Press Releases

Press Releases

October 1, 2018 – The Grand Kicks Off Its 2018-19 Season!

The Grand Theater’s highly-anticipated 2018-19 Season kicks off on Tuesday, October 2 with a sold-out performance of The Illusionists – Live from Broadway! Read Full Press Release.

July 2, 2018 – Tickets to The Grand’s Individual 2018-19 Season Shows On Sale!

Tickets for individual shows on The Grand’s 2018-19 Season go on sale July 10. This annual event is The Grand’s biggest on-sale day of the year! Read Full Press Release.

June 6, 2018 – The Grand’s 2018-2019 Season Announcement!

After a record-breaking season with 18 sold-out shows, The Grand announces their 2018-19 Season! Read Full Press Release.

May 4, 2018 – The Grand and Marathon County Hunger Coalition to Host Healthy Snack Drive

The Grand, in partnership with the Marathon County Hunger Coalition, will host Healthy Snack Drive prior to the performance of Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens. Read Full Press Release.

April 23, 2018 – The Grand Theater Announces 2018-19 Aspirus Arts In Education Series

Exploding science experiments, mischievous farm animals, and rapping arthropods all highlight the 2018-19 Arts In Education Series at The Grand. Read Full Press Release.

March 28, 2018 – Kinky Boots Comes to The Grand Theater

Kinky Boots, the Broadway smash-hit musical is coming to The Grand Theater on May 1st and 2nd. Read Full Press Release.

February 8, 2018 – Ninety years after its opening night, The Grand kicks off their annual fund drive

The Grand Theater kicks off their annual fund drive campaign to help support the performing arts in North Central Wisconsin. Read Full Press Release.

January 5, 2018 – The Grand Theater Announced As Top Theatre Venue Worldwide

The Grand Theater has capped off an incredible 2017 including being ranked 5th in the 2017 Top Theatre Venues Worldwide with capacity under 1,300 as compiled by Pollstar. Read Full Press Release.

November 22, 2017 – The Grand and Urban Pulse To Host Wild & Swingin’ Dance Lesson

The Grand Theater will host a swing dance class on Thursday, November 30, in conjunction with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s performance at The Grand on December 6. Read Full Press Release.

November 1, 2017 – The Grand and UW-Marathon County Hosts Public Screening of Documentary Take Me To The River

A special screening of the documentary Take Me To The River in preparation for the live concert of the same name at The Grand on November 7. Read Full Press Release.

August 3, 2017 – Grand Theater showcases local talent with Wausau’s Big Gig

The Grand’s 10×10 Series returns for its second season with Wausau’s Big Gig, an event that showcases local artists as they compete to headline their own 10×10 show. Read Full Press Release.

June 7, 2017 – The Grand’s 2017-18 Season Announced!

Starting this fall, big things are coming to Wausau. As always, The Grand is bringing world-class Broadway to Central Wisconsin, including two Wausau premiers! Read Full Press Release.

June 1, 2017 – Local High School Performers to be Recognized at the Tommy Awards Show in Madison

Student performers from local theater organizations are being recognized for their talents at the Tommy Awards Show in Madison this weekend. Read Full Press Release.

April 15, 2017 – The Performing Arts Foundation Announces Arts In Education Series Line-up

A fun loving puppy, a yellow and blue striped dragon, a behind the scenes look at magic, and an award winning classic all highlight the Aspirus Arts In Education Series. Read Full Press Release.

January 12, 2017 – The Grand Theater Announced As Top Theatre Venue Worldwide

An outstanding 2016 has landed The Grand Theater recognition as one of Pollstar Magazine’s Top 200 Theatres Worldwide. Read Full Press Release.

August 17, 2016 – The Grand Theater Joins The Tommy Awards Program to Recognize Excellence in High School Musical Theater

The Grand Theater is the newest partner of the Overture Center’s Tommy Awards program to give high school musical theater groups in the region a new opportunity starting this season. Read Full Press Release.

August 3, 2016 – The Grand invites local a cappella to the stage

It’s the “Aca-Performance of a Lifetime” as one lucky local choral group will open up for a cappella superstars, Vocalosity, during their performance at the Grand Theater on October 11thRead Full Press Release.

July 5, 2016 – The Individual Tickets on Sale July 12 to The Grand’s Season

This annual event is The Grand’s biggest on-sale day of the year where individual tickets to 21 shows go on sale to the general public. Read Full Press Release.

June 8, 2016 – The Grand Announces World-Class Line-Up!

From Tony Winners to Grammy Winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers to the best of the world stage and much more, The Grand Theater proudly presents 21 shows sure to have audiences filled with awe, laughter, and excitement.  Read Full Press Release.

February 18, 2016 – Winner of 8 Tony Awards, Including Best Musical, Once Comes to the Grand Theater in Wausau on February 24

ONCE, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Grand Theater for a limited engagement on Wednesday, February 24.  Read Full Press Release.

February 9, 2016 – Experience 40 Years of Inspiration and Delight with Mummenschanz at The Grand

In the wordless universe of Mummenschanz, the ordinary becomes extraordinary when common materials, everyday objects, and colorful abstract shapes and forms like the famous “Clay Masks,” “Slinky Man,” and “Giant Hands” spring to life. By creating a playful and compelling experience through inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, Mummenschanz offers timeless insight on the human condition. The result transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination. Read Full Press Release.

February 1, 2016 – Acoustic Guitar Phenomenon Tommy Emmanuel to Headline the Grand Theater on May 12, 2016

Two-time GRAMMY Nominee Tommy Emmanuel, whose five decade career has garnered hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide, will be bringing his passionate and infectious live show to the Grand Theater on May 12th. Read Full Press Release.

January 19, 2016 – VoicePlay Brings Their Aca-Awesome Arrangements to the Grand Theater Stage

Get ready for a night of amazing a capella, crazy comedy, and an all around exciting theatrical experience when VoicePlay comes to Wausau on Thursday, January 28 at 7:30 PM. Read Full Press Release.

October 20, 2015 – THE MIDTOWN MEN – 4 Stars From The Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys

They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time. Now on their 6th national tour, THE MIDTOWN MEN are bringing their magic to audiences everywhere, including The Grand Theater on October 28 at 7:30 PM, singing their favorite “Sixties Hits” from The Beatles, The Rascals, The Turtles, Motown, The Four Seasons and more. Read Full Press Release.

The Hot Sardines Swing Into The Grand With Their High Energy Jazz

Get ready to hear some high energy jazz when the Hot Sardines swing into The Grand on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 pm. The New York City-based band plays music from the red-hot jazz age of the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s with such style that the sound bridges generations and is quickly becoming the bee’s knees and cat’s meow for 21st century audiences. Read Full Press Release.

October 9, 2015 – Guitar Phenom Shaun Hopper Comes to The Grand

Acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, Shaun Hopper will be sharing his talent with The Grand on Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 PM. Shaun Hopper’s fingerstyle acoustic guitar is infused with a percussive element that creates not only a unique sound but, an unmatched visual performance. Influenced by the sounds of Chet Atkins along with Alternative, New Age, Pop, Classical, Jazz, Folk, and Irish music undertones, Shaun is well-known for his talent and stage presence. Read Full Press Release.

October 2, 2015 – Classical Meets Today’s Biggest Hits: Black Violin Comes To The Grand

Black Violin will bring an exciting evening of genreblending music to The Grand Theater on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Black Violin combines classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass into an unforgettable fusion of sound. Violin and Viola virtuosos, Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste, met in high school and have been taking the music world by storm ever since. Whether it’s Schubert or Sam Smith, Beethoven or Bruno Mars, or their own original compositions, Black Violin is quickly becoming a household name in the world of music. Read Full Press Release.

September 15, 2015 – See the Next Great Stars of the Opera World!

On September 25, 2015 at 7:30 PM, four future stars of the opera world come to The Grand Theater for one night only when The Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera take the stage. For more than 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world, but the Met is also the launching pad for the opera stars of the future. Read Full Press Release.

September 2, 2015 – Two Big Names Headline The Grand’s 2015-16 Season

On September 25, 2015 at 7:30 PM, four future stars of the opera world come to The Grand Theater for one night only when The Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera take the stage. For more than 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world, but the Met is also the launching pad for the opera stars of the future. Read Full Press Release.

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