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Feb
23
Sat
Our Town @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

February 15-17 & 22-24, 2019 in the Black Box Theater
General Straight Play (includes Youth Actors in Grades 7-12)
Presented with Permission from Samuel French
Written by Thornton Wilder
The story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Thornton Wilder’s final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally.

Feb
24
Sun
Our Town @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

February 15-17 & 22-24, 2019 in the Black Box Theater
General Straight Play (includes Youth Actors in Grades 7-12)
Presented with Permission from Samuel French
Written by Thornton Wilder
The story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Thornton Wilder’s final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally.

Mar
1
Fri
Funky Bunch Improv @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 1 @ 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

Mar
16
Sat
Venture Improv @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Venture Improv has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years! This season they will be performing the third Saturday of every month beginning in October. Venture Improv does a lot of the short form improv games you would see on Whose Line is it Anyway.  With different suggestions, games and players every week, you’re a guaranteed a new show every time!

Troupe Leaders:
Tiffany Melia
Matthew Melia

Emcee: Collin McCrae

2018-19 troupe members include:
DeLaney Hardy Ray
Emerald Hart
Dan Nickerson
Michael McCallum
Danielle Turtainen

2018-19 Performance Dates

Performance dates are subject to change. Changes will be posted on Facebook and on our website. Please click on ‘BUY TICKETS’ to select a date.

October 20
November 17
December 22
January 19
February 16
March 16
April 27
May 18

Mar
23
Sat
Opera Fest @ Highlands Golf Club
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Opera Fest @ Highlands Golf Club | Billings | Montana | United States

 

   

 

 

 

Saturday, March 23, 6:00PM at The Highlands Golf Club 

OperaFest offers an upscale silent auction, fine dining, music and a delightful evening of live opera entertainment featuring singers for the upcoming One Act Operas Bastien & Bastienne, and A Musical Evening at the Choufleuri’s.

Dine with regional, professional opera singers and experience the beauty of live opera in an intimate setting Saturday, March 23.

NOVA Center for the Performing Arts will host the event at the Highlands Golf Club, 714 Poly Drive,
Billings, Montana
.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and no-host cocktails, followed by a gourmet dinner with select wines. Attire is as formal as the guest wishes.

A highlight of the evening will be performances from regional singers.

Cost $100 per person in advance, $110 at the door, or $750 for a table of 8.

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.

Call NOVA at 406-591-9535 or buy on line NOVAbillings.org/operafest

Mar
29
Fri
Festival of One-Act Operas @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bastien und Bastienne
This production is in the public domain
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Bastienne, a shepherdess, fears that her “dearest friend”, Bastien, has forsaken her for another pretty face, and decides to go into the pasture to be comforted by her flock of lambs.

A Musical Evening at Choufleuri’s
This production is in the public domain
Composed by Jacques Offenbach

Mr. Choufleuri is about to present a big, expensive musical for all of Paris when his three principal singers defect from the project. Last- minute replacements are provided by Mr. Choufleuri’s daughter, Ernestine; her lover, Babylas (whom Ernestine sneaks into the event); and Mr. Choufleuri himself. Babylas uses this occasion to force Choufleuri into granting him Ernestine’s hand in marriage along with a large dowry.

 

Mar
30
Sat
Festival of One-Act Operas @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bastien und Bastienne
This production is in the public domain
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Bastienne, a shepherdess, fears that her “dearest friend”, Bastien, has forsaken her for another pretty face, and decides to go into the pasture to be comforted by her flock of lambs.

A Musical Evening at Choufleuri’s
This production is in the public domain
Composed by Jacques Offenbach

Mr. Choufleuri is about to present a big, expensive musical for all of Paris when his three principal singers defect from the project. Last- minute replacements are provided by Mr. Choufleuri’s daughter, Ernestine; her lover, Babylas (whom Ernestine sneaks into the event); and Mr. Choufleuri himself. Babylas uses this occasion to force Choufleuri into granting him Ernestine’s hand in marriage along with a large dowry.

 

Mar
31
Sun
Festival of One-Act Operas @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bastien und Bastienne
This production is in the public domain
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Bastienne, a shepherdess, fears that her “dearest friend”, Bastien, has forsaken her for another pretty face, and decides to go into the pasture to be comforted by her flock of lambs.

A Musical Evening at Choufleuri’s
This production is in the public domain
Composed by Jacques Offenbach

Mr. Choufleuri is about to present a big, expensive musical for all of Paris when his three principal singers defect from the project. Last- minute replacements are provided by Mr. Choufleuri’s daughter, Ernestine; her lover, Babylas (whom Ernestine sneaks into the event); and Mr. Choufleuri himself. Babylas uses this occasion to force Choufleuri into granting him Ernestine’s hand in marriage along with a large dowry.

 

Apr
5
Fri
Festival of One-Act Operas @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bastien und Bastienne
This production is in the public domain
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Bastienne, a shepherdess, fears that her “dearest friend”, Bastien, has forsaken her for another pretty face, and decides to go into the pasture to be comforted by her flock of lambs.

A Musical Evening at Choufleuri’s
This production is in the public domain
Composed by Jacques Offenbach

Mr. Choufleuri is about to present a big, expensive musical for all of Paris when his three principal singers defect from the project. Last- minute replacements are provided by Mr. Choufleuri’s daughter, Ernestine; her lover, Babylas (whom Ernestine sneaks into the event); and Mr. Choufleuri himself. Babylas uses this occasion to force Choufleuri into granting him Ernestine’s hand in marriage along with a large dowry.

 

Metamorphoses @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

April 5-7, & 12-14, 2019 in the Black Box Theater
Youth Play Performed by Youth Actors in Grades 7-12
Presented with Permission from Brett Adams Ltd.
Written by Mary Zimmerman
This Tony Award winning play is a magical journey into Ovid’s world of transformation and enchantment. In breathtaking images, the characters experience love and loss, joy and pain, and discover the inevitable consequences of their own actions.