As we move through these uncertain times, we want our patrons and supporters to know that The Grand will continue to serve as a source for inspiration for the community. Although we are physically distanced from each other, we are coming together in new and different ways to provide hope, creativity, and inspiration. Check out some of the virtual and socially-distanced programs we have implemented to make sure audiences have access to the arts during this "intermission"!
The Streaming For All Series, presented by the Hadley Family Trust is bringing the performing arts to audiences virtually! The Grand and the Hadley Family Trust believe that the performing arts play an important role in creating vibrant communities where people live, work, and play and have underwrote costs to present this series at no cost to audience members. Click here to learn more.
The Broadway Cast Reunion Series gives audiences a chance to do what they may never have done before: visit “backstage” with the cast and hear personal, hilarious, unscripted stories and gossip. Audience members are able to interact with cast members and ask questions through the chat feature. The shows on the Broadway Cast Reunion Series are tremendous fun for the entire family! It is a completely unique show that's virtual! Click here to learn more.
Monthly Virtual Trivia Nights provide an opportunity for patrons to connect online and show off their knowledge about a variety of topics! Hosted on Zoom and played via an online trivia game called Kahoot, patrons are invited to join the fun from the comfort of their own homes. From Broadway, to holidays, to the pop culture of past decades, this series will give everyone the chance to be an expert! Click here to learn more.
Broadway Watch Parties provide an opportunity for theater lovers to enjoy the magic of "live" performance together, from the comfort of their own homes. So far, we have "gathered" together virtually to watch the following productions: Shrek the Musical, Newsies: The Broadway Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, Sondheim's 90th Birthday Celebration, Into the Woods, The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II, Cats: The Musical, Hairspray Live!, and Hamilton.
Quaran-Tunes is a virtual concert series to help support emerging artists while supporting the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. Featured artists include: Nick Anderson, Ilan Blanck, Brady Luke, Sammy & Molly Miller, Halie Loren, David McMillin of Fort Frances, Kirstie Kraus, Lost Lakes, and The OK Factor.
Through the "Quarantined With Katy" Series on our blog, Director of Education & Community Engagement Katy Lang helps keep our community connected to what’s happening in the world of the performing arts, from streaming theater options to online arts education resources.
This past summer, The Grand visited venues all over Wausau to bring live music from Wisconsin's best emerging artists. From jazz to classical crossover, this series had something for everyone.
“The New Normal” was an opportunity for artists and patrons to directly engage in a virtual space over two nights, providing both parties with the chance to experience and perform new works. The event served as a community-based celebration of creativity in “uncertain, unprecedented” times as well as a chance to re-frame the idea of a “new normal;” not as something scary and uncertain, but as a chance to push ourselves outside our comfort zones and celebrate the “new” instead of fearing it. To watch this year's New Normal Festival, click here!