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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…

My Grand Family 372 499 Nikki Vincent

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…

Seeing What You Love With The People You Love In The Place You Love 2048 1365 Joe Patti

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…

And to think that you saw it on Mulberry Street – Our new marquee 236 354 Julia Rubens

And to think that you saw it on Mulberry Street – Our new marquee

Welcome to 2020! At The Grand, we ended the decade with a show of lights, just as Macon got ready to light up downtown for the Christmas Lights Festival. After a year of our marquee sitting dark, we were able to install a new marquee that was bigger and better than ever. This is thanks…

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Love Letters Meet And Greet Pictures

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Love Letters meet and greet with Barbara Eden and Barry Bostwick.  The staff traveling with the performers provided us with some of the pictures they took. If you are one of the people below and would like an original, please email us at TheGrand@mercer.edu with the number(s) of…

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2019-2020 Season Subscriptions

Become a subscriber and save! Enjoy a lower rate for your Broadway tickets at The Grand and make the experience your own in your guaranteed seats. Season Ticket Prices Area 1 : $166.50 (plus tax) Area 2: $147.00 (plus tax) Buy online, in person or over the phone at 478.301.5470. An American In Paris March…

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Help The Grand Replace Its Marquee

The Grand’s stately digital marquee was installed 10 years ago and has ceased to operate despite our best efforts to maintain it. Taking pictures with the marquee in the background is something so many visitors do to remember their experience attending events at The Grand. It breaks our hearts that there is a blank band…