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: Young Frankenstein!

ActorsFull Production Staff

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    Anthony Connell

    About Anthony Connell

    ANTHONY CONNELL (Frederick Frankenstein) is elated to be sharing the Candlelight stage with such a talented cast and crew.  He is a graduate of De Sales University.  His previous credits include Leo Bloom (The Producers), Hanschen (Spring Awakening), Chris (Miss Saigon), George (The Wedding Singer), and Lt. Joe Cable (South Pacific). He would like to thank Da, Mum, Teen, and Mikey for all the luck and love.

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    David McConney

    The Monster

    About David McConney

    DAVID MCCONNEY (The Monster) last appeared at Candlelight in Christmas by Candlelight.  This will be his 27th production here since 2008. He is thrilled to bring The Monster back to life, having recently given him life at The Ritz Theatre. He was Technical Director for Fiddler and Anything Goes, PSM for Fiddler and The Full Monty and operated music for A Chorus Line.  Notable performances at Candlelight include West Side Story (Action), All Shook Up (Dean), Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow). David recently completed a run of Young Frankenstein (the Monster) at The Ritz Theatre.  He is very thankful for the opportunities that Candlelight has given him through the years.  Sending his love to his wonderful girlfriend, Chrissy.  Thank you for reading and enjoy the show.

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    CHRIS TROMBETTA

    Igor

    About CHRIS TROMBETTA

    CHRIS TROMBETTA (Igor) is thrilled to be a part of his first Candlelight production. He is currently a theatre major with a dance minor at West Chester University. After graduation in May, he will continue to pursue performance which includes moving to the city in the near future. Chris was most recently seen in the West Chester production of The Wedding Singer. Some of his favorite shows include: She Loves Me (Arpad), A Year with Frog and Toad (Snail), Hello, Dolly! (Barnaby)

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    SAMANTHA MORRONE

    Inga

    About SAMANTHA MORRONE

    SAMANTHA MORRONE (Inga) Is excited to be making her Candlelight debut! Samantha has worked for various companies throughout the tri-state area, including; The Walnut Street Theatre, The Eagle Theatre, and The Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Most recently, Samantha conceptualized and wrote a one-woman show, “Bitches Be Crazy,” which she performed at the Society Hill Playhouse earlier this year. Samantha dedicates this, and every performance to her father, Anthony, who always has the best seat in the house.

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    KAT LEE

    Elizabeth Benning

    About KAT LEE

    KAT LEE (Elizabeth Benning) is thrilled to be in her first show at Candlelight!  She graduated from The Catholic University of America in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Music Theatre and is also an alumnus of The London Dramatic Academy.  Kat was most recently seen as Nellie in Jekyll & Hyde at The Broadway Theatre of Pitman.  She sends her best to the incredible cast and crew of Young Frankenstein and thanks her family for lovingly putting up with her.

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    Victoria Healy

    Frau Blücher

    About Victoria Healy

    VICTORIA HEALY (Frau Blücher) is so happy to be playing another interesting character at Candlelight where she last appeared as Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof.  Other  Candlelight credits: The Odd Couple (female version – Olive), Damn Yankees (Sister). She holds a B.F.A. in Drama from NYU’s Tisch Scool of the Arts (Stella Adler Studio, Tisch Dublin).  Some favorite credits: Greetings! (Randi), Miracle on South Division Street (Ruth, Montgomery Theater), The Secret Garden (Martha), Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), A Little Night Music (Charlotte).  During the day you can find her coaching high school sports, and directing/teaching drama to enthusiastic children and teens at a number of local schools.  “Love the art in you, not you in the art.”

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    Brian McCole

    Inspector Hans Kemp, Mordecai

    About Brian McCole

    BRIAN MCCOLE (Inspector Hans Kemp, Mordecai) is Candlelight’s new “Cop with an Eastern European accent,” having recently appeared as “The Constable” in Fiddler on the Roof. Other recent performances include Candlelight’s A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), and The Rock School’s Nutcracker1776 (Thomas Jefferson, General Mouse Howe)His voice can be heard in such video games as James Bond: From Russia With Love (Red Grant), and Resistance: Fall of Man (Lt. Buckler), and the audio play The Legend of Finn McCool, in which he performs 13 characters. Brian earned his degree in Theatre from DeSales University. He would like to dedicate his performance to the memory of his friend Jason Schoenagle, who would have loved this show!

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    DAVID CALLOWAY

    Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein/TheHermit

    About DAVID CALLOWAY

    DAVID CALLOWAY (Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein/The Hermit) is thrilled to be making his first appearance at Candlelight  It seems a lifetime since David appeared in numerous musicals at Players Club of Swarthmore and The Rose Valley Chorus. Favorite shows include: The Merry Widow (Pritchitch) and Celebration (Mr. Rich).

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    CHRISTIAN RYAN

    Ziggy

    About CHRISTIAN RYAN

    CHRISTIAN RYAN (Ziggy) is thrilled to be making his Candlelight debut with this fantastic cast and crew of Young Frankenstein! Past favorite credits include Shrek (Big Bad Wolf), Grease (Teen Angel), Edges (Man 2), Alls Well That Ends Well (Fool). Many thanks to his family and friends for their continued support, as well as to Peter and everyone at Candlelight for the opportunity!

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