GALVESTON — The 2014-15 Performing Arts Season of The Grand 1894 Opera House promises countless opportunities to “Celebrate with The Grand.”

It’s a banner year for The Grand, celebrating its 40th consecutive performing arts season, following the purchase and initial restoration of The State Theatre, which began in 1974 and the 120th anniversary of The Grand’s historic opening on Jan. 3, 1895.

Artistically, 2014-15 features exceptional presentations — among them 13 Grand debuts — including a diverse mix of musical events, an abundance of Broadway shows and an exceptional assortment of theater, silent film, children’s fare and holiday performances.

Plus, two of this season’s storied performers mark significant artistic milestones — singer-songwriter-activist Arlo Guthrie joins The Grand on his Alice’s Restaurant 50th anniversary Tour and the incomparable Hal Holbrook will be playing The Grand during his 90th birthday tour.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand is in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District and is recognized as “The Official Opera House of the State of Texas.”


At a glance

WHAT: The Grand 1894 Opera House 2014-15 Performing Arts Season

WHERE: 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston

DETAILS: Subscription packages are now available; single ticket sales begin Aug. 4; all major credit cards accepted

CALL: 409-765-1894, 800-821-1894


The Grand 1894 Opera House 2014-15 Performing Arts Season

Music

  • 8 p.m. Sept. 13: The Pointer Sisters
  • 8 p.m. Sept. 20: The Official Blues Brothers Revue
  • 8 p.m. Oct. 21-22: Willie Nelson
  • 3 p.m. Oct. 26: Voca People
  • 8 p.m. Nov. 1: “The Phantom of the Opera,” (1925) — silent film classic with live music by Rob Landes
  • 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and 3 p.m. Jan. 25: The Oakridge Boys
  • 5 p.m. March 1: Arlo Guthrie — Alice’s Restaurant 50th anniversary
  • 4 p.m. March 22: The Rob Landes Trio: Beatles, Bacharach and Beyond
  • 4 p.m. May 3: Chris Botti

Broadway

  • 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 3 p.m. Oct. 19: “Smokey Joe’s Café”
  • 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 25: “Sister Act”
  • 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 3: “Flashdance”
  • 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 31: “Guys and Dolls”
  • 8 p.m. Feb. 20-21: Jekyll and Hyde
  • 8 p.m. March 14: “Neil Berg’s 102 Years of Broadway”
  • 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 9: “Peter and the Starcatcher”
  • 8 p.m. June 19 and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 20: “Million Dollar Quartet”

Theater

  • 8 p.m. Oct. 11: “Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt, The Therapy Continues!” — starring Steve Solomon
  • 8 p.m. Nov. 15: “Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo”
  • 8 p.m. Nov. 28 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 29: “Maid Marian in a Stolen Car” — starring Jaston Williams
  • 8 p.m. Feb. 27: “Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight:
  • 8 p.m. March 7: “Montana Repertory Theatre — The Great Gatsby”
  • 7 p.m. April 12: “A Conversation with Garrison Keillor”

Holiday events

  • 8 p.m. Nov. 22: An Irish Christmas
  • 7 p.m. Nov. 30: The Irish Tenors — Ronan Tynan, Finbar Wright and Anthony Kearns
  • 8 p.m. Dec. 5: Charles Dickens’  “A Christmas Carol”
  • 8 p.m. Dec. 16: Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas
  • 8 p.m. Dec. 20: Robert Earl Keen — Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee
  • 4 p.m. Dec. 21: Houston Children’s Chorus — Holiday Pops Show
  • 8 p.m. Dec. 27: Jerry Jeff Walker
  • 4 p.m. Dec. 28: Manhattan Transfer Christmas Show

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