Wilmington’s The Grand Opera House Announces Fall Shows

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After a year-long closure due to COVID-19, The Grand Opera House welcomes its first set of live indoor performances beginning this fall.

Live shows at The Grand Opera House are back.

After a closure of 467 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Grand announced its first set of live indoor performances on June 22. The shows will begin in September 2021.

This year, the building will also be celebrating its 150th birthday on Dec. 22, 2021, which the venue will celebrate over the course of three months.

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Within the announcement includes popular national acts including comedians Brian Regan and Lewis Black, internet comic Vic DiBitetto, Glee’s Jane Lynch, The Office’s Kate Flannery and Whose Line Is It Anyway?’s Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles.

For the music acts, guests can enjoy the return of Straight No Chaser, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, The Temptations and Storm Large.

“It has been a long road to get to this announcement, but The Grand’s team is excited to welcome patrons and artists back inside our three beautiful theaters,” says Executive Director Mark Fields in a prepared statement.  “May this first announcement provide hope of the return to enjoying the live performing arts in person indoors. We fully intend to continue announcing new performances throughout the summer and fall months.”

To purchase tickets, The Grand will hold a venue presale from June 23 through July 5 for subscribers, donors and current audience members to purchase tickets before the general public.

Tickets can be purchased online at TheGrandWilmington.org or by calling 652-5577.

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Tickets to the general public will go on sale July 6 at 10 a.m. (except for Straight No Chaser, December ’63, and HYPROV). Purchasing three shows will save patrons 10 percent per ticket and purchasing six shows will save patrons 20 percent per ticket, along with free parking vouchers and a dining discount card to select local restaurants.

The Grand’s Broadway in Wilmington Series, performed at the Playhouse on Rodney Square, will be announced in July. Information on new upgrades and improvements to The Playhouse on Rodney Square, America’s longest continuously operating Broadway touring house, will also be announced at that time, according to a news release.

An announcement on The Grand’s 45th Annual Grand Gala will also come later this summer.

A full list of announced shows provided by the Grand is below.

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Music performances

Oct. 21, 2021 – Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (Copeland Hall)

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Oct. 23, 2021 – Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (Copeland Hall)

Oct. 30, 2021 – The Temptations (Copeland Hall)

Nov. 6, 2021 – The Rock Orchestra performs Elton John (Copeland Hall)

Nov. 13, 2021 – Kris Allen (the baby grand)

Nov. 18, 2021 – Storm Large (the baby grand)

Nov. 19, 2021 – ABBA MANIA! (Copeland Hall)

Dec. 10, 2021 – December ’63 (Playhouse on Rodney Square) – tickets on sale at a later date

Dec. 11, 2021 – Andy McKee (the baby grand)

Dec. 17, 2021 – Wizards of Winter (Copeland Hall)

Jan. 16, 2022 – DRUMLINE LIVE! (Copeland Hall)

Feb. 4, 2022 – Seldom Scene (the baby grand)

Feb. 12, 2022 – The Rock Orchestra performs Tom Petty (the baby grand)

Feb. 18, 2022 – Gaelic Storm (Copeland Hall)

March 4, 2022 – The Red Hot Chili Pipers (Copeland Hall)

March 5, 2022 – The Honey Dewdrops (the baby grand)

March 6, 2022 – Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy (Copeland Hall)

March 13, 2022 – Tom Rush (the baby grand)

March 19, 2022 – Deadgrass (the baby grand)

March 25, 2022 – The Tannahill Weavers (the 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 baby grand)

April 24, 2022 – One Night of Queen (Copeland Hall)

May 7, 2022 – The Rock Orchestra performs Genesis (the baby grand)

Comedy performances

Sept. 26, 2021 – Brian Regan (Copeland Hall)

Oct. 8, 2021 – Theo Von (Copeland Hall)

Oct. 9, 2021 – Lewis Black (Copeland Hall)

Oct.15, 2021 – David Sedaris (Copeland Hall)

Oct. 23, 2021 – Jeff Allen (the baby grand)

Nov. 12, 2021 – Vic DiBitetto (Copeland Hall)

Nov. 18, 2021 – Justin Willman (Copeland Hall)

Dec. 3, 2021 – Jane Lynch’s A Swingin’ Little Christmas! With Kate Flannery and Tim Davis (Copeland Hall)

March 5, 2022 – Jeanne Robertson (Copeland Hall)

April 9, 2022 – Colin Mochrie’s (of Whose Line Is it Anyway?) presents HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis (Playhouse on Rodney Square) – tickets on sale at a later date

April 21, 2022 – Whose Live Anyway? (Copeland Hall)

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