As a premier entertainment showplace for acclaimed international stars, iconic American artists, and celebrated regional performers, The Grand 1894 Opera House continues to produce an annual performing arts season that delivers “living in the moment” entertainment experiences that capture the imagination of its audiences.
Contact The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or visit The Grand at www.thegrand.com.
Ronnie Milsap Farewell Tour
Saturday and Sunday, September 16th-17th (Saturday, 8pm and Sunday, 3pm)
With 40 #1 hits, 6 Grammy awards, and a dozen CMA awards including Entertainer of the Year and four turns at Male Vocalist of the Year, Ronnie Milsap is a true legend. Not only has Ronnie Milsap been a consistent chart topper and true icon in the industry, he is known for his highly entertaining live show. Ronnie’s humor is on display with fun stories from his time in the business, as well as a diverse mix of hits that showcase his amazing musical talent. Ronnie’s connection to his audience is unrivaled. A Ronnie Milsap show is a true event! Don’t miss your final opportunity to see this amazing performer.
Chita & Tune – Two For The Road
Saturday, September 23rd (8pm)
Two of Broadway’s legendary performers, Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, appear together in a stunning opening night at The Grand. Multi-Tony winning artists Rivera and Tune have dazzled audiences everywhere with their singing, dancing, acting, and directing talents. It’s no wonder their show is playing to crowds that are standing room only! Tickets start at $48.
Jimmy Webb – The Glen Campbell Years
Saturday, October 7th (8pm)
Composer Jimmy Webb pays tribute to his friend Glen Campbell, sharing highlights of the 100+ recordings from the Webb/Campbell songbook. Enjoy Jimmy’s moving recollections – complete with photos, video, and audio clips, and humorous stories − from the partnership that produced “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” and more. Tickets start at $25.
The Beach Boys
Sunday, October 15th (7pm)
Conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. They’ve created a torrent of hit singles and sold tens of millions of albums. But of greater significance, they changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in their debt. Don’t miss an amazing evening of “Good Vibrations” at The Grand! Tickets start at $30.
Sunday, October 22nd (3pm)
With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of today’s most-celebrated violinists. Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, and Echo Klassik awards, as well as the Avery Fisher Prize. Enjoy this amazing artist, performing with his pianist, in the beauty and intimacy of The Grand. Tickets start at $30.
“Nosferatu” – Silent Film with Rob Landes at the Organ
Friday, October 27th (8pm)
Originally released in 1922 as “Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens,” (A Symphony of Horror), director F. W. Murnau’s eerie adaptation of Stoker’s “Dracula” is a silent masterpiece that to this day is the most striking and frightening portrayal of the legend. A silent film accompanied by Rob Landes at the organ, “Nosferatu” is the perfect performance to set the mood for Halloween. Tickets start at $20.
Dixie’s Tupperware Party
New Dat: Friday,November 10th (8pm)
NBC’s “The Today Show” exclaimed, “It’s Not your Grandma’s Tupperware Party” and with good reason. This hilarious one-person comedy has become one of the most successful off-Broadway tours of the last decade. Dixie’s Tupperware Party got its first audience at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, where it was awarded “Best Solo Show” and was an instant sellout.
An Evening with Sophia Loren
Sunday, November 12th (4pm)
Of all the foreign sex symbols to explode on the American screen in the 1950’s, Sophia Loren is the most iconic and the most enduring. Rescheduled from the Spring of 2017, the Oscar-winning actress will captivate you with an intimate onstage conversation featuring former “Entertainment Tonight” host Bill Harris, along with film clips, home movies, and a Q & A from the audience. Subscription seats may not be available for this performance. Tickets start at $55.
Willie Nelson and Family
Monday, November 13th (7:30pm)
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy,” “Red Headed Stranger,” and “Stardust.” Join us as we welcome Willie and Family back to The Grand for this encore performance!
Saturday, November 18th (3pm and 8pm), Sunday, November 19th (3pm)
A unique combination of percussion, movement, and visual comedy, STOMP has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression. Both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. Experience a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday, and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum. Tickets start at $25.
“Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular”
Friday, November 24th (8pm) and Saturday, November 25th (3pm and 8pm)
This is one of the most delightfully enchanting Christmas shows ever, featuring glittering costumes, a dazzling cast, and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole! Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable, nostalgic journey with enough fun and festive cheer to power all the Christmas lights in Galveston. Holiday favorite songs include “White Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Let it Snow,” and more. Tickets start at $25.
Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”
Friday, December 1st (8pm) and Saturday, December 2nd (3pm)
This timeless tale of hope and redemption has enchanted audiences around the world since it was first published in 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future come together in a delightful theatrical performance featuring stunning sets, lush costumes, and plenty of music and dance. With beloved traditional carols of the season included, it’s an enchanting event for the entire family. Tickets start at $30.
“Deep in the Heart of Christmas”
Friday, December 15th (8pm) – The Texas Tenors
Fresh from the debut of their PBS Special (filmed at The Grand and set to air in summer 2017), Texas favorites Marcus Collins, John Hagen, and JC Fisher treat audiences to a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway, and current pop music. With their breathtaking vocals, humor, and a touch of cowboy charm, their concert at The Grand will put you into the holiday spirit. Tickets start at $30.
Jerry Jeff Walker
Saturday, December 16th (8pm)
One of the Lone Star State’s most popular musical ambassadors returns to The Grand for his annual holiday season concert. Get set for a memorable evening, filled with heart-tugging ballads, spirited melodies, and down-home fun. Tickets start at $35.
“The Official Blues Brothers Revue”
Saturday, January 13th, 2018 (8pm)
First seen on The Grand’s stage during the 2014-2015 Season, Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty return as “Jake” and “Elwood” Blues with “The Official Blues Brothers Revue.” Backed by a powerhouse band, their performance is packed with classic hits from the Blues Brothers catalog, including “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” and more. This is sure to be an evening of rock, blues, and soul fun! Tickets start at $25.
The Oak Ridge Boys
Saturday, January 20th, 2018 (7:30pm); and Sunday, January 21st, 2018 (3pm)
Always entertaining and still going strong! The Oak Ridge Boys return to The Grand for their annual concert featuring unparalleled four-part harmony and string of number one hits from Billboard’s country singles charts. Subscription seats may not be available for these performances. Tickets start at $37.
Friday, January 26th, 2018 (8pm)
Tango master German Cornejo and his sensuous partner Gisela Galeassi are joined by an outstanding cast including World Tango Champions and dancers from the greatest Tango houses in Buenos Aires. Coupled with Cornejo’s sublime choreography and accompanied by unforgettable music and songs of the great Tango masters including Piazzolla, Pugliese, and Gardel, “Tango Fire” is an exhilarating show combining the rawness, sophistication, seductive, and sultry side of Tango. Tickets start at $25.
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.
“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 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.
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.