Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend
1. You might have seen the animated film “Madagascar,” but what about the melodic stage production?
Based on DreamWorks’ motion picture, “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure” follows a merry band of animals as they escape from New York’s Central Park Zoo and travel to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
The musical is chock full of zany characters, wild adventures and upbeat tunes.
“Madagascar” will make you want to “Move It, Move It” to the Delaware Children’s Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. COST $14-$15. INFO dechildrenstheatre.org or 655-1014.
2. The Funsters don’t pull any punches. Their alias reveals what their mission is each night.
That’s part of the reason why their Milton show is on pace to sell out. So you’ll want to buy your tickets immediately.
The band performs a variety of styles, ranging from covers of funk and R&B to classic rock. Their catalog includes tunes from Bruce Springsteen, The Commodores, Steely Dan, Tom Jones and Eric Clapton.
You can experience how The Funsters get down at the Milton Theatre, 110 Union St., Milton at 8 p.m., Saturday. COST $12 advance; $15 door. INFO miltontheatre.com or 684-3038.
3. Milford’s own violinist Amos Fayette adds a shimmer and flash when demonstrating his craft. And it informs you that he’s certainly cut from a different cloth.
Fayette has performed as a soloist with The New World Symphony, Orquesta Filarmonica de Medellin, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony and made solo appearances at the Festival du La Chaillol and Le Vigan in France.
He’s the director of the Music School of Delaware’s Milford Branch. In demand as a guest concertmaster, he’s held that distinction with the Illinois Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Orchestra Iowa and others.
The gifted violinist will shimmer at Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman St., Dover at 6:30 p.m., Friday. COST Free. INFO dover.lib.de.us or 736-7030.