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WDEL's Delaware Arts Showcase
with Carl Kanefsky, in association with Content Delaware


The Schwartz Center


It began as the Dover Opera House when built in 1904, and then became the Capital Theater...

“It had many facets throughout the years. It was a vaudeville performance theater and then a movie theater, and then it was refurbished in about 2001, and reopened as the Schwartz Center for the Arts.”

That's Schwartz Center Executive Director Sandra Conner, who says the center exists to help enhance the quality of life.

“The mission of the Schwartz Center is to provide quality entertainment to the surrounding area in Dover, as well as educational programs to our local schools and our patrons.”

And with presentations ranging from live musical theater, to classical dance and ballet, audiences include just about everyone.

“Because our shows are so diverse, we are able to serve a diverse audience as well. People come just from the Dover area, but they also come from throughout the state of Delaware, from surrounding areas of Maryland and Pennsylvania...all the way from pre-K children up to your senior citizens.

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