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And to think that you saw it on Mulberry Street – Our new marquee236354Julia 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…

Love Letters Meet And Greet Pictures500648Joe Patti

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 Subscriptions67204480Joe Patti

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…

Help The Grand Replace Its Marquee1079462Joe Patti

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…

How big of an ABBA fan are you?1080800Emily Stepp

How big of an ABBA fan are you?

Other fun ABBA facts! ABBA Mania In 1977, the band could have sold out London’s famous Royal Albert Hall a whopping 580 times. ABBA’s first concerts scheduled in the UK included two dates at the venue. 3,5 million ABBA-loving Brits applied via mail for the 12,000 available seats. A bizarre conspiracy theory regarding the band’s…

The Search for Neverland20481365Sarah Webster

The Search for Neverland

Win 2 Free Tickets to see Finding Neverland The Search for Neverland begins Friday, Feb. 1 and ends Friday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. Everyone who completes ALL the tasks will be entered to win 2 FREE tickets to see Finding Neverland on Feb 12 & 13. (5 pairs total) The Grand Opera House invites…

Christmas at The Grand21001391Sarah Webster

Christmas at The Grand

The holiday season is truly unique. It brings people together unlike any other time of the year. There’s something about the cold weather, festive decorations and cheerful music that makes us feel that sense of joy and belonging each year. This year, we are presenting several holiday events perfect for you and your friends and…

Joe Patti Named Executive Director of The Grand Opera House48803306Sarah Webster

Joe Patti Named Executive Director of The Grand Opera House

July 31, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Sarah Webster, (478) 301-2933 or webster_sc@mercer.edu PATTI Named Executive Director of The Grand Opera House MACON — Veteran arts administrator Joseph Patti has been named executive director of The Grand Opera House, a performing arts center of Mercer University, effective Aug. 20. He succeeds Gram Slaton, who…

Our Title Sponsor: Mercedes-Benz of Macon49283264Sarah Webster

Our Title Sponsor: Mercedes-Benz of Macon

Mercedes-Benz of Macon, a division of Jackson Automotive Group, and The Grand Opera House, a performing arts center of Mercer University, today announced a new title sponsor agreement between the two entities. Starting with the 2018-2019 season in October 2018, The Grand’s Broadway season and all concerts of note will be included under the umbrella…

Telegraph Renovation Article48563237Sarah Webster

Telegraph Renovation Article

Original Article BY NADIA PRESSLEY npressley@macon.com June 21, 2018 03:44 PM Updated June 21, 2018 04:49 PM MACON, GA The Grand Opera House in downtown Macon is undergoing major renovations. “Look at it now because this is the last time you’ll see it as a junk room,” said Gram Slaton, executive director of The Grand…