Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
Unleashing the genie from ‘The Magical Lamp of Aladdin’
WHAT “The Magical Lamp of Aladdin,” presented by Second Street Players’ Street Kids
WHEN 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 1 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut St., Milford
COST On Friday night, guests can make a pay-what-you-can donation; $10 for adults and $5 children on Saturday and Sunday
INFO Visit secondstreetplayers.com or call 422-0220
A young street urchin encounters love, a magical lamp and a dragon in Second Street Players’ Street Kids’ latest adventure, “The Magical Lamp of Aladdin,” which opens tonight at the Riverfront Theatre in Milford.
In the play – penned by Tim Kelly – the evil magician Jammala tries to trick Aladdin in a malicious scheme to acquire a magical lamp containing a wish-granting genie, which is released once the lamp is rubbed. But Aladdin tricks Jammala and claims the magic lamp for himself, using its power to win the Princess Jasmine’s affection and impress her father, the Sultan.
In this charming tale, which features some familiar characters with new names, audiences will meet three genies and the whining Ali Bubba, plus a host of other delightful characters.
Big Band tunes in Sussex
WHAT Shaun Johnson’s Big Band Experience in concert
WHEN 7 p.m., Friday
WHERE Freeman Stage at Bayside, 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville
COST $10 for adults; free for children
INFO Visit freemanstage.org or call (302) 436-3015
Shaun Johnson’s Big Band Experience mixes a contemporary Big Band sound with a pop flair that will arrest the hearts of the audience at the Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville tonight.
Led by Emmy-winning singer-songwriter Shaun Johnson, this concert’s up-tempo set will include well-known songs from a multitude of eras, originals from some of Johnson’s favorite songwriters and requested tunes from the audience.
Johnson’s concert will be held outdoors, so you’ll need to provide your own chair for the show. But it’s unlikely that many in attendance will even use a chair, since they’ll be dancing to the groovy music.
Classic fairytale on stage
WHAT “Hansel and Gretel,” Presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre
WHEN 1 and 7 p.m., Friday
WHERE Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington
COST Tickets are suggested donation of $5
INFO Visit thegrandwilmington.org or call 652-5577
The Missoula Children’s Theatre will present the Brothers Grimm’s age-old tale of “Hansel and Gretel” at The Grand in Wilmington today.
In “Hansel and Gretel,” two young siblings find themselves on a witch’s dinner menu, after she baits them into coming to her yummy house made of sweets. The children eventually escape, but they learn a valuable lesson about talking to strangers.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre’s show will include music, laughs and a cool little secret that youngsters will want to get in on.