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Best Shows in Wilmington

Mean Girls at The Playhouse on Rodney Square

Mean Girls

Tina Fey's Drama Desk award-winning Broadway musical, based on the 2004 Lindsay Lohan film, Mean Girls is out on tour! With a book by Fey, direction by Book of Mormon's Casey Nicholaw, music and lyrics by Jeff Richmond, and Legally Blonde's Nell Benjamin - which includes tracks "Apex Predator" and "I'd Rather Be Me"- it's no surprise that the musical is a Broadway smash hit, earning 12 Tony nominations along the way.

Dear Evan Hansen at The Playhouse on Rodney Square

Dear Evan Hansen

Following its hugely successful run at Broadway's Music Box Theater, this darkly comic musical is touring across the country once more. The six-time Tony-winning, poignant and thought-provoking production has received rave reviews from critics for its unexpectedly touching portrayal of misunderstood youth, young love, and the search for acceptance, with a score from the composing team behind 2017's Academy Award-winning La-La Land, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul.

Hadestown at Grand Opera House

Hadestown

Cleaning up during the 2018/19 awards season, plucky folk opera Hadestown garnered eight Tony Awards (including the coveted Tony for Best Musical), four Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards, and a Drama League Award. This came as no surprise given the production received much acclaim during both its Off-Broadway and Broadway runs, praised for its soaring imagination, vibrant retelling of a classic story, and a sumptuous score that evokes smoky New Orleans jazz and bubbling Americana-tinged folk. Don't miss out when the lauded musical hits the road on this hotly anticipated national tour!

May 2 - 4, 2025

Grand Opera House

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Tina - The Tina Turner Musical at The Playhouse on Rodney Square

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Following its electrifying US premiere on Broadway, Tina Turner's spectacular bio-musical is heading on tour! Garnering rave reviews from critics and the public alike, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is an exhilarating rollercoaster ride that eclipses all other musical biopics. Yes, it's really that good, you won't want to miss it!

First State Ballet Theatre - The Nutcracker at Grand Opera House

First State Ballet Theatre - The Nutcracker

Returning to The Grand this holiday season, don't miss your chance to catch First State Ballet Theatre's dazzling production of The Nutcracker! A festive fantasy of the first class, join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they set out on a thrilling and unforgettable adventure full of magical creatures, glittering fairies, and much more. Be it your first time, or a family tradition, there's nothing like the Nutcracker!

Eddie Griffin at Grand Opera House

Eddie Griffin

He's back! Eddie Griffin returns to the stage this fall from Las Vegas to New York with his unique perspective of the world around him, his life, politics, religion and whatever else strikes his fancy. He has been listed as one of the top one hundred comedians of all time - and honestly, it is time you took the time to see him live on stage! It is all right if you don't know him for his comedy because you have likely seen or heard of him in a different media.

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