Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Friday and Saturday shows have 8pm curtains and Sunday is 2pm. Come to the Uptown for more holiday cheer!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
We just released some great seats - come on out to the Uptown tonight for FUN and holiday cheer!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
It's finally Rockapella week at the Uptown! Tickets for Saturday night are moving fast so hop on the website to grab yours. If Saturday doesn't work for you then check them out on Friday - that's right - two nights of Rockapella holiday!
We are so excited to bring this internationally renown group to Grand Prairie's Uptown Theater in time for the Christmas season. Our trees are up and decorated, the popcorn will be fresh, the volunteers will be friendly, so come out to the theater and pick up some holiday cheer.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
In other news Darden Smith is in Grand Prairie today and tomorrow with his Be An Artist program. The fourth graders at Sallye Moore Elementary School are enjoying the program this morning! When I left he had them smiling and laughing and getting ready to write their own songs. Stunning how he gets them to open up and smile!
Next Up: Market Square Grand Opening on October 24th
Friday, October 16, 2009
If I was more internet savy I'd be able to post the actual video. As it is - just check them out on YouTube....
Friday, October 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Don't believe me? They are on the short list for nominations for the Grammy Awards. Just getting on The List is a huge accomplishment. Best wishes to them for their inclusion on the even shorter list.....
So you need to come to the Uptown to check them out. This is their only fall performing arts center performance - which quite frankly is the best way to see them. The 2500 who saw them at an outdoor venue in an unnamed neighboring city might disagree with me since I heard that show was a blast too. But, personally I'll take an intimate, climate controlled venue with $2 popcorn and $4 beer over chiggers and heat any day.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The 3-time Grammy Award nominee will bring the house down. Don't miss it! Group discounts available at half-price so call your friends, get five of them together, call Jessica at the Box Office 972-237-8789 and we'll see you Uptown!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
I was scouring Flickr today for Uptown Theater images and found this sweet shot from the Hayes Carll concert on November 9, 2008.
I guess Krystal Pritchett had a great seat at the show; she took some great photos and video of Hayes. I wish I could put this on our facebook page - it is cool!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
So, spend your day at Joe Pool Lake at the Ultimate Outdoor Experience and then join us at the theater for a night of classic Cash.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Next week - Art Camp. Please visit www.artsgp.com for registration and more information.
ALSO - BIG ANNOUNCEMENT coming very soon. Very big. Very hairy. Very funny. Announcement. Later this week. Stay tuned.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tickets are available online at http://www.uptowntheatergp.com/ or by calling the box office at 972-237-8786.
The kids have been working hard every day this week - you'll be amazed at their performances!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
You can hear them and see a performance at www.beatlegras.com. They recently toured in Ireland where they headlined with Sinead O'Connor and Albert Lee.
They also will be appearing in the upcoming children's movie "Tommy and the Cool Mule" along with Ice T and Kevin Sorbo (TV's Hercules). George Anderson, who plays bass in Beatlegras, is proud to be from Grand Prairie and looks forward to playing in his home town.
"George always steals the show when he plays an upright bass solo," says Dave Walser, Beatlegras guitarist. "It's like nothing you'd expect or have ever heard."
"The vocals are spot on and the playing is fresh and mind blowing," says guitar genius Rhett Butler. Together, Beatlegras provides a unique twist on the Beatles that leaves even the most hard core Beatles fans impressed, smiling and singing all the way home.
"If I had a mop top I'd be shakin' it!" says Ralph McLean, BBC.
“Beatlegras isn't just for Beatles fans, but for those of us who love great musicianship played out as one of the sweetest sounds imaginable,” says Gary Cogill, Movie Critic of WFAA. “A sound that remains constantly in my CD player."
Join your friends and family and fans at the beautifully restored Uptown Theater for this evening that won’t be soon forgotten. Reserved seats are $21 and are available at http://www.uptowntheatergp.com/ or by calling 972-237-UPTN.
Included in this exhibit are images from historic theaters, including Grand Prairie’s newly rehabilitated Uptown Theater, roadside gems, and stunningly moving portraits. Kelly will welcome guests and answer questions about the images and his process in a public reception on July 14th, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to this free exhibit and reception.
Additionally, tours of the Uptown Theater will be available and 2009-2010 Arts Series tickets will be on sale. Season tickets are available to the general public and include six live music performances beginning in October with a concert by Texas legend Joe Ely.
Monday, July 6, 2009
July is more GPAC - with summer art camp for kids. Today the Children of the Strings Orchestra Camp kicked off. Check back with us to see when they schedule their end of camp concert.
Next week GPAC hosts Missoula Children's Theatre with a week long event for kids that culminates in two performances of Jack In The Beanstalk on Saturday the 18th. Check our website for details and ticket information.
MOVIES: Free Movies continue at the Uptown. Last week's sing along Grease was hilarious. Tomorrow - Tuesday, July 7th at 2:00 pm we screen the Marilyn Monroe classic "Some Like it Hot." The first 400 guests get in FREE!
Monday, June 29, 2009
The Grand Prairie Arts Council just completed their opening weekend of Music Man with great crowds in attendance. There are plenty of tickets available for this weekend's performances. 8:00 curtains on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a final performance at 2:00 on Sunday.
Also this week - join us for a FREE MOVIE on Thursday afternoon. We'll be screening sing-a-long Grease on the big screen. This event is free to the first 400 guests at the theater. The concession stand will be open so grab a popcorn and Coke before you go in.
Don't forget season tickets are on sale for the City of Grand Prairie's 2009-2010 Arts Series. The season is spectacular and opens in October with Texas legend Joe Ely in concert. For more information visit our website at http://www.uptowntheatergp.com/ or join us on Facebook or Twitter!