Electricity in the Room

By Sam Houston | February 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Electricity in the Room

When a show comes together, there is an electricity in the room and an excitement which is almost palpable! Such was the case this past Saturday night as Holly Tucker joined the Granbury Live Follies to present “Classic Country”. The Texas CMA Female Vocalist of the Year did not disappoint, as she sang songs across … Read more

Now I know why these Texans are so proud!

By Sam Houston | February 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Now I know why these Texans are so proud!

It has been many years ago, but I had the privilege of seeing Hal Halbrook perform his award-winning play, “Mark Twain Tonight!”. Mr.  Halbrook has performed the show for over fifty years and still manages to “pack em in” the theater! This was also the first one-man plays which I had ever witnessed. “Truly remarkable” … Read more

Johnny Rodriquez Show

By Sam Houston | February 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Johnny Rodriquez Show

When I was a young man in college, I went to the oilfields of Oklahoma during the summer for work. Having been raised in the city I was not much of a Country music fan, but each day as we rode in a pickup from one worksite to the next, Country music was on the … Read more

Why is a Celebration Hall Murder Mystery so unique and memorable?

By Sam Houston | February 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Why is a Celebration Hall Murder Mystery so unique and memorable?

People just seem to love the whole idea of Murder Mystery Dinner Theater! While certainly not a new concept, interactive theater still seems to excite the vivid imagination of folks and the idea of a good meal mixed with laughter and fun, make for a really good time. I think what makes our Murder Mystery … Read more

Laughter is the best medicine!

By Sam Houston | January 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Laughter is the best medicine!

They say people who laugh and smile regularly have a much longer life expectancy than those who don’t. While I love the great musical sound which emulates from the productions on the stage of the New Granbury Live, it only seems fitting to have a night where comedy takes the center stage. I have always … Read more

Is there a more iconic Texas character than General Sam Houston?

By Sam Houston | January 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Is there a more iconic Texas character than General Sam Houston?

Texas history is full of unique and memorable leaders. Lyndon Johnson, Ann Richards, Sam Rayburn, and Stephen F Austin were all unique and one of kind characters. For example, Stephen F. Austin never married, saying his bride was the land of Texas which had stolen his heart completely! Now that is commitment! With all that … Read more

Johnny Rodriquez; The Legendary Performer

By Sam Houston | January 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Johnny Rodriquez; The Legendary Performer

One of the cool things about being the General Manager of the New Granbury Live is the opportunity to select the acts which appear at the theater. I have always been a fan of Johnny Rodriquez. When you listen to “Pass Me By” “Riding My Thumb to Mexico” or “That’s the Way Love Goes” it … Read more

Original presentation and positive energy!

By skvandeusen | January 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Original presentation and positive energy!

For an entertainer to be successful they must bring forth a level of originality in their performance. Audiences crave unique and memorable experiences as opposed to seeing and hearing the same old songs sung the same old way. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen young performers who want to sing and … Read more

Does a song have to be “old” to be “classic”?

By Sam Houston | January 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Does a song have to be “old” to be “classic”?

On February 17 at 2 and 7 pm, the Granbury Live Follies will present “Classic Country”, an exciting show featuring some of the greatest songs in Country Music. When Music Director Mark Gheen and I were creating this show, we knew that along with the outstanding group of vocalists and band members which regularly appear, … Read more

“Death So Delicious”

By Sam Houston | January 21, 2018 | Comments Off on “Death So Delicious”

At Granbury Live we are so very fortunate to have an adjoining room like our Celebration Hall. For those of you who have never been here, Celebration Hall is a banquet room with terrific mood lighting, a view of the historic Court House and Square, and plenty of room for all sorts of events. One … Read more