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OPEN AUDITION
The Wizard of Oz

Mon., April 6, 2015
4:30 pm

THE GRAND KIDS FESTIVAL
20th Birthday Celebration!

Sat., April 11, 2015
10am-5pm

 

 

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OPEN AUDITION - THE WIZARD OF OZ
Monday, April 6, 2015 4:30pm

An open audition for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of THE WIZARD OF OZ will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015 promptly at 4:30pm at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. There are roles for those students in Kindergarten through High School. Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor/Director. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. Students wishing to audition must arrive by the scheduled starting time and stay for the entire two-hour session. The first rehearsal begins approximately 15-30 minutes after the audition.

This is a group audition - no advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts. Students should just be ready to come and have a good time! Performers selected for THE WIZARD OF OZ will present two performances at The Grand Kids Festival on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

 

 

Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre presents
RIP VAN WINKLE
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 10am

Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre presents their original musical adaptation of Washington Irving's classic, Rip Van Winkle. This unique combination of talented puppeteers and actors brings a new perspective to the tale.

Nine-foot-tall puppets take Irving's great adventure to new heights with singing, dancing and, yes, even bowling with the boys of the Catskill Mountains! Sleepy Rip Van Winkle is joined on stage with his sweet daughter Sarah, his faithful huntin' dog Wolfie, Dame Van Winkle, the Pirate and his Pegleg Parrot, Soldier Boy Harry, and Captain Henry Hudson and his crew.

While some men work for a better tomorrow, Rip Van Winkle is easily distracted by the lure of having fun today. He learns a difficult lesson that by sleeping his life away, his dreams slip away too. His life has passed him by.

It's classic literature at its best.

Suitable for Kindergarten – 4th grade.

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THE GRAND KIDS FESTIVAL
20the Birthday Celebration - FREE ADMISSION
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10am-5pm

Celebrate with The Grand on a day filled with non-stop performances and art activities at the 20th Annual Grand Kids Festival, located on Postoffice Street in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District between 20th and 23rd on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10am – 5pm.  Admission to the Festival, inflatables and a variety of additional activities are FREE to the public on this 20th birthday, The Grand’s birthday gift to everyone.

Designed as an avenue to introduce children and their families to the arts, visitors will be entertained and involved in activities and performances that take place within three blocks on four stages, featuring over a dozen professional performers, twenty-seven student groups, hands-on activities for children, a petting zoo and so much more fun for everyone!

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Missoula Children’s Theatre in collaboration with The Grand Kids Festival presents
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 11am & 1pm

Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to The Grand with their enriching residency that provides Galveston area students with an opportunity to perform on stage at our historic theatre. MCT will lead these two performances of THE WIZARD OF OZ during our annual Grand Kids Festival!

Suitable for all ages. This performance is included with admission to The Grand Kids Festival.

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AN EVENING WITH
GARRISON KEILLOR

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 7pm
A solo performance perfect for The Grand! The acclaimed host of A Prairie Home Companion shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and "late-life fatherhood." With a wonderfully dry sense of humor (and sometimes with music), Keillor captivates audiences using his unique blend of comedy, class, charisma, and wisdom.
Grand Debut!

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Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 7pm

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Vital Theatre Company presents
FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL
Book and Lyrics by Susan DiLallo
& Music and Lyrics by Danny Abosch

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10am

Fancy Nancy the Musical is based on the book Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, written by Jane O’Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel, are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive, that's fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted? Suitable for Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade.

Suitable for Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade.

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CHRIS BOTTI
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 4pm
This Grammy Award-winning trumpeter has become the largest-selling American jazz instrumental artist. He’s had four No. 1 jazz albums since the release of his 2004 CD, When I Fall in Love, and has sold more than three million albums worldwide. Don’t miss Chris’ memorable performance of jazz classics and music from the American Songbook! "With his romantic bent and beautifully honed technique, this chart-topping trumpeter never has a problem wooing audiences with a classic pop melody…” The Washington Post.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 4pm

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JUST FOR LAUGHS… and MUSIC! 
SUMMER at THE GRAND!

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC
LILY TOMLIN
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 8pm
From sassy telephone operator Ernestine to devilish six-year-old Edith Ann, Lily Tomlin’s characters have produced side-splitting entertainment for legions of adoring fans   A comedic star of stage, screen, and television, Lily Tomlin has garnered an Academy Award nomination and received multiple Emmy, Tony and Grammy awards. She is the recipient of a 2015 Kennedy Center Honors.  Come prepared for an evening of giggles with this “Laugh-In” favorite!  “And that’s the truth!”

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Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 8pm

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AN EVENING WITH
TRAVIS TRITT
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 7pm
One of the most acclaimed musical artists of his era, Travis Tritt incorporates lifelong influences in honky-tonk, Southern Rock, blues and gospel into his country sound. “I feel so humbled and blessed to be where I am right now,” says Travis.  “My voice has never been stronger; I’m constantly playing and working to become a better guitar player, banjo player, vocalist and songwriter.” During his career, Tritt has sold more than 25 million albums. He has won two Grammys and three CMA Awards, and fills venues coast-to-coast with an ever-adoring fan base.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 7pm

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Friday, June 19, 2015 8pm
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 3pm and 8pm

This electrifying Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.  The hit score includes legendary hits such as “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” Folsom Prison Blues” and “Hound Dog.”  Put on your “Blue Suede Shoes” and get ready to party!
Grand Debut!

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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 8pm

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 3pm

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THE HOT SARDINES
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 3pm
Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys frontwoman with a voice from another era, and you have the Hot Sardines. (We haven’t even told you about the tap dancer yet.)  With a mission to transform songs from another era into pop music for this century, The Sardines fuse musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans , incorporating elements from the sounds of the Prohibition Era, the Great Depression, WWII, and beyond. Their reviews say it all:  “…one of the best jazz bands in NY today.” (Forbes); “Consistently electrifying live” (Popmatters); “Not so much reviving standards as taking defib paddles to them and jolting them back to life.” (The Patriot-Ledger)

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 3pm

 

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SINBAD
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 8pm
Stand-up comedian, movie, and TV star Sinbad brings his “tickle your funny bone” talent back to The Grand for an encore performance. Claiming he doesn’t know any jokes, Sinbad is ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time; and his comedy is profound without being profane!  He has built a loyal following by finding laugher in the trials and tribulations of everyday life and attributes his knowledge of comedy to what he learned from playing basketball.  As a one-time standout athlete for the University of Denver, Sinbad believes “the competitive aspect of sports teaches you to never give up.”   His appearance at The Grand promises to be another “hit ‘em in the face” performance!

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 8pm

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AN EVENING WITH PATTI LaBELLE
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 7pm
Beautiful, simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class.  Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that Ms. Patti is known and revered for.Her energy keeps her fire burning and fuels a passion to try something new…Dancing with the Stars is a perfect example!  “Each year I grow, and that’s a blessing from God.  I do what I can do.  I do what I feel God has given me the energy to do, so I just go out there and I do it.  I need to sing.  With a voice or without, I’ve got to get on that stage.”  And the world is thankful that Ms. Patti’s voice sounds so good to our ears.

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 7pm

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