Ocean City —
Chuck McCann is a very talented and funny guy. He will be grand marshal of Ocean City’ s Doo Dah Parade on April 14 and star of its annual comedy show April 13. McCann has been featured in just about every entertainment medium.
He has hosted syndicated TV children’s shows from New York. He has excelled in the lead roles of movies including “The Night Is a Lonely Hunter” and “The Projectionist.” McCann has also won five Cleos for writing and performing in outstanding commercials (one of which was selected over Michael Jackson’s Pepsi spot).
Chuck was the guy in the mirror in the memorable Right Guard commercials, and the voice behind many characters in Disney’s animated cartoons and movies. He has been a guest star on dozens of network sitcoms. He is a talented ventriloquist. And his comedy routines in Vegas, Atlantic City and other venues have won him rave reviews. McCann is just back from performing again in Las Vegas.
You will be able to enjoy his endearing antics 8 p.m. Friday, April 13 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. And it will be a great entertainment bargain; far less than you would pay at the casinos.
Chuck and the Doo Dah Committee have put this show together to benefit the Ocean City Food Cupboard. Admission will be $5 and/or a donation of dry or canned food with all proceeds going directly to the Cupboard.
Chuck will be joined by the impersonators of legendary comedians. You will once again enjoy the antics of Groucho Marx, Jack Benny, Abbott and Costello, Lucy, Charo and George Burns. Plus there will be a tribute to the late, great Soupy Sales with Trudy Sales, Soupy’s widow, a former June Taylor Dancer and Paul D’ver, his entertainment director.
For information on the Doo Dah Comedy Show call (609) 525-9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. After hours call (609) 364-4010.
REMINDER: Here’s a recap of this weekend’s EASTER events. For more information, call (609) 525-9300.
Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. and Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m., a dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave.
Saturday, April 7, the Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show, 11 a.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th and Boardwalk, registration 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 7, the Great Easter Egg Hunt, 2:30 p.m. from 11th to 14th streets on the beach (ages 0 to 7)
Friday to Sunday, April 6-8, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Call the Chatterbox, 9th and Central Ave., (609) 399-0113 for times and reservations.
Saturday, April 7, Easter in the Downtown with free photos of the Easter Bunny in a lifeguard stand, special prizes and bargains at participating stores.
Sunday, April 8, the annual Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 a.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace
Sunday, April 8, the Easter Fashion Competition starts 1 p.m. in front of the Music Pier, with prizes for the best dressed entrants. The Easter Bunny will also arrive at 1 p.m. to pose for free photos and hand out chocolate bunnies to children.
The Ocean City FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 17th and Simpson Ave., has many events listed for April. The following are some. For the complete list, email email@example.com or call (609) 399-2434.
Saturday Afternoon Movies: “War Horse” (PG-13), April 7, main lecture room N110 at 2 p.m.; and April 21 is “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” (PG- 13) at 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Movies are free. Snacks will be provided.
Writing Workshops led by Zoey Forney, poet/writer: “Memoirs: Getting Started,” a 6-week class beginning April 10 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and “Quick Fiction and More,” a 6-week class also beginning April 10 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free but you must register, call (609) 399-2434 ext. 5231.
On Doo Dah Weekend, renowned humorist MARGIE INGRAM will speak on “Humor Resilience, Tickling Stress Before It Tackles You,” at 2 p.m., April 13 in the main lecture room N110. Margie is co-director of the Humor Project of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and one of the national pioneers in stress management and humor resilience. Program is free. For more information, call (609) 399-2434 ext. 5231.
A performance by Ocean City’s own ANDREW HINK, who will be rocking the piano with songs by Billy Joel, the Beatles, Broadway tunes and his original work. Hink is now recording his debut album of originals, “Lindenwold,” which highlights his life in college commuting between the Jersey shore and Philadelphia. This free concert is Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the main lecture room N110.
The TITANIC CENTENNIAL PROGRAM, in remembrance of the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, is Saturday, April 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. in main lecture room N110, and includes a movie, readings, crafts and refreshments. Program is free.
PACKAGED GOODS Orchestra meets the Beatles Sunday, April 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. in main lecture room, N110. This talented and versatile group adds its unique arrangements to the music of the legendary rock group. Packaged Goods has been in the business of making music for more than 25 years. Long time Ocean City residents Bette Kaminsky and Bill Johnson along with Barbara and Steve Fiedler and Steve Friedland of Galloway Township make up this talented musical group.
Again, check the library for more events.
DOO DAH Weekend is next, April 13-14, Events include the hilarious Basset Hound Olympics 1p.m. Friday April 13; a talk on the benefits of humor by renowned humorist Margie Ingram, 2 p.m., on April 13 at the Library. The entertaining Doo Dah Comedy Show benefitting the Ocean City Food Cupboard and featuring Chuck McCann is set for April 13 at 8 p.m. in the Music Pier.
The happy go lucky Doo Dah Parade is Saturday, April 14 starting at noon. It promises to feature everything plus the kitchen sink. This includes over 600 Basset hounds, clowns, costumed characters from across the country, lots of music including the entertaining Pitman Hobo Band, impersonators of legendary comedians, etc, etc. etc. and of course a KITCHEN SINK! The event ends at the Music Pier where the semi-insane PieAsco is held. This culturally, irrelevant event features a bunch of folks sitting in grandstands. When the signal is given they smoosh and or plaster each other with shaving cream pies.
The Ocean City Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., presents its juried PHOTOGRAPHY show in April. An awards ceremony, open to the public, will be held Friday, April 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call (609) 399-7628.