This one act Menotti opera, is a wonderful holiday story of Amahl, a precocious, disabled boy; his loving, care-worn mother; and the regal visitors who arrive one night and change Amahl’s life forever. With its beautiful score and touching libretto Amahl and the Night Visitors is appealing to all ages and musical backgrounds and is an inspiring story of how faith, charity, unselfish love and good deeds can truly work miracles.
A Not So Silent Night – Dec 20 & 21, 7:30pm
Need a break from Traditional Christmas Entertainment? NOVA presents a fun-filled night of comedy and heartbreaking musical selections to provide some balance to your musical holiday season. Featuring the diverse musical talents of Susan Sommerfeld, Amber Sommerfeld, Tina Scariano, Cheryl Hadlock, William Mouat, Garrick Sather, and Craig Huisenga
Funky Bunch Dec 20 and Dec 27
Venture Improv Jan 11
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café, a stranger at the next table who has had enough, and a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl. This work is about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us—it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
Funky Bunch Feb 7
Venture Improv Feb 8
For the Love the heArts Fundraiser Feb 14
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Feb 21-22, Feb 28-Mar 1
Funky Bunch March 7
When a jaded and cynical Dublin drama critic comes under the spell of a beautiful young actress and pursues her into a coven of vampires in modern day London, storytelling at its spooky best comes to vivid life. Is it all a drunken lie? A tantalizing fairy tale? Or is it his own version of a higher truth? Conor McPherson’s stunning one-man play is an intriguing, well-told story offering a unique perspective on the myth of vampires.
Opera Fest Mar 22
A unique performance featuring Bizet’s beloved tale of doomed love and violent passion, with some of the most popular and familiar music ever performed, comes to the NOVA stage. Arias and scenes will be adapted from Bizet’s Carmen and Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen performed by world-class opera singers.
SAVE THE DATE!
LaTraviata by Verdi October 30-November 2, 2014 at Alberta Bair Theater
Gods mix with mortals, a feuding king and queen unleash magical practical jokes on one another, spells yield improbable love affairs and a band of comical tradesmen wander into an enchanted wood and are transformed in the most unlikely ways in Shakespeare’s most popular and enduring comedy.
Funky Bunch April 25
Venture Improv April 26
A down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS never fails to entertain.