'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

at Eagle Theatre

The classic American drama "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" comes to the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, beginning Friday, June 15, and running through Saturday, June 30.

The play, adapted by Dale Wasserman from the 1962 Ken Kesey novel, tells the story of Randle McMurphy, who cons his way into a mental institution to avoid prison time. The play is similar to the 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson.

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" will run on June 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m., and June 17 and 24 at 3 p.m.

The Eagle Theatre is located at 208 Vine Street in Hammonton. For tickets, go to www.TheEagleTheatre.com or call 609-704-5012.

American Pride Day in Cape May

A perfectly restored WWII-era B-17 Bomber and modern F-18 Fighter Jet will be flying over Cape May County in honor of "American Pride Day," taking place Monday, June 18, at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, located inside Hangar No. 1 at the Cape May County Airport in Lower Township.

The event is designed to celebrate the contributions of veterans as well as those individuals who have enabled the United States to be an innovator in the field of aviation.

The museum has partnered with the Yankee Air Museum in Michigan to fly in with the B-17 "Yankee Lady" for the event. The B-17 will be at the museum all day (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on Monday and 9 a.m. until noon. on Tuesday, June 19.

Additional activities for the day include beer and wine tastings, exhibits, vendors, military vehicles, food and live music by the John Walters Band, Erik Simonsen & Twelve:01.

Walk-through tours of the B-17 "Yankee Lady" are included with regular museum admission. Flights on the B-17 are available for purchase. Call Dave Wright at 734-483-4030, ext. 236 to book a reservation.

East Lynne Theater Company opens

East Lynne Theater Company will become only the second production company allowed to produce a series of comedic Ruth Draper monologues this season since Draper's death in 1956. ELTC favorites Karen Case Cook and Suzanne Dawson are bringing "A Cocktail Party," "Opening a Bazaar," "At a Telephone Switchboard" and other monologues to life under the direction of ELTC's artistic director Gayle Stahlhuth.

"Ruth Draper's Company of Characters" opened Wednesday, June 13, and runs through Saturday, July 21, at The First Presbyterian Church, located at 500 Hughes Street, Cape May, where the company is in residence. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:30p.m., except there is no show on Wednesday, July 4, and an added show on Sunday, July 8.

Tickets are $30 for general admission; $25 for senior citizens; $15 for full-time students. Children under 12 are free.

Miss New Jersey Pageant in O.C.

It's time to crown a new Miss New Jersey, and this year the pageant returns to Ocean City.

Pageant preliminaries are set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, and Friday, June 15, with the finals at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in the Music Pier Auditorium.

Comic Dena Blizzard is slated to emcee the event which will feature the contestants in production numbers and more performers.

Tickets for the event are $35 for the preliminary events and $50 for the final, and $100 to get in to all events. To get tickets, call Mary Lou Cake at 609-315-1423.

- Regina Schaffer