The GRand Kids Festival


Save the Date for the 27th Annual Festival!
Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 10 AM to 5 PM

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The Grand 1894 Opera House announces an open audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of The Frog Prince to be held on Monday, April 24, 2023, at 4:30 PM at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, Texas.

Staged at The Grand as a residency by Missoula Children’s Theatre, students from kindergarten through high school are invited to audition for a role in this original musical adaptation. The audition is a group audition with no advance preparation needed, but a smile never hurts! There are roles for 50-60 students in the production; however, there is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast. Students interested in performing are invited to audition and must arrive by the 4:30 PM scheduled starting time and stay for the entire two-hour audition session. The first rehearsal begins immediately following the audition.

Rehearsals will be conducted every evening April 24 – April 28, 2023, 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM and the residency will culminate in performances scheduled for at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 29, 2023, as a highlight of The Grand Kids Festival. All students cast must be available for rehearsals and all scheduled performances.

For more information on The Grand Kids Festival, please visit the festival website at

Thanks to all our 2022 sponsors!

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Founding sponsors of the Festival include Mary Ainslie, The Gladys B. Foundation in honor of Robert Richard Thornton, The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Bank of America and The Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston.

Sponsors for the 2022 festival include Kathrine G. McGovern, CenterPoint Energy, Yaga’s Children’s Fund, Ippolito Foundation, Rotary Foundation of Galveston, Houston Family Magazine, Rudy and Paco’s Restaurant, The Kids Directory, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston, as well as many friends of the Festival.

In addition, support of hundreds of volunteers including The Grand’s Board of Directors, Past Presidents Council and Education Committee, The Grand Phantoms and many organizations and student groups ensures the success of the festival each year.