Galveston , TX 77550
Upcoming Events at The Grand 1894 Opera House
The Grand 1894 Opera House includes everything from hit Broadway musicals, concerts from world-renowned musicians, stand-up comedy acts, and more. If you’re looking for a list of this season’s upcoming events at The Grand 1894 Opera House for this season, you’re in the right place.The Grand 1894 Opera House is a spectacular performing arts venue that has been a Galveston institution for more than 100 years. Big name performers like The Marx Brothers and Willie Nelson have graced the Galveston theatre’s stage in the past, a tradition that continues to this very day. Starting in September and ending in May, each season at
Chubby Checker and the Wild Cats
Chart topper and famous “Twister” Chubby Checker performs classic rock hits during this mid-October performance. Known for teaching the world how to do “The Twist,” Checker created many popular pop songs, including “The Fly” and “Pony Time.”
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The screening of this classic 1923 silent film, an early adaptation of Victor Hugo’s iconic novel, is accompanied by the music of organist Rob Landes.
Elf, The Musical
Enjoy the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who grew up as an elf in the North Pole only to learn that he is human. With permission from Santa Claus, Buddy returns to his hometown of New York City to find his birth father, and in the process helps remind everyone of the true meaning of Christmas. This play is the Broadway version of the movie starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical
This iconic Christmas tale comes to life on The Grand 1894 Opera House’s stage this November. See unforgettable characters like the Abominable Snow Monster, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and Rudolph during this fun-filled holiday adventure perfect for all ages.
Experience the heavenly harmonies of The Priests, a trio of Roman Catholic priests that have amazed audiences around the world with their Irish tenor vocals. The Priests are known for their religious songs and takes on pop and classical hits, offering up something that everyone will love.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
December 2 and December 3
Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future is brought to life by veteran Broadway actors at this performance of A Christmas Carol.
Jerry Jeff Walker
Texas music ambassador and troubadour Jerry Jeff Walker returns to The Grand 1894 Opera House with his heart-tugging ballads, lively melodies, and plenty of fun.
Loretta Lynn, Queen of Country Music
Country music legend Loretta Lynn makes her first appearance at The Grand 1894 Opera House this December. Known as The Coal Miner’s Daughter and The First Lady of Country Music, Lynn’s 60-year career includes chart-topping hits like “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” and “Fist City.”
Discover the riveting story of Simon Wiesenthal, a Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Written by and starring theater and film actor Thomas Dugan, Wiesenthal was hailed as “Heartfelt and deeply moving” by the Huffington Post.
The Oak Ridge Boys
January 21 and January 22
Grammy-award winners and Country Music Hall of Famers The Oak Ridge Boys bring their distinctive four-part harmonies Galveston this January.
Marvel at the high-flying acrobatics and soaring songs of PIPPIN, a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
An Evening with Sophia Loren
One of the biggest stars of classic cinema, Academy Award winning actress Sophia Loren, graces The Grand 1894 Opera House’s stage for a conversation with former Entertainment Tonight host Bill Harris. Known for her groundbreaking role in 1961’s Two Women, Loren will participate in a Q&A with the audience and share clips of her films.
Pump Boys and Dinettes
Pump Boys and Dinettes follows the tale of four gas station attendants and two sisters who live and work along a little strip of highway in North Carolina. The high-energy cast delivers fun-tastic musical numbers with a country rock/pop beat performed on guitars, bass, a piano, and even kitchen utensils.
Barefoot in the Park
Explore the art of marital negotiation in this romantic comedy that follows a newlywed couple’s first four days of living together. Throw in a visit from the mother-in-law, a new job, and you’ve got a crash course in love and marriage.
The Rob Landes Trio – Music from the Movies
Listen to silver screen music favorites like “Over the Rainbow” and “As Time Goes By” by The Rob Landes Trio, popular performers at The Grand 1894 Opera House. Film clips are shown with and without music to show the depth and heart a soundtrack can add to any scene.
Step into the world of musical theater in this dazzling Broadway classic. Written during the Great Depression, this all song-and-dance show explores the power of the American Dream while evoking a bygone era of theater with raucous musical numbers and smiling chorus girls who could tap anyone’s troubles away.
Let the energy of percussion and the fast-paced choreography capture your imagination during this one-of-a-kind show that features bombastic beats played on instruments crafted from industrial scrap metal.
April 8 and April 9
Laugh until your sides hurt during this irreverent comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, Tuna. Two performers take on the roles of the town’s 20 residents in this tongue-in-cheek look at life in rural America. The show is followed by a Q&A session with Director Jaston Williams that is just as fun as the show!
The Midtown Men
Enjoy the best of 1960’s music in this production featuring four stars of the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Timeless hits from The Beatles, The Mamas and the Papas, and The Beach Boys are all part of this tribute to a bygone era of music.
Watch a team of artists create giant paintings at remarkable speed in this exciting show that features creative choreography and high-energy music.
Veteran singer-songwriter and member of American folk music royalty Arlo Guthrie caps the 2016-2017 season with classic songs and timeless anecdotes from his career that hit its height during the late 1960’s.
Visit The Grand 1894 Opera House’s website for more information on upcoming shows.
Galveston , TX 77550