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88 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 15 - Nov. 21, 2002 ing Ernest." He won top honors at Soloists every collegiate and advanced Second Street to stage tuneful 'Scrooge' starting Nov. 29 level of the National Association Second Street Players open the Bob Frazier is music director and "Scrooge - The Musical" is of Teachers of Singing and is a Continued from page 87 "The Medium" and "I Matrimo- nio Segreto."" For the past 17 years, he has been principal organist for many churches in the area, and is cur- rently organist for Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Re- hoboth. A private voice teacher and na- tionally ac- claimed oper- atic and orato- rio performer, tenor Matthew Pressley re- calls music lessons at the age of four. He has con- PRESSLEY tinued his ca- reer in music since, first as a soloist in school and churches. He gained considerable experience in such diverse productions as "An- nie Get Your Gun," Shakespeare's "Pyramus and Thisbe" and Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Be- multiple winner of the Delaware Artist Award Eastern Regional competitions. He was a finalist of the National Opera Association competition in Cincinnati, and a semi finalist in the Baltimore In- ternational Opera Competition. His many opera performances in- clude lead roles in "La Boheme," "Don Giovanni," "La Traviata," "Fosca," "Die Zauberflote" and "Falstaff' and his oratorio per- formances include "The Messi- ah," "Elijah," "Magnificat" and Mozart's "Requiem." This will be the first time Miller has directed "Messiah" with SD- CS and he is looking forward to it. "The Messiah" was written in three parts, said Miller, one dedi- cated to Christmas, one to Holy Week, and one to Easter. Portions of all three are included in this performance. Tickets are $15 and $10 for stu- dents. For tickets or more infor- mation, call 875-7776 or 856- 7223. Symphony to open Chamber Series Nov. 19 Russian Music for Strings will be featured when the Delaware Sym- phony opens its 2002-03 Chamber Music Series at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Gold Ballroom of the Hotel duPont. A second perform- ance will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Winterthur Museum and Gardens. The program will include Shastakovich's "Stdrig Quartet No. 4" and Tchaikovsky's "String Sextet." Tickets are $40 for the Hotel duPont concert and $25 for the Win- terthur concert ($40 with a high tea after the concert). $10 student rush tickets are available a half hour before curtain. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800-37-GRAND or visit www.desympho- holiday season with a southern Delaware premiere production of "Scrooge - The Musical." The timeless Dickens' tale of a cold- hearted miser, his kindly clerk, lots of holiday-minded Londoners and a host of ghosts is set to music in this adaptation of"A Christmas Carol." "Scrooge - The Musical" is di- rected by Kenney Workman and features Dick Pack as Scrooge, Harvey Williams as Marley's Ghost, Lucas Hardy as Bob Cratchit and Molly King as Tiny Tim. More than 30 other actors make up the cast of Londoners, Scrooge's family, the Cratchits and spirits, ghosts and memories. Jan Glasscock is accompanist. Using hinged flats, Workman's set swings in one direction for Scrooge's office and unfolds in another to reveal the Cratchits' sparse dining room. Scrooge's bedroom, the scene of many ghostly visits, gives way to par- ties, schoolrooms and the shops of the city. Jolly relatives, childhood friends and lost loves all share the stage with wailing phantoms and a deceased, but confrontational, former business partner. The spir- its of the era guide Scrooge from the distant past to a frightening future; some of the spectral trav- eling even dipg into fiery regions located far below London. suitable for all ages. Tickets are on sale for perform- ances Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. All seats are re- served. Ticket prices are $12; stu- dents, senior citizens and those with a military ID pay a discount price of $11 for Sunday matinees only. For reservations, call 422- 0220. Second Street Players' Riverfront Theatre is located at 2 S. Walnut St., downtown Milford. The group is supported in part by the Delaware Division of the Arts, the City of Milford, Sussex Coun- ty Council, Discover Bank and County Bank. LEWES, PE THE BUTTERY Bar/restaurant 2nd and Savannah, Lewes Delaware Reservations 302.645.7755 Lunch/dinner daily Sunday brunch www.butteryrestaurant.corn