The Grand Opera House recently announced more than 50 performances for their upcoming 2023-2024 season. The new season kicks off September 6, beginning with the Byrds co-founder and acclaimed guitarist Roger McGuinn performing at the Baby Grand.  

Highlights of this season include singer-songwriters Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Together on Stage (October 5); beloved Disney Junior characters and fan favorite Marvel Superheroes live on stage in Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza! (September 26); comedians Tig Notaro (September 17), David Sedaris (April 5), and Lewis Black (May 2); a celebration of world music and culture with the Pedrito Martinez Group (September 29) and Tablao Flamenco (September 30); Broadway legends Alan Cumming (October 28) and Sutton Foster (March 2); and so much more!  

The Grand’s Broadway in Wilmington series at The Playhouse on Rodney Square opens this fall with the North American tour of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic story, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (October 13-15). In March, the ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’ with ON YOUR FEET!. It follows the lives of Cuban-American musicians Emilio and Gloria Estefan and their rise to stardom (March 7-10). The smash-hit musical COME FROM AWAY arrives in April, telling the inspiring true story of a small town that welcomed the world (April 19-21). Just in time for Mother’s Day, LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL brings Louisa May Alcott’s classic story to life on stage (May 9-12). The Broadway season is rounded out with the heartwarming holiday rock ‘n’ roll musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS (November 17-19) and the feel-good family-favorite ANNIE (January 5-7). 

“We are so excited to welcome the community to The Grand this season,” says Pamelyn Manocchio, Executive Director “There is absolutely something for everyone. It is our sincere hope that we continue the rich history of this historic building as Delaware’s home for the performing arts and place to create lasting memories.” 

The Grand celebrates the music and culture of the community by partnering with the Christina Cultural Arts Center for the annual Soul of the City Festival on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from noon until 4p.m. This year’s festival aims to celebrate the uniqueness of Wilmington’s arts organizations and communities, while highlighting the monumental 50th anniversary of Hip Hop. The celebration continues September 22 at Frawley Stadium on the Wilmington Riverfront as The Grand presents the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop Concert featuring Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Fat Joe, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E Fresh, EPMD, Rakim and Slick Rick!  

“This is truly unprecedented,” says Universal Attractions Agency’sco-owner Jeff Epstein who conceived the collaboration with Doug E. Fresh. “To have such an elite group of Hip Hop icons from the golden era coming together to celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop music this way… it’s truly mind blowing.” The “OG” Masters of Hip Hop will be joining forces to perform on stage together backed by a live band. 

The Grand Opera’s 2023-2024 Line Up:   

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2023 – Roger McGuinn (the baby grand) 
  • Sunday, September 17, 2023 – Tig Notaro: Hello Again (Copeland Hall) 
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Direct from Sweden The Music of ABBA (Copeland Hall) 
  • Thursday, September 21, 2023 – Ryan Adams (Copeland Hall) 
  • Friday, September 22, 2023 – Hip Hop 50th Anniversary Concert (Frawley Stadium) 
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza (The Playhouse) 
  • Friday, September 29, 2023 – Pedrito Martinez Group (the baby grand) 
  • Saturday, September 30, 2023 – Tablao Flamenco (the baby grand) 
  • ​Thursday, October 5, 2023 – Preacher Lawson (the baby grand) 
  • Thursday, October 5, 2023 – Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Together on Stage (Copeland Hall) 
  • Friday, October 6, 2023 – Pinky Patel: New Crown, Who Dhis? (the baby grand) 
  • Saturday, October 7, 2023 – Bob Mould (the baby grand) 
  • Sunday, October 8, 2023 – An Evening with Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Copeland Hall) 
  • Sunday, October 8, 2023 – Al Stewart & The Empty Pockets (the baby grand) 
  • Saturday, October 28, 2023 – Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age (The Playhouse) 
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023 – Pink Martini featuring China Forbes (Copeland Hall) 
  • Thursday, November 2, 2023 – Sons of Serendip (Copeland Hall) 
  • Saturday, November 4, 2023 – The Moth - True Stories Told Live (Copeland Hall) 
  • Thursday, November 9, 2023 – Masters of Illusion (The Playhouse) 
  • Friday, November 10, 2023 – Deadgrass (the baby grand) 

Broadway in Wilmington – Playhouse on Rodney Square 

  • October 13-15, 2023 – Pretty Woman: The Musical (The Playhouse) 
  • November 17-19, 2023 – Million Dollar Quartet Christmas (The Playhouse) 
  • January 5-7, 2024 – Annie (The Playhouse) 
  • March 7-10, 2024 – On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan (The Playhouse) 
  • April 19-21, 2024 – Come From Away (The Playhouse) 
  • May 9-12, 2024 – Little Women (The Playhouse) 


Even more to come this season... 


Tickets are now on sale to the public and can be purchased online at or by calling 302-652-5577 or 302-888-0200.  Purchasers are reminded that the more shows they buy, the more they save! Purchasing three shows will save you 10% per ticket and purchasing six shows will save you 20% per ticket, along with free parking vouchers and a dining discount card to many of the local restaurants.