Second Street Players
Milford, Delaware
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Friday & Saturday... 7:00p  /  Sunday... 1:00p


All of our Children's Theater tickets are
General Admission
Pay-at-the-Door... No Reservations

Friday Night performances are
Pay What You Can... Donations Only!

Saturday & Sunday Prices:
$5.00 Child / $10.00 Adult
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Our 2017 Main Stage Season...
Riverfront Theater
Second Street Players /  Riverfront Theater  /  2 South Walnut St. /  Milford, DE 19963
Mail to: PO Box 470 Milford, DE 19963 / Tickets: (800) 838-3006  /
Second Street Players is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on
FEB 10-11-12
FEB 17-18-19
MAY 5-6-7
MAY 12-13-14
JUL 28-29-30
AUG 4-5-6
SEP 15-16-17
SEP 22-23-24
NOV 24-25-26
DEC 1-2-3

2017 Schedule of Saturday Shows & Events
All Seats $5 / Doors Open 6:30p / Curtain 7:00p

JAN 28- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom [PG]
FEB 25- An Officer and a Gentleman [R]
MAR 25- Fried Green Tomatoes [PG-13]
APR 29- American Grafitti [PG]
MAY 27- The NeverEnding Story [PG]
JUN 24- Guardians of the Galaxy [PG-13]
JUL 15- Mr. Moribund's "Summer Screamer"
AUG 26- A Hard Day's Night [G]
SEP 30- O Brother, Where Art Thou? [PG-13] OR
Hello, My Name is Doris [R] (TBA)
OCT 27+28 - Mr. Moribund's 3D Showing of
Creature from the Black Lagoon [G]
NOV 11- The Goonies [PG]
DEC 09- White Christmas [NR]

On Our Big Screen...
Children's Theater 2017...

The Second Street Players are looking for directors for the 2018 season. If you are interested please submit a letter of intent to  NO later than September 24, 2017. The 2018 season consist of 5 main stage shows and 3 children’s theater shows. NO letters will be excepted after the deadline date of SEP 24.

The 39 Steps
JAN 26-27-28, FEB 2-3-4
Comedy, Mystery/Thriller
Playwrights:  Patrick Barlow & John Buchan
Publisher:  Samuel French, Inc.

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!  Opened on Broadway in 2008 and winner of two Tony Awards and the Drama Desk Award.  Packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!  In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy.  When he takes her home, she is murdered.  Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale!

The Elephant Man
APR 13-14-15, 20-21-22
Bernard Pomerance
Publisher:  Samuel French, Inc.

The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century.  A horribly deformed young man – victim of rare skin and bone diseases – he becomes the star freak attraction in traveling sideshows.  Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to London’s prestigious Whitechapel Hospital.  Under the care of celebrated young physician Frederick Treves, Merrick is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati, only to be denied his ultimate dream – to become a man like any other.  Winner of the 1979 Tony Award for Best Play and nominated for four 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play.

Shrek The Musical
JUL 13-14-15, 20-21-22
Book & Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire
Music: Jeanine Tesori
Publisher:  Music Theatre International

Based on the Oscar-winning animated feature film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure bringing all the beloved characters from the film to life on stage, and featuring all new songs.  “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...”  And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.  Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.  Luckily, there’s one on hand... and his name is Shrek.  Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all) and more!  Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

Night of the Living Dead
SEP 7-8-9, 14-15-16
Playwright:  John F. Carroll
Publisher:  John F. Carroll

Based upon the classic 1968 cult zombie movie by George A. Romero and John Russo.  A group of conflicted strangers are trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse by marauding flesh-eating undead.  With sensationalized and conflicting reports being broadcast by the media, can the strangers overcome their prejudice and suspicions to survive the night?

Miracle on 34th Street
NOV 23-24-25, DEC 1-2-3
Adapted by:  Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies
Publisher:  Dramatic Publishing

By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s.  Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for.  Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing.  Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa.  In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.  “This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards.  What we want Christmas to be all about, really.”  So writes the Santa Cruz Sentinel of this most heartwarming holiday story.

2018 Children’s Theater

The Elves and the Shoemaker
FEB 23-24-25

Relocated to an American city in the early 20th Century, this classic tale is turned into a jazzy, vaudevillian romp. The devious millionaire head of ShoeBucks attempts to take over the last old-fashioned shoe store in town, run by Avner and his son Izzy. But Izzy calls on reinforcements in the form of zany and magical elves to save the family business. Will they succeed, or will the bad guy gain control of not only the store, but the elves as well?

The Frog Prince
MAY 11-12-13

The author turns his considerable talents to the age old children's story of the prince who is turned into a frog and must find a pure and honest woman to kiss him of her own free will. The old tale is given a decidedly contemporary sensibility that appeals to adults as well as to children.

OCT 5-6-7

Once upon a time there was a dwarf named Rumples... wait, you probably know that part already. This reimagining of the classic fairy tale features two strong-willed sisters: Anya, shy and romantic, and Ingrid, outspoken and sensible. When their widowed mother is once again victim to the judgments of others, she tells a tiny lie -- Anya can turn straw into gold. Soon, the story "spins" out of control when the King believes Anya is the reason their nation is out of money and demands she perform her special skill for the royal coffers. Mix in magical companions, mistaken identities, a short villain, and princess wannabes -- is this a recipe for disaster? Or happily ever after?
SSP Seeks Directors for its 2018 Season. Deadline: SEP 24...
The Second Street Players of Milford Delaware have announced their 2018 season. We will be taking all serious inquiries for directors up to SEP 24. Anyone interested in directing any of the five Main Stage Shows or three Children’s Theater shows should submit a letter of interest to Joshua Gross at The shows include:

The 39 Steps, The Elephant Man, Shrek the Musical, Night of the Living Dead, Miracle on 34th Street

The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Frog Prince, Rumplestiltskin

For detailed show dates, descriptions and full information, please click here
On our Main Stage in September...
Second Street Players presents

The Canterville Ghost

adapted by Pat Cook
from the short story by Oscar Wilde
directed by Thom Harris

Fridays, SEP 15 and 22 at 8:00p
Saturdays, SEP 16 and 23 at 8:00p
Sundays, SEP 17 and 24 at 3:00p

The Riverfront Theater
2 South Walnut Street  /  Milford, Delaware 19963
SSP's Children's Theater Set for OCT 6-7-8...
Fri OCT 6 & Sat OCT 7 at 7:00p
and Sun OCT 8 at 1:00p
Join the Fun Friday OCT 13...
LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN! The Rocky Horror Picture Show is here by popular demand, complete with the movie and the shadow cast "Formal Dress Optional," Delaware's longest running cast with over 14 years experience.

If you have seen the show, come dressed and ready, but if you haven't, we recommend searching online for the "Virgin's Guide to Rocky Horror" to help you prepare for the fun on Friday, OCT 13, 2017.

Props are included in the ticket price. PLEASE do not bring your own! Costumes are encouraged, but children are not! (The film is Rated R.) SSP's concession stand will be open and offering wine, beer, soda, and snacks for your pleasure.

Doors open at 8:00p for the 9:00p show. Tickets are $15.
Our Holiday Comedy...
SSP presents its Holiday 2017 Comedy
The Farndale Avenue
Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild
Dramatic Society's Production of
A Christmas Carol
written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin, Jr.
loosely based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
directed by Aubrey Edwards

Fridays NOV 24 & DEC 1 at 8:00p
Saturdays NOV 25 & DEC 2 at 8:00p
Sundays NOV 26 & DEC 3 at 3:00p

Show Info and Show Tickets