The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston kicks off an incredible collection of Broadway hits, holiday concerts, and family-friendly performances that will certainly keep you entertained over the next few months.
The Grand, located at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston, is a true treasure of Texas. The theatre has overcome treacherous storms and other challenges over the years, but the Galveston community has always come together to see it survive and thrive. There’s truly no other place like it to see a show in the Houston/Galveston area.
Tickets for the following events can be purchased here. And here’s the incredible 10-show line up that runs from Saturday, Nov. 9, through Feb. 1:
What: Go back in time to 1945 as six soldiers return from war and help change a nation. Bandstand is a Tony Award-winning musical that features incredible music, dancing and riveting and moving storyline.
When: 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
How Much: Tickets start at $34.20 for this amazing show. Special price: Active service military and first responders can take advantage of a special buy-one-get-one-free offer.
What: This Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of an Irish singer-songwriter who’s about to give up his craft before meeting a young woman who works to push him back into music. If you’re a fan of Glen Hansard and Irish music, you won’t want to miss Once. Don’t miss the chance to join the band in the pub on stage pre-show and during intermission!
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16; 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.
How Much: Tickets range from $34.20-$108
Vienna Boys Choir
What: The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir brings its 500 years of musical tradition to the Grand with a concert that’s sure to thrill and delight music lovers of all ages. This year’s program includes the music Mozart and Haydn, in addition to holiday and folk songs heard around the world.
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
How Much: Ticket prices range from $34.20-$108 for this show.
Jaston Williams in Blood and Holly — A West Texas Family Christmas
What: Writer and actor Jaston Williams, best known for the Greater Tuna saga, comes to Galveston to tell stories of his childhood around Christmas time, including a life-damaging Santa Claus experience that you won’t want to miss.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24
How Much: Tickets for this event start at just $30 with some more expensive options available.
Merry Christmas from the Doo Wop Project
What: Get ready for some super-tight harmonies with holiday flare as the Doo Wop Project, which features stars of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, Motown The Musical and A Bronx Tale, put a Christmas twist on their music. Come early and browse the free Holiday Arts Market at ArtWalk exhibit in Edna’s Room at The Grand from 6-9 p.m.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.
How Much: $34.20-$108
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
What: Kick off December with Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and, of course, the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future! This musical features incredible sets, beautiful costumes and plenty of music and dancing.
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
How Much: Tickets for this show range from $27-$80.
Christmas with The 5 Browns
What: The ultimate Christmas concert just four days before the big day! This incredibly-talented group of musicians perform individually and together as they work to make classical music more relevant with plenty of energy and dynamic character. These young maestros are truly musical legends in the making.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.
How Much: Tickets for this concert range from $34.20-$108.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical
What: Christmas may be over by Dec. 28, but the holiday spirit continues on through the end of the year — especially for the most-famous reindeer of all! The cast of Rudolph has performed more than 500 shows and its musical at The Grand will be just as special as Rudolph and his band of reindeers work to save Christmas. This is a perfect show for families!
When: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28.
How Much: Tickets for this show start at only $22.50.
The Greatest Love of All — A Tribute to Whitney Houston
What: Belinda Davids and her breathtaking vocals take you on a heartfelt journey through Whiteny Hoston’s greatest hits at The Grand for a special concert honoring the musical legacy of Whitney Houston. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11; 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.
How Much: Tickets range from $22.50-$98.
What: Take in the heartwarming story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters – Peter Pan. This musical is tells the story of playwright J.M. Barrie and his struggle for inspiration that becomes the story of Peter Pan — showing that with a leap of faith (and a little bit of pixie dust, of course!) anything is possible.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1; 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2.
How Much: Tickets start at only $22.50 for this show.
With so many great shows coming up, there’s never been a better time for a trip down to Galveston to experience The Grand 1894 Opera House for yourself! Get more info on all of their upcoming shows on their website.
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