More than 100 residents of the Coastal Club community recently attended a cocktail party sponsored by the Producers Circle of Clear Space Theatre Company.
Attendees were acquainted with the various shows and programs offered at the theatre. Guests were entertained by local performer Erin Bobbi, who filled the hall with a variety of songs from various Broadway musicals. Between songs, she told how Clear Space has affected her life, allowing her to satisfy a need to perform as well as a passion to teach high school at Sussex Academy. Bobbi has been featured in musicals at Clear Space including “Mary Poppins,” “Into the Woods” and “Annie Get your Gun.” “Clear Space Theatre has come a long way since its inception in 2005. It is now a year-round theatre with stellar performances,” she said.
Executive Director Wesley Paulson also bragged about the many programs offered throughout the year at the theatre. He said many local students may begin in its preschool and elementary school programs and grow up to perform in adult programs. Clear Space offerings such as Babies on Broadway, Makin’ Music for toddlers, Broadway Bound for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, summer theatre camps and Spotlight on Young Performers provide a variety of opportunities for young actors.
Gavin Connor, who recently starred in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” is a perfect example of this achievement.
Paulson updated the audience about the future of the theatre, including the purchase of Rehoboth Avenue property near the traffic circle where the plan is to build a new theatre. Shows for the 2021 season will be held at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Attendees donated more than $1,300 toward the new theatre.
Event planners were Liz Leshine and Peter Keeble, members of the Producers Circle, a group of enthusiastic leaders who meet quarterly to plan ways to inspire people of all ages within the community to attend high-quality performances and educational theatre experiences.
Food for this event was generously provided by Giant Foods and Safeway. Outlet Liquors and Pacific Wines and Spirits provided beverages. Marcus Katsetos from Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant served as bartender. Raffle items were donated by Palate Restaurant and Clear Space Theatre.
Upcoming Clear Space Theatre shows include “High School Musical on Stage,” “Urinetown” and “Constellations.”
For more information, go to www.ClearSpaceTheatre.org or call 302-227-2270.