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Entertainment Briefs

March 8, 2016

Possum Point Players seek directors for 2017 main stage season

Possum Point Players announced its 2017 main stage productions will be “Spitfire Grill,” “Enchanted April,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “FrUiTCaKeS.” The Players have opened applications for show directors.

There are two application forms for potential directors, one for those who have directed shows at PPP before, and one for those who have not. Anyone interested in securing one of the application forms may contact Director Selection Chair Jim Hartzell at jlhart8@mchsi.com or 302-856-6166 or PPP Executive Administrator Dawn Conaway at executiveadministrator@possumpointplayes.org or 302-856-3460. For more information or to download application forms, go to www.possumpointplayers.org.

Dover English Country Dancers set monthly dance March 12

The Dover English Country Dancers invite all dancers and would-be dancers to their monthly dance at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 12, in Ehinger Hall of the Elizabeth W. Murphey School at the intersection of Route 8 and Kent Avenue. All dances are taught and called. No experience is needed. Attendees will learn dances of Colonial America, hear wonderful music and get some great exercise.  Casual clothes and comfortable shoes are recommended. Couples and singles are welcome. Beginners instruction at 7 p.m. Admission is  $5; students attend free. For more in formation, go to www.doverdancers.org or call 302-697-7858.

Possum Point Players seek suggestions for 2018 Main Stage season by March 15

The Possum Point Players will soon begin the selection process for Main Stage shows for the 2018 season. The public is invited to submit suggestions for 2018 to Possum Point Players Reading Committee Chair Nina Galerstein by Tuesday, March 18. The typical Main Stage season includes a dinner theater, a comedy, a drama, a musical and a holiday show. To submit suggestions, email ninagalerstein1@gmail.com.

Beach Boys tickets on sale now for Wilmington show July 13

The Beach Boys will appear at The Grand’s Copeland Hall in Wilmington at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, Tickets are on sale now and are $60 to $75. To purchase tickets, call 302-652-5577 or go to www.TheGrandWilmington.org.

Since lead-singer man Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the band's chart-toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.

'The Little Mermaid Jr.' set at Sussex Academy March 11, 12

Sussex Academy students will perform Disney’s "The Little Mermaid Jr." at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12. The 60-minute musical designed for middle school performers is based on the 2008 Broadway production and the 1989 animated feature film. The middle school cast contains approximately 25 students led by director Jerry Birl. “This will be our third production (following "Into the Woods Jr." and "Seussical Jr.") and our first middle school production on our new state-of-the-art stage.” says Birl.

This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. 'The Little Mermaid' takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice. Performances are open to the public. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students. Sussex Academy is at 21150 Airport Road, Georgetown. For more information, call Gina Derrickson at 302-856-3636.

Irish Society of Delmarva sets St. Patrick's Day party March 11

The Irish Society of Delmarva will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day Party from 7 to 10:30 p.m., Friday, March 11, at the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware Building at 1243 College Park (in the College Business Park), Dover. Entertainment will be provided by The Folk Heroes. TIckets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.There will be dancing and sing-alongs. The Irish Society will provide many door prizes, a basket of cheer raffle, a 50/50 raffle, a dessert table, and a free Irish music CD. Attendees may bring their own beverages and snacks. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Brenda Leeper at 302-265-2413.

Pot-Nets homeowners associations unite for craft fair March 12

The combined homeowners associations of Pot-Nets Lakeside, Bayside and Creekside in Long Neck are hosting their annual craft fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 12, in the Lakeside Community Center. More than 30 crafters will be displaying items such as mesh wreaths, wildlife on painted slates, painted canvas, Easter crafts, sea glass jewelry, beaded and shell jewelry, photography, gourd birdhouses, lawn art, jams and jellies, and painted wooden boxes. Consultants include Tastefully Simple, Scentsy Candles and Tupperware. The show will include its popular café featuring delicious homemade soup to eat in or take out, sandwiches, hot dogs, crab brats and many yummy desserts. Plenty of free parking is available. The community center is at 33076 Rock Cove, adjacent to the lake, off Lakeshore Circle in the Lakeside community of Pot-Nets. For more information, contact Betty at 302-945-1263.

Lakeside HOA sets bingo March 16

The Lakeside Community Home Owners Association in Long Neck is ushering in its second year of bingo. This next game will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 16. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The price to play 21 games is $15. An opportunity to win the cookie jar is available with each regular game. Again this year, members of the home owners association will be offering dinner, dessert and snack items for purchase. The community center is at 33076 Rock Cove, adjacent to the lake, off Lakeshore Circle in the Lakeside community of Pot-Nets. For more information, contact Betty at  302-945-1263.

Regional live theater festival set in Lewes March 18-20

Cape Henlopen High School will host ESTAFest 2016, a weekend of live theater productions Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20. ESTAFest 2016 is an adjudicated competition of live theater performances of published and as-yet-unpublished works by local playwrights. The festival features 15 productions which meet the competition criteria. Tickets can be purchased for individual performance sessions and/or the entire festival.

A fundraising silent auction with local donations of goods and services will be held in the theater lobby. Included in this auction will be items from the Caviness Collection, donations provided by ESTA member Susanne Caviness, who accumulated them throughout a lifetime of worldwide travel. This collection includes American Indian kachina dolls, Asian pottery and clothing, decorative glass and china pieces both for display and for everyday use.

For more information, go to www.estafestival.org.

Jimmy Buffett tribute party to benefit Lewes library March 19

It is time to wax the long board and dig out the Bermudas. The region’s first kickoff to summer 2016 is almost here. Cabin Fever, a salute to Jimmy Buffett and all things Key West, is set for 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 19, at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. The event will benefit the new Lewes Public Library. Parrotbeach the Jimmy Buffett tribute band will provide entertainment. Tickets are  $45 for unlimited access to four Duval Streetfood stations, two drink vouchers for three specialty drink stations and hours of great island music. The event will include a Duval Village silent auction and photo booth with a Keys background. The food areas will be themed for Hog’s Breath Saloon, The Lazy Gecko, Margaritaville and Capt. Tony’s Saloon. Drink stations will represent Sloppy Joe’s, Irish Kevin’s and Garden of Eden. Sponsorships for each are still available. To purchase tickets, visit the Lewes Public Library or go to www.leweslibrary.ticketleap.com. For more information or sponsorship questions, contact Terri Colegrove at 302-644-0107 or email tcolegrove@horizonphilanthropic.com.

Possum Point Players seek lighting chairperson for artistic committee

The Possum Point Players are seeking someone to serve as chair of the theater lighting area for stage productions. The person will be responsible for upkeep, operation and maintenance of stage lighting and booth-to-backstage communication equipment. The person should have knowledge of theatrical lighting systems including design, placement and light board operation. This person is encouraged to either serve as the lighting person for stage performances and/or to seek and encourage participation of others who are willing to train and assist in these areas. For more information, contact PPP President Kenney Workman at kenney.workman@yahoo.com or 302-422-8779 or 302-245-2755.

Nanticoke Senior Center annual spring fundraising event set April 2

Nanticoke Senior Center will host the annual spring fundraiser at Hooper’s Landing from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, April 2. Attendees will enjoy an hors d’oeuvre buffet and cash bar, and the mellow saxophone sounds of Everett Spells while sampling great food and cocktails. There will be dozens of silent auction items available for bid. Later, attendees can dance the night away to the music of the fabulous Funsters. Tickets are $40 each or two for $75. All proceeds benefit the programs and services of Nanticoke Senior Center. To purchase tickets, visit Nanticoke Senior Center at Hooper’s Landing, 1001 West Locust St., Seaford, or go to nanticokeseniorcenter.com. For more information, call Barbara Elliott at 302-629-4939.

Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival seeks food industry professional participants

Organizers of the Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival are looking for food industry professional participants for the event set Saturday, April 2, at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center. Last year’s event sold out and more than 800 attendees are expected for 2016. The eight judged categories include Brownie, Cake, Candy, Cookie, Pie, Ice Cream, Other and Showpiece (non-edible). Event proceeds benefit Rehoboth Beach Main Street. For more information, call 302-227-2772 or email info@downtownrb.com.

Happy hour at Buffalo Wild Wings to benefit Cancer Support Community April 4

The Cancer Support Community Delaware will host Whoop It Up - Baseball is Back! from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, April 4, at Buffalo Wild Wings, 19930 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd, Rehoboth Beach. The event coincides with opening day of the 2016 Major League Baseball season and will feature great bar food, baseball trivia games, raffles and silent auction opportunities. In addition, all eyes will be on live broadcasts of the Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves, and the Minnesota Twins vs. Baltimore Orioles. Tickets are $20. To purchase, contact the Cancer Support Community at 302-645-9150 or go to www.cancersupportdelaware.org/upcomingevents.php.

Dance scholarship benefit set for April 9 in Dewey

The Diane Drulis Foundation will hold its 7th annual dance scholarship benefit from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 9, at Ivy in Dewey Beach. The evening includes delicious food, drinks, dancing, performances by scholarship winners, a silent auction, and much more. Tickets are $75 per guest and include light fare and an open bar.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.dianedrulisfoundation.org or call 302-703-2906; also look on Facebook at Diane Drulis Foundation.

Dewey Arts Fest seeks artist and crafter applications by April 9

Dewey Business Partnership is currently seeking artists and crafters for the fifth annual outdoor Dewey Beach Arts Fest on Dagsworthy Avenue in Dewey Beach, Saturday, May 7. To request an application, email kellydewey@comcast.net or call 302-228-3701. Deadline to apply is Saturday, April 9.