The Grand is back

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This year, the Grand is focused on getting back from the pandemic.

The Grand Theatre has prepared 10 incredible shows for the 2022-2023 season. Every show is special in its own way and has something to offer for everybody, according Caitlin Core, Communications Manager of the Grand.

“Between all 10 season productions, we know that there is something for everyone to truly enjoy,” said Core.

Single tickets for the new season will be on sale June 30, either by phone or online. Moreover, you can choose a preferred seat for all the shows you want to see. Different packages, that help to save money and plan free-time, are offered to everyone.

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This year, the Grand is focused on getting back from the pandemic. “There is no time like the present,” said Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum. The focus is to open theatre-goers up to new perspectives.

The Grand will also offer in-person post-show discussions, which are an inseparable part of the play itself. It is equally important for viewers and for producers. The Grand often shows plays that later become popular not only among Canadian audiences, but global ones as well. The post-show discussions are one of the factors that make a masterpiece of a show. The more people know, the more they want to see and experience the same emotions again.

Students can also experience and get closer to a diverse universe of art by volunteering at the Grand. There are a variety of positions that can be found online for everyone to take part.

“The Grand is always on the lookout for enthusiastic and reliable individuals to volunteer with us,” said Core. “With our new season starting in September, we would love to welcome more Fanshawe students to volunteer with us.”

The upcoming season includes shows for every individual to truly enjoy. However, Core said that the most interesting for students will be the spooky, vaudeville-inspired Grand Ghosts, The Highschool Project’s production of the Sondheim musical, Into the Woods, and the holiday classic, Elf: The Musical. Some, like Grand Ghosts, are brand new, meanwhile, others will transport audiences back to early childhood.

Some of the new shows being presented to the public include: Grand Ghosts, Homes: A Refugee Story, Rubaboo, and Fall On Your Knees.

Theatre is one of the most important branches of art that we should preserve and support in every possible way. Although this sphere of life has suffered the most during the pandemic, it has a bright future and so many intriguing shows to offer for everyone to enjoy.

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