2017-18 Season Announcement!


Features 10 productions,
4 youth productions, 2
4 mainstage theater productions.

Billings, MT-NOVA Center for the Performing Arts’ artistic committee and managing producer Dodie Rife have announced its 2017-18 season! NOVA has picked productions that will fit this year’s theme of, “Around the World!” The season will have 10 productions including 4 mainstage theater productions (Mouse Trap, Quilters, Celtic Christmas, and The Complete History of America (Abridged)), 4 youth shows (Madeline, Brundibar, Gulliver’s Travels, and School House Rock), and 2 operas ( Festival of One-Act Operas,  and Pirates of Penzance),

NOVA’s youth conservatory first travels to Germany in October 2017 with Brundibár, the youth opera about children banding together to save their sick mother. In January, audiences will travel to fantastic places such as Lilliput and Laguda with  Gulliver’s Travels. NOVA will leave the land of fantasy to visit Paris with Madeline in April. Finally, the youth conservatory will end the season with Schoolhouse Rock  in July.

NOVA’s mainstage productionsbegin in America with a production of The Complete History of America (Abridged) in September. These very talented actors of the Reduced Shakespeare Company tackle such controversial questions as: Who really discovered America? Why did Abe Lincoln free the slaves? How many Democrats does it take to screw in a lightbulb? History is normally written by the winners… now it’s the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s turn.  Then NOVA audience members take a trip across the pond with Agatha Christie’s “whodunnit” Mousetrap in November followed by the world premiere of Celtic Christmas in December. NOVA will return back to the States in February with the Rankin File Production of The Quilters.

NOVA Center for the Performing Arts musical and opera schedule will include The Festival of One-Act Operas (Bon Appetit, The Telephone, and The Lantern Marriage) in October, and the mainstage production of Pirates of Penzance in March.

The NOVA Center for the Performing Arts season will also include fundraisers: Reds, White, & Brews (September 7), Auction of Arias (October 22), Love of the heArts (February 17), and Opera Fest (March 17).

NOVA Center for the Performing Arts box office hours are Tuesday through Friday 12-6.  If you are interested in volunteering this season, please contact NOVA’s box office at 406.591.9535. Like us on Facebook!