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Dec
16
Sun
Our Town Auditions @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our Town Auditions @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts | Billings | Montana | United States

What: Auditions for Thornton Wilder’s Our Town 

Who: Adults and Youth (Grades 6-12)

When: December 16 & 17, 5-7 PM

Where: NOVA’s Black Box Theater

Why: Because it’s on of the most iconic pieces of American Theatre

Preparation: 

  • Please come prepared with a 1-2 minute, dramatic, monologue (off book would be great but you may use a script)
  • If you have a theatrical resume, feel free to bring it. If not, you can just fill in recent experience on the audition form
  • We will also be reading scenes from the script. If you’d like to check out a script please contact the NOVA Box Office ahead of time to make sure we have one for you.

Roles:
STAGE MANAGER
DR. GIBBS
JOE CROWELL
HOWIE NEWSOME
MRS. GIBBS
MRS. WEBB
GEORGE GIBBS
REBECCA GIBBS
WALLY WEBB
EMILY WEBB
PROFESSOR WILLARD
MR. WEBB
WOMAN IN THE BALCONY
MAN IN THE AUDITORIUM
LADY IN THE BOX
SIMON STIMSON
MRS. SOAMES
CONSTABLE WARREN
SI CROWELL
THREE BASEBALL PLAYERS
SAM CRAIG
JOE STODDARD
PEOPLE OF THE TOWN

Synopsis:
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.

Performances:
February 15, 16, 17*, 22, 23, & 24*, 2019 in the Black Box Theater
7:30 PM / 2 PM Sunday’s*

Contact Director, Dan Nickerson for more information
youth@novabillings.org

Dec
17
Mon
Our Town Auditions @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our Town Auditions @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts | Billings | Montana | United States

What: Auditions for Thornton Wilder’s Our Town 

Who: Adults and Youth (Grades 6-12)

When: December 16 & 17, 5-7 PM

Where: NOVA’s Black Box Theater

Why: Because it’s on of the most iconic pieces of American Theatre

Preparation: 

  • Please come prepared with a 1-2 minute, dramatic, monologue (off book would be great but you may use a script)
  • If you have a theatrical resume, feel free to bring it. If not, you can just fill in recent experience on the audition form
  • We will also be reading scenes from the script. If you’d like to check out a script please contact the NOVA Box Office ahead of time to make sure we have one for you.

Roles:
STAGE MANAGER
DR. GIBBS
JOE CROWELL
HOWIE NEWSOME
MRS. GIBBS
MRS. WEBB
GEORGE GIBBS
REBECCA GIBBS
WALLY WEBB
EMILY WEBB
PROFESSOR WILLARD
MR. WEBB
WOMAN IN THE BALCONY
MAN IN THE AUDITORIUM
LADY IN THE BOX
SIMON STIMSON
MRS. SOAMES
CONSTABLE WARREN
SI CROWELL
THREE BASEBALL PLAYERS
SAM CRAIG
JOE STODDARD
PEOPLE OF THE TOWN

Synopsis:
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.

Performances:
February 15, 16, 17*, 22, 23, & 24*, 2019 in the Black Box Theater
7:30 PM / 2 PM Sunday’s*

Contact Director, Dan Nickerson for more information
youth@novabillings.org

Dec
22
Sat
Venture Improv @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 22 @ 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

Jan
4
Fri
Funky Bunch Improv @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 4 @ 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

Jan
11
Fri
Little Women @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jan 11-13, & 18-20, 2019 in the Black Box Theater
General Straight Play (Rankin File Production)
Presented with Permission form Samuel French
Adapted by Peter Clapham
The story of Little Women, Louisa M. Alcott’s famous novel, is so well known and so well loved that it is hardly surprising that many attempts have been made to portray its characters upon the stage. None has yet been so successful, however, as this brilliant dramatization by Peter Clapham. The structure of the play faithfully covers that of the novel, interweaving the lives of the March girls, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, and Laurie, the boy next door, as they grow up happily together – yet the action is contained neatly in one set. All the overtones of gaiety and the undertones of sadness are here, bringing the story completely to life in a way which is both accurate and dramatically satisfying.

Jan
12
Sat
Little Women @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jan 11-13, & 18-20, 2019 in the Black Box Theater
General Straight Play (Rankin File Production)
Presented with Permission form Samuel French
Adapted by Peter Clapham
The story of Little Women, Louisa M. Alcott’s famous novel, is so well known and so well loved that it is hardly surprising that many attempts have been made to portray its characters upon the stage. None has yet been so successful, however, as this brilliant dramatization by Peter Clapham. The structure of the play faithfully covers that of the novel, interweaving the lives of the March girls, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, and Laurie, the boy next door, as they grow up happily together – yet the action is contained neatly in one set. All the overtones of gaiety and the undertones of sadness are here, bringing the story completely to life in a way which is both accurate and dramatically satisfying.

Jan
13
Sun
Little Women @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Jan 11-13, & 18-20, 2019 in the Black Box Theater
General Straight Play (Rankin File Production)
Presented with Permission form Samuel French
Adapted by Peter Clapham
The story of Little Women, Louisa M. Alcott’s famous novel, is so well known and so well loved that it is hardly surprising that many attempts have been made to portray its characters upon the stage. None has yet been so successful, however, as this brilliant dramatization by Peter Clapham. The structure of the play faithfully covers that of the novel, interweaving the lives of the March girls, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, and Laurie, the boy next door, as they grow up happily together – yet the action is contained neatly in one set. All the overtones of gaiety and the undertones of sadness are here, bringing the story completely to life in a way which is both accurate and dramatically satisfying.

Jan
15
Tue
Spring Youth Conservatory Classes Begin @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Spring Youth Conservatory Classes Begin @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts | Billings | Montana | United States

SCHOLARSHIP & LOW INCOME APPLICATION

 

VOICE CLASSES

Beginners ROCK Choir (Grades K-Beginner)

Tuesday’s, 4-5pm in the Large Dance

Designed for beginners with little to no experience with choral work, Beginning ROCK Choir will teach students about notes on a staff, melodies, blending and pitch using Opera, Musical Theatre and popular music. There will also be additional performances in the community.

REGISTER HERE

Advanced ROCK Choir (Grades 3-Advanced)

Tuesday’s 5-6pm in the Large Dance

Our more advanced choir students will have the opportunity to further their musical knowledge.They will learn about sight reading, melody, harmony, blending, rhythm, tempo and layering. THIS CLASS IS BY REFERRAL OR AUDITION ONLY. Please contact Janie Sutton for details (janie.rife@rocky.edu). There will also be additional performance opportunities in the community throughout the semester.

REGISTER HERE

ACTING CLASSES

Creative Dramatics (Grades K-3)

Wednesdays, 4-5pm in the Cafe’

Grades K-3 will be introduced to early elements of theatre while exploring imagination through role-playing and storytelling. Scholarships and low income tuition available upon request and submission.

REGISTER HERE

Dramatic Intro (Grades 3-6)

Wednesdays, 4-5pm in the Cafe’

Students will learn the basics of acting and the elements of a story. Through theater games, imitation, and expression of ideas, they will learn how to use stage directions, develop their language and communication skills, and assert themselves creatively as an individual and in a group. Scholarships and low income tuition available upon request and submission. 

REGISTER HERE

Evolving Actors (Grades 5-8)

Wednesday’s, 5-6pm in the Large Dance
Students will learn how to create and develop characters. They will use improvisation, storytelling and visual imagery to advance their skills and transition to more prominent roles on-stage. Scholarships and low income tuition available upon request and submission.

REGISTER HERE

Advanced Players (Grades 7-12)

Wednesday’s, 5-6pm in the Cafe’
The more seasoned thespian will specify their acting skills through script analysis, audition technique, cold reading and head shots. Using scene work and monologues, students will prepare themselves for the next step in their theatrical journey. Scholarships and low income tuition available upon request and submission.

REGISTER HERE

Jan
18
Fri
Little Women @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jan 11-13, & 18-20, 2019 in the Black Box Theater
General Straight Play (Rankin File Production)
Presented with Permission form Samuel French
Adapted by Peter Clapham
The story of Little Women, Louisa M. Alcott’s famous novel, is so well known and so well loved that it is hardly surprising that many attempts have been made to portray its characters upon the stage. None has yet been so successful, however, as this brilliant dramatization by Peter Clapham. The structure of the play faithfully covers that of the novel, interweaving the lives of the March girls, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, and Laurie, the boy next door, as they grow up happily together – yet the action is contained neatly in one set. All the overtones of gaiety and the undertones of sadness are here, bringing the story completely to life in a way which is both accurate and dramatically satisfying.

Jan
19
Sat
Little Women @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jan 11-13, & 18-20, 2019 in the Black Box Theater
General Straight Play (Rankin File Production)
Presented with Permission form Samuel French
Adapted by Peter Clapham
The story of Little Women, Louisa M. Alcott’s famous novel, is so well known and so well loved that it is hardly surprising that many attempts have been made to portray its characters upon the stage. None has yet been so successful, however, as this brilliant dramatization by Peter Clapham. The structure of the play faithfully covers that of the novel, interweaving the lives of the March girls, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, and Laurie, the boy next door, as they grow up happily together – yet the action is contained neatly in one set. All the overtones of gaiety and the undertones of sadness are here, bringing the story completely to life in a way which is both accurate and dramatically satisfying.