Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend for July 18-20.
Possum Juniors journey to ‘The Jungle Book’
WHAT “The Jungle Book,” presented by Possum Juniors
WHEN 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown
INFO Visit possumpointplayers.org or call 856-4560
A boy raised by wolves must decide whether to stay with his furry friends or live with normal humans in Possum Juniors’ new play, “The Jungle Book,” on stage the entire weekend at Possum Hall in Georgetown.
PJs’ version of “The Jungle Book” is a children’s production based on Rudyard Kipling’s namesake book, not the animated Disney film, which featured singing animals.
But the play still features most of the beloved characters from the film, including Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the panther. There’s also the wily Mowgli, who has just been informed by his wolf parents that he’s not actually a real wolf, which leads him on a journey in which he questions what he wants to do with his life. While Mowgli tries to find himself, he’s also told to beware of Shere Khan, an evil tiger that wants to eat him.
Clear Space gets risqué with ‘The Full Monty’
WHAT ‘The Full Monty,’ presented by Clear Space Theatre Company
WHEN 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday
WHERE Clear Space Theatre Company, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach
INFO Visit clearspacetheatre.org or call 227-2270
After seeing their wives perk up for hunky Chippendale dancers, six jobless men decide to create their own strip act for money.
Unlike the Chippendale guys, this ragtag bunch will take off all their clothing and go “The Full Monty” in Clear Space Theatre Company’s hilarious new musical. Shows will be held tonight and Saturday.
“The Full Monty” is a musical adaption of the 1997 British namesake film. Similar to the film, the show centers on half a dozen steelworkers from upstate New York who were laid off and are trying to make ends meet. The group is led by Jerry Lukowski, a nice guy with a good heart who’s been dealt a lousy hand. In addition to being unemployed, he’s divorced and in debt up to his eyeballs. Jerry hopes being a male dancer will improve his situation, but only heaven knows.
Lucero to unscrew the Bottle & Cork
WHAT Lucero in concert
WHEN 9 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Bottle & Cork, 1807 Delaware 1, Dewey Beach
INFO Visit deweybeachlife.com or call 227-7272
The Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach has landed a number of acclaimed music acts over the years, including Kellie Pickler, Lady Antebellum, and its next act, Lucero, will add to this list of notable performers this Sunday.
The nationally-known rock outfit doesn’t have fans, so much as they have diehards, who come to every show and scream the words to every song from their classic albums like “Tennessee” and “That Much Further West.” A band of road warriors, Lucero lives in their tour van and have had their touring experiences chronicled in the “Dreaming In America” DVD. By rocking out with Lucero on Sunday, you'll be able to continue the band's deep slumber.