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74 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 20 - June 26, 1997 dl I Need Is the Girl" opens at Baystar Theatre July 3 The many theatre-goers who raved over "Kissin Country," Baystar Dinner Theatre's opening show of the season, and who wanted to see it again, and those who missed the first time, are all in luck. Baystar is bringing the show back next month and is adding another new high energy song and dance musical, "All I Need Is The Girl," as a compan- ion. Combined, they promise blockbuster summertime musical theatre. "All I Need Is The Girl" will run on Thursday evenings from Ju'ly 3 through Aug. 14, and "Kissin' Country" will run on Sat- urday evenings from July 5 through Aug. 16. The musical "Brigadoon" was Originally scheduled for the same time slot, but due to a contract glitch with- the owners of the musical proper- ty,'it will not be performed. "All I Need Is The Girl" is a musical tribute to the ladies in everyone'S life. As befit such as show, five beautifully costumed and lovely young ladies breathe life, vitality and charm into the performance. Four men provide a supporting cast. The cast members are Amy Baker of Seaford, Laurie Bireley of Salisbury, Md, Elise Eckerd of Dagsboro, Suzette Riggin of Georgetown and Kim Wray of Millsboro. The men in the cast are Paul Lewis of Pot Nets, David Payne of Rehoboth, Gil Shisler and Geoff Thompson, both of Lewes. The music comes from every- where - Broadway, Hollywood and plain old Tin Pan Alley. The title song, "All I Need Is The Girl" come from "Gypsy." Another song, "One," is from "A Chorus Line" and "Second Hand Rose" - a big hit for Barbara Streisand, is from "Funny Girl." Movies are represented by such numbers as "Stuff Like That There," from "For The Boys," and "Pretty Woman," from the movie of the same name. "Issin' Country" uses'the de- vice of a country radio broadcast over station KCOW, complete with commercials, to bringto au- diences some of the biggest hits of country and western stars - songs such as "Islands In The Stream," made popular by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, "Cheatin' Heart ' by Hank Williams, "Blue Moon of Kentucky," by Patsy Cline, "Are You Lonesome Tonight," by Elvis Presley and the show's ending tune, "Happy Trails To Y6u," the Dale Evans - Roy Rogers signature song. Songs from Broadway hits are also included, such as "You Oughta Be Here With Me," and "Hand For The Hog," from "Big River," "A Little Bitty Pissant Country Place," from "Best Little Whorehouse In Texas," and "Big D,' from "Most Happy Fella." Five members from the "Kissin' Country" cast are also in "All I Need Is The Girl." They are Elise Eckerd: Suzette Riggin, Gil Shisler, Geoff Thompson and Kim Wray. Other "Kissin' Country" cast members" are Jay Boone of Lewes, Leslie Boslett of Re- hOboth, Kati Cassidy and Mar- garet Haas of Milton, Taylor Dickerson of Selbyville, Chris Myers and Ches Warrener of Lewes, and Orville Nichols of Laurel. Both shows were written and di- rected by Marjorie Eckerd of Dagsboro. Richard Eckerd is mu- sical director of both. Laurie Bire- le3, and Elise Eckerd choreo- graphed both shows while Kim Wray choreographed part of"All I Need Is The Girl." The show pro- ducer'is Mikki Kahne of Lewes, and producer of "Kissin' Coun- try" is Patty Alexander of Re- hoboth. The Baystar Dinner Theatre is located in the Sussex Room of the Sea Horse Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. Dinner, which is a special gourmet, all-you-can-eat buffet, begins at 6 p.m. A cash bar is available until show time and again during intermission. Curtain tions, call the Sea Horse Restau- time is at 7:30 p.m. For reserva- rant at 227-7451. The Green in Dover to host free concerts The City of Dover Parks and Recreation Division will sponsor the 287th Army Band on Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m. and Leilani Wall in concert on Thqrsday, July 3 at 7 p.m. at The Green. The Army Band will be performing various mil!tary marches, patriotic tunes, pop and classical standards. Leilani Wall will perform eclectic acoustic music, including rock ballads by the Moody Blues and Beatles, Irish modem and traditional tunes and some original selections. If the weather is in- clement, Wall's concert will. be moved to the Dover Park Recreation Center, located off White Oak Road. could " talk it would say Rehoborn Beach's Celebrated Nev American Cuisine Executive Chef Jeff Thiemann has an array of new flavors to surprise and excite you. ?uSi000  l'Mmlay-,Nlay fi'Nt 8 p.m. ,- --"- " " - "' " '" --0vttwr, motmtmm* tl/./-lVd} j 00"In the tradiUon of the finest French Coumnj/ansi A F at THE BANKING HOUSE INN Prix Fix Dinners "5 - 6:30 p.m. Under 815. 0 ncludes soup or salad, entree, essert & beverage. Just 20 minutes north of Rehoboth in Milford, Delaware you'll find a fabulous Restaurant housed in an exquisite Historic Inn. Dine indoors or outside on the porch overlooking the Mispillion River. 112 NW Front Street Milford, Delaware htt:l/ (Closed June 23rd - 30th for Summer Break) Sunday, Tuesday - Friday 11-2 & 5-9 Saturdays 5-9 * Closed Mondays 422-5708 -Reservations Appreciated-