Welcome to The Grand Opera House! We are proud to be Central Georgia’s sole presenter of professional touring Broadway productions and a complimentary season of concerts, comedy and arts education programs. We are proud to set the stage for the Macon Symphony Orchestra, Macon Civic Club’s annual revue, and Nutcracker of Middle Georgia, and the numerous community-based arts organizations who we welcome each year.
“The Grand experience” begins when you arrive on beautiful, tree-lined Mulberry Street where The Grand marquee announces. Once inside, you step back in time to an era when theatres were truly grand spaces. Ornate molding, gold leaf, dramatic arches, a soaring starry sky ceiling, plush red curtains and architectural flourishes add to the grandeur of the 1,000-seat venue. With your Grand Tumbler filled with your favorite beverage from the Encore Room bar, you are set to sit back and enjoy a Grand evening of entertainment!
Be our guest for the 2015-2016 Broadway Series, which includes:
Ragtime: The Musical
Sun. & Mon., Nov. 15-16
One of the most acclaimed musicals of modern times is back in a brand new touring production! The Grand turns back the clock to the start of the 20th century–a time when anything was possible and ragtime music was king! For many, New York City was the land of opportunity. A poor Jewish immigrant sells his “moving picture” books on the street. A wealthy Victorian couple welcomes a runaway into their home. A Harlem jazz pianist turns an issue of justice into a revolution. One by one, their personal journeys come alive as historic figures offer guidance and diversion–among them escape artist Harry Houdini, auto tycoon Henry Ford, famed educator Booker T. Washington, and chorus girl Evelyn Nesbit. Together, their stories celebrate the struggle between tradition and independence… black and white… old and new… all in pursuit of the American dream. With its cast of vibrant characters, vivid sets and costumes, and Tony Award–winning book and score, Ragtime is a can’t-miss theater event. Single tickets to the show will cost $68 in Area I, $58 in Area II, or $45 in the Boxes.
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Fri. & Sat., Jan. 8-9, 2016
Now in its 25th amazing year, the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical” continues to thrill audiences on tour in the U.K. and around the world. Viewed by more than 20 million people in over 20,000 performances worldwide, Buddy opened in London’s West End in 1989, and has been seen on Broadway, throughout Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Netherlands and Singapore; winning numerous awards along the way. Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, “Peggy Sue”, “That’ll Be The Day”, “Not Fade Away”, “Oh Boy”, Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba”, The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace” and many more! Single tickets to the show will cost $68 in Area I, $58 in Area II, or $45 in the Boxes.
Saturday Night Fever
Fri. & Sat., March 11-12, 2016
One of the most beloved dance stories of all time in a spectacular new production, Saturday Night Fever is the coming of age tale of young Tony Manero who learns the value of life in 1970’s Brooklyn. Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees, including “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever,” “Jive Talking,” “You Should Be Dancing,” and “How Deep is Your Love,” in addition to several new songs written especially for this production. Single tickets to the show will cost $68 in Area I, $58 in Area II, or $45 in the Boxes.
Sat., April 23 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia! returns to The Grand Opera House on Saturday, April 23, 2016, for two performances at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” Mamma Mia! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found. Take a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Single tickets to the show will cost $68 in Area I, $58 in Area II, or $45 in the Boxes. For a complete schedule of upcoming performances visit TheGrandMacon.com or call the box office at (478) 301-5470.