From hotel options for your #VisitWilm weekend, to outstanding culinary offerings on Market Street and of course the tremendous musical and comedic acts coming soon to The Grand, you learned a lot in Act I (if not, read about it here). The stage is now set for Act II… Ballet, Broadway and Family.   

Act II

Scene I: First State Ballet Theatre

The First State Ballet brings the beauty, elegance, and entertainment of professional ballet to Wilmington in a grand way. Ballet for the performers is a sport, some call it an art. We just call it beautiful!

2019 Performances

Dracula (*World Premiere Performance*) - October 18th -20th

Up Front on Market - November 15th -16th

The Nutcracker - December 21st -22nd

2020 Performances

Up Front on Market - February 21st -22nd

Up Front on Market 4 Kids: Hansel & Gretel and other Tales - February 23rd 

Romeo and Juliet - April 3rd -5th

Scene II: Broadway at the Playhouse on Rodney Square!

From revivals and fan favorites to top hits direct from the big city Broadway performances take the stage in Wilmington.  It’s show time!

2019 Performances

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - November 14th-17th

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical - November 23rd

The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays - December 13th -15th

2020 Performances

Jersey Boys - January 18th -19th

The Play that Goes Wrong - March 12th -15th

The Color Purple - April 16th -19th

Fiddler on the Roof - May 7th -10th

Carole King PlayhouseRudolph Musical PlayhouseIllusionists Playhouse

Jersey Boys PlayhousePlay that Goes Wrong PlayhouseThe Color Purple PlayhouseFiddler on the Roof Playhouse

The crowd cheers and the curtains close… The lights remain dimmed.
“ENCORE…ENCORE…” Well, if you insist….

This year, The Grand introduces, a new Family category with eight family-friendly shows coming to its three stages.

Encore Performance: Family!

2019 Performances

Lightwire: Moon Mouse, A Space Odyssey - October 5th

Catapult: The Amazing Magic of Dancing Shadows - October 11th

Cashore Marionettes - November 3rd

2020 Performances

Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre (*Sensory Friendly*) - January 18th

David Engel’s STAR FORCE ACADEMY - February 8th

Dan Zanes + Claudia Eliaza (*Sensory Friendly*) - February 23rd

Havana Hop - March 14th

Step Afrika: Drumfolk - April 3rd


The cast takes a bow and the crowd stands up with glee, cheering for all to hear!
Exit stage left.
The lights come up.
A night well spent.


We hope you enjoyed the show! We can’t wait to see you at one or more of these amazing performances. Visit for tickets  and to learn how you can save big with The Grand’s My Choice Series!

Check out Act I - here