Vampire-themed Valentine making world premiere

First State Ballet Theatre to perform ‘Irene’ at Grand Opera House The cast of “Irene” will include dancers Justin Estelle (from left, bottom row) and Emily Shenaut; and Ethan Raysor (top, from left), Molly Rooney, Aubrey Clemens and Jake Nowicki. Here’s a cultural opportunity patrons can sink their teeth into: the world premiere of “Irene,” a vampire-themed Valentine offered by...

First State Ballet brings ‘Nutcracker’ to Wilmington

Beloved holiday classic to be performed at Grand Opera House The First State Ballet Theatre will perform “The Nutcracker” at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington. Photo by Tisa Della-Volpe “The Nutcracker,” a holiday tradition for many area families, will be presented by First State Ballet Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. In...

Tale of passion, sorcery to unfold in Wilmington

First State Ballet Theatre to perform ‘Swan Lake’ next weekend Mary Kate Reynolds will star as Odette and Alex Bucker will play Von Rothbard, the Evil Sorcerer, in this weekend’s production of “Swan Lake” by the First State Ballet Theatre. For dance lovers who thought they had to travel to Philadelphia to pursue their passion, the First State Ballet Theatre (FSBT), Delaware’s professional...