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64 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 20 - June 26, 1997 ARTS & ENTERTta 00IMENT Steppm Out A' !3 After dinner cabaret on the menu at La Rosa Negra By Jen Ellingsworth Yearning for the sounds of Broadway? Feel the need to belt out a few show tunes? La Rosa Negra Restaurant in Lewes will feature the sounds of legendary lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim on Saturday, June 21, when the Second Street establish- ment presents its first-ever After- Dinner Cabaret, "Sondheim's Broadway." Sondheim has been made famous by songs from shows including "'Gypsy," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Company," as well as a score of other popular hits. Directed by Fay Jacobs. the show will fea- ture three per- formers from the Washing- ton. D.C. area. Mar- garet Allman, Eric Petersori and Eloise Ullman each have exten- JACOBS sive lists of credentials. In addition to choreographing the revue, Allman has starred in productions including "Into the Woods" and "Side by Side." She has had lead roles in "Singing in the Rain," "Oliver," "A Chorus Line" and "'South Pacific." Peterson has performed in noted musicals including "Oklahoma!" and "Brigadoon," while castmate Ulhnan has had principal roles in "The Music Man," "The Sound of Music," "Company," "Guys and Dolls" and "Hello, Dolly." She recently appeared as the lead role in "Steel Magnolias." Jacobs has produced and direct- ed professional theatre in the Washington, D.C. Although she lives in the Laurel, Md., area dur- ing the week and works as director of communications for the Com- munity of Montgomery Village Foundation, Jacobs spends week- ends at the beach aboard her boat. Jacobs has produced and direct- ed professional theater for over 20 years, and directed over 40 musi- cals, comedies and dramas in the Washington, D.C. area. She is also a contributor to the Letters From CAMP Rehoboth publication. Jacobs said she is thrilled to be a part of the upcoming shows, and hopes the idea of the after-dinner cabaret catches on. "It's a whole new kind of show." she said. "We have a lot of fun and keep the songs light. They're the type of songs that make you smile." She said members of the cast, which each possess  wealth of talent and experience, consider themselves part of a party rather than a job. La Rosa Negra owner Bob Cirelli said he's also excited about the to Ii perl wee Jun, tain son C ner rec( off- on cat La [ wit Seat p.m sugl mor Ir new ing an Bre Bea "Lal3 his ing rec( Gui A stor tion pro, ban drm Duk piar T] Zwaanendael Heritage I The Seventh Annual Zwaanen- dael Heritage Garden Tour will be held Saturday, June 21 in Lewes, and Mary Vessels. this year's chairperson and her committee reports that all is ready for the annual event, which kicks off Fri- day night, June 20, with a Garden Cocktail Party. The party will be hosted by garden owners and tour participants-Ed Yoe and Richard Lee Brawley at 507 Kings High- way. Food for Friday's gathering has been donated by area restaurants and merchants, including La Rosa Negra, Kupchick's. Delectable Catering (Jerry Scott), Cinnamon Falls Gertie's Greengrocer, Light- house Restaurant. Roadhouse. Roadsters. Sugar & Spice Collec- tion. The Buttery, Gilligans, Lewes Fishhouse. Oby Lee Cof- fee. Daily Market, Lemon Tree, Rose & Crown, A Taste of Heav- en. Herr's,. Irish Eyes. Second Street Popcorn & Candies and Bagels and Buns from Ocean City. There are 11 private gardens on the 1997 tour and the owners have invested much time and effort which hhve produced spectacular results. The owners of this year's "hid- den gardens" are Mary, Jack and Mickey Vessels; Kevin and Mari- on Moore; Jim Graves and Hunter Kesmodel: Stephanie Tsantes; Ed Yoe and Richard Lee Brawley; Douglas Coulton and Douglas Fowler: Hunt and Milly Pederson: Vince Walsh and Tom Sheridan; Robert Kovalcik and Bob Howard: Norman and Jennie Hansen: and Eugene and Marlene McCoy In addition to touring the gtr- dens, ticket holders can tour the "'Idea Gardens." attend three lec- tures given by noted authorities. shop at the Garden Market in Zwaanendael Park. observe pro- fessional flower arrangers in the tour gardens, peer over the shoul- ders of professional artists as they 9pportunity to bring Broadway ,ewes. He said two additional ormailces are planned for next kend on Friday and Saturday, ', 27-28. ['he show should be very enter- mg," he said. "It's a very per- dized type of show." irelli said that if the after-din- cabaret proves to be well- ived, additional shows in the eason at the restaurant may be le horizon. atrons will receive a free ret appetizer item and one of ',osa's award-winning desserts the price of their $6 ticket. ing for the show begins at 10 and reservations are strongly ested. Call 645-1980 for information. other local entertainment s... Rounder Records record- Lrtist Sleepy LaBeef will make ppearance at Dogfish Head vings & Eats in Rehoboth ch on Friday, June 20. eef. who recently celebrated ;ixtieth birthday, is still rock- m style and released his most nt CD. 'TII Never Lay My ar Down." last year. master of rockabilly with s in all sorts of musical sta--  along the way, LaBeef has 'en that he's no slouch. The d is anchored by barefoot amer Lisa Pankratz, guitarist e Levine, bass Paul Br3/an and ist Dave Keyes. te show starts at 10 p.m. For worl vicit to tt dens TILls year's "Idea Gardens" will shox/case the creative ideas gener- ated by six professional landscape desi:;ners, offering suggestions on how to deal with "Gardens at the Sea, hore," including solving prob- lem; related to sandy soil and win ly conditions. contestant will design his or h r garden in a 20 ft. by 20 ft. space. The contestants are from J.B. Landscaping and DeViibiss Lan iscape Architects in Lewes; Zanlo Design in Milton. Accents of Nature and Vernon Creek Land- scale ng in Harrington, and Ron- ny's Garden World in Smyrna. T] ey will be competing for awa'ds in the following cate- got: :s: Best Interpretation of Thene. sponsored by the Deh are AssociatiOn of Nursery- Continued on page 72 Playing ditties from his over 6,000-song catalog, Rounder Records recording artist Sleepy LaBeef will entertain at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach on Friday, June 20. The show begins at 10 p.m. information, call Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats at 226-BREW (2739). The Delaware Celebration of Jazz will present the Jazz Loopon Thursday, July 3, from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., at Rehoboth Beach estab- lishments. Venues taking part in the festivities include Arena's, Boomers, the Bottle & Cork, Club Potpourri,-the Dinner Bll, Dog- fish Head Brewings & Eats, the Rusty Rudder, Sir Guy's and Syd- ney's Blues and Jazz. Priced at $6, the "Jazz Pass" includes admission to all of the establish- ments. Passes may be purchased at any participating club. REHOBOTH BEACH Arena's Bar and Deli: 149 Rehoboth Avenue (in the Village by the Sea Mall). Every Monday is Monday Martini Madness; every Tuesday - Import Night; every Sunday - acoustic jam; every Thursday - Mexican Fiesta Night; Friday, June 20 Naildrivers; Saturday, June 21 - Starbelly; Wednesday; June 25 - The Avant Gardeners; Friday, June 27 - The Finders; Saturday, June 28 - Juliet's Wishing Well. For information, call 227-1272. Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats: 320 Rehoboth Avenue. Fri- day, June 20 - Sleepy LaBeef ($5 cover); Saturday, June 21 - Juliet's Wishing Well; Wednesday, June 25 - The Remnants; Friday, June 27 - The Grandsons; Saturday, June 28 - To be announced; Sun- day, June 29 - Lucy Kaplansky. For information, call 226-BREW (2739). Fran O'Brien's Beach House: Lake Avenue. Every Fri- day is Fran's 25th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Party from 9-11 p.m. with drink specials. Register for the Beach House Dance Contest on Fridays by 11 p.m. DJ music by Jim Dawson Continued on page 62 3arden Tc ur offers new variety : on a piece of artwork in the try of the gardens, and listen e musicians in the tour gar- Angle Moon photo The gardens ofStephanie Tsantes at 426 Kings Highway is just one of U private gardens on the Zwaanendael Heritage Garden Tour slated for June 21.