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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 29 - September 4, 1997 - 75 Second Street Players to "Rock Around the Clock" The almost gone, but not forgot- ten, black vinyl records, the wink- ing lights of a giant juke box and the swirling full skirts and net crinolines of the era are all there when Second Street Players singers take the stage to "Rock Around the Clock" at the 7th An- nual Trustee Gala Saturday, Sept. 13. The 11 performers will also be joined by a full pit band as they present the annual dinner/theatre fundraiser that features dinner at the Shawnee Country Club and the musical revue, "Stuck in the 50s" at the Players' Riverfront Theatre. Requests for another 50s theme show have not stopped since the gala presentation three years ago, "The Fabulous 50s." Players' President Kenney Workman said this years show is presented to honor the wishes of the group's supporters and it is dedicated to the memory oi  Brian Gehman, who co-directed the first 50s gala. This year's director, Kim Yanacek, shared the directing du: ties with Gehman three years ago, and she said that the up-beat, often humorous, music reflects the good nature and love'of music that the long-time Players' member was known for. The cast ranges in age from high school teenagers to those who are the parents of teenagers. The generation span extends into the pit band where high school musicians join those who played their way through school and into adulthood. The music includes standards of groups which still resurface in one form or another, and some from the one-hit-wonders. Ballads and silly songs, some country and some Christmas are all part of the show. Some of the singers take a turn in the band, and the band will even sing a little. Most of the music, such as "Get a Job," "Splish Splash," "Yakety Yak" and "Rock Around the Clock" will be recognized by all ages. "The Name Game" might trip up some tongues, but almost everyone should be able to sound out the chorus of "See" You Later, Alligator" and "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Biki- ni." Director and cast members ex- pect the audience to give in to the temptation to sing along on occa- sion, and they may even apply some gentle persuasion to get au- dience members on their feet, singing and dancing. Workman said that "Stuck in the 50s" is the kind of show that parents and children enjoy togeth- er. He pointed Out that 50s music seems to appeal to all ages, in cluding those who didn't enter the world until well after the 50s. "This is entertainment that is fun for the family," he said. "Peo- ple are always concerned that there are not enough activities that you can take your kids to, but "Stuck in the 50s" will be fun for grandparents right down to ele- mentary school kids." The cast includes Chris An- nand, Jennifer Calhoun, Pat Er- hardt, Dulcena Kimmerlin,-Kane Mowrey, Charles Mulrooney, John Ranney, Jennie Slenz, Deb- bie Tappan, Roger Van Gorder and Kenfiey Workman. Band members are Becky Ma- rine, Thorn Canalichio, Camron 'Franklin, Mike Mahaffie and Kirk Ranney. Tickets for the Sept. 13 gala are $50 a person; $30 is a tax de- ductible donation. Dinner selec- tions at the Shawnee Country ' Club are chicken Saltimbocca, filet mignon and stuffed flounder. Reservations must be made by Friday, Sept. 5. For a reservation form, all 422- 0220. This is the Second Street" Play- ers' major annual fundraiser, and the income allows the Players to keep the quality of their program- I AN AMERICAN RESTAURANT & BAR Overlooking the Ocean for 17 Years Open Daily from 11:30 a.m. MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE CHECK. (expires 12/31/97) Olive Avenue ar, d the Boardwalk k Rehob0th Beach, DE .227-6261 , ruing high while maintaining their building in downtown Milford. Public performances of "Stuck in the 50s" are scheduled for Sept. 19, 20 and 21, Friday and Satur- day performances are at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m. Ticket price is $10 for reserved seats. For reservations, call 422- 0220. The Players are supported in part by the Delaware Division of the Arts. The Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut St., is accessible to the disabled. THE BANKING HOUSE INN fhef Ron invites you to join him and his expert staff at the Banking House Inn to sample one of his del.icious French-style recipes. Prix Fixe Dinners 5 - 6:30 p.m. Under $15.  Includes soup or salad, entre6, dessert & beverage. Just 20 minutes north of Rehoboth in Milford, Delaware you'll find this fabulous restaurant housed in an exquisite Historic Inn. Dine indoors or outside on the porch overlooking the MispiUion River. 112 NW Front Street Milford, Delaware Sunday, Tuesday - Friday 11-2 & 5-9 Saturdays 5-9 Closed Mondays 422-5708 -Reservations Appreciated-