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MMC Dinner Theater

The MMC Dinner Theater stages two productions a year. One in late June and the other in late November/early December. Shows are composed entirely of volunteers of all ages from throughout the community.

Plus - each February we host a Doo Wop concert and dinner. Dinner is served in the East Wing followed by the show with auditorium style seating in the Longwood Room.

Upcoming Events

Rosedale Beach - Revisited

Aug. 11, 2017

The iconic Sussex County, Delaware entertainment venue where the best of the best black musicians played for adoring audiences is the subject of this musical program. Beginning, in part, because of the entrepreneurial spirit of Dale Street and Jessie Vause this Indian River destination was supported by a Delaware 1875 infamous "Inn Keeper's Act" which locked in place strict segregation with the state.
Rosedale Beach was a popular destination for African Americans that featured a hotel, a boardwalk, dance hall, a picnic and beach area, a campground and an amusement park. World-class entertainers such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Count Basie and many more entertained guests there. Churches, sororities, fraternities and many black social clubs frequented Rosedale Beach to hold annual events.
The Rosedale Beach boardwalk was destroyed by a storm in 1962. The desegregation laws of 1954 put the final nail in the beach's demise, leaving only the memory of good times had there.
Conceived, written and directed by Don Blakey and performed by the DonDel Theater Company…..Dolores Blakey, Don Blakey, Ruth Shelton, Pat Randolph, Henry Greene, Terry Gregg, Avon Babour and Ned Brown.
The show is Aug. 11 at MMC. Dinner is at 6 p.m., the show is 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and are on sale at MMC Member Services.
Proceeds benefit programs for older adults in Kent County