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The Grand 2015-2016 Season


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Galveston Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, February 14, 2016
4pm

Galveston Ballet: 30 Years
Friday, February 19, 2016
7pm

 

 

 

 

 

Wellington International Ukulele
Orchestra of New Zealand

Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 8pm
The land of The Hobbits adores them, and so will you! High-octane ukuleles of all sizes, sublime vocal harmonies, flamboyant outfits, delightful theatrical effects, and plenty of audience participation! From tunes of the South Pacific to "ukulelefied" versions of rock and pop classics, you'll love this musical funfest!

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Ragtime, The Musical
Saturday-Sunday, February 20-21, 2016 – 8pm / 3pm
The lives of an upper-class New Rochelle family, a determined Eastern-European Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician intersect in turn-of-the-century New York, where each longs for a better tomorrow. This Tony Award®-winning Broadway tour-de-force is "simply stunning in every way." (Variety)

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Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 8pm
                    

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 3pm


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TAO: Seventeen Samurai
Friday, February 26, 2016 – 8pm
Direct from their sold-out world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, TAO presents its latest artistic triumph, combining amazing athleticism, striking contemporary costumes, innovative choreography, and explosive Japanese drumming. "Extraordinarily talented...incomparable muscular zeal." (Chicago Tribune)

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Friday, February 26, 2016 – 8pm


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Itzhak Perlman
Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 8pm
Revered for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, the reigning virtuoso of the violin is treasured for his remarkable artistry and his irrepressible joy for making music. Reserve your ticket now, for a superb concert experience in the beautiful intimacy of The Grand 1894 Opera House!

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Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 8pm


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Vocalosity
Saturday, March 5, 2016 – 8pm
No genre of music is off limits to this amazing a capella vocal group – from 10th-century Gregorian chant and classic choral, to barber shop quartet and bouncing doo-wop, to The Beatles and Bruno Mars. This fast-paced evening features 12 dynamic voices singing and swinging to some of today's chart-topping hits in brand-new arrangements.

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Saturday, March 5, 2016 – 8pm 
 

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Capitol Steps
Sunday, March 6, 2016 – 7pm
This always entertaining Washington DC-based comedy troupe, which began some 35 years ago as a group of Senate staffers, provides a unique blend of musical and political satire. Their tasteful lampooning is guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016 – 7pm


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The Rob Landes Trio
Broadway is My Beat

Sunday, March 13, 2016 – 4pm
From Jerome Kern to Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Rob Landes Trio takes you on a journey down the fabled Great White Way. Oh, what a beautiful concert!

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Sunday, March 13, 2016 – 4pm


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Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey
of Peter, Paul and Mary
Friday, March 18, 2016 – 8pm
In this intimate evening of song and reflection, Peter and Paul remember their enduring anthems of social change including "If I Had a Hammer" and "Puff the Magic Dragon," the historic impact they had upon the world of civil liberties, and their wonderful musical partner of 50 years, Mary Travers.

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Friday, March 18, 2016 – 8pm


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Cirque Mechanics – PEDAL PUNK
Sunday, April 3, 2016 – 4pm
You've never seen a circus like this: a dazzling whirl of acrobats, cyclists, floating trapeze artists, and "funambulists" dangle and twirl from flying unicycles and a one-of-a-kind pedal-powered apparatus called the Gantry Bike. The New York Times raves: "Exceptional, evocative, eye-catching and grossly entertaining…in a word, excellent."

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Sunday, April 3, 2016 – 4pm


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New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
Albert Begeret, Artistic Director
The Pirates of Penzance

Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 8pm
Head to the high seas with Gilbert & Sullivan's most popular comic opera! Swaggering swashbucklers, boisterous bobbies, lovely ladies, and an "off-his-cups" military commander fill the stage with great fun and delightful hits including "Poor Wandering One" and "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General."

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Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 8pm


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Jeanne Robertson
Friday-Saturday, April 15-16, 2016 –8pm / 8pm
What's so funny about everyday life? The six-foot-two, former Miss North Carolina with an infectious personality and a delightfully family friendly brand of humor shares some of her funniest "life lesson" anecdotes, including "Don't Go to Vegas Without A Baptist," "Don't Bungee Jump Naked," and "Don't Send a Man to the Grocery Store!"

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Friday, April 15, 2016 – 8pm  
                

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Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 8pm


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Robert Irvine LIVE
Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 4pm
What a delicious performance! The acclaimed chef, restaurateur, and Food Network superstar takes his signature culinary sensibilities to a whole new level in this high energy, interactive, multimedia and multi-sensory theatrical experience that offers numerous opportunities for audience participation! Don't miss this most entertaining banquet!

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 4pm


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A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
with Garrison Keillor

Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 4:45 p.m. Live Broadcast
The Grand brings you a one-time only live broadcast of the celebrated public radio show A Prairie Home Companion on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:45 p.m.  This will be the first--and last--time Garrison will host the show in Galveston, as he has announced his retirement from hosting duties at the end of this season.

The broadcast will be heard live on over 600 public radio stations by some 4 million people across the country.  And, yes, it really is live so be sure to be in your seats no later than 4:45pm Central Time!

We invite you to be part of the live radio broadcast when A Prairie Home Companion visits Galveston.  Tickets will sell out quickly, so please note the on sale date and time and be sure to secure your seats!

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 4:45 p.m. Live Broadcast


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Paul Anka
Sunday, May 8, 2016 – 7pm
The only singer/songwriter in history to have a record on Billboard's Top 50 chart for seven consecutive decades! In addition to his own classic hits, "Diana," "Lonely Boy," and "Put Your Head on My Shoulder," Paul wrote Tom Jones' "She's a Lady," and the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra's signature song "My Way." Experience an evening with one of the most prolific and versatile artist of any generation.

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 – 7pm


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A Sneak Peek at 2016 Summer Fun!
Mamma Mia

Friday-Saturday, May 13-14, 2016 – 8pm / 3pm & 8pm

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters and the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs. The ultimate feel-good Broadway show!

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Friday, May 13, 2016 – 8pm 
                  

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 3pm
               

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 8pm


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