We are grateful to the John E. Kuenzl Foundation for increasing their annual support of The Grand to $50,000, to support The Grand’s “Every Child, Every Grade, Every Year™” initiative. The Kuenzl Foundation has, for years, supported the Student Discovery Series, which also receives support from the Bemis Foundation. In addition to the Discovery … Continue reading John E. Kuenzl Foundation Donation
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
Sometimes a story just isn’t all that interesting. This past week, I did an interview with local media at their request, about The Grand’s annual payment of a ticket service surcharge fee to the City of Oshkosh as a user-based contribution towards the cost of the emergency repair to The Grand in 2009-10. The finished … Continue reading Sometimes the facts are just boring…
The 25th annual Midwest Arts Conference, a program of Arts Midwest, was held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from Wednesday, September 12 – Saturday, September 15, 2012, Attended by nearly 1,000 performing artists, managers, and agents; performing arts presenters/venues; and arts administrators from throughout the United States and beyond, the four-day conference is filled with opportunities … Continue reading Midwest Arts Conference is “Grand”!
In addition to its popular Grand Scoop, the Grand Opera House will host a premiere of sorts on Saturday, August 18. JENNY’S TOWN, written by local playwright Marge Killilea, will be presented as readers-theatre by the Oshkosh Community Players, as part of The Grand’s annual Grand Scoop. According to Marge Killilea, she wrote the play … Continue reading 90-YEAR OLD PLAYWRIGHT LOOKS FORWARD TO GRAND OPERA HOUSE PREMIERE
Construction progress continues on schedule, and it’s really at a pretty impressive point. Were you to climb the scaffold to the “dance floor” (a work platform that spans the entire auditorium, 7 feet below the ceiling line), you’d find the rafters completely exposed, as the deficient ceiling plaster and framing has been completely removed. The … Continue reading Repair Update- January 3
Warning-- this is a long post-- but for those of you interested in this sort of thing, it will make for intriguing reading. MANY people approach me, particularly this time of year, looking for "ghost stories" or "tunnel stories" for The Grand. Following is an excellent article written for us in 1998 by Karen Sage. … Continue reading Mysteries of The Grand