The Schwartz Center for the Arts was originally constructed in 1904 and known as The Dover Opera House. George M. Schwartz expanded it into a movie theater in 1923 and tabbed it The Capital Theater. For years, the Theater flourished but in the 1970s fell into a state of disrepair and in 1982, the doors were closed. After an intensive statewide fund-raising campaign, The Friends of the Capitol Theater, raised enough money to develop an extensive modernization and expansion. The beautiful $8.5 million facility reopened in October, 2001, dubbed the Schwartz Center for the Arts.
In 2004, a strategic alliance was formed to collaborate the resources of Wesley College, Delaware State University, and
The Friends of the Capitol Theater, to maximize usage and position the historic treasure as the premiere performing arts center in Central Delaware. In January, 2007, the relationship was formalized with the three becoming equal partners in the operation, management and programming of the Center. The agreement created a new organization with a board, that oversees fund-raising and philanthropic activities.
Two great jazz performers come together for a concert that highlight a variety of musical influences that promise to stir up and maintain a great sense of joy and musical passion! Showtime is at 8 PM on Saturday, September 8 at the Schwartz Center in Dover Delaware for Jessy J and Kim Waters.