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ARToberFEST

ARToberFEST

ARToberFEST

19th Annual Juried Fine Arts Festival
Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 10am-6pm
Sunday, October 16, 2016 – 10am-5pm

The 19th Annual ARToberFEST brings historic downtown Galveston alive – in vivid color – the weekend of October 15-16

Considered the Island’s premier art event, ARToberFEST  is held in the heart of Galveston’s Downtown Cultural Arts District – on Postoffice Street between 21st and 23rd Streets, on Saturday, October 15th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 16th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, ARToberFEST is a juried Fine Arts Festival showcasing work from over 125 artists from throughout the United States and the gulf coast area.

This year artwork will again be presented in thirteen media styles including clay, glass, jewelry, painting, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pen and ink, photography, digital media, textiles, wood and metal. All works will be presented in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by a variety of antique shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants located around the ARToberFEST venue. For a list of participating artists and thumbnail art samples, visit ARToberFEST.com

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Chubby Checker and the Wild Cats

Chubby Checker and the Wild Cats

Chubby Checker and the Wild Cats

Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 8pm

The man who taught the world to do “The Twist” returns to The Grand with an evening full of rock ‘n’ roll memories and a great back-up band! Named by Billboard as the #1 single in the history of charting pop music, “The Twist” led to Checker classics including “Pony Time,” “Let’s Twist Again,“ “The Hucklebuck,” “The Fly,” and “Limbo Rock.” For more than 50 years, Chubby Chucker has appeared before enthusiastic audiences of all ages who have marveled at his personal charisma and high-energy performances. So, get on your dancin’ shoes, and join us for all the fun!

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

(1923) silent film – with Rob Landes
Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 8pm

Prepare yourself for another “Howling Halloween” as organist Rob Landes accompanies this Universal Studios movie extravaganza, a feature film that cemented the studio’s position through the 1940s as “The House of Horror.” Based on Victor Hugo’s powerful novel, the film stars “master of disguise” Lon Chaney as the tortured hunchbacked Quasimodo − deaf, half-blind bell-ringer of the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame. The massive set recalling 15th-century Paris was one of the largest ever built in the history of Hollywood. Rob Landes’ evocative musical score is the perfect complement to this silent film classic at The Grand!

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An evening with Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen

An evening with Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen

An evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen

Added Show!  Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 –  7:30pm

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, two long-time college friends, are back on the road swapping songs like they used to do on Keen’s front porch in College Station. Both artists have been inducted into the Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame, and continue to tour as both the duo and separately with their bands. These legendary Texas singer-songwriters will each perform their most well-known songs and share stories of their friendship and the music that you love. Back in 2013, the Lyle and Robert acoustic duo sold out two-nights here at the Grand, so grab your tickets while you can and come join us!

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Elf, The Musical

Elf, The Musical

Elf, The Musical

Sunday, November 13, 2015 – 3pm & 7pm

ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF. Variety proclaims, “ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!

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Sponsored in part by THE LYDA KEMPNER QUINN FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

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A Galveston Island Winter Wonder Island event.

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Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical

Saturday, November 19, 2016 – 2pm & 5pm

The beloved, made-for-TV classic soars off the screen and onto the stage of The Grand this holiday season! Enjoy all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph! What makes Rudolph such an endearing and enduring part of Christmas theatrical entertainment? It’s a fun-filled, holiday adventure with a simple, yet powerful message: “What makes you different can be what makes you special!” Give your family some “Reindeer Magic.” See you at The Grand!

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The Priests

The Priests

The Priests

Sunday, November 27, 2016 – 7pm

Hailed as a musical match “made in Heaven,” this trio of Roman Catholic priests has achieved international acclaim for their stirring Irish tenor voices. They are one of the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular world, and their 2008 debut album set a Guinness World Record for “the Fastest Selling Classical Debut Album of All Times.” The Grand invites you to experience a joyful encore performance by Fathers Eugene and Martin O’Hagan and Father David Delargy. Whether you’re a fan of classical, pop, or religious genres, The Priests will make you believe in the uplifting power of music!

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Sponsored in part by THE TRUBE FOUNDATION / GALVESTON MUSICAL CLUB

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

A Galveston Island Winter Wonder Island event.

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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 2, 2016 – 8pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 – 3pm

Back by popular request! Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future come together in this delightful performance featuring stunning sets, lush costumes, and plenty of music and dance. The miserly Scrooge is made to see the light as he survives a merciless battery of revelations by the ghosts of his own Christmases: Past, Present, and Future. This new adaptation of Dickens’ ever-popular classic fills the stage with veteran Broadway actors, lush costumes, stunning sets, music, dance, and a timeless message. With beloved traditional carols of the season included, an enchanting evening for the entire family!

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A Galveston Island Winter Wonder Island event.

Visit www.galveston.com/holidaymagic for a complete listing of all Winter Wonder Island events.


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Jerry Jeff Walker

Jerry Jeff Walker

Jerry Jeff Walker

Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 8pm

Praised for his unpretentious poetic sensibility and restrained, but endearing singing style, Jerry Jeff is a great storyteller with a “say what you mean, sing what you say” delivery. As one of the Lone Star State’s most popular musical ambassadors, he sees the world with a troubadour’s eyes. His songs are the way he makes sense of the world, how he passes on stories of the people he meets, how he expresses his feelings on a given morning. As we prepare to ring in 2017, Jerry Jeff returns to The Grand for a memorable evening, filled with heart-tugging ballads, spirited melodies, and down-home fun!

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A Galveston Island Winter Wonder Island event.
Visit www.galveston.com/holidaymagic for a complete listing of all Winter Wonder Island events.


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Loretta Lynn, Queen of Country Music

Loretta Lynn, Queen of Country Music

Loretta Lynn, Queen of Country Music

Sunday, December 18, 2016 – 4pm

ADDED PERFORMANCE! – Monday, December 19, 2016 – 7:30pm

“To make it in this business, you either have to be first, great or different,” says living legend Loretta Lynn. “And I was the first to ever go into Nashville, singin’ it like the women lived it.” One of the most awarded musicians of all times makes her first appearance at The Grand, on the heels of Full Circle (her first new studio album in 10 years) and the 2016 PBS Special, American Masters — Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl. Don’t miss a Grand evening with this “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and hear why she is Country Music Royalty!

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A Galveston Island Winter Wonder Island event.
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Wiesenthal

Wiesenthal

Wiesenthal

Saturday, January 14, 2017 – 8pm

Written by and starring Tom Dugan, Wiesenthal is the riveting, true story of Simon Wiesenthal, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. Having been transferred to multiple concentration camps and having barely surviving World War II, Simon devoted the rest of his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Intelligent, funny, flawed and noble, Wiesenthal was a universal hero whose unbelievable dedication and tenacity over decades is honored in this play. Tom Dugan’s portrayal gives equal weight to this survivor’s wisdom and wit during his long, purposeful life. “Heartfelt & Deeply Moving!” (Huffington Post)

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The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys

Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 7:30pm
Sunday, January 22, 2017 – 3pm

Since 1947 – always entertaining and still going strong! The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. Their unparalleled four-part harmony; joyful, upbeat music-making; thirty-three albums; and seventeen Number One hits on Billboard’s country singles charts continue to make them one of the hottest country acts around! They’ve earned Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards, and in 2015, they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Don’t miss their Grand performances – just for the fun of it!

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PIPPIN

PIPPIN

PIPPIN

Sunday, January 29, 2017 – 2pm & 7pm
National Touring Company

PIPPIN is a high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, PIPPIN will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza” (NY1), it’s unlike anything you have ever seen! Come experience PIPPIN, one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.” Join us… for a magical, unforgettable new PIPPIN.

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An Evening with Sophia Loren

An Evening with Sophia Loren

An Evening with Sophia Loren

Saturday, February 4, 2017 – 8pm

The prolific career of legendary star Sophia Loren spans over five decades, earning her a remarkable array of notable accolades, including the first Academy® Award presented for a foreign language role with “Two Women.” Decades later, in 1991, Loren received an Honorary Award from the Academy in acknowledgment of her incredible contributions to world cinema. Synonymous with grace, beauty and artistry, the Oscar-winning actress will captivate you with an intimate onstage conversation at The Grand. She’ll be chatting with former Entertainment Tonight host Bill Harris, and you’ll enjoy film clips, home movies, and a Q & A from the audience.

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Pump Boys and Dinettes

Pump Boys and Dinettes

Pump Boys and Dinettes

Sunday, February 12, 2017 – 5pm

A little strip of highway along rural North Carolina has become THE place for a fill-up, some fried chicken, and a large helping of down-home music! Now’s your chance to experience this fun-tastic Broadway musical about four gas station attendants and two sisters who waitress at the nearby “Double Cupp Diner.” The high-energy cast, performing on guitars, piano, bass and kitchen utensils, shares their stories to a country rock/pop beat. Moving from plaintive to jubilant, the musical score evokes country radio staples ranging from the pound-the-piano country rock of Jerry Lee Lewis to heart-sore tales of absent men evoking the music of Tammy Wynette.

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Barefoot in the Park

Barefoot in the Park

Montana Repertory Theatre presents
Neil Simon’s

Barefoot in the Park

Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 8pm

You fall in love. You move in with each other. Then, you’ve got to learn to fall in love all over again? This Neil Simon relationship comedy explores the art of marital negotiation, a process experienced by two naive twentysomething newlyweds within the first four days of living together in their new, 5th floor walkup apartment. Add a new job, and a visit from the new mother-in-law, and you’ll get a crash course in love, relationship, marriage, family, the pangs of loss, and the joy of reunion. Presented by Montana Repertory Theatre as part of their 50th Anniversary season.

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


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The Rob Landes Trio – Music from the Movies

The Rob Landes Trio – Music from the Movies

The Rob Landes Trio – Music from the Movies

Sunday, March 12, 2017 – 4pm

These returning Grand favorites will take you on a magical, musical journey through the movies. Time-honored oldies like “Over the Rainbow,” “Laura,” and “As Time Goes By” will take the spotlight. You’ll also enjoy Academy Award-winning melodies and other nominated songs that failed to win the golden statue. Finally, experience the drama and excitement that a musical score adds to a piece of film footage. First, you’ll watch a film clip without its musical background. Then be amazed by how a scene comes to life when the Rob Landes Trio adds the music into the filmed scene. Now, that’s entertainment!

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42nd Street

42nd Street

42nd Street

Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 2:30pm & 8pm

The quintessential backstage story, 42nd Street is a dazzling and thoroughly entertaining homage to the world of musical theater and the power of the American Dream (…”you’re going out a youngster, but you’ve got to come back a star!”) Penned in the midst of the Great Depression, this all singing-all dancing show resonated with those longing for a golden age where smiling chorus girls could tap anyone’s troubles away. Enjoy some of the greatest show tunes ever written, including “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.”

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Sponsored in part by

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Scrap-Arts-Music

Scrap-Arts-Music

Scrap-Arts-Music

Friday, March 24, 2017 – 8pm

Transcending language, culture, and age, Scrap-Arts-Music offers a highly physical, wildly theatrical, and thoroughly entertaining taste of the musical vanguard. Musician/composer Gregory Kozak and architecture-trained Justine Murdy began their collaboration in 1998, creating 145+ tune-able, large-scale, mobile sculptural instruments artfully fashioned from industrial scrap and offbeat materials. They also developed an “action-choreography” style of movement reflective of Vancouver and the energy of percussion. Today, the Scrap-Arts-Music ensemble creates unforgettable performances that are as visually striking as they are sonically riveting. Join audiences from around the world who have embraced their intoxicating mix of music, movement and spectacle!

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


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Greater Tuna

Greater Tuna

Greater Tuna

Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 3pm & 8pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 3pm

“2 actors, 20 characters, 20 million laughs … Howlingly funny.” (Variety)
Greater Tuna is an irreverently hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. All of the town’s eclectic residents are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America both crazy and delightful! Called “a good ol’ down-home laugh-out-loud fest” by DC Metro Theater Arts, the show has enjoyed worldwide success, including long-running engagements both on and Off-Broadway and on HBO. Each performance will be followed by a Q&A with Director Jaston Williams that’s bound to be as entertaining as the show!

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The Midtown Men

The Midtown Men

The Midtown Men

Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 8pm

Four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys reunite in a new high-octane musical show celebrating the best of the ‘60s! Experience their lively renditions of timeless ‘60s hits of The Beatles, The Mamas and the Papas, The Four Seasons, Motown, and The Beach Boys. More than just a tribute to a bygone era, their performance of your favorite ‘60s hits will show you – or remind you – of what it was like to see those groundbreaking artists live onstage!

* Not a performance of, nor affiliated with the show Jersey Boys.

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Sponsored in part by THE JEROME KARAM FAMILY

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ARTRAGEOUS

ARTRAGEOUS

ARTRAGEOUS

Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 8pm

Art & Music Go Wild! Experience the excitement of watching a team of artists create giant paintings that spring to life at electric speed right before your eyes! Delight your senses with the spirit and action of amazing vocals, creative choreography, high-energy live music, and unforgettable audience interaction. ARTRAGEOUS is a show for the entire family and the journey of a life-time!

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Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie

Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 8pm

The career of veteran singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie exploded in 1967 at the Newport Folk Festival, when he performed his quirky protest song, “Alice’s Restaurant.” The song was credited with helping to foster a new generation’s commitment to social awareness and activism. As a member of American folk music royalty, Guthrie relives those classic, inspirational songs and shares timeless anecdotes from a life campaigning for social justice. Sure to be a sell-out!

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