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Another Grand

HELLO 2013 - 2014










are excited to announce our new season! For six seasons our aim has been to provide

our patrons with affordable outstanding productions of both recognizable titles as well local and cultural favorites. Our seventh season continues to build on those goals. We have dedicated this season to our community and have expanded our community presenting partners offering family and cultural events throughout the season. Friday Night Jazz and the Cinematic Treasures series will continue to provide regular Friday night events for families to enjoy in our Historic downtown.

All Tickets $59 Stand-up comedian, actor and producer Drew Carey has the distinction of having two hit television shows simultaneously: the long-running comedy “The Drew Carey Show,” which ran from 1995-2004, and the improv/sketch show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on which he was host and a producer. Since July 2007, Carey has been hosting the popular television game show, THE PRICE IS RIGHT. Carey is the recipient of CableACE, Satellite, and TV Guide Awards, and is a three-time People’s Choice Award winner. He began his successful career as a comedian in 1986 and now he’s going back to his roots and returning to stand-up. For Mature Audiences Only. No one under 16 years old allowed.

Robert Cray Band

September 24, 2013 | 8 PM

Tickets $28 - $48

With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986. Since then, Cray has gone on to record fifteen Billboard charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honor.

COUNTRY Uncle Kracker

November 15, 2013 | 8 PM

Tickets $29 - $75 Initially known for his role as DJ in Kid Rock’s legendary Twisted Brown Trucker band, Uncle Kracker has made a recent breakthrough with his solo success in Country music. Uncle Kracker is actually no stranger to the audience, scoring a #1 hit with “When The Sun Goes Down”, his collaboration with Kenny Chesney. He also co-wrote Kid Rock’s multi-format smash “All Summer Long.” Tracy will be a stop on his nationwide tour releasing his newest album “Midnight Special.”

Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours February 22, 2014 | 8 PM

Tickets $20 - $35 McClain’s poetry, heart-felt ballads and humorous tales have garnered praise from such artists as Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Lindsay Buckingham, and David Wilcox, to name a few. Staging his live shows from a small trailer park called Pine View Heights, singer, songwriter, humorist and small town philosopher Antsy McClain sings about what he knows: The good life.

Cabaret Series September 21, 2013 | 7 PM October 12, 2013 | 7 PM January 18, 2014 | 7 PM March 7, 2014 | 7 PM

Acoustic Night Comedy Night Burlesque Night Murder Mystery Night

Tickets $35 - $45 We are proud to introduce an all new series. Experience four theme nights of entertainment in a Cabaret dinner setting setup on the stage of the Eleni Tsakapolous-Kounalakis Theatre. Price includes dinner and the entertainment. A cash bar will be open to those with valid ID.

Community Happy Diwali FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS October 26, 2013 | 6 PM

Mariachi Sol De Mexico October 19, 2013 | 7 PM

Tickets $25 - $45 All Tickets $20

An entertaining evening with cultural and traditional Indian music and dance, with a touch of Bollywood. This event will also feature a fashion show that will showcase modern and old traditional outfits.

Formed by Jóse Hernàndez in 1981, Sol de México® was created to reflect the vision of an inspiring, artistic mariachi ensemble. As true representatives of a treasured cultural heritage, Sol de México® are a cohesive, dynamic team who have accepted the vision to live on as the Nation’s Premier Mariachi. Doors open at 5 PM


March 14 - 15, 21 - 22, 2014 | 7 PM March 15 & 23, 2014 | 2 PM

Tickets $15 – 25

Tracy Repertory Theatre presents this hit musical by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked). Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville “Godspell” is a ground breaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.

The Nutcracker Ballet December 21 - 22, 2013 1:30 PM | 7 PM

Tickets $15 - $25

The Children’s Dance Theatre of Tracy presents the 11th Annual production of The Nutcracker Balletfeaturing local talented dancers. (A traditional production with some contemporary surprises)

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party April 5, 2014 | 12 PM

$8 per ticket children $10 per ticket adults

Seating Limited to 50 guests.

Alice In Wonderland April 5, 2014 | 2 PM

$10 per ticket

Presented by Children’s Dance Theatre. A contemporary and traditional look at Alice in Wonderland through dance, drama, and audience participation.

Charlotte’s Web

February 7 - 8, 2014 | 7 PM February 9, 2014 | 2 PM

Tickets $10 - $15

The story about a runty pig saved by the wits of a heroic spider is a true classic. Tracy Repertory Theatre is excited to honor the spirit and writing of E.B. White’s masterpiece, heralded by many as the greatest children’s book ever written.

Brubeck Institute & Jazz Reach Concert February 6, 2014 | 7 PM

Tickets $6 - $10 Jazz Nights Doors Open at 7:30 PM

The Brubeck Institute is dedicated to Impacting society through the arts, continuing the life’s work of Dave and Iola Brubeck in Education, Community Engagement and Serving as a Catalyst for Social Change. Together with the Jazz Reach, the Brubeck Institute will provide a day of outreach to local schools and end with a special live concert for all ages at the Grand. Jazz Reach’s Metta Quintet and the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet are both award winning groups that represent the future of jazz performance and education.

Tickets $8 at the door Once a month (4th Fridays) the lobbies of the Grand Theatre will be transformed into a swanky Jazz Night Club. Main Street Music will present different Jazz musicians from the region each night and the Don Cose Arts Café will be open selling hors d’ evours, desserts, craft beers and featured wines. All ages welcome. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol.

Motion, Magic and Mischief

April 6, 2014 | 2 PM

Tickets $10 - $20 Greg Frisbee brings his troupe of world class performers to the Grand for a day of family fun. The main event of the day, a 2 PM variety show, will feature magic, extraordinary juggling, clowns, mentalists, and acrobatics all with a healthy dose of comedy. Before the event some of those same traveling performers will entertain for free in the lobbies and small theatre sideshow space. For the truly daring there will even be workshops for anyone in the family to learn some juggling and magic.



Saturday, December 7th, 2013 The center will host a visit by Santa, activities for the kids and the annual holiday art sale where you can save on your creative holiday gifts. Tracy City Center Association will then finish the day off with the annual holiday parade.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 Specially scheduled jazz night featuring holiday music.

Cirque Du Noel

Sunday, December 8th, 2013 | 2 PM The feature of the holiday kickoff is an event that is pure, magical family fun. It’s a mesmerizing trip to the enchanted land of holiday joy with all your favorite Christmas characters. Acrobats, trapeze artists, contortionists, dancers, jugglers and more are costumed as elves,clowns, carolers, reindeer, and of course, jolly old Saint Nick. They perform skits that run the gamut from hilarious to heartwarming & everything in between.

This dramatic mix of circus arts, street entertainment and Christmas enchantment will create holiday memories to last a lifetime.

Box Office and Ticket Information Grand Theatre Center for the Arts 715 Central Avenue Tracy, CA 95376 T: 209.831.6TKT (6858) F: 209.831.6271 E: Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10 AM – 6 PM Every other Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM One hour before ticketed events. Parking Free parking is available on nearby streets and public lots at 6th Street and Central Avenue. Patron drop-off and pick-up is available at the loading zone on Central Avenue. Please call ahead to address special needs. Tours Specialized facility tours of all kinds are available. Please contact Patrons Services at the Box Office to schedule a private or group tour. Ticket Sales All ticket sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. A $1-$3 ticket processing fee is charged on all purchased tickets.

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Grand Theatre 2014 Presenting Season Brochure  

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