Calendar

Jan
19
Sat
Venture Improv @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 19 @ 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
20
Sun
Little Women @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 20 @ 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
26
Sat
Metamorphoses Auditions @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Metamorphoses Auditions @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts | Billings | Montana | United States

WHAT: Auditions for NOVA’s Youth Production, Metamorphoses

WHO: Students (Grades 7-12)

WHEN: January 26 & 27, 5-7 PM

WHERE: NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave

WHY: To educate yourselves in Greek Mythology and have fun with this amazing, ensemble based show.

PREPARATION:
No preparation needed. Just come in movement clothes and ready to read from the script.

*Scripts are available for 5-day check out if needed. Please call the box office ahead of time to make sure  we have a script ready for you. 406.591.9535

SYNOPSIS:
Journey into Ovid’s work of transformation. In breathtaking images, the characters experience love and loss, joy and pain, and the inevitable consequences for their actions. Performed by youth actors in grades 7-12. By Mary Zimmerman, presented with permission, by Brett Adams Ltd.

ROLES:

ORPHEUS
EURYDICE
MIDAS
MYRRHA
PHAETHON
BAUCIS
PHILEMON
ALCYONE
CUPID
HERMES
APHRODITE
PSYCHE
CERES
APOLLO
CEYX

PERFORMANCE DATES:
April 5-7*, & 12-14, 2019

Please contact, Director, Mary Ann Connors for any questions regarding auditions. Tickets can be purchases online, over the phone or at NOVA Box Office.
Mary.Ann.Connors@gmail.com

Jan
27
Sun
Metamorphoses Auditions @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Metamorphoses Auditions @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts | Billings | Montana | United States

WHAT: Auditions for NOVA’s Youth Production, Metamorphoses

WHO: Students (Grades 7-12)

WHEN: January 26 & 27, 5-7 PM

WHERE: NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave

WHY: To educate yourselves in Greek Mythology and have fun with this amazing, ensemble based show.

PREPARATION:
No preparation needed. Just come in movement clothes and ready to read from the script.

*Scripts are available for 5-day check out if needed. Please call the box office ahead of time to make sure  we have a script ready for you. 406.591.9535

SYNOPSIS:
Journey into Ovid’s work of transformation. In breathtaking images, the characters experience love and loss, joy and pain, and the inevitable consequences for their actions. Performed by youth actors in grades 7-12. By Mary Zimmerman, presented with permission, by Brett Adams Ltd.

ROLES:

ORPHEUS
EURYDICE
MIDAS
MYRRHA
PHAETHON
BAUCIS
PHILEMON
ALCYONE
CUPID
HERMES
APHRODITE
PSYCHE
CERES
APOLLO
CEYX

PERFORMANCE DATES:
April 5-7*, & 12-14, 2019

Please contact, Director, Mary Ann Connors for any questions regarding auditions. Tickets can be purchases online, over the phone or at NOVA Box Office.
Mary.Ann.Connors@gmail.com

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

Feb
14
Thu
For the Love of the HeArts @ Moav Coffee
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
For the Love of the HeArts @ Moav Coffee | Billings | Montana | United States

Billings, Montana- February 14, 2019 NOVA Center for the Performing Arts invites you to our celebration For the Love of the heARts at MoAv Coffee 2501 Montana Ave.

Doors will open at 6:30 P.M. and entertainment will commence at 7:00 P.M. Guests will be treated to an evening of appetizers, desserts, and jazz from local jazz group TheAlex Nauman Trio.  Ticket prices for the event are$50/couple and $30/individuals. Wine and beer are included in the price. Tickets are available for purchase through NOVA at 406.591.9535 or at our box office located at 2317 Montana Ave.

Food and beverages provided by MCB, Last Chance Pub & Cider Mill, Levity Wines and The Northern

Feb
15
Fri
Our Town @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 15 @ 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
16
Sat
Our Town @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 16 @ 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.

Venture Improv @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 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

Feb
17
Sun
Our Town @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 17 @ 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.