Help The Grand Replace Its Marqueehttps://www.thegrandmacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/front-of-building-e1559221734998.jpg1079462Joe PattiJoe Pattihttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/03401aa2173878ced48e14765e318635?s=96&d=mm&r=g
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 behind them rather than the name of the show they are so excited about seeing.
We hope to purchase a new marquee which will be of much better quality and comes with a seven-year parts and labor warranty. All gifts for the marquee above $100 will be recognized for a time on the marquee for a period of time after its installation, and permanently memorialized on a special Marquee Fund plaque in the lobby.
How big of an ABBA fan are you?https://www.thegrandmacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/abba-quiz.png1080800Emily SteppEmily Stepphttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/66a68ee74a6d82071b2f9424f09d3d26?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Other fun ABBA facts!
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 male members has been making its rounds for decades. Back in the eighties, the world press discovered that Benny and Bjorn had never been photographed together alone. The fact sparked rumors that the ABBA men were, in fact, the same person. Forensic scientists would later put the strange theory to rest when they studied pictures of the pair, Benny parted his hair to the left while Bjorn had his parted to the right.
Anni-Frid Synni, commonly known to fans as Frida, actually went on to become royalty. In 1986, Frida began a high profile romance with Prince Heinrich Ruzzo Reuss von Plauen who was a prince of the former sovereign German House of Reuss. The former ABBA star became a royal after marrying the prince in 1992, earning the titles of Princess Reuss and Countess of Plauen.
During its extensive and wildly impressive musical history, ABBA has broken a string of world records. The band itself has sold between 400-500 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. The pop group was the very first group from a non-English-speaking country to have earned top spots in charts in all English-speaking countries including Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and The United States.
Get prepared for the fun! Listen to our ABBA Spotify playlist featuring your favorite hits and related artists.
The Search for Neverlandhttps://www.thegrandmacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/finding-neverland-hook.jpg20481365Sarah WebsterSarah Websterhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/1e9d8748830199852e3da90b3f9b815f?s=96&d=mm&r=g
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 everyone who doesn’t want to grow up to join us on our Search for Neverland right here in Macon. Complete each of the tasks below around town and document your experience, posting to Facebook OR Instagram and using the hashtag #NeverlandMacon. (Make your posts public to ensure we see your photos!) Tag the Grand Opera House in your photos. Complete in any order. Look for the Search in the current issue of 11th Hour, on stands now!
Here are the tasks:
Fairy dust is great, but there’s also Mercedes Benz of Macon to get us around. Go take a picture in the driver’s seat of a showroom car!
Strike a Peter Pan pose and snap a pic in front of the Beverly Olson Children’s Hospital at Navicent Health. Navicent Health is our show sponsor!
Visit a library and take a photo of yourself reading Peter Pan.
Show us your best Captain Hook pirate impression in the boat sculpture at Bernd Park. (video)
Take a video of yourself “flying” across the pedestrian bridge at Mercer University.
Remember your childhood! Take a video of yourself going down the slide at Society Garden.
Let’s see your musical skills. Take a video of yourself playing the piano on Poplar Street.
Take a pic with the sculpture located at Cherry and Third Street. Copy her pose!
Go to the Macon Arts Gallery and get a selfie with your favorite piece of art.
Take a picture of your shadow stretching out over the fountain in Tattnall Square Park
For more information about Finding Neverland or our other upcoming Broadway shows check out the events below!