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  • 3 events to check out beyond Dover this weekend for June 20-22

  • Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
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  • Freeman Stage starts 2014-15 season
    WHAT Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in concert
    WHEN 7 p.m., Saturday
    WHERE Freeman Stage at Bayside, 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville
    COST Free
    INFO Visit freemanstage.org or call (302) 436-3015
    The Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville will kick off its 2014-15 season tonight with a headline performance by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.
    The MSO will be joined by some special guests, including Irish duo The Vallely Brothers. The duo will play the uileann pipes and the concertina, offering a sweet Gaelic element to the show. Additionally, MSO maestro Julien Benichou will conduct nearly 100 students from John M. Clayton Elementary School in Dagsboro as they perform three songs on stage, adding to the already delightful night of music.
    Punch-drunk comedic musical
    WHAT “The Drowsy Chaperone,” presented by Delaware All-State Theatre
    WHEN 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday
    WHERE The Tatnall School, 1501 Barley Mill Road, Wilmington
    COST $20 for adult; $18 for senior; $15 for military (active or retired); and $12 for student with ID.
    INFO Visit dastonline.org or call 635-0754
    The cream of the crop of Delaware’s high school drama students will unite to deliver a weekend’s worth of performances with the hilarious musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” at The Tatnall School in Wilmington.
    The acclaimed production is an homage to the jazz-age shows of the 1920s and the power that those shows held in transporting audiences to a dazzling fantasy that raised spirits in times of sadness.
    A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, “The Drowsy Chaperone” boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in everyone’s heart: to be entertained.
    If you love big musicals with sugary songs, great comedy and glitzy dance numbers, then this show is for you.
    Good Dame show
    WHAT “Dame Edna’s Annual Family (and Down-Under Members) Barbecue,” presented by Second Street Players
    WHEN 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday
    WHERE Chapel Street Playhouse, 27 N Chapel St., Newark
    COST $20
    INFO Visit chapelstreetplayers.org or call 368-2248
    After a year break, Delaware’s Dame is back at Chapel Street Playhouse in Newark for an entire weekend of zany comedy in “Dame Edna’s Annual Family (and Down-Under Members) Barbecue.”
    Page 2 of 2 - It is time for Dame Edna’s annual soiree and on the guest list are her three children, her annoying sister, her mother fresh from the maximum security home, a nun, her son’s fiancé and her American family, and more.
    Crossed lovers, a fire, and the Red Hat Society are enough to ensure all does not go as planned, but that is nothing compared to two other Dame Ednas crashing the party. This original comedy will deliver off-the-chart laughs to get in you a good, summer mood.
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