Galveston's Grand Opera celebrates 117th birthday

January 3, 2012 5:10:47 PM PST
The Grand 1894 Opera House" in Galveston celebrated its 117th birthday Tuesday in grand style, with cake and, of course, singing.

Visitors to the Grand received a tour of the theatre, which was the largest theater in Texas when it was built in 1894.

And if you're doing the math and wondering why this is the theatre's birthday, opening night was on January 3, 1895.