

La Cage LogoWelcome to the home of Zaza and the notorious Les Cagelles, where glitz, glamour, and “A Little More Mascara” are the norm. Georges, the manager, and Albin, the star of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, a premier drag nightclub, are faced with a dilemma when their son Jean-Michel announces his engagement to a girl – a girl whose father’s mission is to take down the club in the name of tradition, family, and morality. This often hilarious and genuinely touching musical puts family ties to the test, as sequins and saintliness clash and everyone struggles to bravely declare, “I Am What I Am.”

Summer Repertory: June 27-August 29

June 27 Opening Night Event! Wine, cheese, and dessert included. Meet the Director and the Cast! All tickets $40.00 each. Click here for details!  »


Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Sound of Music LogoFirst a Broadway Musical featuring Mary Martin, then an Academy Award winning film starring Julie Andrews; now Clear Space will mount this worldwide classic her at the beach this summer. The staunch Captain Von Trapp takes on a new governess, Maria– a nun too free spirited for any convent– to look after his over-disciplined children. She soon introduces the rebellious brood to art and freedom– commodities largely foreign in this militaristic household– and eventually wins the affections of the entire Von Trapp family. Told through countless musical theatre standards, such as “Edelweiss”, “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Do-Re-Mi”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”, experience an evening of family, friends and love with this iconic musical.

Summer Repertory: July 1-August 31

The BEST of Christopher Peterson’s

Eyecon Logo
The show is All Live, no lip-sync, and audiences will be thrilled with his parodies of Marilyn Monroe, Carol Channing, Joan Rivers, Bette Midler, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, (whom he portrayed next to Cuba Gooding Jr in the hit movie Rat Race) also the whitest Tina Turner ever and now even Lady GaGa. You will be amazed as Christopher transforms himself from icon to icon right in front of your eyes aided by his magic closet on stage. This is a show not to be missed, one the whole family can enjoy, (well The Addams Family).
The Washington Post..... “The brass, you expect from a female impersonator. The class may come as a surprise.”

RADIO GAGA: A GLEE-full Music Event

Radio GaGa LogoWith musical theatre taking over TV screens across America, it’s only fitting that Clear Space brings you a live version to rock out with all summer long! This musical revue, with a brand-new concept, takes today’s biggest radio hits and gives them the Broadway treatment, with new arrangements, orchestrations, and significance. Pop music’s hottest artists – Adele, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Beyonce, and more – will take over the stage through our talented ensemble of vocalists. An entirely new sound for us, we know if you tune into the radio, you’ll go gaga for this show!

Summer Repertory: July 12-September 7


by Larry Shue

Foreigner ImageBashful Brit Charlie Baker is on holiday with his friend Froggy at a fishing lodge in rural Georgia. Charlie is so shy, in fact, that he can’t speak to the strangers sharing the lodge. So, Froggy con-vinces everyone that Charlie is from a strange, exotic land and doesn’t understand English. His timidity backfires when the other visitors confide in him their deepest, darkest secrets – like the fact that the minister’s young fiancé is pregnant. That Charlie does understand them only fuels the hilarity of the play, and leads to the ultimate comic downfall of the bad guys!

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September 27-October 13


Monster Mashup LogoWerewolves and Witches and Bats—Oh my!
Clear Space joins in the fun of the Sea Witch Festival with monsters of all sorts and shapes to lead you through this fun-filled “haunted house!”  Cook up the latest brew with Julia Wild Child, get an etiquette lesson (Listen to Mummy!) from a real Mum-my, learn to howl with the werewolves and dance the Monster Mash! 
October 25 (5pm-8pm), October 26 (12pm—3pm and 4pm—8pm)                        
October 27 (1pm—4pm); every 30 minutes


Toon Tunes LogoPop songs from animated classics Join the Clear Space Children’s Theatre and our talented stars of tomorrow in an all-new show featuring pop hits from animated films!  Ride Aladdin’s magic carpet and see “A Whole New World,” dance the calypso “Under the Sea” and soar with “The Colors of the Wind!”  Also includes hits from “An American Tail,” “Tarzan,” “All Dogs Go to Heaven” and more!

November 15, and 16 at 7pm
November 17 at 3pm

Music by Doug Yetter
Lyrics by Michael Hulett
Book by Charles Dickens   
Christmas Carol LogoOne of the most popular holiday tales of all-time returns to the Clear Space with a NEW version for this Christmas season!  The tale of loathsome Ebenezer Scrooge is shifted to America during the Great Depression.  Still the same classic tale as Scrooge is forced to face the choices of his Past, the cruelty of his Present, and the consequences in his Future. Join us for this story of transformation, redemption, and holiday cheer, complete with new music and a leading turn by our very own Artistic Director, Doug Yetter! 

November 29-December 22

This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Office and participation in all activities, programs and benefits of Clear Space Theatre Company, Inc. shall be open without regard to age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Clear Space Theatre Company, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax Identification number 20-1712916.

Clear Space Theatre Company partners with Art-Reach to “Share the Experience” providing free or discounted tickets or admissions to Art-Reach member agencies that serve people with disabilities or economic disadvantages.

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