The shows, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 and 12, officially kick off the 2013 concert season at the theater, located at 715 Central Ave.
According to Jeffrey Haskett, theater supervisor, as of 1:15 p.m., Monday, 268 tickets had been sold for the show on the 11th, while 280 tickets were purchased for the 12th. The theater will be configured to seat 587 people for each show, he said.
Many of the remaining seats are farther back from the stage or in the balcony area of the theater, Haskett added.
During the concert season, which runs through May, the theater will host a Broadway series, a haunted house and a new vaudeville festival with variety shows for families, a July press release states.
The theater wants to place special emphasis on its attendees by offering special ticket subscriptions.
Theatergoers who buy tickets to four main stage shows, and become season subscribers at no extra cost, will receive a 15 percent discount on those shows and any others they attend. Several other perks are also included.
The program, according to the release, is dubbed “As Grand As Me.”
“Whether it’s seeing a show, taking an art class or music lesson, visiting the art galleries or participating on the stage, the Patrons are what make the Grand special,” the release states.
Classic movie favorites, part of the theater’s Cinematic Treasures series, will begin being shown Sept. 21 and run through April. Movies such as “Grease,” “Jurassic Park,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “The Breakfast Club” will be featured, with most costing $4 for admission. A complete list is on the Events Calendar on the theater’s website.
Several movies in the series have been moved to Friday nights in an effort to support local businesses in the downtown area.
For information: 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org.