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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    “Zachary Chiero is energetic, believable and very impressive as J. Pierrepont Finch.”

    Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times of Chester County,

    "Zachary Chiero is energetic, believable and very impressive as J. Pierrepont Finch. His combination of enthusiasm, vocal skills and acting ability allows the show to move at the right pace and the highly-talented cast perfectly complements him." Read More

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    “How to Succeed’ takes musical look at ‘Mad Men’ era”

    Holly Quinn, Delaware online, Wilmington News Journal,

    "It’s a big Broadway show presented in big Broadway fashion. The dance numbers, choreographed by Dunn, are tight, the ensemble highly talented across the board."   Read More

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    “Candlelight’s ‘Business’ has strong cast and choreography”

    Christina Perry, Delaware County News Network,

    "The music, under the direction of Grant Uhle, was upbeat and catchy. The musical number “Been A Long Day” with Chiero, St. John and Healy was funny as was “A Secretary Is Not a Toy.” Dunn is a brilliant choreographer and the dance numbers were one of the highlights of the show." Read More

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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: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

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    Zachary Chiero

    J. Pierrepont Finch

    About Zachary Chiero

    Zachary Chiero is thrilled to be back at Candlelight after appearing as Billy in Goes last season. After touring nationally with Enchantment Theatre Company for four years, Zachary has most recently performed with Quince Productions, Tudor Theatrical, BRAT Productions, Simpatico Theatre Project, The Media Theatre, the Eagle Theatre, and others. Zachary is a proud company member of the physical theatre company, Tribe of Fools, where he has recently performed in Philadelphia Fringe favorites, Antihero and Two Street: A Tale of Star Crossed Mummers.

    Love to Mom, Liz, Col, and Gams for their support.

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    MADALYN ST. JOHN (Rosemary) is thrilled to making her Candlelight debut in H2$ with this awesome cast! Past credits include Rosaline (Love’s Labour’s Lost), Shelley (Bat Boy), Enid Hoops (Legally Blonde), Lois/Bianca (Kiss Me Kate), Clarice (Servant of Two Masters) and Caroline Bingley (Pride and Prejudice the Musical – reading).

    Love to Michael.

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    David Schwartz

    J. B. Biggley

    About David Schwartz

    David Schwartz is thrilled to be in his first show at Candlelight Theatre. He recently graduated from University of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Favorite roles include Jeff Baird/Player 1 in Merton of the Movies (Main Street Musicals), Uncle Ernie in The Who’s Tommy (New Cavern Productions), Professor Callahan in Legally Blonde (UArts), Zimmerman in Leading Lady (UArts), Smirnov in Chekov’s The Brute (The Boor) (West Chester University), and the Philly Lawyer in a web video version of the new musical Pay-2-Play. David is also an accomplished pianist, having music-directed and accompanied many performances, auditions, and rehearsals. Thank you Dann Dunn, Bob Kelly, and everyone at Candlelight for this wonderful experience and opportunity!

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    Hedy LaRue


    NAOMI WEISS () is very excited to make her debut at Candlelight. Recent credits include The Music Man (Marian, Steel River Playhouse), Into the Woods (Rapunzel, the Eagle Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey, the Eagle Theatre), Hair (Crissy, the Eagle Theatre), I Left My Heart: a Salute to Tony Bennett (Self, the Eagle Theatre),The Last 5 Years (Cathy, Heritage Theatre Co.). Naomi is a Philadelphia native and graduated from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Many thanks to Candlelight Theatre and Dann, and a special thanks to her family and Jesse.

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    Bud Frump

    About SAM NAGEL

    SAM NAGEL – Previous Candlelight credits include Legally Blonde (Aaron Schultz) & The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble). Sam appeared in the Philadelphia premiere productions of both Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie Monster, Mazeppa Productions) and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Henry Clay, Plays & Players). Other credits include Lippa’s The Wild Party (Phil d’Armano, Ritz Theatre Co.), Young Frankenstein (Ziggy/Igor u/s, Ritz Theatre Co.), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Peter Quince, REV Theatre), and The Addams Family, Spamalot & Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Media Theatre). Endless thanks to Dann and this incredible company.

    Proud graduate of the University of the Arts.

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    Victoria Healy


    About Victoria Healy

    VICTORIA HEALY is thrilled to be working in the office after having a blast playing Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein. Other Candlelight credits: Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel, Chava), The Odd Couple: Female Version (Olive), The Producers (many interesting characters), The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Olive), Damn Yankees (Sister). She holds a B.F.A. in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (Stella Adler Studio, Tisch Dublin). Some favorite credits: Greetings! (Randi), Miracle on South Division Street (Ruth, Montgomery Theater), 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, performing in the trio “A Broad’s Way,” and directing/teaching drama to enthusiastic children and teens at a number of local schools.

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