Middletown resident and actor Nick Manerchia will lead new theater classes at the Everett Theater this fall.

Middletown resident and actor Nick Manerchia will lead new theater classes at the Everett Theater this fall.

Manerchia will be teaching theater courses for students ages six to 16 starting on Oct. 6. More information on the courses can be obtained by calling 302-312-3931.

We wanted to ask Manerchia more about his background, his love for the theater, and thoughts about the Everett.

Q Tell our readers more about you.

A I’m 26 years old and a Delawarean. I’ve been a proud resident of Middletown for almost 15 years and graduated from Middletown High School in 2008. In high school I was bit by the theatre bug, I participated in the spring musical production as well as choir all four years of my high school career. Dr. Veronica Perrine the choir and musical director at the time really inspired me to continue to perform, she was truly a role model in my life I will never forget.

After graduating I continued my love for the theatre and performing arts by performing and directing dozens of local productions in the MOT community. Nothing makes me happier than the theatre, it is a way to really escape, be yourself, and let go. Currently, I work for WSFS Bank and it’s wonderful working for a company that shares the same passion that I do for our Delaware community.

A How involved are you in the community?

Q Since graduating from Middletown High School I have become an active member in our community volunteering with several organizations, schools, and community groups. I have been heavily involved with the Middletown Main Street Organization since 2011.

Working with Middletown Main Street gives me the opportunity to be creative and work closely with many local business owners and organizations within the MOT area. Middletown has grown immensely in the 15 years I have lived here, I think now more than ever a sense of community and tradition is super important for the residents in the MOT area. Events like Fashion On Main, Christmas Parade and Music On Main give residents a chance to take a break from all of the hustle and bustle.

In January 2014 I became president of Middletown Main Street, it is an absolute pleasure to work so closely with our community on a daily basis.

Q What motivated you to provide theater classes at the Everett?

A This past summer the Everett Theatre Executive Director Chris Everett reached out to me in regards to directing theatre classes this fall. I was so excited for the opportunity! The Everett Theatre has always had a special place in my heart, I think what Chris and Mary Everett have done the past couple of years has made the Everett Theatre the best it has been in quite some time.

Q How can others support the Everett?

A I truly believe the Everett Theatre is the heart of Middletown's main street. The theatre has so much history and has become a staple in Middletown's arts community with a variety of programs and classes for all ages. People sometimes think the only way to support the theatre is to donate and really we just want people to come out see show maybe join a class. The theatre produces Broadway shows for the entire family, arts classes, private voice lessons, dance classes and so much more. There really is something for everyone.

WHAT Theater classes at the Everett Theater

WHEN From Oct. 6 to Nov. 10

WHERE The Everett Theater, 41 W. Main St., Middletown

COST $80

MORE INFO 302-312-3931