These three events have your name on them for the weekend of April 4-6.
Dover High hires 'The Wedding Singer’
WHAT "The Wedding Singer," presented by Dover High School
WHEN 7 p.m., Friday; 2 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Dover High School, 1 Patrick Lynn Drive, Dover
COST $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students; free for children age 3 or younger
INFO Visit doverhigh.capital.k12.de.us or call (302) 672-1525
Coming from the big screen to a stage near you is Dover High School’s production of the romantic comedy "The Wedding Singer," which opens tonight. The production, originally scheduled for mid-March, was rescheduled due to inclement weather.
It’s the 1980s and Robbie Hart is everyone’s favorite wedding singer. Rocking out to the era’s top tunes with his band and making a living doing it, things can’t get much better for Robbie. Sure they can. In a few minutes, he’s about to tie the knot with the woman of his dreams.
But when Robbie’s fiancé stands him up at the altar, things head south pretty quickly. While Robbie does meet a new woman, the bubbly waitress, Julia Sullivan, it doesn’t mean much because she just got engaged to a Wall Street yuppie. If Robbie doesn’t declare his love to Julia in time, his fragile heart will shatter once more, and he might never get the courage to love again.
Based on the 1998 film of the same name starring Adam Sandler (Robbie) and Drew Barrymore (Julia), the musical version of "The Wedding Singer” will allow fans of the film to relive their favorite moments, along with additional characters.
‘Five Little Monkeys’ to go bananas at Schwartz Center
WHAT "Five Little Monkeys," presented by Adventure Theatre MTC
WHEN 7 p.m., Friday
WHERE Schwartz Center for the Arts, 226 S. State St., Dover
COST Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children
INFO Visit schwartzcenter.com or call 678-5152
The Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover will feature an evening of shenanigans the entire family will enjoy with the production of "Five Little Monkeys” on Friday.
In "Five Little Monkeys,” presented by Adventure Theatre MTC, five silly simian siblings insist on doing things their own way. The frisky siblings will get into all kinds of mischief as they try to bake a surprise birthday cake for mom, go shopping for clothes, have a picnic, climb a tree and so much more. Featuring stylish costumes and great acting, each of the monkeys display their own unique style while driving Mama Monkey bananas.
Power of One gala turns seven
WHAT The Power of One, Seventh Annual Fundraising Gala
WHEN 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover
INFO Visit beeducated.org or call Maria Ruffin at 698-5548
A variety of ethnic cuisine, live entertainment and auction items will all headline in The Power of One’s Seventh Annual Fundraising Gala at the Biggs Museum of American Art on Saturday.
Miss Delaware 2013 Rebecca Jackson will sing at the event, adding to the night’s live entertainment, while a melting pot of foods will be served, including Chinese, Indian, Italian and Mexican dishes. There will also be a silent auction and live auction items for bid, featuring goodies such as jewelry, paintings, appliances and more. Presented by the local non-profits Be Educated Movement Inc. (an organization committed to developing libraries in poor areas of India, Nepal and Pakistan) and The Dover Cultural Exchange (an organization committed to supporting the local arts community), proceeds from this year’s Power of One gala will benefit the art programs at Central Middle School and Dover High School.
Proceeds will also help build schools in Africa, which is an initiative of singer-songwriter Sharon Katz. In addition, funds from the gala will be used to purchase books for libraries in India, said Mahendra Vinita, co-founder of the Be Educated Movement. Approximately $9,000 was raised at last year’s Power of One gala, Vinita said.
"[The gala is] about the power of one person to change the life of a child through education, and the power of one child to potentially change the world,” Vinita said.