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My Favorite Patron by Sarah Deck 6000 4000 Julia Rubens

My Favorite Patron by Sarah Deck

Sarah Deck is our new Director of Patron Services and Rentals for The Grand Opera House. Check out her perspective on what it’s like to give service to a historic institution: For better or worse, patrons are what make the job interesting. If you’ve ever worked in the service industry, than you know exactly what…

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Overheard at The Grand

We hear lots of chatter in The Grand lobby when working events. Here, Executive Director Joe Patti explains some of the phrases that come to mind from patrons. I have lived here all my life, but never been inside – This is the most common phrase heard at theaters and arts organizations across the world.…

Outdoor Pop-Up Theatre and Film Event at The Grand Highlights Georgians Living with Disabilities 1973 1409 Julia Rubens

Outdoor Pop-Up Theatre and Film Event at The Grand Highlights Georgians Living with Disabilities

June 23, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Julia Rubens, rubens_ja@mercer.edu or 478-301-2933 Outdoor Pop-Up Theatre and Film Event at The Grand Highlights Georgians Living with Disabilities MACON – A free outdoor film and pop-up theatre event called Treasure Maps: The Georgia Storytelling Roadshowwill take place at The Grand Opera House this Saturday, June 26…

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Nikki’s Last Nugget (of Wisdom)

Nikki Vincent has been with The Grand Opera House for almost 10 years, starting as a student ticket clerk while attending Mercer University before moving steadily up to run the entire box office and front of house operations. Today is her last day and we will dearly miss her! I have considered The Grand Opera…

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Film and Cabaret Packages on Sale Now!

OUR 2021-2022 SEASON IS COMING UP Looking for some arts and entertainment events to liven up your routine? We want to get on your calendar early. Picture yourself at The Grand: A beautiful historic venue that livens up any date night or family outing into an instantly memorable experience. We have the return of several Grand favorites…

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The “Kings and Queens” of Our Stage are in Macon

If, like us, you are working in live events and performance, it seems like a bleak year. COVID-19 made it clear that the essence of performance as we understand it in a common tradition, gathering closely in a space with your community in real time, is not advised in the same ways. An artist I…

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“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…