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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    Always… Patsy Cline. Excellent!

    Gloria and Bernard Brennan, Season Ticket Holders,

    Just wanted to know what a GREAT show on Saturday night July 19, 2014!.......Yes, I like country western music, however Patsy Cline music is a little too old for me to get excited over. However, that show Saturday night I DID NOT WANT IT TO END!!!            It reminded me of life's motto: Keep Things Simple.....Erica Harr - perfection.....Sue Hornung - Couldn't have picked any better.......Band - seemed to enjoy themselves and was good!.......I hope that anyone that is a true fan of patsy Cline does not miss this one.  Thanks to who was responsible for picking this show to do. This was one of our all time favorites......p.s. The buffet was excellent also.

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    Laugh, laugh, laugh!

    Reviewed February 6, 2013,

    The Producers is FUNNY and perfectly cast. All you can eat buffet was enjoyable again. Great show, great service, and truly a great night out! Reviewed February 2013

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    “An excellent evening out!”

    Reviewed October 2012,

    I have been to this theater several times with female family members and it was nothing short of an amazing time. I recently went with my husband for the first time to see the Putnam County Spelling Bee and we also had a wonderful time. He LOVED it! We had dinner included and as always the food was very good, He liked it so much he said "I'd come back here again".

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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: A Christmas Carol

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    Barry Gomolka


    About Barry Gomolka

    (Scrooge) was recently seen here at Candlelight as Mordcha in Fiddler On The Roof. In Philadelphia Barry was involved with the Walnut Street Theatre as an understudy in Arsenic And Old Lace and as Dean Dean in Admissions. He spent several years doing Theater in New York City and Touring. Favorite shows include No Way To Treat A Lady (Kit), Twelfth Night (Malvolio), No Greater Love (Saint Peter) and The Canterbury Tales (Pardoner). Barry has directed shows in New York, performed in Cabaret, sung in a Jazz Quintet and has done Film and TV. He is a founding member of The Xavier Company in New York, which tours with Religious Musicals. He truly appreciates this opportunity to tackle a dream role!

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    Jacob Marley

    About DAN HEALY

    DAN HEALY (Jacob Marley) is especially excited about being back onstage at Candlelight, because it gets him out from behind the bar during the show. He was recently seen as Manolo Costazuela in The Odd Couple (with his superiorly talented sister Tori.) Thanks to Bob for this great opportunity and all your attention to the details and the moments. Hats off & chains raised to the tremendous cast and crew. Merry Christmas to Brendan, Bethany, Collin, and the whole Healy family. Finally, thanks to his wife, Heather, for marrying, loving and dancing with him during the show. Without YOU there is nothing and that’s what makes this The Perfect Christmas. Merry, Merry and THE BAR IS OPEN!!!


    Ghost of Christmas Future


    JAMESON CHALLENGER (Ghost of Christmas Future) is excited for his theatre debut! He was born on the island of Dominica, & came to the United States to play basketball for Brescia University. He wears many hats here at Candlelight & has grown to love theatre! He sends his love to J’Lissa, Jillian,Tamia, Kayla, Kaeman, & his fiancée Lisa. Thanks Bob for this opportunity!

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    Ghost of Christmas Past


    LINDSAY MAUCK (Ghost of Christmas Past) is thrilled to be back for Lucky Christmas #7 at Candlelight! Proud 3-time “Barny” Award Winner- 26 past NCT shows including The Full Monty (Vicki), Producers (Ulla), 25th… Spelling Bee (Rona) and CATS (Jennyanydots). Regionally she’s appeared on stage at Walnut Street, Act II Playhouse, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Mauckingbird, Centre Theater, Mazeppa, Ritz, and Forestburgh Playhouse. Up next- Carol Strong in Catch Me If You Can at the Eagle Theatre. During the day Lindsay is the Development and Communications Manager at Philadelphia Young Playwrights and is Co-founder/Managing Director of Philly’s acclaimed Mauckingbird Theatre Company- – check out Jan/Feb’s Hot ‘N Cole. Much love and thanks to Bob, her on and offstage families, Lucy, Elvis, and Schmoopie!


    Ghost of Christmas Present


    JIM RUBRIGHT (Ghost of Christmas Present) is delighted to be back at Candlelight where it has beena pleasure to share the joy of live theater for so many years. Productions at Candlelight include; Cabaret, Me and My Girl, Guys and Dolls and 1776. Other theater credits include; The Rivals (Walnut St Theater), You Can’t Take It With You (Delaware Theater Co.), The Skin of Our Teeth (Delaware Theater Co.), Annie Warbucks (Three Little Bakers) and Noises Off (Wilmington Drama League).

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