Ben Side, 11 of Easthampton, Burlington County, and his cousins Caleb and Ruth Demree, both 13, and Jacob Demree, 14, all of Mount Laurel, Burlington County, from left, are covered in shaving cream after the great PieAsco during the annual Ocean City Doo Dah Parade, Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Ocean City.

Atlantic City Ballet presents 'Carmen'

The Atlantic City Ballet sets the stage for a classic tale of seduction, passion, betrayal and murder with the company adaptation of "Carmen," premiering 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Landis Theater in Vineland.

The ballet, adapted from the famous opera of the same name, features original choreography from Artistic Director Phyllis Papa and backdrop design by Broadway scenic designer David Esler, in addition to score by Georges Bizet.

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Additional performances of "Carmen" will follow 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Resorts Casino Hotel's Superstar Theater in Atlantic City, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Strand Theater in Lakewood. Tickets are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors and $15 for children. Call 609-804-1995 or go to

'Stand Up for Autism' Comedy Night

The third annual Stand Up for Autism comedy night will take place 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Fraser Room of the Mays Landing Country Club.

Gemini, a well-known comedian, ventriloquist and magician, will headline the event, joined by Los Angeles-based comedian Christian Spicer. Joel Richardson of Soul Joel Productions will once serve as host for the evening.

FACES 4 Autism is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and support of children with autism and their families. Tickets are $50. Call Ken Mosca at 609-412-3738 or go to

Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City

Comic brigades, trash-can superheroes and about 500 Basset Hounds are preparing once again to descend on Ocean City when the annual Doo Dah Parade kicks off noon Saturday, April 13, along Asbury Avenue.

This year's grand marshal for the annual celebration of humor will be Peggy King, a singing and comedy star who has also appeared in numerous movies. King was among the first 100 to be enshrined on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. King will be joined by syndicated cartoonist John McPherson, whose strip "Close to Home" is published in more than 300 newspapers worldwide.

The parade begins at 6th Street and Asbury Avenue to 12th Street, and then to the Boardwalk ending at the Music Pier. The annual "Pie-asco" follows the parade - a mass pie-in-the-face event. Call 609-525-9300.


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