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Prize-winning tale of friendship: Driving Miss Daisy

May 21, 2014

The Granbury Theatre Company brings to the stage a comedy of an unlikely friendship with “Driving Miss Daisy.”

The show, a fan favorite for decades, opens Friday and runs through June 15 at the Granbury Opera House.

Directed by Kent Whites, the show stars Tonya Laree as Daisy Werthan and Ronald Sam as Hoke Coleburn.

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Get ready for Summertime Music

May 17, 2014
Get ready for Summertime Music

The Granbury Saxophone Quartet (GSQ) will present Summertime Music at the Langdon at 7 Friday evening, May 30. The program features an eclectic mix including Sousa marches, ragtime tune “Puttin’ On The Ritz” and Gershwin’s “Summertime.” From left, members of the quartet include Ted Dolan on soprano sax, David Talmage on baritone sax, Earl Haberkamp on alto sax and Hainds Larid on tenor sax.

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Field of Flags brings respect and recognition for Armed Forces

May 17, 2014
Field of Flags brings respect and recognition for Armed Forces

The third annual Field of Flags display provides an opportunity to show honor and respect to veterans, members of the Armed Forces and to all who those who lost their lives while serving our country.

This year’s Memorial Day weekend display will be behind the Granbury Church of Christ, near the First Assembly of God property at Pirate Drive and Highway 377, from May 23-26.

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Display remembers the lives lost

May 17, 2014

An emotional exhibit, “Remembering Our Fallen,” is a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by almost 600 Texans killed in The War on Terror while wearing our country’s uniform in Afghanistan or Iraq.

The display will be in Granbury in conjunction with Field of Flags activities planned by the U.S. Veterans Museum.

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Summertime starts on the square

May 17, 2014

Known by some as the opening weekend of summer, Memorial Day weekend on the Granbury square offers a variety of activities.

A veterans ceremony, vendors on the square and live music are planned by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association next weekend.

Saturday, May 24

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Festival vendors open on the square.

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Godspell’s not dead

April 26, 2014
Godspell’s not dead

The musical “Godspell,” when it was originally released in 1971 off-Broadway, challenged conventional telling of the story of Jesus Christ when he walked the earth.

Most notably, the parables/teaching of Jesus are presented in pantomime or story theater.

But as the show’s director Kent Whites states in his program notes, the messages are clear.

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No sitting still in this show

November 7, 2013

When the curtain call was over for the Granbury Theatre Company’s production of “Lucky Stiff,” I had to check to do a quick check to see if I still had a rear end.

I thought I’d laughed it off.

This is one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in a long time in Granbury.…

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Elvis has not left building at Granbury Theatre Company

August 2, 2013

In the words of co-directors Jodie and Soni Barrus, “Elvis has NOT left the building.”
At least his memory and music are very much alive in the Granbury Theatre Company’s production of “All Shook Up.” The show is currently running and continues through Aug. 24 at the Granbury Live Theater on the square.…

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1776 heating up courthouse

June 26, 2013

The Granbury Theatre Company has a pretty good thing going with what is now annual performances of “1776 The Musical” at the historic Hood County Courthouse.
Sure, it can get a little warm in there when it’s packed, and with performances as good as this, it should stay packed. The secret is to move to the back seats under an air-conditioning vent, like I did for Act 2 – of course, if everyone did that, it might get a little crowded back there.…

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Lawson great in ‘Fiddler’

April 12, 2013

BY RICK MAUCH

There are many very good reasons to see the Granbury Theatre Company’s production of “Fiddler On The Roof.”
And there’s one great reason. Brian Lawson.
In arguably the best performance ever given by a local actor on a Granbury stage, Lawson is nothing short of magnificent in the role of Tevye, the main character.…

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