Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
WHAT "Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue"
WHEN 8 p.m., Friday; 8 p.m., Saturday; 3 p.m., Sunday. Show dates run through May 5
WHERE Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut, St., Milford
INFO secondstreetplayers.com or call 422-0220
Though Reverend Mother isn't proud of what she and her sisters intend to do in Las Vegas, their only saving grace is knowing what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
Or at least that's how the world works in Dan Goggin's naughty comedic musical "Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue," presented by the Second Street Players. The show opens tonight at the Riverfront Theatre in Milford.
Reverend Mother and her motley sisters have just discovered they have $10,000 worth of integrity. This became apparent when a parishioner offered to donate that sum to their school on one condition: the nuns must betray their beliefs by performing a concert at The Pump Lounge in Sin City.
Reverend Mother agrees and ventures to Sin City with her four sweethearts: Sister Mary Hubert (she has a very masculine appearance); Sister Robert Anne (an ex-gang member); Sister Mary Leo (a newcomer who dreams of becoming the first ballerina nun); and Sister Amnesia (she lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head).
Tumble down a new rabbit hole
WHAT "Alice: An Experience in Wonderland"
WHEN 6 p.m., Friday; 6 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Delaware Technical Community College Owens campus, 20145 Office Circle, Georgetown
COST $5 for children ages 6 and younger; $10 for students, seniors and military; $12 for adults
INFO Facebook or call 856-2094
Even if you expect the unexpected in Delaware Tech Performing Arts Club's new interactive dinner show, you'll still find yourself in a world of disbelief.
Patrons will literally tag along with the inquisitive Alice to the whimsical Wonderland in "Alice: An Experience in Wonderland," premiering tonight at Delaware Technical Community College's dining hall in Georgetown.
This original production, featuring 20-plus performers, will mark the first dinner theater show at Delaware Tech's Georgetown campus, as well as DTPAC's first-ever full-length production (the show will be two hours).
"An Experience in Wonderland" combines Lewis Carroll's novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" with his sequel, "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There," for an even zanier adventure where the entire dining room becomes the stage.
What's more, patrons will be served meals (spaghetti, salad and dessert) in continuity with the show from folks dressed as playing cards. So when Alice decides to eat the Red Queen's tarts, the audience will simultaneously partake of the tasty nibbles.
'Hyde' and seek
WHAT The Hyde in concert
WHEN 7:30 p.m., Friday
WHERE World Café Live at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington
INFO worldcafelive.com or call (302) 994-1400
Another great excuse to skip town tonight would be to see The Hyde tear it up at the World Café Live at The Queen in Wilmington.
The Hyde, based in Philadelphia, Pa., is a raw, old school, rock 'n' roll outfit influenced by rock 'n' roll from the late '60s and early '70s, as well as British pop.
Belting out the lead vocals is Eric Az. Pounding it out behind the drum kit is The Hydes' backbone, Tom Chambers. Thundering it out on the low end with attitude to spare on bass and backing vocals is Chuck Leo. Raising hell on guitar and backing vocals is the life of the party, Shayna Ryan. And the man on the keys is Eric Mauro.
Rocking with a fat sound, The Hyde has been sharing its music throughout the Philly and Wilmington areas. The band is also slated to drop its full-length album before the end of the year.