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"!
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.
Social Distance Spotlight is a video series dedicated to providing online performance opportunities for talented students who have had their spring performances cancelled.
This summer, join The Grand at venues all over Wausau to enjoy live music from Wisconsin's best emerging artists. From jazz to classical crossover, this series is sure to have something for everyone -- so grab a chair and join in the fun with The Grand On Tour!
“The New Normal” is 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 serves 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!