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Nov
10
Sat
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.

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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.

Nov
17
Sat
Venture Improv @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 17 @ 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

Nov
24
Sat
Grant Ferguson: Live @ NOVA! @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Grant Ferguson: Live @ NOVA! @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts | Billings | Montana | United States

Join Grant Ferguson and his supergroup of local musicians for an evening of original and evocative melodic rock and fusion music in the Roebling Theater at the wonderful NOVA Center for the Performing Arts! Doors @ 6:30PM, tickets $12 at the door, bar available. www.grantfergusonmusic.com

Nov
30
Fri
Funky Bunch Improv @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 30 @ 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

Dec
7
Fri
A Christmas Carol @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

December 7-9, & 14-16 in the Roebling Theater
All Ages Play
Presented with Permission from Samuel French
Adapted by John Mortimer
The Charles Dickens classic contains a number of themes: Forgiveness, compassion, choices, family, guilt, and memories are just a few. The most evident of all these is probably the change Ebenezer Scrooge experiences because of the spirits he encounters. Presented in a new way with both youth and adults. Performed, with permission, from Samuel French.

Dec
9
Sun
A Christmas Carol @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

December 7-9, & 14-16 in the Roebling Theater
All Ages Play
Presented with Permission from Samuel French
Adapted by John Mortimer
The Charles Dickens classic contains a number of themes: Forgiveness, compassion, choices, family, guilt, and memories are just a few. The most evident of all these is probably the change Ebenezer Scrooge experiences because of the spirits he encounters. Presented in a new way with both youth and adults. Performed, with permission, from Samuel French.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Child's Christmas in Wales @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts | Billings | Montana | United States

For over 60 years, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” a family recollection written by Dylan Thomas, one of the best known and loved poets of the 20th Century, has been as much a part of the Christmas pageant of stories and films as “A Christmas Carol” and ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” both published in the early 19th Century. Aside from the biblical story of the Nativity, few holiday-related works of literature can claim the distinction of being so universally loved and enjoyed, as well as embody the fundamental ideals the holiday represents.

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” is a joyful, memoir of Welsh traditions and family quirks, the humor and pathos of life in an ordinary community with extraordinary characters and charm.

Like “Under Milkwood,” Dylan Thomas’s tale is a classic because, like its predecessors, including the story of the lowly birth the holiday celebrates, it encompasses and revels in the reality of the human condition.

This delightful story is presented by NOVA, read by Welshman, and recently arrived Montana resident, Dulais Rhys, and includes a five minute, non-optional, compulsory, Welsh language lesson. Dulais has the unique experience of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” reminding him of his own childhood and the audience is invited to join in the riotous fun. The presentation includes events in Dylan Thomas’s life and visits to the U.S., his work, as well as audio examples of the poet’s unique reading voice.

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