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Guide to Summer Shows: Delaware

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Comedy & Concerts | Fairytales & Storybooks | Multicultural |
Musicals & Broadway | Shakespeare | TV Characters

Comedy & Concerts

Doktor Kaboom!At The Freeman Stage at Bayside on Fenwick Island: Dirty Sock Funtime Band, kids’ rock music, Sat., July 3 and King Michael, a tribute to Michael Jackson including his greatest hits, Sat., Aug. 14. Dirty Sock show is FREE; Michael: $10, ages 12 & younger free.

Doktor Kaboom!, a comedic scientist, at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Thurs., July 8. Ages 3 & up. $5.

Around the World in 80 Days, a comedic adventure presented by Possum Juniors/Possum Point Players at Possum Hall in Georgetown. Wed.-Sun., July 14-18. $7-$8.

Fairytales & Storybooks

Aladdin by Rehoboth Summer Children's TheatreAladdin, Robin Hood and Little Goldy and the 3 Riding Bears, quick-paced two-actor shows presented by Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre at The Baycenter in Ruddertowne in Dewey Beach, Theatre of the Arts in Rehoboth Beach and the Holiday Inn Express in Bethany Beach, through Thurs., Sept. 2. $8.

Pinocchio: A Real Boy, a modern version in which Pinocchio visits a land of video games, Thurs., July 15; Ferdinand the Bull, a puppet show based on the book about a bull who doesn’t want to fight, Tues., July 20; Hansel and Gretel, narrated by Ritzy the Wolf and performed by Ritz Theatre Company, Thurs., July 22; and The Frog Prince, Thurs. July 30, at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington. Ages 3 & up. $5.

Multicultural

Harmony StreetThe Stories of Scheherazade, an enchanted Arabian tale, at the Everett Theatre in Middletown, Sat.-Mon., July 7-9. Ages 5 & up. $5-$12.

Harmony Street, a musical journey around the world with storytelling & percussion, at The Freeman Stage at Bayside in Fenwick Island, Sat., July 10, and The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Tues., July 13. Ages 3 & up. Freeman show FREE, $5 for The Grand tickets.

Also on The Freeman Stage: Our Latin Thing salsa music, Thurs., July 8. Drums in Harmony, international percussion music, Fri., July 9. Rennie Harris Puremovement, hip-hop dance, Thurs., July 15.

Musicals & Broadway

Ted Keegan, who has appeared on Broadway as the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, Fri., July 9. $5-$25. www.clearspaceproductions.org

The Wizard of Oz at The New Candlelight Theatre in Ardentown, Sat., July 10-Sun., Aug. 29. Kids perform the show, Fri., July 30-Sun., Aug. 1.

Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre also presents Wizard of Oz, at The Baycenter in Ruddertowne in Dewey Beach, Theatre of the Arts in Rehoboth Beach and the Holiday Inn Express in Bethany Beach, through Wed., Sept. 1. $8.

Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, a musical romp through the Wild West, at Freeman Stage at Bayside on Fenwick Island, Fri.-Sat., July 16-17, and Cape Henlopen Theatre in Lewes, Thurs.-Sun., July 22-Aug. 1. $5-$25. www.clearspaceproductions.org

UDPAC Summer StageChildren’s Theater on the Upper Darby (PA) Performing Arts Center (UDPAC) Summer Stage: Magic Up Our Sleeve, a musical review; Yo, Vikings!, about a curious girl & a Viking ship; The Wizard of Oz; Captain Louie, following a boy’s imaginary journey on his little red plane; Cinderella; and Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. Ages 4 & up, free babysitting provided for those too young to enjoy the show quietly. Wed.-Fri., July 14-Aug. 20. $5-$8.

West Side Story on the Mainstage at UDPAC, Fri.-Sat., Aug. 6-7 & 13-14. Families with pre-teens & older. $9-$12.

Broadway Duets presented by Possum Point Players at Possum Hall in Georgetown, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 13-15. $19-$20.

Shakespeare

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's Robin HoodDelaware Shakespeare Festival presents Macbeth at Rockwood Mansion Park in Wilmington. Pre-show festivities include picnicking, live music, a comedy & kids’ crafts. Fri., July 16-Sat., July 31. Call 302-764-0113 or visit website for ticket prices.

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales University in Center Valley: Robin Hood, through Aug. 7, all ages, & Shakespeare for Kids, July 28-Aug. 7, ages 4-10. $9-$15.

The WigglesTV Characters

The Wiggles bring their Circus Live! Tour to the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA, Sat., Aug. 21. $15-$75. For tickets: www.livenation.com

Win Wiggles tickets! Designer Spaces' "Kid's Spaces" show on We TV is giving away a mega Wiggles prize: tickets to see the Wiggly Circus, backstage passes & DVDs! Enter for your chance to win before July 15 on the Designing Spaces website.

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