Grand Opera House

Blog

Milestone Season: Attic Chamber Theatre

Posted on Feb. 1, 2020 by cmdiamond

Attic Chamber Theatre will be celebrating its 70th anniversary season in 2020. In 1950, the Cloak family opened the doors to their Appleton home on North Union Street. Since then Attic Theatre has been helping develop and nurture the community’s passion for theater the past 70 years.  Although it’s grown extensively, selling an average of READ MORE

New Role: Stacy Coon, Oneida Nation Museum

Posted on Jan. 28, 2020 by cmdiamond

Stacy Coon steps into her new role as the director for the Oneida Nation Museum after working as the assistant director for the past four years. Coon has over a decade of experience in museums, having worked at a tribal museum in Oklahoma prior to the Oneida Nation Museum.  “What has prepared me for this READ MORE

Familiar Face, New Role

Posted on Jan. 24, 2020 by cmdiamond

In November 2019, Oliver Zornow was named executive director for The Building for Kids Children’s Museum in Appleton. Zornow replaces the museum’s previous director of four years, Jarrad Bittner, who took a position with The Boldt Company. Bittner transitioned out of his role through the month of December.  Zornow, a Lawrence University graduate, had been READ MORE

One Forty Main 

Downtown Menasha gained a new arts hub this winter. One Forty Main, a three-story collaborative art space, has taken up residence in Menasha’s former City Hall building.  “We have this beautiful palette in the heart of downtown. It’s our canvas to let our creativity unfold as we get more collaborative mojo flowing,” says curator Jean READ MORE

Milestone Anniversary: The Boys and Girls Brigade

The Boys and Girls Brigade in Neenah will celebrate its 120th anniversary this month.  The Brigade, a youth development organization for 5th-12th graders, was officially founded on January 22, 1900. Originally starting out as a boys-only program, the Brigade opened to girls in 1979. “The Brigade inspires youth to be ‘My own self, at my READ MORE

Peter and The Wolf

The Makaroff Youth Ballet will be performing “Peter and The Wolf” as an educational series performance at the Fox Cities P.A.C on January 29. The performance is open to Appleton and Shawano School District students in grades 1 through 3.  Makaroff Youth Ballet is partnering with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra in their presentation of the READ MORE

First Snow 

Winter arrived a little early in the Fox Cities this year. The season’s first measurable snowfall occurred on October 29, totaling just over three inches. (The earliest recorded snowfall in Appleton occurred on October 10, 1990.) Photographer Ken Kemper captured some images of Appleton as a freshly blanketed winter wonderland.

Five Must-See Exhibits

Limited time shows to add to your calendar  Hmong Heritage & Culture Exhibition December 8-January 12 Artwork and artifacts celebrate the unique artisanship and culture of the Hmong people and illustrate their American experience. Tu-F, 10am-4pm. Sa-Su, 11am-4pm. Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc. 686-3090.  Deck the Halls Thru January 5 Each room in the beautiful Sawyer READ MORE