Granbury Live cast returning as Big City Music Revue

January 15, 2014

Granbury Live isn’t dead. It’s being resurrected as a new Revue.

Nostalgic, family-friendly concerts are returning to the Granbury Live building on the east side of square. They will start in February and run throughout the year.

As for Grace Classical Academy – the private school that was going to be relocating to that building from Stonewater Church – those plans have been scrapped, according to spokesman Ike Thomas. He said that plans for the school currently are on hold.

Thomas said that he and his sons, Ryan and Justin, own the Granbury Live building and Celebration Hall next door. Sean Mitchell Productions is leasing the Granbury Live building, Thomas said.

On Monday, an email message announced that Sean Mitchell Productions will be bringing most of the cast from Granbury Live Theater back to Granbury under the name Big City Music Revue. For the past couple of years, the troupe has been performing in several theaters in Fort Worth and Irving under the name DFW All-Stars.

Mitchell said that merchants and Granbury Live fans have been ecstatic over the news that the musical shows will be returning to the square. Paired with theater performances at the recently reopened Opera House, there is good reason for tourists to return to Granbury, he said.

“I think it’s going to do nothing but help heal it,” he said of the ailing tourism industry.

The email announcement stated that performances will kick off on Feb. 22 with “Unchained Melodies: The Legacy Begins Again.” A different concert is scheduled for every month of the year, ranging from celebrations of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s to patriotic songs and country music.

Community Development Director Scott Sopchak said that the city has not yet received a request from the production company for a certificate of occupancy, but he stated that it will be a relatively quick and easy process once the application is filed.

“We’ll have inspectors do a quick walk-through,” Sopchak said.

The email announcement stated that performers will continue their tradition of shows that reflect “Christian values,” with homage paid to veterans, those who currently are serving in the military and first responders. There will also be shows that feature special guest artists and “local favorites.”

Ticket packages will be available.

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