On Wednesday, tickets go on sale for The Grand 1894 Opera House’s 2017-18 performing arts season.
From celebrated Broadway legends and shows, to familiar artists that perform at Texas’ oldest theater year after year, this season is sure to be one that you don’t want to miss.
Kicking things off at 8 p.m. Sept. 23 will be “Chita & Tune — Two for the Road,” featuring Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, two of Broadway’s legendary performers, who will dazzle the audience with singing, dancing and acting.
“This is always an exciting time at The Grand, as we look forward to announcing our upcoming performance season to the public,” said Maureen Patton, executive director at The Grand. “To have Chita and Tommy open up this year’s season is as exciting as it gets! They’re no strangers to The Grand and we consider them friends as well. Tommy considers it ‘home’ and always tells the stories of visiting The Grand and Galveston while growing up in Houston. Their show will kick things off in grand fashion and I’m sure those tickets will go fast.”
The legendary Beach Boys, Jerry Jeff Walker, Oak Ridge Boys, The Texas Tenors and the Rob Landes Trio also will be returning to The Grand during the upcoming season.
The Beach Boys are set to perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 and are sure to bring an evening of “Good Vibrations” for the young and old.
“Who doesn’t love the Beach Boys?,” said Patton. “They also will be returning to The Grand and we’re sure those tickets will go quickly as well. The fun and good times that they bring to the stage is one that can’t be described.”
“Stomp,” “Nosferatu,” which is a silent film presentation with Rob Landes on the organ, “Tango Fire,” “Yamato — The Drummers of Japan” and the rescheduled “An Evening with Sophia Loren,” are just a few of the productions making up the 2017-18 schedule.
“The spectacular production ‘Stomp,’ which hasn’t been at The Grand in about two or three years, also will be back featuring its unique and creative style of music for people of all ages, who absolutely love their show,” said Patton. “I also highly recommend ‘Amazing Grace,” which tells the true story behind one of the world’s most-loved songs. It’s just amazing, powerful and moving — from start to finish. We’re hoping to not only see the ‘regulars,’ but those who may have never gotten a chance to visit us here at The Grand. This season, we have something for everyone and we’re sure that it will be our best one yet.”
To subscribe and lock in tickets (before single tickets go on sale) or see the complete list of the 2017-18 season, visit www.thegrand.com or call 800-821-1894.