It’s Very CLEAR: Professional Theatre for All is Right Here
With the tag line, “Artistic Endeavors of Integrity and Risk,” who wouldn’t be curious to learn more about Rehoboth Beach’s Clear Space Theatre?
A community staple and favorite, Clear Space brings joy and entertainment to audiences of all ages! Averaging around 150 performances a year, it is a nonstop buffet of artistic performance. While its summer schedule is the busiest, Clear Space operates year round to provide an enormous variety of live performance.
Probably best known for their Broadway productions complete with elaborate costuming and staging, there’s so much more to witness. There’s an annual one-person show; there are several classic children’s shows, an annual holiday show and even classes for thespians of all ages!
Since 2005, Clear Space has been thrilling audiences. Are you a fan of classic Broadway? Examples of classics they recently performed include Sound of Mia and Our Town (with a unique twist). The script included a nod “our town,” Rehoboth Beach. How cool is that?
For the more “adult” interest, fun performances of shows such as The Full Monty and La Cage aux Folle (and more) are also on Clear Space’s menu.
Interested in teaching and entertaining your grandkids? In November, Frozen Jr. comes to town! Expect to see a bunch of Elsa wannabees in the audience!
Clear Space traditionally treats southern Delaware to a holiday show. This year, it’s an adaptation of Broadway’s popular Scrooge , appropriate for the entire family. (Looking for a unique gift?) Although the website does not yet list the two anticipated spring performances, or Summer 2022’s hefty season, you certainly can expect a combination of fan favorites – and always some surprise performances from different genres.
Ever wanted to pursue your dream of acting? Does your grandchild dream to be on stage? Then check out Clear Space’s Arts Institute. Classes for budding actors and singers of all ages and levels of talent experience self-confidence. Hey – they’ve already inspired over 500 students, so why not choose from over 100 classes?
Ever loyal to the Rehoboth Beach community and others in Sussex County, professional actors have provided countless hours of service in outreach programs designed to give the underserved the opportunity to learn the art of acting. It’s all part of their community-minded mission.
Currently, Clear Space is undertaking an effort to grow their ability to serve larger audiences by building a new theatre nearby their current space, which they’ve outgrown. It is stalled for the moment in some tangled zoning issues, but they are clearly hopeful that, with the support of the community, it will soon be a reality.
Clear Space is a gem for Rehoboth Beach and all residents of lower Delaware. Why not enjoy all it has to offer? Consider volunteering, make a contribution to keep the arts alive in Delaware…but certainly don’t miss the opportunity to soak in some delightful entertainment, right in your own back yard!
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