FRONT & CENTER
Due to health and safety protocols, maximum capacity for Front & Center is limited to 125 people. As such, these events are currently only offered to renewed subscribers for the 20/21 season and donors of $100 or more to our recent $50k match campaign.
Jason Cohen in Great Balls of Fire
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 (Rain date Oct. 1)
Straight from New York City, Great Balls of Fire brings the legendary ivory smashing of rock ’n’ roll superstar Jerry Lee Lewis back to life. Jason Cohen has played Jerry Lee in nearly 300 performances around North America. Backed by a three-piece band, he embodies Jerry Lee with an energy that BroadwayWorld calls “dangerously explosive.” Great Balls of Fire features more than 20 hits from the ’50s and beyond, including “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Shake, Rattle, and Roll,” and, of course, “Great Balls of Fire.” This electrifying act will have you shakin’ and dancin’!
Sean Reilly in
The Sinatra 101 Show - The Tales Behind the Tunes
SEPTEMBER 23, 2020
You know Frank Sinatra’s music—but do you know the backstories of those songs? Because anytime a song comes into Frank’s orbit, there’s bound to be a story. Sean Reilly channels Ol’ Blue Eyes in The Sinatra 101 Show—The Tales Behind the Tunes. He tells the tales, then sings the songs.
Rob McClure in Smile with James Sampliner
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
The acclaimed Tony nominee for Chaplin, The Musical celebrates his unique influences through story and song. With Broadway veteran music director James Sampliner on the keys and special guests (both people and puppets!), expect lots of laughs and memories from his leading roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Beetlejuice, Chaplin, Something Rotten!, Honeymoon in Vegas, Noises Off, and Avenue Q. Lots to smile about.
Jenna Pastuszek in Get Happy!
SEPTEMBER 9, 2020
Jenna pays homage to one of her favorite divas in Get Happy!This cleverly curated cabaret saluting Judy Garland features music from The Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade, Judy Live at Carnegie Hall, and more. You won’t want to miss Jenna’s spirited celebration of Judy’s legacy, featuring Gina Giachero on the keys. Jenna, a New York City resident, is originally from Swarthmore, PA, and has appeared in DTC’s Honk!, Diner, Because of Winn Dixie, Burt & Me, and South Pacific. She has also appeared on Philadelphia area stages as well as in New York City. “Forget your troubles” and join us for a wonderful time! @jenn005 www.JennaP.com
Maya Belardo (accompanied by Ismail Abdus-Salaam)
AUGUST 26, 2020
Laura is a New York–based performer, most recently seen playing Miss Sandra in All Shook Up at the Westchester Broadway Theatre. She created a high-energy one-woman musical revue, Once Upon a Stage, and has been performing it in theatres across the country.
Maya Belardo, jazz songbird, first fell in love with the artform and began performing at cultural events in Wilmington at age 10. In 2013, Maya performed at Carnegie Hall as part of the American High School Honors Performance Choir. She vowed to return as a headliner one day.
The Whitney Project
AUGUST 19, 2020
Clare O'Malley is a New York City–based actress and singer, hailing from Dublin, Ireland. She continues to perform on both sides of the Atlantic. Clare starred as Joan in Saint Joan and as Hetty in Hetty Feather at DTC. She also originated the role of Beth in the musical Something Wicked This Way Comes. Her one-woman show is entitled My #WhitePrivilege Immigration Story.
The Whitney Project is a jazz band assembled by Jonathan Whitney, drummer and composer. Jonathan manages performance programs and community engagement at the Delaware Art Museum and is the artist-in-residence at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew. In 2020 he received the Delaware Division of the Arts Established Artist Fellowship for Jazz Composition.
AUGUST 5 & 6, 2020
You'll enjoy a high-energy blend of music from the '50s, the '60s and even some more recent hits and favorites by Skip Robinson, an actor, singer and musician based in Philadelphia. Skip toured nationally in Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley/Johnny Cash) and A Charlie Brown Christmas (Pig-Pen/Drums), and regionally in Ragtime (Houdini), Once (Svec), Falsettos (Mendel), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Buddy Holly), As You Like It (Touchstone) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Pharaoh). Skip performs in theatres and venues throughout the City of Brotherly Love and up & down the East Coast. Follow him on Instagram: @skip_robinson_
Skip was joined by surprise guest Charlie DelMarcelle, a frequent visitor to the DTC family from Outside Mullingar, Saint Joan, and Lucy. He also "starred" as Camp Director several years for DTC's Summer on Stage youth camp.
Jonathan Mousset & Vincent di Mura
July 8, 2020
The first show in our Front and Center series features acclaimed performer and vocalist Jonathan Mousset.
Jonathan has played Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys throughout the country. Join us as he brings his effortless falsetto to the front steps of DTC.
Jonathan will be accompanied by the classically trained, world-renowned pianist Vince di Mura. Vince arranged the music for the smash hit musical, My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. di Mura has performed and conducted on concert stages and in theaters throughout North America, Canada and Latin America.