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Sep
4
Sun
The Grand Concert Series presents: The Fifth Dimension
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Grand Concert Series presents: The Fifth Dimension

The Fifth Dimension
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 AT 7:30 P.M.

In 1967, a little known vocal group called The 5th Dimension recorded a song called “Up, Up, and Away,” which turned out to be one of the biggest smash hits in musical history. The single won several Grammy Awards. The group catapulted to stardom, and their story has been one of success ever since.

The 5th Dimension has released over a dozen hit albums and received 14 gold records, 6 platinum records and 6 Grammy Awards. Their classics include such hits as: “Up, Up, and Away,” “One Less Bell to Answer,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Stone Soul Picnic,” “Last Night I Didn’t Get to Sleep,” and “Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine in.”

The group has headlined in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City regularly and continues to tour extensively throughout the rest of the United States, Europe, and Asia. Their personal appearance itinerary has placed them on the world’s most glamorous stages for over 40 years, including a tour of England and a performance at Radio City Music Hall with the late Frank Sinatra. While remaining true to their roots of intricate harmonies, The 5th Dimension continues to grow with the times to appeal to audiences of all ages and nationalities.

Preferring for the group to be innovators rather than imitators, original member Florence LaRue, along with Willie Williams, Leonard Tucker, Patrice Morris and Floyd Smith, has put together a show and sound that is truly their own, with more vocal range than ever and material that is fresh and varied. She also works hard to remain true to the sound of The 5th Dimension’s original recordings.

The group plans to take time out from their busy schedule to record a new CD to satisfy the many requests from fans and to introduce their music to the new generation.

Perhaps a recent reviewer of the White Plains Citizen said it best: “Their voices and harmony are stronger, more emotional, and as meaningful, perhaps more meaningful than when they first became hits in the 1965-1975 era… Today’s Dimensions deliver a tight, personal show, as crisp as old top 40 Radio.”

Single tickets to the show will cost $55 in Area I and $47 in Area II. For a complete schedule of upcoming performances, visit TheGrandMacon.com or call the Grand’s box office at (478) 301-5470.

Sep
17
Sat
Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots in Concert
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
23
Fri
Larry Gatlin & the Blackwood Quartet
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Grand Opera House Presents
LARRY GATLIN AND THE BLACKWOOD QUARTET
Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Grammy Award-Winning Country Music Legend & Grammy Award-Winning First Family of Gospel Music Together at Historic Macon Theatre

The incomparable Larry Gatlin will sing his famous country and gospel hits on stage alongside the world famous Blackwood Quartet on Friday, Sept. 23 at The Grand Opera House in Macon, GA. Tickets are $35 for Area I and $30 for Area II, and go on sale Wednesday, July 27 at 10 a.m. To purchase, call the Grand Box Office (478) 301-5470 or purchase in person at 651 Mulberry Street. Summer box office hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday. You can purchase and print your tickets anytime on our website Thegrandmacon.com.

Gatlin is an American country legend and released his first album, The Pilgrim, in 1973. He won a Grammy for his song “Broken Lady” the following year and has performed on 33 Top 40 singles including a duet with Willie Nelson. Elvis Presley recorded his hit “Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall” in 1976. Gatlin has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry for 40 years and was awarded the coveted ACM Pioneer Award in 2011. Their biggest hits include “Broken Lady”, “All the Gold in California”, “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You)”, “She Used to Be Somebody’s Baby”, “Talking to the Moon” and “Heartbreak Ridge and New Hope Road”. Larry Gatlin shares the music and stories from four decades as a solo artist and with The Gatlin Brothers.

Blackwood-Press-RT1The Blackwood name is legendary in gospel music; the Blackwood Brothers have won over 8 Grammy awards, 27 Dove Awards, and have sold over 60 millions albums worldwide. The Blackwood Quartet continues the gospel sound made famous by The Blackwood Brothers Quartet of 1934, which is considered the First Family of Gospel Music. Expect to hear songs such as “How Great Thou Art”, “Swing Down Sweet Chariot”, “I’ll Fly Away”, “Peace in the Valley” and “Walk Dem Golden Stairs”.

 

 

Oct
2
Sun
FAME: The Musical
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
FAME: The Musical

FAME
OCTOBER 2-3, 2016 AT 7:30 P.M.

In spring 1980, over 4,000 young hopefuls auditioned for the New York City High School of the Performing Arts. Only 97 students were admitted… the cream of the crop!

Fame – The Musical is a full-throttle journey traversing the struggles, fears, and triumphs of young artists navigating the worlds of dance, music and theatre. Conceived from the unforgettable Academy Award-winning film and subsequent Emmy Award-Winning television series, this unmistakable title has been brilliantly transformed into riveting musical theatre.

Single tickets to the show will cost $71 in Area I and $62 in Area II, or $45 in the Boxes. For a complete schedule of upcoming performances, visit TheGrandMacon.com or call the Grand’s box office at (478) 301-5470.

Oct
3
Mon
FAME: The Musical
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
FAME: The Musical

FAME
OCTOBER 2-3, 2016 AT 7:30 P.M.

In spring 1980, over 4,000 young hopefuls auditioned for the New York City High School of the Performing Arts. Only 97 students were admitted… the cream of the crop!

Fame – The Musical is a full-throttle journey traversing the struggles, fears, and triumphs of young artists navigating the worlds of dance, music and theatre. Conceived from the unforgettable Academy Award-winning film and subsequent Emmy Award-Winning television series, this unmistakable title has been brilliantly transformed into riveting musical theatre.

Single tickets to the show will cost $71 in Area I and $62 in Area II, or $45 in the Boxes. For a complete schedule of upcoming performances, visit TheGrandMacon.com or call the Grand’s box office at (478) 301-5470.

Oct
13
Thu
GrandKids Arts Education Series Presents: We The People
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
GrandKids Arts Education Series Presents: We The People

The GrandKids Arts Education Series brings science and literature to life for young audiences. Professionally produced, nationally touring one-hour performances begin at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are only $7. For tickets email tickets@mercer.edu or call the Grand Box Office at (478) 301-5470.

Each performance in the GrandKids Arts Education Series comes with a study guide to help make your students’ theatre experience as meaningful as possible. For many, it will be their first time viewing a live theatrical production. We have learned that when teachers discuss the play with their students before and after the production, the expereince is more significant and long-lasting. We hope you and your class enjoy the shows!

We The People
Thursday, October 13

Theatreworks USA is proud to present We the People, a musical revue that brings American Civics lessons to life and promises to make Social Studies exciting and accessible. Students will have a blast learning about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process, and more.

Barreling through a variety of musical styles relevant to today’s youth, including rock, rhythm-and-blues, and hip-hop, We the People will instill American pride in audiences of all ages, and perhaps even inspire them to get involved and make a difference.

(Recommended for grades 4-8). Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Relationships & Family, Social Studies.

GrandKids Arts Education Series Presents: We The People
Oct 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
GrandKids Arts Education Series Presents: We The People

The GrandKids Arts Education Series brings science and literature to life for young audiences. Professionally produced, nationally touring one-hour performances begin at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are only $7. For tickets email tickets@mercer.edu or call the Grand Box Office at (478) 301-5470.

Each performance in the GrandKids Arts Education Series comes with a study guide to help make your students’ theatre experience as meaningful as possible. For many, it will be their first time viewing a live theatrical production. We have learned that when teachers discuss the play with their students before and after the production, the expereince is more significant and long-lasting. We hope you and your class enjoy the shows!

We The People
Thursday, October 13

Theatreworks USA is proud to present We the People, a musical revue that brings American Civics lessons to life and promises to make Social Studies exciting and accessible. Students will have a blast learning about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process, and more.

Barreling through a variety of musical styles relevant to today’s youth, including rock, rhythm-and-blues, and hip-hop, We the People will instill American pride in audiences of all ages, and perhaps even inspire them to get involved and make a difference.

(Recommended for grades 4-8). Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Relationships & Family, Social Studies.

Nov
2
Wed
GrandKids Arts Education Series Presents: Pete the Cat
Nov 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
GrandKids Arts Education Series Presents: Pete the Cat

The GrandKids Arts Education Series brings science and literature to life for young audiences. Professionally produced, nationally touring one-hour performances begin at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are only $7. For tickets email tickets@mercer.edu or call the Grand Box Office at (478) 301-5470.

Each performance in the GrandKids Arts Education Series comes with a study guide to help make your students’ theatre experience as meaningful as possible. For many, it will be their first time viewing a live theatrical production. We have learned that when teachers discuss the play with their students before and after the production, the expereince is more significant and long-lasting. We hope you and your class enjoy the shows!

Pete The Cat
Wednesday, November 2

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth.
As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.

(Recommended for grades PreK – 3) Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family.

GrandKids Arts Education Series Presents: Pete the Cat
Nov 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
GrandKids Arts Education Series Presents: Pete the Cat

The GrandKids Arts Education Series brings science and literature to life for young audiences. Professionally produced, nationally touring one-hour performances begin at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are only $7. For tickets email tickets@mercer.edu or call the Grand Box Office at (478) 301-5470.

Each performance in the GrandKids Arts Education Series comes with a study guide to help make your students’ theatre experience as meaningful as possible. For many, it will be their first time viewing a live theatrical production. We have learned that when teachers discuss the play with their students before and after the production, the expereince is more significant and long-lasting. We hope you and your class enjoy the shows!

Pete The Cat
Wednesday, November 2

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth.
As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.

(Recommended for grades PreK – 3) Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family.

Nov
16
Wed
Straight No Chaser
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Straight No Chaser
I’ll Have Another…20th Anniversary World Tour
Tickets on sale Friday, May 6

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. The I’LL HAVE ANOTHER…WORLD TOUR comes to town in celebration of the group’s 20th Anniversary together. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

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