Ragtime Fair will feature live music, comedy and hula hoop artistry

Nettie Gentempo image by Eric Cao
Nettie Gentempo image by Eric Cao
Nettie Gentempo, hula hoop performing artist and instructor, will perform and teach at
the Ragtime Fair at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Submitted photo by Eric Cao

SUN JOURNAL – A Ragtime Fair will be held from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday July 3, at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Highlights include a live variety entertainment show (kicks off at 2 pm) with music by Ragtime Rebellion, comedy by Jack “Off-Broadway”, and Nettie Gentempo performs spectacular hula hoop dancing and teaches her expert skills on the lawn. Private psychic readings are also available for an additional charge.

Members of the Harrison Volunteer Fire Department offer complimentary grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for all to enjoy – donations will gratefully be accepted. And The Salt Lick Café will have snacks, beer, wine and canned cocktails available for purchase.

Admission to the Ragtime Fair and grounds are free. Variety show tickets are $15 and private reserved psychic readings are $35. Tickets are available at deertrees-theatre.org. All ticket prices include a $2 Heritage Fee that supports the ongoing restoration and improvements of the Deertrees Theatre.

Founded in 1936 originally as an opera house by prominent opera singer/director Enrica Clay Dillon, Deertrees Theatre has been home to Broadway stars and local actors, world-acclaimed musicians and aspiring students. Nestled in the foothills of southern Maine’s lake region, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine. Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Rd., Harrison.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email gail@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook and Instagram.

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