The Grand: February 17th, Parson’s Dance


The Grand 1894 Opera House is a premier entertainment showplace for acclaimed international stars, iconic American artists, and celebrated regional performers. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston’s Historic Downtown Cultural Arts District.

Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to

“Parsons Dance”

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 (8pm)

Exuberant, virtuosic, sexy! “Parsons Dance” is everything that is right about American modern dance. Innovative, exuberant, and gifted, this company always delivers. Their bold, joyous, and athletic movement has elevated them to the top of the world’s leading modern dance companies. Stunning works, like the iconic “Caught,” exemplify this company’s innovation and huge audience appeal. Tickets start at $22.

Yamato – The Drummers of Japan: “Chousensha,” The Challengers

Saturday, February 24th, 2018 (8pm)

“Imagine two- thousand years of Samurai, Shinto meditation, and sake surging through the muscles and motion of this energetic troupe of young drummers!” Now, think of all you will experience when they appear LIVE at The Grand! Since its beginnings in 1993, Yamato has infused each performance with new vitality and passion. Living, learning, and perfecting their art together on beautiful Nara Prefecture in Japan, Yamato combines great originality and innovation with the sheer joy of making music together. Tickets start at $22.

Jerry Jeff Walker

Friday, March 2nd (8pm)

One of the Lone Star State’s most popular musical ambassadors, Jerry Jeff returns to The Grand as Galveston prepares to ring in 2017. Walker has been called “Mister Bojangles,” “The Gypsy Songman,” and “The Jimmy Buffett of Texas.” Praised for his unpretentious poetic sensibility and restrained, but endearing singing style, Walker is a gifted storyteller with a “say what you mean, sing what you say” delivery. His annual return to The Grand will include a special combination of spirited melodies, heart-tugging ballads, and down-home fun. Tickets start at $35.

“Julian Bliss Septet: A Tribute to Benny Goodman”

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 (8pm)

Julian Bliss is one of the world’s finest clarinetists, excelling as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, jazz artist, and tireless musical explorer. Julian’s exceptional musicianship and stunning showmanship have thrilled audiences worldwide. “‘The Julian Bliss Septet and the Tribute To Benny Goodman’ celebrates not only the virtuoso pioneer of American swing music but captures the vibrant joy of a simple, unadorned melody played with feeling and conviction.” — Critical Jazz. Tickets start at $25.

“On Golden Pond” presented by Montana Repertory Theatre

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 (8pm)

Both lighthearted and deeply moving, playwright Ernest Thompson’s American theatrical masterpiece is the story of a curmudgeonly father and husband who must confront his strained relationship with his adult daughter and his own not-so-gentle march into old age. “‘On Golden Pond’ alternates with such shrewdness between humor and heartbreak that it comes to feel as real and full as life itself.” —The Boston Globe. Tickets start at $25.

The Rob Landes Trio – The Fabulous 50’s!

Sunday, March 18th, 2018 (4pm)

The 1950’s marked the beginning of the age of Rock and Roll — from Elvis to Little Richard to Chuck Berry. At the same time, the 1950’s was the era of Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, and Roger Williams. From “Sha Boom” to “Chances Are,” The Rob Landes Trio will charm you with the music of the Fabulous 50’s! Tickets start at $20.

Cirque Eloize: “Saloon”

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 (3pm and 8pm)

The Wild West comes alive in this intoxicating mix of theatre, music, and acrobatics. Imagine a saloon complete with a piano player, and a bar filled with gold diggers, rail workers, chorus girls, and cowboys. Add some comedy, dance, music, and whiskey fumes, and you get a fun-filled spectacle with a breathtaking finale. Saddle-up for this action-packed theatrical thrill-ride! Tickets start at $30.

“An Evening With Sophia Loren”

Rescheduled to Sunday, April 8th, 2018 (4pm)

The Grand 1894 Opera House has rescheduled the November 12th performance of “An Evening with Sophia Loren” to Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 4pm. The rescheduling of Ms. Loren’s performance was necessary because her Galveston performance was part of her touring schedule that included performances in theaters on the East Coast. And those theaters were damaged by Hurricane Irma. Of all the foreign sex symbols to explode on the American screen in the 1950s, Sophia Loren is the most iconic and the most enduring. The prolific career of this legendary movie star spans over five decades. She won the first Academy® Award presented for a foreign language role with “Two Women.” Decades later, in 1991, Loren received an Honorary Award from the Academy in acknowledgment of her incredible contributions to world cinema. Synonymous with grace, beauty, and artistry, the Oscar-winning actress, Sophia Loren will captivate you with her intimate onstage conversation with former “Entertainment Tonight” host Bill Harris. Enjoy film clips, home movies, and a Q & A from the audience.

“Amazing Grace”

Saturday, April 14th, 2018 (3pm and 8pm)

The awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most-loved song comes to life in this radiant touring production. Brimming with emotion and adventure, this tale of romance, rebellion, and redemption is “an unforgettable musical saga that captures the spirit of history’s sweetest and most powerful sound: freedom.” – Broadway in Chicago. Tickets start at $25.

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Saturday, April 21st, 2018 (3pm and 8pm)

Getting away with murder can be so much fun, and there’s no better proof than the hilarious hit show that won the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Musical. This uproarious Broadway comedy is the story of a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way. Tickets start at $25.

“The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6”

Saturday, May 5, 2018 (8pm)

Combining forces in concert for the first time, these amazing vocal groups boast a remarkable 20 Grammy Awards between them. Their range of performance styles and innovative arrangements cover nearly every genre of popular music from jazz to swing, gospel to urban R&B. With unexpected twists and turns, this jubilant show by the coolest masters of vocal harmonies on the planet and will have you bouncing in your chair! Tickets start at $25.

Blood Sweat & Tears – 50th Anniversary Tour

Saturday, May 12th, 2018 (8pm)

Combine the sophistication and musical skill of jazz with the energy and universal appeal of rock vocal music. Then add spontaneously improvised jazz solos and horn arrangements…and you will have BS&T – one of the top touring attractions of the past five decades. Celebrate an amazing performance with “Spinning Wheel,” “And When I Die,” “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “God Bless the Child,” and much more. Tickets start at $30.

An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu: A Benefit Concert for Congregation B’nai Israel Celebrating 150 Years!

July 28th, 2018 (7:15pm)

With Billboard Top 40 hits like “King Without a Crown” and “One Day,” Matisyahu beautifully blends the contemporary rhythms of reggae and hip-hop with the more traditional disciplines of jazz’s scat singing and Judaism’s chazzanut (prayer chanting). Regardless of your generation or faith heritage, this boundary-breaking acoustic evening with Matisyahu is sure to warm the heart and touch the soul.

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