Arts & Entertainment in brief 7/18


Advance purchase fair ride wristbands

The Grays Harbor County Fair is just a couple weeks away, starting Wednesday, Aug. 7 and running through Sunday, Aug. 11.

Carnival ride wristbands are available every day of the fair, which means that for just $25, you can ride unlimited rides any one-day of the Grays Harbor County Fair. But even better, Davis Shows NW is offering advanced purchase of carnival ride wristbands for just $21.

Wristbands can be purchased at any Anchor Bank in Grays Harbor County and at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds.

Carnival ride wristbands do not include fair admission.

Rides will operate from noon to closing, Wednesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. During the Fair, wristbands are available at the Carnival Lot.

For more information, call the fair office at 360-482-2651 or check out our website at


Clay Walker fair concert tickets

Clay Walker will perform on the opening day of the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, Aug. 7. Concert tickets are on sale now!

Tickets are $30 per and include fair admission.

For more information or to purchase, please contact the Grays Harbor County Fair & Event Center at 360-482-2651 or stop by the fair office located at 32 Elma-McCleary Rd., Elma, WA, 98541


7th Street Kids perform Shrek the Musical

Townspeople! Throw down your torches and pitchforks, embrace your inner ogre, and trek to the 7th Street Theatre to see Shrek the Musical. This Broadway musical is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks movie and the book by William Steig. It has only recently been released for amateur productions in June 2013, so the 7th Street Kids production will be one of the first!

For those who are not familiar with the story – Shrek is an ogre who was abandoned by his parents at the tender age of seven, as all traditional ogres are. He escaped from the townspeople (and their torches and pitchforks) and has made a comfortable home for himself in the swamp. He is content until a perfectionist with serious control issues, Lord Farquaad, banishes all of the non-conforming Fairy Tale Creatures from his city to Shrek’s swamp. Shrek and his annoying but faithful companion, Donkey, are compelled to go on a journey to regain the swamp, rescue a princess, and help the Fairy Tale Creatures get an “ever after”. On their way, Shrek discovers the value of friendship and each meets his own true love. Will they also find their own happy ending?

The 7th Street Kids (age 7-16) have been presenting outstanding musical productions at the 7th Street Theatre since 1992. We expect a sell-out show with this year’s performance, so be sure to get your tickets soon!

July 26 to 27 at 7:30 p.m.

July 28 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for 12 & under, $8 for student and seniors and $12 for adult.

Tickets are available at Harbor Drug, Rosevear’s Music, Brown Paper Tickets and one hour before each performance


Driftwood announces 2013-2014 season

The Driftwood Players of Aberdeen have announced their 2013-2014 season schedule.

The season opens in September with “The Rocky Horror Show,” made famous by the 1970’s motion picture, from Sept. 14 through Oct. 6, including a midnight performance on Sept. 28 in addition to that night’s regularly scheduled show.

For the holidays, “A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol” begins on Nov. 23 and runs through Dec. 15.

After the New Year,“Full Frontal Nudity,” a Jerry Rabushka comedy about a community theater trying to bring in larger audiences with wild rumors, begins on Valentines Day 2014 and runs through March 2.

The Tennessee Williams classic “The Glass Menagerie” opens April 26, 2014, and runs through May 18.

The season concludes with “Loss, Love and What I Wore,” a series of monologues on women’s relationships, wardrobes and, at times, the interaction of the two runs through July 26.

Tickets for the upcoming shows are $15 and will be available online starting in August. Go to and print out your ticket. Season ticket packages (four or five shows) are also available online.

Tickets can also be purchased at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.


Driftwood presents “Shakespeare — abridged”

Three actors bring 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays to life in just 97 minutes. Pop culture, history and good intentions collide to provide an evening of Shakespeare that is neither dry nor boring. Fast-paced, witty and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

Directed by Steven Puvogel, performance dates are:

• Friday, Saturday: July 19, 20

• Friday, Saturday: July 26, 27

Curtain time for all shows is 7:30 p.m. There is no Sunday matinee for this production.

Tickets are $13 and are available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam and Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores.

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