Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Variety packs Oshkosh Grand season

By Warren Gerds | warren.gerds@wearegreenbay.com

Published 08/22 2014 07:03AM

Updated 08/22 2014 07:07AM

Grand Opera House, Oshkosh
Grand Opera House, Oshkosh

PHOTO: The Oshkosh Grand Opera House is one of the state’s colorful theaters. Grand Opera House photo

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Grand Opera House at Oshkosh will be the site of multiple performances from Aug. 31 through next June. The mix is of in-house series events, community ventures and rentals.

The lineup:

- Aug. 31 – Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band, Jeff Daniels being the actor and Ben his son.

- Oct. 3-11 – “Dracula,” presented by Oshkosh Community Players.

- Oct. 18-31 – “Spirits of the Grand: Tunnel 24,” haunted history tours.

- Nov. 6 – The Phat Pack, a take on the Rat Pack with professional singers.

- Nov. 13-15 – Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” presented by Hysterical Productions.

- Nov. 22 – Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra: “Fanfare for the Seasons.”

- Dec. 3-6 – “Forever Plaid,” retro-pop musical presented by Oshkosh Community Players.

- Dec. 9 – Singer John Berry.

- Dec. 13 – Pianist George Winston.

- Dec. 19 – Boogie and the Yo-Yoz “Christmas with You.”

- Feb. 12-14 – Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” presented by Hysterical Productions.

- Feb. 27 – “Murder of the Bohemian Girl,” mystery theater.

- March 8 – Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra: “A Trans-Siberian Evening with Mark Wood.”

- March 13 – Madison Ballet: “Groovy.”

- March 21 – The Diamonds: “Bandstand Boogie!” pop hits from TV’s “American Bandstand” era.

- April 10 – “Theodore Roosevelt: Man in the Arena,” with actor Derek Evans.

- April 25 – The Magic of Bill Blagg.

- May 8-16 – Kaufman and Hart’s “You Can’t Take It with You,” presented by Oshkosh Community Players.

- June 5-13 – Stephen Schwartz’s “Godspell,” presented by Hysterical Productions.

Ten daytime student performances also are scheduled.

More information is at grandoperahouse.org/Events.

You may email me at warren.gerds@wearegreenbay.com. Watch for my on-air segments on WFRV between 6 and 8 a.m. Sundays.

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