Arts & Entertainment Briefs


South Beach

Grayland Players to present “Bus Stop”

The Grayland Players community theater group is presenting “Bus Stop” at the Grayland Community Hall, beginning Friday. Additional performances are Nov 10, Nov. 16-17. All those performances begin at 7:30pm. There is also one matinee at 2pm Nov. 11.

Tickets are available at City Drug in Aberdeen and Twin Harbor Drug in Westport and also on line at graylandcommunityhall.org or at the door. Tickets are $10. “Bus Stop,” written by William Inge and directed by Carolyn Barker, is that nostalgic story about a group of bus passengers being stranded in a rural restaurant during a terrific snow storm.

Driftwood Players to

present “Excursion Fare”

The Driftwood Players are preparing for their next production — “Excursion Fare” — written by Dennis Smith and directed by Dave Lund, later this month.

The comedy/drama in two acts is suggested for teens and older.

Performance dates are Saturday, Nov. 17, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23-24, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8. All those shows begin at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 9.Tickets are $13 and are available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.

“Polar Express” is holiday

movie at 7th St. Theatre

“Polar Express,” the 2004 big-budget motion capture Christmas movie, is this year’s holiday film at the historic 7th St. Theatre in downtown Hoquiam. The animated hit will screen on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm.

Director Robert Zemeckis is known as a special effects whiz from films such as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” “Back to the Future,” and his Oscar-winner, “Forrest Gump.” “Polar Express” was a next big step, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “first all-digital capture” film, where all acted parts were done with the use of motion capture techniques to digitally record the physical performances of the actors before “skinning” them with their animated forms.

For “Polar Express,” Zemeckis reunited with one of his favorite actors, Tom Hanks, who also won an Academy Award for “Forrest Gump.” Hanks plays five different characters, including the “Hero Boy,” who boards a powerful magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home on Christmas Eve. What unfolds is an adventure in which a doubting boy embarks on a journey of self-discovery that teaches him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. showings. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and children, and will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug, Books on 7th, and at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information call (360) 537-7400 or check the website, www.7thstreettheatre.com.

“Christmas with the Celts” set for D&R

“Christmas with the Celts” will come to the D&R Theatre in Aberdeen on Wednesday night, Dec. 19. Tickets are on sale now and range from $20 to $90. They can be purchased at Backstage Espresson, next to the theater, during regular business hours or online at dandrtheatere.com.

North Beach Singers

set for holiday concerts

The North Beach Singers will present their annual Winter Holiday Concerts at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Chapel By the Sea Church, 4612 State Route 109, in Moclips and again at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.

Admission is a donation of non-perishable food or money to benefit the North Beach Food Banks. For further information, contact Judy Snow at (360) 289-4499 or beachsinger@coastaccess.com.