Possum Point Players’ Motown Hits fundraiser set

GEORGETOWN –—Popular music from the Motor City is coming to the Possum Point Players theatre.

Tickets for the Possum Players’ fundraiser, “A Night of Motown Hits – Classic Soul” are available for the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday night’s show is sold out.

The event. includes 25 Motown classics performed by more than 20 singers.

Tickets are $25. Proceeds benefit the lobby refurbishing project.

There is a silent auction of “attic” treasures, baskets of bottled hospitality, seasonally-themed collections and coupons and gift cards from local businesses and restaurants.

Homemade baked goods will be available.

General admission tickets can be purchased at www.possumpointplayers.org and by calling the office ticket line 856-4560.

Co-directors Lillian Blake of Salisbury, Md., and Clausius Bowden and music director Christy Taylor, both of Georgetown, have assembled a cast of singers and musicians from 11 southern Delaware communities and several from other states. Kenya Blake of Baltimore, Md., Devon Winborne of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Kristian Blake of Laurel, Md., are joining cast members from the region.

From Millsboro are Aimee Parker, Anthony Williams and Clifton Harmon, Hansel Fuller is from Georgetown, Anthony Policastro is from Seaford, and Donald Stewart is from Delmar and Dulcena Kimmerlin and Pamela Taylor are from Milford.

Mel Acquesta, Howard Dashiell, Donna de Kuyper and Tara Wisely are from Lewes; Whitney Cook, Anthony Giddens, Whitney Harris, Sam Cook and Delisa Chandler are from Salisbury, Md.

From Frankford are Valerie Harmon and Marsha Shull, and Sheila Lopez and Steve Wimbs are from Long Neck. From Snow Hill, Md., are Joanne Johnson and Keisha Jackson; and Stephanie Shelton is from Rehoboth Beach.

Among the 25 songs made famous by many Motown icons: “Dancing in the Street,” “Stop in the Name of Love,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” “People Get Ready,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “My Girl” and “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch.” The song list is by such artists as Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Jackie Wilson and The Isley Brothers.

“A Night of Motown Hits” is suitable for all audiences.

Possum Point Players is supported, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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