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The Grand to mark 150th anniversary with ribbon cutting Wednesday

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The Grand Opera House will celebrate its 150th birthday by re-enacting its original ribbon cutting.   The Grand Opera House will celebrate its 15oth anniversary Wednesday with a recreation of its inaugural ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. The building, with its facade made of cast iron, had been an anchor of Market Street, where it sits at 818 N. Market. …

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‘Waitress’ to hit Playhouse with new lead actress, seats – but no pie

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Jisel Soleil Ayon stars in “Waitress,” which starts Nov. 18 at the newly renovated Playhouse on Rodney Square. Photo by Jeremy Daniel When “Waitress” opens Nov. 18, it becomes the first show on stage in 617 days for the Playhouse on Rodney Square, which will be showing off a $1.3 million renovation. Jisel Soleil Ayon will take the stage as …

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Arts venues celebrate receiving cash from federal Shuttered Venue grants

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Brian DiSabatino, chairman of the board of The Grand Opera House, talks about how federal Shuttered Venue funds will help the state.   It’s been 527 days since a live performance was presented on the main stage of The Grand Opera House, executive director Mark Fields said Friday. “I’m pleased to say it will only be another 37 days …