These three events have your name on them this weekend.
'The Drowsy Chaperone' drives to Patchwork Playhouse
WHEN 8 p.m., Friday; 8 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Patchwork Playhouse, 140 Roosevelt Ave., Dover
INFO kctg.org or call 674-3568
It's not often you see a musical where the narrator admits the script is trite and the characters are cardboard.
This is a key reason why Kent County Theatre Guild's musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" is so hilarious.
The musical debuts Friday at the Patchwork Playhouse in Dover. The show is led by stage director Chris Polo with musical direction from Eddie Cohee.
"The Drowsy Chaperone" revolves around a silly storyline where the narrator, named Man in Chair, plays a recording of his favorite musical comedy, "The Drowsy Chaperone," a vaudeville musical set in the 1920s on the wedding day of Broadway starlet Janet Van De Graaff and her wealthy fiancé, Robert Martin. After getting hitched, Van De Graaff plans to ditch her career, which means she'll no longer star in the show "Follies." It also means the show might not be a success without her. And that wouldn't please a gangster boss who's been investing his dough into the show. So you know what that means? The wedding must be sabotaged.
In come whacky characters like the Drowsy Chaperone (Van De Graaff's alcoholic chaperone who's also a Broadway actress in the twilight years of her career), Aldolpho (the self-proclaimed lover from Europe who's hired to seduce Van De Graaff), Gangster #1 and Gangster #2 (henchmen disguised as pastry chefs who work for the gangster boss) and many others who get entangled into the boss' plan.
Doc Hollywood on the case at Fire & Ice
WHAT Doc Hollywood in concert
WHEN 9:30 p.m., Friday
WHERE Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
INFO doverdowns.com or call 674-4600
Doc Hollywood is a bouncy party/rock outfit and namesake of the 1991 romantic comedy starring Michael J. Fox.
The film is about a young doctor who causes a traffic accident in a small town and is sentenced to temporarily work at the town hospital.
Doc Hollywood (the band, not the movie) will operate at the Fire & Ice Lounge in Dover Downs Hotel & Casino tonight.
Beloved for its crazy antics and diverse song selection, the outfit, based in Philadelphia, Pa., has a catalog that includes: Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," "Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me," Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven," Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," Bon Jovi's "Livin' On a Prayer" and Rihanna's "We Found Love."
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WHAT Results May Vary in concert
WHEN 8:30 p.m., Saturday
WHERE The Green Stinger Sports Bar and Grill, 492 Walnut Shade Road, Dover
INFO Facebook or call 698-3300
Frontman Gary Kemp and his bandmates took a page out of the Riddler's handbook when they chose a question mark as their logo.
The symbol represents the mystery behind the next song that Kemp's Dover-based rock band, Results May Vary, will tackle in concert, since the group has a mixed repertoire that features originals and covers from more than 30 bands including Bullet For My Valentine, Green Day and Drowning Pool. In addition, the guys do a mean cover of the Temptations' "My Girl," in which Kemp also performs the song's classic dance number.
You can catch Results May Vary at The Green Stinger Sports Bar and Grill on Saturday.