Entertainment Briefs

November 7, 2018

Second Street Players holding ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ auditions Nov. 11-12
Second Street Players Director Diane Counts announced auditions for “To Kill A Mockingbird” will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, and from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12.

Because of the nature of the play, casting will not be colorblind, and roles for black actors are indicated in the character listing. The play takes place in Alabama in 1935. Those auditioning should prepare a short speech or reading that lasts one minute or less, using a mild Southern accent. Auditions will also consist of readings from the script.

Characters and approximate ages are Atticus Finch, 30-55 years; Jean “Scout” Finch, 6-9; Jem Finch, 10-14; Dill Harris, 6-10; Calpurnia (black), 30-70; Maudie Atkinson, 30-50; Stephanie Crawford, 30-80; Mrs. Dubose, 50-100; Arthur “Boo” Radley, 40-60; Sheriff Heck Tate, 25-80; Judge Taylor, 40-80; Rev. Sykes (black), 30-60; Mayella Ewell, 19; Bob Ewell, 40-60; Walter Cunningham, 30-60; Mr. Gilmer, 30-70; Tom Robinson (black),  25-50; Nathan Radley, 40-60; and various black and white townspeople of various ages, with small or no speaking parts. Some black actors will sing.

To make other arrangements, people who can’t make those dates can text or call Diane Counts at 302-236-0934.

Dine at Mariachi Nov. 12 to benefit ESL program

Mariachi Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach will host a Dine and Donate event Monday, Nov. 12, to benefit the English as a Second Language program at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rehoboth Beach. Serving authentic Spanish and Mexican cuisine, Mariachi will donate 15 percent of its of proceeds from this day. 

For 15 years, the ESL program has been serving Sussex County adults who wish to learn or improve their English and enhance the lives of their families. Many of the ESL students work in area restaurant kitchens; they build and clean local homes; they manicure people’s nails; they mow area lawns; and  they work in nearby chicken factories. More than 100 students from over 20 countries are enrolled this semester.

Mariachi is at 14 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Parking is provided. To reach Mariachi, call 302-515-4385. 

For more information about the ESL program, go to

Mispillion Art League’s Perfect Gift holiday show opens Nov. 13

Mispillion Art League’s The Perfect Gift holiday show will begin Tuesday, Nov. 13, and run through the end of the year. Mispillion Art League is at 5 North Walnut St., Milford.

An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16. Wine and snacks will be served. Smaller fine arts and crafts are for sale at gift-giving prices. 

For more information, call 302-430-7646 or email mispillionarts@

ALA Unit 28 to host craft fair Nov. 17

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, in the lower hall at Post 28, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro. Vendors will be on hand for attendees to get an early start on holiday gift shopping. Refreshments will be for sale. This is a public event and all are welcome to attend. Vendor spaces are still available. For more information, call Janet at 302-945-4808 or go to

Dover Symphony to perform holiday concert Nov. 25

The Dover Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Donald Buxton, will perform Ringing in the Holiday Season at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, at Dover Downs Rollins Center. The program features a wide array of popular and seasonal music that will be a special treat for the entire family.

For holiday shopping, displays of the work of a number of central Delaware artists and artisans will open at 1:30 p.m., and sweet treats will be offered at a bake sale.

Valet parking will be available, and there will be free shuttle service throughout the parking lots.

Admission prices are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors/students/military/first responders. Those under 18 are admitted free with a paying adult. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or call 302-270-1903. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Bethany Beach photo contest open for entries due Dec. 15

The Town of Bethany Beach is accepting submissions for its annual photo contest.

Photos will be selected for the 2019-20 town calendar and widespread marketing efforts. The calendar is mailed to an estimated 3,200 households and available for purchase in Town Hall. The town website and social media pages reach an audience upwards of 200,000 annually.

Although there is no official theme, photos should capture the essence of a visit to Bethany Beach. The contest is open to both amateurs and professionals. Multiple entries are acceptable.

All participants will be entered to win the grand prize of a 2019 VIP parking pass good for free parking at any space within town limits during the summer season. Those whose photos are selected will also receive photo credit and possible placement in the 2019-20 calendar, along with a free copy of the calendar.

Entries are due by email no later than 11:59 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15. Digital photos are preferred, and they must be high-resolution, 300 dpi or greater. Do not put photos in the body of the email. Crop photos to fit a 10-by-7-inch space before sending; otherwise photos will be cropped to fit the available space. To enter, email photos in jpeg form to

By entering, contestants give the Town of Bethany Beach the right to use the photos for these efforts. 

Fritter shack open weekends through Dec. 15

The Millsboro Lions Club Fritter Shack is now open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or when sold out on Saturdays, in the Millsboro Town Hall parking lot. Proceeds support the Lions projects to purchase glasses for those in need, support Little League and Boy Scouts, and assist with other sight projects in the area. The shack will be open every weekend through Saturday, Dec. 15, except Thanksgiving weekend. For more information about Millsboro Lions, contact David at 302-934-9339.

Christmas in Bridgeville craft show set Dec. 1

The Bridgeville Historical Society will host its 43rd Annual Christmas in Bridgeville Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at Woodbridge Middle School, 307 Laws St., Bridgeville. The craft show will include over 75 vendors selling a large assortment of holiday gift items. There will also be a raffle for an ultra high-definition smart TV and a Roadie 20 Yeti cooler. Admission is free, and all proceeds benefit the nonprofit Bridgeville Historical Society Inc. For more information, call Charles or Sharon Hawk, 302-337-8675, or e­mail

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.

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