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The Grand Opera House kicks off first season post-COVID-19

<p>The interior of The Grand Opera House in Downtown Macon. (Photo provided by The Grand Opera House)</p>

The interior of The Grand Opera House in Downtown Macon. (Photo provided by The Grand Opera House)

Over the course of nearly thirteen decades, The Grand Opera House has established itself as an integral part of Macon's lively community. Macon's most prominent theater is eager to kick off a new season, featuring a diverse lineup of events.

For those hoping to hear more from Macon's music scene, The Grand Opera House has tributes for The Allman Brothers, Otis Redding and Queen.

The Otis Redding Foundation will feature this tribute on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m., while Big Band of Brothers will feature a jazz celebration of The Allman Brothers on Jan. 21 from 8 to 10 p.m. Queen's tribute will be performed by Gary Mullen & The Works, featuring "One Night of Queen" on Nov. 17 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

In addition, The Grand Opera House will continue showcasing the Broadway Series, a collection of beloved broadway shows.

Featured shows include "Fiddler on the Roof" Nov. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m., "Legally Blonde: The Musical" Jan. 12-13 at 7:30 p.m., and "On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan" from April 18-19 at 7:30 p.m.

A featured selection of Broadway Cabarets is also featured, ranging from "Broadway Does Pride" on Sept. 28 to "Broadway Does Country" on March 17 and "Broadway Does Punk" on April 28. More information involving the Broadway Cabarets is available on The Grand Opera House's website.

Finally, classical ballet and music lovers will crave listening to Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra, featuring a wide variety of music from classical to modern and contemporary. On Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Mercer students can enter free with their Bear Card and enjoy a redesigned symphony.

The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia and The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine feature both invigorating classical music and gorgeous ballet. The Nutcracker will embody "the magical spirit of the holiday season," The Grand Opera House's website says, Dec. 8-11 at 7:30 p.m,and The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine features Tchaikovsky's timeless score and memorable choreography in Swan Lake on Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased for any of these events and more through The Grand Opera House's website.

Priyanka Yagneswaran

Priyanka Yagneswaran ’25 is a Neuroscience and Piano Studies student at Mercer University. As the Arts and Culture editor, she covers and coordinates reporting on different cultural events happening in Macon and in the general art and music scene. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music and brewing espresso.



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