Franc D'Ambrosio is a multi-faceted vocalist, best known for his role as the “Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera (over 3,000 performances today!) Affectionately known as Phantom's "The Iron Man of The Mask", D'Ambrosio was awarded the distinction as the "World's Longest Running Phantom". This accomplishment was immortalized in a cemented … Continue reading The Iron Man of the Mask
Over 30 young musicians competed for an opportunity to perform with the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra this January as part of OSO’s Discovery Artist Concert competition. Four winners were chosen to perform with the symphony for their 75th Anniversary season. Performing January 28th at The Grand is 14 year old violinist Emily Hauer who will perform Saint-Saen’s Introduction … Continue reading Faces of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Artist Concert
Recently, one of our committee members prepared for a meeting by asking her Facebook friends what they’d like to see at The Grand. The answers were terrific, and I thought I’d reply to them in a post I’d share not only with them but with all of you as well. The questions are in … Continue reading Questions and Answers for The Millennials
Saturday night was the first night of our new afterWALK series. afterWALK is designed to complement the highly successful Downtown Gallery Walk. At the same time, it is another avenue for The Grand to highlight regional performing and visual artists. The concept—to feature a visual artist as part of Downtown Gallery Walk, but to add … Continue reading Reflections on the first afterWALK
The 2012-13 season at The Grand has been announced at last! This past year has been a transformative one for the Opera House Foundation, which manages the historic theatre. You may recall that at this time last summer, I had delivered a pretty blunt assessment of some of the financial challenges our organization faced. Now, … Continue reading 2012-13 Season has been announced!
I really have to do better about updating this blog, and I will! Expect to see a construction update very soon. In the meantime-- today we released the names of the shows in our 2010-11 Season. The Grand is on track to reopen in September, and the new season was very much influenced by the … Continue reading 2010-11 Season Announced
You've seen them around the community-- but you may not have seen them like this! Don't miss the fun as Oshkosh "celebrities" and friends take to the stage, in an evening of song and dance, to benefit the Kiwanis teachers' grant program and programming at The Grand Opera House. Just scroll down the cast list … Continue reading The most-talked about community event in Oshkosh, is coming next weekend!