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76 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 2 - October 8, 1998 Submitted photo The 1998 World Championship Punkin&apos; Chunkin' will be promoted officially by "Rehoboth Today" and "Lewes Today." Shown (l-r) getting ready for the event are representatives from the Punkin' Chunkin' Association (l-r) Dawn Deschaine and Bill Thompson, along with "Re- hoboth Today" and "Lewes Today's" Rick Bell and Bob Benson. "RehobothToday"/"Lewes Today" to promote Punkin' Chunkin'; event set for Nov.7-8 The 1998 World Championship Punkin' Chunkin' will be official- ly promoted by "Rehoboth To- day" <www.rehobothtoday.com> and "Lewes Today" <www.le westoday.com>, the local Intemet magazines that promote the Cape Region online. "Rehoboth Today" and "Lewes Today" are owned by area businessmen Rick Bell and Bob Benson. "A good percentage of our loyal followers come from outside the area, so it only made sense to use a Company that knows online promotions," said Bill Thompson, spokesman for the Punkin' Chunkin' Associa- tion, the coordinating association of this year's event to be held'on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and 8. "There are some significant changes this year, including the location, and we decided it was important to work with a company that can get the message out, espe- cially on the World Wide Web,," Thompson said. The Punkina' Chunkin' Web site iis <www.punkinchunkin.com>. Formerly held on Route 1 be- tween Lewes and Milton, Punldn' Chunkin' outgrew its original site and had to be moved to a larger field when passing traffic could no longer be assured of 'punkin' free transit' during the contes, t. This year's event will be held :at the intersection of Sussex 305 arad Sussex 306, just minutes from Route 1 and easily located from routes 5 and 24. On-site camping, available in past years, will not be available this year; however, several nearby campgrounds will accommodate Punkin' Chunkin' campers. "We're working at this moment to assemble information and overnight packages for both first- time visitors and the thousands of annual followers who wouldn't think of missing 'the chunk' for any reason," Benson said. For promotional information or opportunities, either call Bob Benson at 645-0225, or e-mail at <bob @rehobothtoday.com>. SecondStreet Players act up with 'Sweeney Todd,' beginning Oct. 23 Second Street Players think that they have the perfect treat for spooky fun for the Halloween sea- son: a musical about a butcherous barber and an enterprising baker who cooks up whatever tidbits fall her way. When Second Street Players present "Sweeney Todd" Oct. 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Nov. 1, the hu- mor will be black, the music strictly Sondheim and the mood intended to be happily haunting in celebration of the season. Directed by John Ranne37, co- founder of Second Street Players, "Sweeney Todd" is a full-scale production of the cautionary tale mothers in Great Britain use to spook their young ones into straight-and-narrow behavior. 't,,2, .h,er.mi., D.,-262" zte.r9. barber'll get you!" And, Benjamin Barker, a humble barber, is trans- formed into just that demon, aka., Sweeney Todd. It's all under- standable since poor Barker was grossly mistreated by a lecherous judge who sends him off to tlhe stripey hole in order to clear a path to the barber's beautiful wife. A few years locked away, a wife's demise and a more ill luck fort a beautiful daughter left behimd should be enough to make amy barber sharpen his tools and takee a slice of life. It's the greatest theatrical com- venience that the barber shop is located one flight up from the [pie shop run by one of the origimal frugal gourmets. Mrs. Lovcett doesn't mince words as well as she does meat, and Sweemey Todd's cutting ways soon help ther produce the most mouthwateriing meat pies ever to exit a Victoriian London oven. Throughout the tale of a miis- v.m2.bv..qxz, a bawdy baker, ttbe less-than-judicious judge and young, innocent lovers, the play is seasoned and bound together with lots of music. Steven Sondheim songs described as "grim but rol- licking" include "The Worst Pies in London"; "My Friends," a rhapsody to a barber's razors; "Ladies in Their Sensitivities"; and "God! That' s Good!" Ranney has assembled a cast of more ,than 20 singers and actors from teens to stage veterans. Fa- miliar faces included in the large cast are those of Steve Schilly, Kane Mowrey, Chris Annand, Tom Herholdt and Ranney him- self. Young Rosie Seagraves and Jack Herhotdt, who played central characters in "The Secret Gar- den," are back on stage as is Rachel Silkworth who played the murderous moppet in "Ruthless." Show times are 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 3 p.m.; Sunday. Tickets are $12; senior citizens and students pay a discount price of $1 ] J'or JiJatiJ only, All seats are reserved; for reservations, call 422-0220. The theatre is accessible to peo- ple with disabilities. The Players' Riverfront Theatre is located at 2 S. Walnut St., downtown Milford. THURSDAY Second Free f Enjoy casual oceanside cocktails& dining from our outside deck overlooking the Atlantic for 18 years. FALL HOURS OPEN FRI., SAT. & SUN. FROM 11:30 a.m. Olive Avenue and the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE 227-6261 "Simple: great food, caeual atmoephere, friendly warm eervk;e Featuring our new fall menu Open seven dave a week thru the fall Mondav-Fridav 9:.00 p.m.-??? ITl(InThe Bueineoe) drink and food epeclale Coming oon; P'rlxRixe and Wine Pinnere ANYQUESTIONS?? flail 227-3330