HOLDING A NOTE FOR ONE HUNDRED YEARS
The elegantly restored Granbury Opera House is on a mission to make you cry…with joy or laughter, depending on whether you’re sitting through one of their musical productions or entertaining comedy performances. The Granbury is home to the Granbury Theater Company, a local community theater with a mission to “enrich the community with high quality entertainment that warms the heart, uplifts the spirit, and tells worthy stories”. Be warned, curmudgeons and cranky critics! You WILL crack a smile.
The Granbury occupies the Texas Historic Landmark Kerr’s Opera House (renamed the Granbury Opera House after restoration) built in 1886 and located on the historic Granbury town square. Constructed of native limestone with decorative tin details, the two-story structure served vaudeville acts and musical productions on the second floor and a saloon below. Today’s productions, however, don’t require a stiff drink at intermission to get through the second act. In fact, the entire building has been rededicated to the theater after a rescue from deterioration by the Granbury Opera Association in 1975. Fortunately, the show will go on in a 309-seat, elegantly appointed renovation of a classic Texas opera house theater.