Bridge Clinic Community Engagement Series

Bridge Clinic Community Engagement Series





The Grand is more than just a theater. The Bridge Clinic Community Engagement Series pushes the performing arts from the stage out into the community, helping to fulfill The Grand's mission to ENTERTAIN, EDUCATE, and ENRICH the community.

Community events like dance classes, film screenings, pop-up exhibits, lectures, and more create opportunities for audience members to connect with performances in new and exciting ways.

Check back throughout the Season to see what unique events we're planning!

Click HERE to view past events.

The Grand Theater
Dates & Times TBA

Inspired by the internet phenomenon of "flash mobs", Insta-Choir events are spontaneous singing sessions that are held at The Grand Theater. If you've signed up for Insta-Choir SMS notifications, you'll receive a text message with a date and time. If you're free, you come to The Grand, pick up your sheet music, and learn to sing a choral crowd-pleaser with the other members of that day's Insta-Choir. And that's it! You go your separate ways, until the next time...

Click here to learn more!

Daly's Restaurant - 7:00-9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 1

Join The Grand Theater at Daly's for a laid-back, Broadway-themed karaoke night!

From The Music Man to Hamilton, West Side Story to Mean Girls the Musical, stop by Daly's to sing (or just hear!) all of your favorites with fellow musical theatre fans. This is a free event for all ages; no experience required! Just bring a friend, pick a favorite song from a musical, grab a drink, and be ready to sing your heart out!

Kenny G's "Keepin' It Saxy" Board Game Lounge - 6:30 PM
Thursday, October 17

Not only is Kenny G the top-selling instrumental musician of all time, but now he's also the star of his own board game.

Join us in the Great Hall prior to Kenny G's performance on October 17 to play a round or two of "Kenny G: Keepin' It Saxy". Get ready for what's sure to be an unforgettable performance by collecting sound cards, earning groove points, and using the power of smooth jazz to keep Kenny G "in the groove"!

Read our blog post on the "Keepin' It Saxy" game here.

Patriot K9s of Wisconsin  presents "To Be Of Service" - 2:00 PM
Sunday, November 17

To Be of Service is a feature-length documentary about veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder who are paired with a service dog to help them regain their lives. Returning home for these vets is often wrought with depression and a painful disconnect from the world they once knew. To Be Of Service follows these warriors after they get their dog to see how a deeply bonded friendship restores independence and love for the men and women who have been so traumatized by war.

Join The Grand and Patriot K9s of Wisconsin for this free, non-ticketed event, and stay after the film for a meet & greet and refreshments!

View the Facebook event here.

Sean Talks: Booking 101
BA & Esther Greenheck Lounge - 6:45 PM
Friday, November 15

Join us before the Brian Regan show on November 15 for a beverage and a behind-the-scenes look at what happens at The Grand! Executive Director Sean Wright will lead a discussion and answer questions about what it takes to book artists for The Grand. It's everything you've wanted to know about programming a performing arts season, but have been too afraid to ask!

The Grand Theater's Great Hall
Prior to Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Tuesday, November 19 &
Wednesday, November 20

Make a child's dreams come true this holiday season by donating a toy to the Salvation Army!

The Grand will be collecting unwrapped toys, clothing, books, and other items for children and teens in need prior to both performances of Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Get in the holiday spirit by making your donation, enjoying our festive decorations, stopping by our Holiday Photo Booth, and purchasing a hot chocolate at ArtsBar before the show!

We will be collecting the donations from 6:30-7:30 PM prior to both performances of Cirque Dreams Holidaze. If you are not attending the show, but would still like to make a donation, please bring your unwrapped gift to The Grand's Ticket Office between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM on Tuesday, November 19 or Wednesday, November 20.

The Grand Theater's Great Hall
Tuesday, December 3 - 6:00-7:00 PM

Join The Grand and The Landing for a fun-filled evening of Line Dancing! The Landing's Becky Zelent will teach participants easy-to-follow dance steps to the accompaniment of country-western and pop music. Please wear clothing you can move easily in and non-marking boots or shoes (no tap shoes please).

This event is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item for the Neighbors Place.

Space is limited, so please sign up HERE to secure your spot!

The Grand Theater's Great Hall
Tuesday, January 14 - 7:00-9:00 PM

Join us at The Grand for a swingin' good time!

Back by popular demand, professional ballroom dancers Julia Barrington and Todd Teeples will provide an hour of swing dance instruction starting at 7:00 PM in The Grand Theater's Great Hall. Participants are welcome to stay after and practice their new skills to big band and swing music.

Part of The Grand’s Community Engagement Series, the class is a free event for all ages and all skill levels. No dance experience or partner necessary. A $5 donation for the instructors is appreciated, but not required.

Space is limited, so please sign up HERE to secure your spot!

Sean Talks: Booking Broadway
BA & Esther Greenheck Lounge - 6:45 PM
Tuesday, January 21

Join us before BANDSTAND on January 21 for a beverage and a behind-the-scenes look at what happens at The Grand! Executive Director Sean Wright will lead a discussion and Q&A about what it takes to bring touring Broadway to Wausau. Join us in the BA & Esther Greenheck Lounge to have all of your Broadway questions answered!

The Grand Theater's Great Hall
Tuesday, January 21 - 6:30 PM

Make sure to arrive with plenty of time to view the work of local veteran artists before BANDSTAND begins on January 21. The brutality of war had profound negative effects on the boys of Bandstand, but playing music together brought them joy. Many kinds of art can bring hope and healing to veterans readjusting to civilian life. Please take the time to view some of the artwork of local veterans and artists Jim Beck and Pat Meyer at our pop-up exhibit in the Great Hall.

BA & Esther Greenheck Lounge - 6:30 PM
Tuesday, February 11

Have you ever wondered where tutus and point shoes came from, or how the ballet has changed since its genesis in the infamous court of King Louis XIV? Join us before the Russian National Ballet presents the classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty as Dr. Jacob Roseman leads a lecture and discussion on the history and significance of this stunning art form!

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