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Entertainment Briefs

June 13, 2018

Possum Point Players seek young adults for musical theater summer workshop

A pilot musical theater workshop for young people ages 16 to mid-20s will be held this summer under the auspices of Possum Point Players. This workshop is a training ground for musical theater and will conclude with public performances presented by a core ensemble Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4. Auditions were held June 12-13, but video auditions may be requested via email to Logan Lynch, lynchlogan411@gmail.com. The program is open to high school students 16 and up, and college students and other young adults up to mid-20s.

Workshop directors hope to attract those who pursue theater experience in school and their communities. They should be willing to be challenged by the requirements of different and sometimes difficult music and dance. Music selections for the workshop will include the works of Stephen Sondheim, John Kander and Fred Ebb, and Jonathan Larson. For more information, email Lynch.

Mario Kart 8 racing tourney set June 16 at Rehoboth library

Rehoboth Beach Public Library will offer a special Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament at noon, Saturday, June 16; doors open at 11:30 a.m. It will be limited to 40 participants, and preregistration is encouraged. All ages are welcome. Other games, snacks, and activities will be available. The Rehoboth Beach Public Library is located at 226 Rehoboth Ave. For more information, call 302-227-8044 or email lauren.mccauley@lib.de.us. All programs are free of charge.

Second Street Players to hold auditions June 17-18

The Second Street Players and Director Ben Lonski will hold auditions for the fall production of “Night Of The Living Dead” at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 17, and 7 p.m., Monday, June 18, at the Riverfront Theater, 2 South Walnut St., Milford. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and are open to anyone age 18 and up. Show dates are Friday-Sunday, Sept. 7-9 and 14-16. A group of conflicted strangers are trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse by marauding ghouls. With numerous sensationalized and conflicting reports being broadcast by the media, can the strangers overcome their prejudices and suspicions to survive the night? For more information, call Ben Lonski, 302-423-6131.

Author to sign books June 18 at Browseabout

Author Karen White discuss and sign copies of her latest book, "Dreams of Falling," during a happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, June 18, at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach.

Nine years ago, a humiliated Larkin Lanier fled Georgetown, S.C., knowing she could never go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she realizes she has no choice but to return to the place she both loves and dreads – and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home.

Ivy, Larkin's mother, is discovered badly injured and unconscious in the burned-out wreckage of her ancestral plantation home. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly 50 years - whispers of love, sacrifice, and betrayal - that lead back to three girls on the brink of womanhood who found their friendship tested in the most heartbreaking ways.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, call 302-226-2665 or go to www.browseaboutbooks.com.

Radio theater reading set June 18

The monthly readings of the Possum Point Players Radio Theater are held at 7 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, at Possum Hall in Georgetown. The readings for June 18 will be Isle of Fear, an episode from “The Shadow,” and a broadcast from “Father Knows Best.” Everyone who attends can participate in the reading. Radio Theater also re-creates old-time radio shows at venues in Sussex. For more information, contact Bernie Noeller at bnoeller@yahoo.com or 302-500-2788.

Contradance set in Rehoboth June 23

A contradance group is forming in Rehoboth, and all are invited. Contradancing is a great form of community fun and exercise. The first contradance event will begin with an introductory workshop at 7 p.m., with the the dance at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 23, at Metropolitan Community Church, 19369 Plantation Road, Rehoboth Beach. There will be a live caller and band. Admission is $10 cash, and part of the proceeds will benefit the Cape Henlopen Food Basket. Attendees should wear comfortable, non-marring shoes. For more information, contact Domi at 240-691-6607.

“Meet Us at the Fair” set June 26-28 

Tickets are on sale for a dinner theater production, “Meet Us at the Fair,” set for 6 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, June 26 to 28, at the Modern Maturity Center, Dover. The great state fair boasts all the sights and sounds, animals and fun one would expect. The show also features popular patriotic songs and a tribute to armed forces. A buffet dinner is followed by the show. Directed by Carolyn Fredricks, all performers are volunteers. Cost is $35 per person for the dinner and show. Advance ticket sales only; no tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call 302-734-1200, Ext. 167.

Special summer issue of Outdoor Delaware magazine now available

A special issue of DNREC’s award-winning, flagship publication, Outdoor Delaware magazine – featuring 50 Ways to Escape the Ordinary – is hot off the press and available as a free gift to new subscribers. Articles highlight unusual or off-the-beaten-track places to see on DNREC lands, including awesome trails, fun festivals, bayshore stops, towers to visit, the best places to take photos or wet a line, water trails, historic attractions, places to eat and much more. To get this and each edition in a glossy, coffee-table version, subscriptions are $8 for one year, $15 for two years and $20 for three years.

Outdoor Delaware, DNREC’S conservation magazine, has been in circulation since 1956. It is published four times each year and presents 32 pages of stunning photography and engaging, informative articles on how everyone can preserve and protect the state’s precious natural resources.

For more information and to subscribe, go to https://de.gov/outdoordelaware.

NASCAR wagering available in Delaware

Dover International Speedway fans can now put more than cheers behind their favorite NASCAR drivers, as auto racing is a key part of the full sports betting offerings available at neighboring company Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

At Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Race & Sports Book, gamblers can place wagers on a wide variety of sports, including auto racing, baseball, basketball, boxing/MMA, football, hockey and soccer. Delaware Gov. John Carney recently made the first official wager, a winning $10 bet on the Philadelphia Phillies to defeat the Chicago Cubs in the June 5 game. The Phillies won 6-1.

Betting lines are supplied by William Hill, the Delaware Lottery’s vendor for sports betting. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is an agent of the Delaware Lottery.

“Sports betting, literally trackside, is a great addition to the excitement that is already being generated during our race weekends,” said Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway president and CEO. “Our fans over the age of 21 can enjoy wagering on their favorite driver when they are here during the NASCAR playoff run this fall.”

For tickets or more information, call 800‐441‐RACE or go to www/DoverSpeedway.com.

Walking tour of Milton set July 21

The Milton Historical Society presents the Boats, Buttons, Beans and Beer Walking Tour at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 21, starting at the Steampunk Treehouse at Dogfish Head Brewery, 6 Cannery Village Center. Attendees learn about Milton’s economy with a specific focus on why these four bs are important to the town. Tours last approximately 45 minutes, and are contingent on weather conditions.

Free parking is available at the brewery. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and water. Program is free to historical society members, and $5 (cash or check) for nonmembers. Space is limited. Reservations are required. For more information or to save a spot, call 302-684-1010 or email info@historicmilton.org.

After the tour, participants are invited to visit the Milton Historical Society downtown, with its interesting collection of artifacts that help tell the history of Milton and the Broadkill Hundred. The museum is at 210 Union St., and parking is available in the museum lot behind the building.

Pottery lessons available at Mispillion Art League

Mispillion Art League is offering pottery lessons for individuals. Participants can select wheel-throwing or hand-building, or a combination of the two methods. Lessons are six 90-minute sessions and include instruction for making pieces, having them bisque fired, glazing instruction and glaze firing. 
Cost for six lessons is $350 for members and $385 for nonmembers. Clay is $20 for a 25-lb. bag. Only this clay can be used due to firing and glazing considerations.

Pottery needs drying time and firing time, so the six sessions will cover several weeks. The league will set a schedule that works for the student and the instructor.

For supplies, students will need a covered pail or small bucket with a lid, such as a 2-gallon pail, available at hardware stores. Some MAL tools necessary for throwing, footing or hand-building may be used. The instructor can recommend tools to purchase. Since clay is luscious mud, participants should consider wearing a smock, apron or older clothes, and bring a towel or some protection for their car seat.

The most important rules are to delight in working with clay, take pride in learning, laugh, turn frustration into finding out even more about clay and the process of making things, and enjoy the time and experiences. To arrange sessions, call 302-430-7646.

Summer theatre seeks understudies and apprentices

The Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre is accepting applications for understudies and apprentices for 2018. The company, in its 37th season, is seeking male and female actors to learn various roles in “Cinderella” and “Aladdin.” Understudies will need to be available for specific performances in July and August. Applicants must be age 18 or older with a flexible summer schedule. Apprentices will assist with younger children in theatre camps from 9 a.m. to noon on various days thorughout the summer. Apprentices must be high school age or older. To apply, send a resume or cover letter to rehobothchildrenstheatre@gmail.com, attn: Steve. For more information, go to www.rehobothechildrenstheatre.org.

Homestead Campground fundraiser to benefit cancer society June 30

The Residents of Homestead Campground in Georgetown will hold their third annual American Cancer Society Fundraiser from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 30. Various activities will take place throughout the day. There will be a 5K walk-bike-run, car wash, crafts, hot dogs and bake sale, nail painting, kids crafts and games, raffle baskets, trivia, DJ and dancing, escape room and more. For more information, go to www.homesteadde.com.

Register by June 15 for July 14 art show and sale to benefit RBVFC Auxiliary

The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary is seeking participants to join its Firecracker Art Show and Sale event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 14, in Rehoboth Beach. Handcrafted items only; no wholesalers or resellers allowed. Deadline for registration is Friday, June 15.  Contact Patti Burke at rbvfcla@gmail.com for information.

Toby Keith to play Delaware State Fair July 19

The Delaware State Fair announced two of the 10 nights of entertainment for the 2018 Summer Concert Series held at the M&T Bank Grandstand. With great anticipation, Delaware State Fair organizers are excited to welcome Toby Keith presented by Ford F-Series at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 19. Keith has charted 61 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including 20 No. 1 hits. Audience members are sure to have a good time singing along to hits like "Beer for My Horses" and "As Good As I Once Was." Tickets are $54-$94.

When it comes to Southern rock, it doesn't get any better than this: Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws will be performing live at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 25. Tickets are $31-$71.To purchase tickets, go to www.delawarestatefair.com or call eTix at 1-800-514-3849.

"We are often asked to share some of the 2018 Concert Lineup in hopes that customers could purchase tickets for that someone special. Well, staff has worked hard and we are pleased to be in a position to announce two shows, and maybe even more before the end of the year," said Danny Aguilar, assistant general manager of the Delaware State Fair. Celebrating 99 years of summer traditions, the M&T Bank Grandstand plays host to some of Delmarva's favorite artists, comedians and exciting wheeled events.

Admission is free for youngsters at Coastal Concerts performances

Coastal Concerts invites adults to bring children 18 and under to its performances free of charge. To preregister for a child and accompanying adult to attend free, call 888-212-6458. Tickets sell for $35 each for most performances, so getting them free is quite a savings.

Each season, concerts include world-class classical soloists and ensembles that provide exciting and memorable entertainment in a relaxed, informal setting. Performances are held at the Bethel United Methodist Church Hall, Fourth and Market streets, Lewes. For the current season's schedule and more information, go to www.coastalconcerts.org