Candleight Theatre Delaware

Our 2024 Season Main Stage Shows!


6 show pass – 6 performances for $359

How to buy a season pass: Please call the Box Office 302.475.2313, or click the Green Button below.

What you get: Your season pass entitles you to a ticket to each of our six main stage productions served with a gourmet dinner*. Season pass holders are offered priority seating, exchange privileges, a 10% discount on tickets to special events (2 per pass, fundraisers not included), and a $5 Candlelight Credit for each main stage production, good toward food, drinks or merchandise.

*Not included in season pass: Gratuity, bar drinks, and sodas are not included in your season pass price.

All tickets include: Coffee, tea, iced tea, and free parking


You can choose 5 of our 6 main stage shows PLUS all the season pass benefits listed above for the 5 shows you pick. (If you decide to add a 6th show later, that ticket would only be available at the regular price.)


    • Season pass holders call the Box Office at 302.475.2313 to make a reservation – this cannot be done online. We do not require season pass holders to commit in advance to a specific night.
    • You can book your whole season at one time, or call in advance of each production.
    • It is best to call AT LEAST several weeks in advance, especially for the holiday show, which always sells out early. Our offer of priority seating still depends on your timely reservations.
    • No tickets will be sent in the mail. After every reservation you make, you will receive an email confirmation. All you need to do is call, reserve and then show up on their date.


January 20 – February 25

Candlelight kicks off the 2024 season with this musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s play, The Matchmaker. This comic and romantic story of the exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, a matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” bursts with humor, romance, energetic dance numbers and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. Winner of ten Tony Awards, Hello, Dolly! features songs by Jerry Herman including “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” and of course, the iconic title song, “Hello, Dolly!”


March 16 – April 21

Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit was a smash on Broadway. It takes audience participation to new heights calling on the audience to determine the ending of the mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer. This Tony Award-winning tale, by Rupert Holmes, is presented as a show-within-a-show, ‘first night performance by the Music Hall Royale’ – a delightfully loony troupe of Victorian actors.   



May 11 – June 16

MOON OVER BUFFALO. This madcap comedy by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor) centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s playing Private Lives and Cyrano de Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel.     



July 13 – August 25

THE FANTASTICKS is a magical journey, part fairy tale, part fable and entirely enchanting. With book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, it features such memorable songs as “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain” and has the distinction of being the longest-running musical in the history of theater. To understand that extraordinary longevity is to recognize the essence of what makes us human, the elemental forces of love, family, friendship, and adversity.  The Fantasticks will, as it has done for over 60 years, transport you to that special place in your memory. “…That spot beside the clover where someone’s hand held your hand and love was sweeter than the berries.”  Try to remember….and then try not to smile.               


9 to 5 The Musical

September 14 – October 27

9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the ‘sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot’ they call their boss and give him the boot! While he remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Set in the late 1970s, when women were just navigating their way ahead in the work force, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. 

Holiday Inn

November 16 – December 22

A Connecticut farmhouse is transformed into an inn featuring shows to celebrate each holiday from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, Holiday Inn is a story of romance with a mix of small-town living, bright lights, and the lure of stardom. This joyous musical features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy, and nearly two dozen Irving Berlin classics with a book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. This year-round romance is sure to delight!            TICKETS

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