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The Grand chooses from inside for new executive director

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

  Longtime Grand Opera House administrator Pamelyn Manocchio will head the downtown Wilmington theater when the current executive editor bikes into retirement in September. Manocchio, who has been working at The Grand since 2006 in a variety of roles, most recently has served as managing director. Executive Director Mark Fields will continue to work with Manocchio through the end of …

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Mark Fields to retire from The Grand after 16 years

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The executive director of The Grand Opera House will retire in September after 16 years of steering the fortunes of Wilmington’s premier performing arts institution. Mark Fields started with The Grand in 2006 as a marketing consultant, was appointed managing director in December of that year and then swapped jobs with the-then executive director in December 2014. “It does seem …

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The Grand lifts mask, vaccine requirements for audiences

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

While The Grand has dropped its mask, vaccine requirements, it recommends people continue to wear them during performances because it draws patrons from such a large area. Photo by Joe del Tufo/Moonloop Photography   Well, you can whoop it up all you like at The Grand Opera House’s performances now that the venue has suspended its COVID-19 mask mandate and …