The Lion of Texas

 The historic Granbury Opera House will reopen in April 2021 with two special events hosted by Granbury Theatre Company.

“We are ecstatic to reopen the Granbury Opera House and bring live productions back to our audiences,” commented GTC president Micky Shearon.  “The past year has been challenging, but we look forward to these fantastic events as we continue working on rescheduling our cancelled Broadway on the Brazos productions and tribute concerts from 2020.  In addition, our 2020 season ticket holders can expect their season tickets to cover 2021 plays and musicals and will likely extend to the first few shows of 2022.”

The first event in April is “GTC Greatest Hits Volume 1” on April 9-10 with some Opera House favorites performing songs from acclaimed musicals representing the past few years.  Scheduled to perform are Matt Beutner, Berri Harris, Brian Lawson, Caitlan Leblo, Colton Lively, Jarrett Self, Emily Warwick, and Amanda Williams Ware.  Accompanying will be Ashley Green.  Performances will be 7:30pm on Friday, April 9 and 2pm and 7:30pm on Saturday, April 10.

The next event will be “The Lion of Texas - A Conversation with Sam Houston” on April 17-18.  A one-man show about General Sam Houston, legend of Texas who led the army at the Battle of San Jacinto and later served as President of the Republic of Texas and Governor and U.S. Senator for the State of Texas.  Performing the statesman will be his namesake, Sam Houston, who is publisher of the Hood County News.  Performances will be ay 7:30pm on Saturday, April 17 and 2pm on Sunday, April 18 – the weekend prior to the 185th anniversary of the San Jacinto victory over Santa Anna.

Admission for both the Greatest Hits and Lion of Texas events are $25 plus online and box office processing fees. Tickets are available online on the GTC website at www.granburytheatrecompany.org or by calling the GTC box office at (817) 579-052.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Opera House will operate at 50% capacity for these events.  All these performances will have general admission seating on a first-come, first-served basis with direction by GTC staff or ushers.  Social distancing will be emphasized with empty seats between parties on alternating rows.  In addition, all patrons must wear masks or face coverings, which will be strictly enforced throughout the concert.  Protocols could change prior to performances.

Granbury Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that manages the Opera House, produces critically-acclaimed plays and musicals, and hosts concerts and other special events.  The company also includes the Granbury Theatre Academy, which offers after-school and summer programs to provide acting, dance, and singing instruction for children and youth.