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“Searchin’ for a Rainbow” amidst tough times 3520 1980 Julia Rubens

“Searchin’ for a Rainbow” amidst tough times

When you serve Broadway fans and Broadway has been shut down, how do you solve a problem like Maria a global pandemic? We don’t have all the answers, but we’ve started trying with Broadway Does Southern Rock. This was our first fire escape concert that utilized our parking lot as audience seating, with “pod” squares…

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Grand Memories: DRUMLine Live!

Back in January, we hosted DRUMLine Live! at The Grand. But… the party didn’t end in the theatre. Watch this Grand Memory from after the show, when the dancing beat led all the way out to Mulberry Street! Getting the crowd laughing, clapping along, and even impromptu drum lessons for kids by the band capped…

Our Mini-Commission Winner is Chloe Shelton! 864 876 Julia Rubens

Our Mini-Commission Winner is Chloe Shelton!

https://youtu.be/z08YxIwPyhg Congratulations to Chloe Shelton of Macon, GA for winning our Grand Mini-Commissions submission. In the tough times we’ve been facing, Chloe’s video gave a huge amount of sunshine and hope for brighter days. Here’s a little more about our winner: Chloe is 12 years old and just finished the 5th grade. During the shelter-in-place,…

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Taking a “bite” out of boredom

Since the two months of the COVID-19 emergency have hit The Grand, we’ve missed seeing you here. After our recent performance of Alash Ensemble featuring Shodekeh, I had a patron come up to me in a local brewery afterwards, itching to talk about the performance. Our GrandKids were walking out of the house trying to…

He “got rhythm” in only 38 years. Who could ask for anything more? 3856 3024 Julia Rubens

He “got rhythm” in only 38 years. Who could ask for anything more?

Gershwin’s tragedy was not that he failed to cross the tracks, but rather that he did, and once there in his new habitat, was deprived of the chance to plunge his roots firmly into the new soil. -Leonard Bernstein In honor of our first Broadway show, I wanted to give a nod to its composer…

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It’s Not A UFO, It Is Throat Singing

Chances are, you haven’t heard of Tuvan Throat Singing. Chances are, you also haven’t heard of Tuva, a small country in the Russian Federation located south of Siberia. All that is okay. We invited the group to Macon so you have an opportunity to encounter something new. Here at The Grand we have big, flashy…

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Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

It is probably just one of the many members of the crew working to make the magic of a show happen. For the average attendee to a show at the Grand it is just that, a show. The curtain opens to a particular scene that is a key feature for the story about to unfold…

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My Grand Family

I always tell people that I have grown up at The Grand — and that’s not a lie. I really feel like I have.  Nikki dressed up as a Mercer student clerk I remember coming to the GrandKids series as an elementary school kid, being excited that I was out of school for the day…

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Seeing What You Love With The People You Love In The Place You Love

We love it when people ask us to present performances of different shows and musical groups. That tells us that when people want to see stuff they love, they are thinking about The Grand Opera House as the place they want to see it. We do keep a list of suggestions, but there are many…

Don’t miss a single note. Subscribe to Broadway in Macon 3840 2160 Julia Rubens

Don’t miss a single note. Subscribe to Broadway in Macon

There’s always been something special about the American-born art form of the Broadway musical. It takes place at a moment where your emotions swell to the point that words just won’t do. It’s the coordination of dozens of performers with moving set pieces, sparkling costumes, and the timing of a live orchestra. A Broadway story…