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  • Here are five events for you to consider this weekend.
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  • From seeing live theater to meeting a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, boredom should be nonexistent for you this weekend, thanks to the beefy lineup of events at your disposal during the next few days.
    Here are five events for you to consider this weekend.
    1. 'The Producers' musical
    New Candlelight Theatre will kickoff the 2013 season with the hilarious Mel Brooks musical "The Producers," which opens tonight and will also be held on Saturday. The show is intended for guests older than 4.
    Winners of 12 Tony Awards, there's no better way to celebrate the craziness of live theater than to present this brilliant satire about a famed Broadway producers, his nerdy young accountant and their money making scheme to produce the "worst show on Broadway.
    "The Producers" will host show dates through March 17.
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT 'The Producers'
    WHEN 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25; 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26; show dates run through March 17.
    WHERE New Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Road, Wilmington
    COST $56 adults $33 children (4 and older)
    INFO nctstage.org or 475-2313
    2. Delaware Symphony Orchestra concert
    Eloquent melodies will embrace The Grand during Delaware Symphony Orchestra's concert tonight and Sunday afternoon.
    Led by Delaware Symphony Orchestra conductor David Amado, the concert will include pieces from Engelbert Humperdinck, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Antonín Leopold Dvořák.
    As the state's only professional orchestra, the DSO is known for delivering symphonic music to thousands of Delawareans through its classical and chamber concert series, special concerts and education and community engagement programs.
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT Delaware Symphony Orchestra concert
    WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25; 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27
    WHERE The Grand, 818 North Market St., Wilmington
    COST $60
    INFO thegrandwilmington.org or 652-5577
    3. French farce 'Boeing Boeing'
    Fasten your seat belts for high-flying hijinks when "Boeing Boeing" comes in for a landing on Delaware Theatre Company's stage tonight.
    In this 1960s French farce, playboy Bernard juggles the arrivals and departures of his three flight attendant fiancées, each unaware of the other until an old friend's surprise visit causes turbulence. Laughter soars high in this 2008 Tony Award-winning production.
    The final show date for "Boeing Boeing" is Feb. 10.
    IF YOU GO
    Page 2 of 2 - WHAT 'Boeing Boeing'
    WHEN 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25; 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26; 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27; show dates run through Feb. 10
    WHERE Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington
    COST $35 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday previews, and Wednesday matinees: $45 (second and third week for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday shows, as well as Saturday and Sunday matinees); $49 (Saturday evenings)
    INFO delawaretheatre.org or 594-1100
    4. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer comes to Hockessin
    The Delaware Photographic Society will host accomplished photographer John Kaplan as he'll deliver hope and inspiration with his program titled "Not as I Pictured: A Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer's Journey Through Lymphoma" on Sunday afternoon at Cokesbury Village.
    Kaplan, who won a Pulitzer Prize for feature photography, was at the top of his world when suddenly he was diagnosed with a rare case of potentially deadly lymphoma. Turning the lens on himself, Kaplan's remarkable imagery takes you beyond his despair and through his powerful belief that he can, and must, beat lymphoma.
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT 'Not as I Pictured: A Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer's Journey Through Lymphoma'
    WHEN 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27
    WHERE Cokesbury Village, Auditorium C, 726 Loveville Road, Hockessin
    COST Free
    INFO delawarephotographicsociety.org or 764-1363
    5. Free flick at Delaware Art Museum
    Delaware Art Museum's popular series Silver Screen Sundays returns this weekend with the 1968 flick "Romeo and Juliet." The event is free.
    As part of the Year of the Bard, a statewide Shakespearean festival, the Museum will screen contrasting versions of three Shakespeare plays from January through March. Each screening will be introduced by a Shakespeare expert and/or humanities scholar, showing how Shakespeare's text has been absorbed, adapted, and altered to reflect a changing society. You'll enjoy a fresh look at these timeless plays.
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT Silver Screen Sundays featuring the 1968 film 'Romeo and Juliet'
    WHEN 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27
    WHERE Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington
    COST Free
    INFO delart.org or 571-9590
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