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.

“Many notable performances in Candlelight’s ‘Mame’”

Christina Perryman, Delco News Network


“MAME at Candlelight puts us in a holiday mood”

Greer Firestone, Sussex Countian


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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 Candlelight Theatre is nestled in the village of Ardentown Delaware, a picturesque artistic community established in 1900

Who’s Who: The cast of MAME

ActorsFull Production Staff

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    ROSEMARY BENSON happily makes her Candlelight debut. Favorite roles include Big Mama (Speakeeezy), Camilla (The Power of His Love), Miss Mona (Best Little…), Narrator (Joseph…Dreamcoat), The Girl (Salute to Spike Jones). Former Atlantic City Entertainer of the Year, featured vocalist with the Ward Marston Orchestra, the Jim Levendis Orchestra, the Midiri Brothers Sextet; several recent tours of Italy with the Atlantic City Jazz Band. Recent cabaret shows include Falling In Love Is Wonderful, from her CD featuring the Great American Songbook with pianist Ward Marston. An audiobook narrator by day, Rosemary is preparing her 45th production; her work is available on Audible and iTunes. She is also planning a new CD of food songs with Ward Marston.

Thanks to our dedicated staff and board, our hard-working volunteers, and our loyal patrons, we will KEEP CANDLELIGHT GLOWING!
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