Out & About – Monster-X Tour

The Teen Musical Theater of Oregon is taking to the stage with a tale of gangsters, romance, and mistaken identities.

“The Drowsy Chaperon” is a rare original. It all begins when a die-hard musical theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.

It’s a wacky musical within a comedy featuring great songs and dancing, Hollywood characters and even some blindfolded roller-skating. The show features a cast of talented young local performers.

“The Drowsy Chaperon” is at the Craterian Theater on Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. Contact the Craterian Box Office for ticket information.

If you love the roar of huge engines and car-crushing monster wheels, The Compton Expo Arena at the Jackson County Fairgrounds is the place you’ll want to be. Monster trucks are taking over the arena with all the thrills that come with them. Featuring some of monster trucking’s biggest names, Rock star, Reverse Racer and the infamous Bonecrusher, just to name a few.

You’ll also see the amazing quad racers who are out to prove that you don’t have to be big to be bad. The Monster-X Tour is at the Jackson County Fairgrounds on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Advance ticket prices are 18 dollars for adults and 10 dollars for kids. Pit passes are 5 dollars. More information can be found at http://monsterxtour.Com/events/medford-or-2013/.

On Saturday, take a drive out of town for the Ruch Community Festival. Enjoy live entertainment, games, food and drink, and exciting raffle prizes. The Ruch Community Festival takes place at the Ruch School on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.