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
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!
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
For the past five years, we've engaged the community with a little experiment we call the Top 100 Preview. It's a multimedia presentation of 100 artists who are available for the upcoming season. We then ask you, our friends and patrons, to help select the artists that will appear on our stage. This year the … Continue reading The Top 100 is now online! Help us choose the acts for the 2010-11 Season!
This past week I got a rare opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the ceiling at The Grand. In preparation for the work to come, contractors have now finished the work platform in the auditorium. Basically, it’s a scaffold system that covers the entire auditorium and creates a working space about eight feet or so below … Continue reading Dancing On (actually, under) the Ceiling