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Entertainment Briefs

January 17, 2018

Band applications for Lewes summer concerts due by Feb. 16 

The City of Lewes is now accepting submissions from bands to be considered for the 2018 summer concert series. The concert series will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, June to August, on an open-air stage in Stango Park. To obtain a band submission form, go to www.ci.lewes.de.us and search for summer concert series under parks and recreation. Email the completed form with any supporting links to Alison Kirk, parks and recreation commission chair, at akirk@ci.lewes.de.us, no later than Friday, Feb. 16. Bands will be evaluated based on several factors including genre of music, artistic quality, overall talent, performer fees and audience survey feedback. This will be the 15th year of the Lewes summer concert series, which is managed and coordinated by volunteers and the Lewes Parks and Recreation Commission. The concerts are supported by the City of Lewes, a grant from WSFS bank, and a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Order sock hop tickets by Jan. 22

Lakeside Community Home Owners Association is having a sock hop dinner dance from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26,  at Pot-Nets Lakeside Community Center, 33076 Rock Cove, Long Neck. Tickets are $15 per person, BYOB. No tickets will be sold at the door or after Monday, Jan. 22. Music will be by Reedy's DJ Connection. The menu is fried chicken, tossed salad, macaroni and cheese, baked beans and hot dog casserole, rolls and butter, dessert and nonalcoholic beverages. Dress is casual, or ‘50s attire. The dance is open to the public. To order tickets, call Betty at 302-945-1263.

Neil Simon's 'California Suite' to open at Possum Hall Jan. 26

To escape the winter chill, Possum Point Players recommend a getaway to "California Suite," a Neil Simon comedy opening Friday, Jan. 26, in Possum Hall. With a lineup of four different sets of guests who end up in the same posh hotel suite over the course of a year, the play showcases couples in many different stages of marriage, not always blissful, and friendship, not always enduring. Performances are Friday to Sunday, Jan. 26 to 28, and Feb. 2 to 4. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $19 for seniors and students. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.possumpointplayers.org or call 302-856-4560.

"California Suite" is directed by Helen Barlow of Georgetown. She said the cast she has assembled is sharpening their tongues and their wits to bring the humor of Simon to the stage. Performing in the comedy are three other Georgetown residents, Don Megee, Cat Baker and Deb Mengert. Actors from Rehoboth Beach are Hunter Graves, Dan Foskey and Cheryl Graves. Also included in the cast are Tara Wisely, Lewes; Amy Baker-Sheridan, Frankford; Chuck Rafferty, Laurel; and Richard Huffman, Milford. 

Auditions for ‘Elephant Man’ set Jan. 29, 30

Director Josh Gross has announced auditions for Second Street Players' spring drama, “The Elephant Man” by Bernard Pomerance. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 29, and Tuesday Jan. 30, at The Riverfront Theater, 2 South Walnut St., Milford. Auditions are open to both men and women and will consist of cold readings from the script. Show dates are Friday to Sunday, April 13 to 15, and April 20 to 22. For more information, email Josh at jgross@atlanticrhc.com.

Winter dance fundraiser for Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding set Feb. 9

Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding will hold its 5th Annual Winter Dance from 6 to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. Tickets are $50 and include multiple food stations featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres, prime rib, pasta, stir-fry, salad and dessert bar. There will be a cash bar, silent and live auctions, a 50/50 raffle and live entertainment by Mike Hines and The Look. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.sdtrhr.com. All proceeds from this event benefit SDTR in Milton, a 501c3 nonprofit, Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International-affiliated center, providing equine-assisted therapy to children and adults with disabilities.

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