Clear Space Theatre opens summer repertory season

Mary Poppins on stage Friday, July 6
July 4, 2018

The Clear Space Theatre summer repertory season opened June 26, with the rock ‘n’ roll, sci-fi gothic musical, “The Rocky Horror Show,” sponsored by Alfred and Alice Willis. Returning performer Andrew Cuccaro (Dr. Frank N. Furter) hosts newly engaged couple Brad (Kolten Bell) and Janet (Erin Damers) at his home, and introduces them to his newest creation. Cuccaro said, “I’m so excited to take on the challenges of the Frank N. Furter role, and can’t wait to tackle this cult classic with the cast at Clear Space!”

“Footloose” opened June 29. The youth of small town Bomont seek to overturn a ban on dancing, meanwhile finding love and helping the local pastor overcome a painful episode from his past. “Footloose” is sponsored by Rehoboth Property Development.

“Mary Poppins,” the season’s third musical in rotation, will open at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 6. Nanny Mary Poppins (Erin Bobby) arrives at the home of the troubled Banks family and works to restore harmony with a bit of magic – and some old-fashioned common sense. Audience members get to enjoy a score featuring well-known favorites including “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” The show is sponsored by ConferenceDirect – Fred Mitzner, and by Rick Tedrick.

Wesley Paulson, Clear Space executive director, said, “This season has something for everyone! ‘Footloose’ brings a modern musical to the stage. ‘Mary Poppins’ offers a show for all ages, and “The Rocky Horror Show” – well, this entertaining mash-up is in a class all its own. One of our audience members said, ‘Attending Clear Space is a highlight of a week at the beach!’ We hope you’ll make it one of yours, too.”

The 2018 season also includes the Late-R-Nite Show by Delaware Comedy Theatre at 10 p.m., Saturday, July 7 and 14, and Aug. 18 and 25. The adult-theme improv comedy show changes every performance as audiences (participation is encouraged!), casts and directions change.

Then there are children’s classics, performed by kids for kids, at 11 a.m., Saturdays, July 7 through Aug. 25. Shows run one hour, and alternate between “Alice in Wonderland” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Tickets are just $5.

For more information, go to or call 302-224-2270.