Wilmington’s Grand Opera House announces fall shows
Photo courtesy of the Grand Opéra
After a one-year closure due to COVID-19, the Grand Opera House is hosting its first series of indoor performances starting this fall.
Live shows at The Grand Opera are back.
After a 467-day shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Grand announced its first series of live indoor performances on June 22. The shows will start in September 2021.
This year, the building will also celebrate its 150th anniversary on December 22, 2021, which the venue will celebrate for three months.
The announcement features popular national acts including comedians Brian Regan and Lewis Black, internet comedian Vic DiBitetto, Joyit’s Jane Lynch, Officeby Kate Flannery and Who is it anyway?by Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles.
For music numbers, guests can enjoy the return of Straight No Chaser, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, The Temptations and Storm Large.
“It has been a long way to get to this announcement, but the team at The Grand are delighted to welcome patrons and artists to our three magnificent theaters,” said executive director Mark Fields in a prepared statement. “May this first announcement give hope for a return to the live performing arts indoors. We fully intend to continue to announce new performances throughout the summer and fall months. “
To purchase tickets, The Grand will hold a presale from June 23 to July 5 for current subscribers, donors and members of the public to purchase tickets before the general public.
Tickets can be purchased online at TheGrandWilmington.org or by calling 652-5577.
General public tickets go on sale July 6 at 10 a.m. (except for Straight No Chaser, December 63 and HYPROV). Purchasing three shows will save customers 10% per ticket and purchasing six shows will save customers 20% per ticket, along with free parking vouchers and a discount card for select local restaurants .
The Grand’s Broadway in Wilmington series, performed at the Playhouse in Rodney Square, will be announced in July. Information on new upgrades and improvements to The Playhouse on Rodney Square, the oldest Broadway touring house in the United States, will also be announced at that time, according to a press release.
An announcement about The Grand’s 45th annual Grand Gala will also be announced later this summer.
A full list of the advertised shows provided by the Grand is below.
October 21, 2021 – Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (Copeland Hall)
October 23, 2021 – Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (Copeland Hall)
October 30, 2021 – The Temptations (Copeland Hall)
November 6, 2021 – The Rock Orchestra performs Elton John (Copeland Hall)
November 13, 2021 – Kris Allen (the big baby)
November 18, 2021 – Storm Large (le baby grand)
November 19, 2021 – ABBA MANIA! (Copeland Room)
December 10, 2021 – December 63 (Playhouse on Rodney Square) – tickets on sale at a later date
December 11, 2021 – Andy McKee (the big baby)
December 17, 2021 – Wizards of Winter (Copeland Hall)
January 16, 2022 – DRUMLINE LIVE! (Copeland Room)
February 4, 2022 – Rare scene (the big baby)
February 12, 2022 – The Rock Orchestra performs Tom Petty (the baby grand)
February 18, 2022 – Gaelic Storm (Copeland Hall)
March 4, 2022 – The Red Hot Chili Pipers (Copeland Hall)
March 5, 2022 – The Honey Dewdrops (le baby grand)
March 6, 2022 – Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy (Copeland Hall)
March 13, 2022 – Tom Rush (the big baby)
March 19, 2022 – Deadgrass (the big baby)
March 25, 2022 – The Tannahill Weavers (le baby grand)
April 1, 2022 – Straight No Chaser (Copeland Hall) – tickets on sale at a later date
April 15, 2022 – One night in Memphis (Copeland Hall)
April 22, 2022 – Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas (the big baby)
April 24, 2022 – Queen’s Night (Copeland Hall)
May 7, 2022 – The Rock Orchestra performs Genesis (the big baby)
September 26, 2021 – Brian Regan (Copeland Hall)
October 8, 2021 – Theo Von (Copeland Hall)
October 9, 2021 – Lewis Black (Copeland Hall)
October 15, 2021 – David Sedaris (Copeland Hall)
October 23, 2021 – Jeff Allen (the big baby)
November 12, 2021 – Vic DiBitetto (Copeland Hall)
November 18, 2021 – Justin Willman (Copeland Hall)
December 3, 2021 – A Swingin ‘Little Christmas by Jane Lynch! With Kate Flannery and Tim Davis (Copeland Hall)
March 5, 2022 – Jeanne Robertson (Copeland Hall)
April 9, 2022 – Colin Mochrie (from Who is it anyway?) presents HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis (Playhouse on Rodney Square) – tickets on sale at a later date
April 21, 2022 – Don’t live anyway? (Copeland Room)