NOVA Center for the Performing Arts announces Dodie Rife as the new Managing Producer for NOVA, effective April 1st. After an extensive national search and review process, Rife was chosen for her abilities in theatre and her passion for education. She has been involved on the production side of many operas produced by Rimrock Opera and NOVA at both the Alberta Bair Theater and at NOVA. Rife will replace Craig Huisenga, who is cutting back on his duties due to family commitments. Huisenga will continue to serve NOVA as a director, actor, teacher, and member of the artistic committee. He said “I’m glad I was able to help produce the last season and a half, but NOVA needs a leader who can devote more time and energy to the management of the Center than I can right now. Dodie’s experience will make her a great addition to the team.” The NOVA Board is confident that Dodie Rife will lead the organization with efficiency and dedication.
Located in the historic district of Billings, NOVA’s mission is to enhance the performing arts culture of the Billings region. It does that by producing operas, plays and musicals, improv comedy, and offering classes in acting, movement, and singing for students from grade school to adults. NOVA’s Venture Into Schools program features two-week residencies producing plays in area schools.
Want to guarantee an entertaining year, chock full of memorable performances? Get your season pass today, and commit to fully experiencing our local arts! Check out the various ways to purchase 2014-2015 Season Tickets! Click here for more information.
NOVA Upcoming Events & Productions
Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn Presented by permission by Samuel French, Inc. Director: Craig Huisenga Roebling Theater Murder and time travel all in one small hotel suite. A funny and thrilling combination of science-fiction and film noir. “Time Warp Thriller” The GuardianMore Info
OperaFest offers an upscale silent auction, fine dining, music and a delightful evening of live opera entertainment. Dine with the opera singers and experience the beauty of live opera in an intimate setting Saturday, April 11, 2015. NOVA Center for the performing Arts…More Info
Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne A NOVA Youth Conservatory Production. Directed by Mary Ann Connors. Presented with permission by Music Theatre International. A wild adventure begins when two siblings find themselves living inside a book where dinosaurs and ancient creatures ruled…More Info
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler, Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Bergman. Director: Vint Lavinder. Romance and newly awakened passions abound in this beautiful musical. Lovely waltz rhythms glide the charm and wit of this Tony award…More Info