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Oct
21
Sun
Auction of Arias @ McCormick Cafe
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Auction of Arias @ McCormick Cafe | Billings | Montana | United States

“Opera on the Avenue” – Auction of Arias on Sunday, October 21st, at 7:30pm at McCormick Cafe, 2419 Montana Avenue.

The fall fundraiser for NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, Auction of Arias, features professional opera singers from “Nosferatu.”
National and regional opera performers will offer a menu of favorite opera arias by Puccini, Mozart, and more with selections from “Nosferatu” and Broadway showstoppers.

Guests meet and mingle with opera artists over select wines and sumptuous desserts in this intimate setting.

Bid for your choice of arias by your favorite singer and enjoy a dazzling program of the winning selections.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Auction seating is limited. Please call 406-591-9535 for your reservation.

NOVA is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity. Proceeds from a wide selection of silent and live auction items benefit its mission to enhance the performing arts in Billings.
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE or call (406) 591-9535
Send checks and guest list to:NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
P.O. Box 11
Billings, MT 59103

 

For more information about Nosferatu please see http://rimrockoperafoundation.org

Oct
27
Sat
Nosferatu @ the ABT @ Alberta Bair Theater
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 27 2018, 7:30 pm
at the Alberta Bair Theater

Sponsored by the Rimrock Opera Foundation:
http://rimrockoperafoundation.org/

Based on F.W. Murnau 1922 silent vampire film–a classic of German
Expressionist cinema– Nosferatu creates a poetic version of the Dracula story.
Dana Gioia, previous U.S. poet-laureate, has written the brilliant libretto.
Composer Alva Henderson’s rich neo-romantic score for Nosferatu is full of
soaring melodies, arias, duets and trios, with a thrilling Dies Irae for the chorus.
Mr. Henderson’s masterly writing for the voice is without parallel in
contemporary music.  Premiered in Billings, Montana in 2004, to standing
ovations, the opera Nosferatu has been triumphantly showcased around the U.S.
and in New York. Henderson and thrilling version of the vampire myth tells the story of Nosferatu, as seen through the eyes of the heroine, a gifted young woman trapped in a tragedy beyond her control.

Nov
2
Fri
Funky Bunch Improv @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Funky Bunch is NOVA’s high school improv troupe! These kids are sure to amaze and astonish with their quick wit and smart humor. Funky Bunch will perform the first Friday of every month beginning in September. Like Venture Improv, Funky Bunch styles their shows after Whose Line is it Anyway. These guys are just as funny as the adult troupe….just not nearly as old.

Troupe Leader: 
Tiffany Melis

Funky Bunch Troupe 2018-19:
Kievan McCave
Collin Chapman
Zephan Carpenter
Alison Mitchell
Brady Dannenberg
Ellie Lowe
Jacob Nielson
Lexi Cooper

JV Squad:
Kevin Halsey
Jayden Keeler

Thank you all for trying out! Please come to the shows and try again next year! So much talent in the room tonight!

Performance Dates

Performance dates are subject to change. Changes will be posted on Facebook and on our website.

October 5
November 2
December 7
January 4
February 1
March 1
April 12
May 3

Nov
3
Sat
The Mikado (Sort of…) @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

November 3,4,9,10,11, 2018 in the Roebling Theater
Youth Opera Performed by Youth Actors in Grades 4-12
This production is in the public domain
By W.S. Glibert & Arthur Sullivan

The Mikado (Sort of) is based on the Gilbert and Sullivan production of the same name. This re-imagining takes place in outer space. A year before the action of this opera begins, Nanki-Who, son of the potentate of Mars-apan, fled his father’s imperial court to escape marriage with Katisha, a robot. Nanki-Who met and fell in love with Hum-Hum. Hum-Hum, however, was already betrothed to her guardian, and Nanki-Who left ZuZu-Who in despair.

Follow NOVA Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook. And check out their website at www.novabillings.org.

For more information contact NOVA Center for the Performing Arts at 406.591.9535. Or visit them at 2317 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101.

Nov
4
Sun
The Mikado (Sort of…) @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

November 3,4,9,10,11, 2018 in the Roebling Theater
Youth Opera Performed by Youth Actors in Grades 4-12
This production is in the public domain
By W.S. Glibert & Arthur Sullivan

The Mikado (Sort of) is based on the Gilbert and Sullivan production of the same name. This re-imagining takes place in outer space. A year before the action of this opera begins, Nanki-Who, son of the potentate of Mars-apan, fled his father’s imperial court to escape marriage with Katisha, a robot. Nanki-Who met and fell in love with Hum-Hum. Hum-Hum, however, was already betrothed to her guardian, and Nanki-Who left ZuZu-Who in despair.

Follow NOVA Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook. And check out their website at www.novabillings.org.

For more information contact NOVA Center for the Performing Arts at 406.591.9535. Or visit them at 2317 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101.

Nov
9
Fri
The Mikado (Sort of…) @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

November 3,4,9,10,11, 2018 in the Roebling Theater
Youth Opera Performed by Youth Actors in Grades 4-12
This production is in the public domain
By W.S. Glibert & Arthur Sullivan

The Mikado (Sort of) is based on the Gilbert and Sullivan production of the same name. This re-imagining takes place in outer space. A year before the action of this opera begins, Nanki-Who, son of the potentate of Mars-apan, fled his father’s imperial court to escape marriage with Katisha, a robot. Nanki-Who met and fell in love with Hum-Hum. Hum-Hum, however, was already betrothed to her guardian, and Nanki-Who left ZuZu-Who in despair.

Follow NOVA Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook. And check out their website at www.novabillings.org.

For more information contact NOVA Center for the Performing Arts at 406.591.9535. Or visit them at 2317 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101.

Nov
10
Sat
Improv Workshop @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us at NOVA on Saturday November 10 and Sunday November 11 for an intensive 2-day improv workshop led by Venture Improv’s own Matthew & Tiffany Melia.

When: November 10 & 11, 2-5 PM (may end sooner)

Where: NOVA’s Roebling Theater

Who: Adults, 18 +

Cost: $10 (this is the cost for one or both days)

Why: Improv teaches you to think quickly on your feet and hone in on your impulses. It also makes a great introduction to NOVA’s improv team and could eventually lead to being in the troupe itself……and it’s fun!!!!

WHAT TO EXPECT
Day 1: Basic improv skills; miming, saying yes, etc….

Day 2: Learn improv games, audition for the troupe
(people interested in being a part of the troupe MUST come to both classes)

The Mikado (Sort of…) @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

November 3,4,9,10,11, 2018 in the Roebling Theater
Youth Opera Performed by Youth Actors in Grades 4-12
This production is in the public domain
By W.S. Glibert & Arthur Sullivan

The Mikado (Sort of) is based on the Gilbert and Sullivan production of the same name. This re-imagining takes place in outer space. A year before the action of this opera begins, Nanki-Who, son of the potentate of Mars-apan, fled his father’s imperial court to escape marriage with Katisha, a robot. Nanki-Who met and fell in love with Hum-Hum. Hum-Hum, however, was already betrothed to her guardian, and Nanki-Who left ZuZu-Who in despair.

Follow NOVA Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook. And check out their website at www.novabillings.org.

For more information contact NOVA Center for the Performing Arts at 406.591.9535. Or visit them at 2317 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101.

Nov
11
Sun
Improv Workshop @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us at NOVA on Saturday November 10 and Sunday November 11 for an intensive 2-day improv workshop led by Venture Improv’s own Matthew & Tiffany Melia.

When: November 10 & 11, 2-5 PM (may end sooner)

Where: NOVA’s Roebling Theater

Who: Adults, 18 +

Cost: $10 (this is the cost for one or both days)

Why: Improv teaches you to think quickly on your feet and hone in on your impulses. It also makes a great introduction to NOVA’s improv team and could eventually lead to being in the troupe itself……and it’s fun!!!!

WHAT TO EXPECT
Day 1: Basic improv skills; miming, saying yes, etc….

Day 2: Learn improv games, audition for the troupe
(people interested in being a part of the troupe MUST come to both classes)

The Mikado (Sort of…) @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

November 3,4,9,10,11, 2018 in the Roebling Theater
Youth Opera Performed by Youth Actors in Grades 4-12
This production is in the public domain
By W.S. Glibert & Arthur Sullivan

The Mikado (Sort of) is based on the Gilbert and Sullivan production of the same name. This re-imagining takes place in outer space. A year before the action of this opera begins, Nanki-Who, son of the potentate of Mars-apan, fled his father’s imperial court to escape marriage with Katisha, a robot. Nanki-Who met and fell in love with Hum-Hum. Hum-Hum, however, was already betrothed to her guardian, and Nanki-Who left ZuZu-Who in despair.

Follow NOVA Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook. And check out their website at www.novabillings.org.

For more information contact NOVA Center for the Performing Arts at 406.591.9535. Or visit them at 2317 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101.