Volunteer Training – Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:00 pm
The Grand’s volunteers, known as Grand Phantoms, play an important part in the ongoing success and positive impression The Grand makes on its public. They are our best ambassadors, whose smiling faces are the first thing our audiences see when they arrive and the last thing they see when they leave. Read more…
If you are interested in becoming a Phabulous Phantom of The Grand – join us for Volunteer Training on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6pm at The Grand. Please RSVP to Volunteer Coordinator Carrie Davis at 409.599.2267 or email email@example.com Hope to see you at The Grand!
WITH A PREHISTORIC UNDERWATER TWIST Friday, September 14, 2018 6-9pm
POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER – New Date:
Friday, September 21, 2018 6-9pm
Join The Grand and Galveston Restaurant Group for this fun and casual fundraising event featuring a buffet dinner with delicacies of land and sea, an open bar, a silent auction and the opportunity to “fish” for additional prizes! An annual fundraising event presented by Galveston Restaurant Group, funds raised support the Serious Fun children’s series and other educational programs at The Grand.
I decided it was time to go undercover and maybe catch this clown in action. Athena Lorenzo has been slimed and she doesn’t think it’s very funny! There is a practical joker on the loose in Ms. Gleason’s class, so it’s up to Jigsaw (Theodore) Jones and his friend Mila to catch the clown. This might be their most slippery case yet. Brimming with music, charm, and humor, ArtsPower’s production, based on the book by renowned author James Preller, will make audiences laugh and think as they learn the secret codes that Jigsaw must decipher to solve the mystery.
Respected by millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s
rich and commanding voice was dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” Wynonna appears with her great backup band, The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser. Get ready for an evening filled with country, Americana, blues, soul and rock!
The first national tour by these incredible performers will open in Rudder! The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate feel-good show,” The Choir of Man offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything – pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert you’ll ever see! CHEERS!
Aida Cuevas, the “Queen of Ranchera Music,” presents a mariachi spectacle, paying tribute to her dear friend and greatest mentor, Juan Gabriel. Aida’s stunning vocals and unwavering devotion to traditional mariachi music led to her 2018 Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Music Album, the first won by a woman. “Aida Cuevas is to Mexico what Aretha Franklin is to the United States: a powerful voice that encapsulates the essence of her nation’s spirit.” (Kansas City Star)
Adapted from the book “Tomás and the Library Lady” by Pat Mora
Produced by Childsplay from Tempe, Arizona
As the young son of migrant farm workers, Tomás spends the summer with his family following the crops north from Texas to Iowa, passing long days in the fields listening to his grandfather tell stories. When a chance encounter brings him to the local Carnegie Library, he meets the “Library Lady” who recognizes his thirst for knowledge and encourages him to read. His delight in books is equaled by his pride in teaching Spanish to the Library Lady, trading knowledge and respect between generations and cultures.
Phantom of the Opera – Silent film with Rob Landes at the organ
Friday, October 26, 2018 8pm
An annual Halloween tradition, Rob Landes reprises his specially created, totally improvised musical score for the showing of Lon Chaney’s 1925 silent film masterpiece, The Phantom of the Opera. With his transformative (and highly secretive) makeup techniques and his exceptional acting abilities, Lon Chaney created iconic big-screen characters that made him one of early Hollywood’s biggest box office stars. Come in costume if you dare!
From bop to pop…the evolution of a sound! 3 parts Jersey Boys, 2 parts Motown: The Musical and “not your grandma’s doo wop”, these five charismatic, handsome, triple threat Broadway stars – with their hot 5-piece band — tear it up, with musicality, dancing and showmanship not found with any other group in the world! They take classic Doo Wop songs from the 50’s and 60’s and make ‘em sound fresh and new…and they take contemporary pop hits by stars like Jason Mraz, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Maroon 5, and “doowopify” them! Perfect entertainment for people ages 10 to 100!
Gabriel Royal’s journey from art teacher to modern chamber pop composer-performer began as a fun diversion with friends. His sensual singing voice and sonorous cello accompanimentdeveloped while playing and singing in the New York subways. Gabriel’s musicalinfluences include Stevie Wonder’s groove, Burt Bacharach’s relaxed, jazzy yet poppy sensitivities, and the multi-talents of alternative contemporary artists including John Legend, Hiatus Coyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, Jangle Monae and Thundercat.
Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel 47 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts, including Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, their third full-length Bob Wills tribute album. Now traveling as an 8-piece band, Asleep at the Wheel has a newfound energy and their own Texas style. Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into town!
Hailed as a musical match “made in Heaven,” The Priests have achieved international acclaim for their stirring Irish tenor voices. An overnight success almost 40 years in the making, Fathers Eugene and Martin O’ Hagan and Father David Delargy set a Guinness World Record for “the Fastest Selling Classical Debut Album of All Times” in 2008. An evening with The Priests is sure to put a spring in your step!
Deep below the surface, submerged below time, swam some of the world’smost amazing prehistoric marine reptiles. In Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium you will be able to get up close and personal with an amazing array of aquatic creatures from bygone eras, connecting young audiences to the real science of palaeontology. Erth’s prehistoric creatures are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly, in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 years and up. Children can watch wide-eyed from a safe distance or dare to get right up close to these prehistoric creatures.
Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption has enchanted audiences around the world since it was first published in 1843! Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future come together in a delightful theatrical performance featuring stunning sets, lush costumes, and plenty of music and dance. With beloved traditional carols of the season included, it’s an enchanting event for the entire family!
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 4:00 PM
With special guest vocalists, Veronica Swift and Vuyo Sotashe, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. For almost 30 years, this Manhattan-based big band has been spreading the gospel of jazz virtues from its early blues roots to swing and awesome improvisations. An evening of potent, passionate, and superbly crafted music!
One of the Lone Star State’s most popular musical ambassadors returns to The Grand for his annual holiday season concert! Get ready for a memorable evening, filled with heart-tugging ballads, spirited melodies, and down-home fun!
This heartrending retelling of a powerful historic event recounts the astounding moment during World War I when Allied forces and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas Day 1914 together − sharing food and drink, singing carols, and playing soccer. All is Calm weaves first-hand accounts by World War I soldiers with patriotic tunes, trench songs, and Christmas carols. “… it puts a human face on WWI.” San Francisco Globe
An annual tradition at The Grand! Treat your favorite little girl or boy to the Nutcracker Afternoon Tea. This delightful event features tea-time fare of finger sandwiches, cookies, punch and of course, tea! Get your photo with our Nutcracker dancers. A perfect complement to a performance of The Nutcracker ballet. Make this your new family holiday tradition.
This brand-new touring production of A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage by Charles M. Schulz features everyone’s favorite Peanuts gang – Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally, and more, all led by the lovable Charlie Brown – as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. When Charlie Brown becomes discouraged by the materialism of the season, Lucy convinces him to direct the neighborhood Christmas play. In typical Charlie Brown fashion, things go awry and it’s up to Linus to save the day and remind everyone of the real message of the holiday.
Sylvia Milo’s award-winning drama is the true, untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus. A prodigy, keyboard virtuoso, and composer who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, Nannerl’s work and her story faded away, lost to history. Described by The New York Times as “strikingly beautiful,” this one-woman drama is based on stories and comments pulled directly from the Mozart family’s humorous and heartbreaking letters. The Other Mozart is a multi-sensual experience that transports the audience into a world of outsized beauty and delight – but also of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice where, finally, this other Mozart tells her story.
Always entertaining and still going strong! The Oak Ridge Boys return to The Grand for their annual concerts featuring unparalleled four-part harmony and a string of number one hits from Billboard’s country singles charts!
Based on the three books by Doreen Cronin Illustrated by Harry Bliss
Produced by Dallas Children’s Theater from Dallas, Texas
The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp in a bug’s world, capturing all the droll humor and whimsy of the wildly popular books. Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends: Worm, Spider and Fly. Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has superpowers, and Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt. Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of others, DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, AND A FLY is a joyful, hip musical exploration of the world outside… You might just find that a bug’s life is not all that different from your own!
Set in 1595, this hilarious Broadway smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first notes. They had a sound nobody had ever heard. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story − a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. Hits include “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.” Jersey Boys contains authentic, “profane Jersey language,” and is recommended for mature audiences.
When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.
With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the 50-year history of the music that changed the world forever! From the progenitors of Rock & Roll in the1940s, through the glory years of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, through MTV in the early 80s, the show uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic stars as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, FrankieValli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, and Journey.
Oceans of Hope – The Epic Journeys of Our Ancestors, captures the very essence of Irish history. Through music, song, and dance, audiences experience the struggles and dreams of a people fighting for liberty, freedom, dignity, and above all, family. Oceans of Hope is not only about the past but also the present and the glorious future. It’s the story of America, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand; a story of a people moving across Oceans from all nations in hopes for a better and brighter future.
Relive the Big Band sounds that kept this nation’s spirit alive through one of the toughest wars in our history. This trip down memory lane is filled with stories and the subtle piano tunes of the day. Rob not only is a consummate musician but a storyteller who weaves words and music together in his own special style. The Rob Landes Trio will inspire and charm you with the memorable music of our past.
In a Scandinavian mountain pass, a yodeling Norwegian herdsman and his son welcome springtime. They open a gate to let their goats out of the brown winter pasture. Across a river, in the distance is the fresh green food of springtime. The goats must cross a bridge to get there. A bridge with a Troll living underneath it.
Pink Martini’s cheeky name is no accident. It speaks to the fizzy spirit and breezy sophistication that this 11-member orchestra, decked out in natty suits and colorful dresses, brings to its music-making. Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire in over 25 languages on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and North and South America, Mixing original songs and classic hits, the popular ensemble revels in a hybrid, throwback style that mixes pop, jazz, classical and world music.
This Tony Award®-winning Best Musical is lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez. Spamalot is the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they seek the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are raving about Spamalot.
Book and Lyrics by Douglas Jones Music by Ron Barnett Produced by Virginia Rep on Tour
This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale. Join our modern-day young hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous Jack from the book he is reading. As he spins the tale of trading the family cow for three magic beans, we watch the giant beanstalk grow and let our imaginations soar as our hero climbs through the clouds to meet an ill-tempered giant, finds fabulous treasures and more adventures than you can shake a stalk at.