What People Are Saying About The Grand

Curious about what some of our patrons and performers think of visiting The Grand? Read some of the quotes below to find out, and then share your own! We appreciate all kinds of feedback—so be sure to send us your comments so we can feature them here!

Quotes From Performers

“On behalf of the entire Point Blank band, I want to take a moment and thank the Grand staff for making us feel so welcome. From Dave's helpfulness in the lobby to the brothers in the box office who were all so pleasant. We can't forget Othell's warmth in the hospitality room (and the chicken vegetable soup - it was off the hook!). And it's always like working with family when Howard Fulton's on the scene. Tom did great on the monitors and it's a pleasure working with George as well. I can't remember everyone's name who was there, but the professionalism and good-spiritedness made the evening magical for us. We look forward to seeing all of you soon.”
- Gerald Chavis for Point Blank

“We would like to thank you for working so diligently to accommodate the Point Blank band members, their families and other friends and associates you have facilitated. We have had the opportunity to work all around the world with various academies, arenas, stadiums, amphitheaters, etc. The professionalism your organization presented was outstanding! We are excited about working with your organization for our upcoming event, "BEHOLD THE LAMB" which is scheduled for April 10, 2010, at 5:00 p.m., in your Grand Opera accommodations. We're working with Cathedral of Fresh Fire, Inc., to present this theatrical and musical celebration. Thanks again, for your excellent service!”
- Jerry, Paulette Blake & Point Blank Band Family

“On behalf of PhillyBloco, I just want to say thank you for having us down to perform with you on Saturday. I thought the show went very well, and the audience seems to have very much enjoyed themselves. I very much appreciate everyone's hard work, support, and attentiveness throughout the process. You all were a pleasure to work with, and we look forward to future endeavors with the Grand.”
- Mike Stevens of PhillyBloco

“I haven't been at The Grand for nine years. The place looks beautiful. Thanks for bringing this kind of entertainment to town.”
- Gordon DelGiorno, member of Hoots and Hellmouth band

“Delaware was phenomenal! The Wilmington audience was by far, the most receptive and animated crowd we've EVER had as a duo.”
- The Elvises from Blue Suede Shoes

Quotes About Our Staff

“I just wanted to write because of the great experience I had with your staff Saturday 11/21. I've never written about service before but felt this definitely warranted my time. I had lost my Stephen Lynch tickets the day of the event. I called the box office and was told they couldn't help me since they were bought through a third party. The third party I purchased the tickets from would not help me. I thought I would go to the ticket window and try to re-purchase my seats. Since I had my confirmation email from the third party stating my seats and proof of purchase, my tickets were reprinted and I did not have to pay for my tickets twice. That made my weekend and because of it I will definitely return to the Opera House for more events. Thanks again for making a bad day great.”

“I recently wrote a letter to you regarding a problem I had with the Shelby Lynne concert in 2008 (seating issues). It took me awhile to send, as I had it loaded on my computer which "went down" for awhile, and it got lost in the shuffle. However, I did eventually send it, and immediately received a VERY gracious and articulate letter, along with a credit for future concerts. I just wanted to thank you so very much for not only the credit, but for hearing my words and understanding my disappointment. I have not been so pleased with a company’s response to customer needs in a very, very long time. I will gladly revisit your venue soon, and wanted you to know that your efforts are greatly appreciated!”

“I have been telling so many people how outstanding The Grand is for hearing / seeing a performance. I have seen the Indigo Girls about 20 times and have never heard them sound so well! The staff was all very kind, something that can sometimes can be lacking at a concert, so I do not take it for granted.”
- Jeanne Stanley, patron

“I continue to appreciate the hard work that The Grand has put in to enhancing not only the Opera House, but the community that surrounds it.”
- Jason Reschka

Quotes About Going to The Grand

“Lewis Black is one of the outstanding American performers today. We attend The Grand regularly, and the quality of their acts is superior. It is a real pleasure to attend, and the surrounding restaurant scene in the surrounding vicinity is improving all the time. The ambience of the new Public House is exceptional.”

“I'm a frequent visitor to the Grand and tickets to a performance is a perfect gift for anyone who loves the arts or to introduce them to a new experience. My husband and I will be there two more times in the next two weeks to see Jesse Cook and Lyle Lovett. The theater is beautiful and every seat is a good seat! Keep up the good work.”

“Just wanted to take a minute to let you know how much my family enjoyed the Imagination Movers last night. It was fantastic to have dinner at Public House prior to the 6:30 show and see kids at every table. I went to the Lyle Lovett show last week and the typical dinner crowd at Public House did not include. We had 10 tickets and it was fantastic to see the kids dancing, singing and having such a wonderful time. Thanks so much for bringing such a fun, family friendly music act to the Grand. We really enjoyed it!”

“I just wanted to let you know how thrilled we were to be able to participate in The Grand's and The Missoula Children's Theatre's production of The Little Mermaid. This was our daughter's first experience in a production of this measure. It will definitely be something she will always remember and cherish. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful opportunity. We so appreciate your interest and dedication to the Wilmington community. If ever you need help on something--in any small way, please feel free to e-mail or call me.”

“I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks for hosting the Wilco show at Frawley stadium on Friday night. Beautiful night, great performance, and fun venue. Looking forward to more shows like this in the future! Thanks again.”

“The Bryan Adams concert was amazing. That can be contributed to the intimacy of The Grand. The Grand always allows for the creation of a very special bond between the performer and the audience.”
- Chris Sponenberg, patron

“The Grand opera house is a treasure for our area and the talent that has been brought in is tremendous. There is something for everyone in the family. Please keep up the good work!”
- Theresa Sedivec

“Every event I have been to at the Grand has been stellar. Thank you for all the wonderful talent you bring to Delaware.”
- Steven Kerneklian