Now Appearing

by Dave on October 15, 2009

by Jeff Haslow

Coastal Sussex Weekly is pleased to be adding a weekly arts column to its lineup and I am thrilled to help them bring it to you.

“Who am I?”, you ask.  I have been a fan of the arts since I popped into the world screaming a perfect high-C.  I have been trying to learn the acoustic guitar for over 30 years and I am still trying. I have performed on Broadway (much to the amusement of the other NYC pedestrians).  I collect original art and display it proudly in my home. My life is an independent film.

But seriously …After my brilliant high school and college performing arts careers, I spent 12 years in Washington, DC where I was on the boards of the Woolly Mammoth and the Tony Award winning Signature Theater and also served as a nominator for the Helen Hayes awards.  Since moving to Sussex County in 2002, I have performed with local companies and watched the arts community grow.

Recently, I started the Coastal Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization to promote the arts and arts education in Coastal Sussex.  As part of its initial mission, I will be writing, twittering, blogging, and facebooking feature articles about local arts organizations and publishing their schedules.  This column for Coastal Sussex Weekly will include a feature on some aspect of the local arts scene followed by a schedule of events under “Now Appearing”.

So, I hope that I have your attention; here are some questions for you.  What is your favorite theatre company, performance group, gallery, museum, or venue? Who would you like to hear more about? Arts promoters please send me your announcements and schedules. Contact me at coastal.sussex.arts@gmail.com.  I look forward to taking this exciting journey with you.

Next week: Anatomy of an Improv Group
NOW APPEARING

Thursday, August 20

Philip Morton Gallery, Final day of Anita Peghini-Räber Exhibtion (www.phillipmortongallery.com)

7P Bayside – Freeman Stage, Rehoboth Elementary School presents ANNIE   (http://www.freemanstage.org/)

8P Delaware Comedy Theatre, Free “All Age” Show at the Rehoboth Bandstand (www.delawarecomedytheatre.com)

Friday, August 21

Gallery50, Olan Montgomery Exhibition Opens  (www.50contemporaryart.com)

7P Bayside – Freeman Stage, Dakkota – North Carolina country music band  (http://www.freemanstage.org/)

8P Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts, Real Diamond-A Neil Diamond Tribute, (www.rehobothbeachtheater.com)

NOW APPEARING
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Saturday, August 22

10A Bayside-Freeman Stage, Uncle Pete with the Kids  (http://www.freemanstage.org/)

8P Milton Theater, Oh Boy! A Buddy Holly Tribute Band (www.miltontheatre.org)

9P Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts, Christoher Peterson’s Eyecons (www.rehobothbeachtheater.com)

Sunday, August 23

9P Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts, Christoher Peterson’s Eyecons (www.rehobothbeachtheater.com)

Ongoing Exhibitions:

Rehoboth Beach Museum (www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org)

Zwaanendael Museum (history.delaware.gov/museums/zm/zm_main.shtml)

AerieArt Gallery (www.rehoboth.com/aerieart/)

BASE Galleries (www.baseartists.com)

Gallery C (www.galleryc.org)

Mosaic – Rehoboth Beach Gallery Collective (www.mosaicrehoboth.com/mosaic.html)

Peninsula Gallery (www.peninsula-gallery.com/)

Thunderbird Shop (www.thunderbirdshop.com/)

Ward Ellinger Gallery (www.wardellinger.com)

Dark:

Bay Center (Dewey)

Clear Space Productions (www.clearspaceproductions.com/)

Coastal Concerts (www.coastalconcerts.org/)

Possum Point Players (www.possumpointplayers.org/)

Rose Colored Glasses Theater Company (www.rosecoloredglassestheater.com/index.php)

Second Street Players (www.secondstreetplayers.com/)

Jeff Haslow is the Executive Director of the Coastal Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization for the promotion of arts and arts education at the beach.

Jeff is also the CFO for a Lewes based software/internet/marketing company and is the co-owner of the Frogg Pond Tavern in Rehoboth Beach.

This column first appeared in Coastal Sussex Weekly, August 20, 2009.

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