NOVA Center for the Performing Arts 2014-2015 Season


2014-2015 Season Passes:

Ten Tickets Pass for $180-use all for one show or throughout the season.  buy-tickets-now


Super NOVA Pass for $300-includes all NOVA theatre, improv comedy, youth, opera shows at NOVA and LaTraviata at the Alberta Bair


Super NOVA Season Couple Pass for $600-includes all NOVA theatre, improv comedy, youth, opera shows at NOVA and LaTraviata at the Alberta Bair Theatre.  buy-tickets-now


Season Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or at the box office.  Any student or senior passes must be purchased on the phone or at the box office.  It may be required to provide proof of student or senior standing.


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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang

September 12-27, Roebling Theater

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play!  Chekhov meets comedy in a crazy whirlwind of characters and hilarity.

“Strongest comedy Broadway has to offer.”  The Bottom Line

Cast List:
Vanya – Jim McRae
Sonia – Dina Brophy
Masha – Rebecca Spring
Spike – Chris Decker
Cassandra – Lisa Halpin
Nina – Lauren Lane

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The Boy at the Edge of Everything by Finegan Kruckemeyer, A NOVA Youth Conservatory Production

October 3-12, Black Box Theater

Take a trip on an intergalactic journey through space and time– a quirky and fun play that exudes a young boy’s imagination and adventure.

“A canny, witty way of reflecting on worlds unknown”- The Seattle Times

Boy at the Edge of Everything by Finnegan Kruckemeyer
Directed by Dan Nickerson 

Monday August 18th & Tuesday August 19th @ 6pm
Grades 6-12 are welcome to audition in the Roebling Theater 

Cast includes 3 female/4 male

Remember to bring a short 1-minute monologue and be ready to move and answer questions. Don’t miss out on a chance to be a part of a truly great, imaginative and brand new script.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn

October 10-25, Roebling Theater

A hit musical about six kids (played by young adults) vying for the coveted spelling bee championship.  Quirky and fun!

“This loony lollipop of a musical presents a divinely flakey nerd’s-eye view of life, with the thesis that a guy can catch cooties and still catch a break with the ladies.”  Washington Post

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La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

October 30 (student performance), November 1, Alberta Bair Theater

Violetta Valéry, La Traviata’s “fallen woman” may be the most heart-wrenching character in all of opera: a high-spirited but deceptively delicate woman who unexpectedly finds, and then selflessly gives up, the love of her brief life. Rousing, soaring, heartbreaking melodies so familiar you will need to restrain yourself from humming along. Sung in the original Italian.


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Mauritius by Teresa Rebeck

November 7-22, Black Box Theater


Intrigue abounds as sisters discover they are in possession of rare stamps.   Danger awaits them as the discovery becomes known by seedy collectors.

“A taut, twisty little thriller….” Seattle Times

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It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry

December 5-20, Roebling Theater

It’s A Wonderful Life sparkles as a radio show. The audience sees and hears this American Holiday Classic come to life as actors bounce from character to character and sound effect to sound effect.

“A fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption.”  Chicago Times

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Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti

January 9-11, 2015

Amahl and the Night Visitors is an endearing opera tale of a crippled boy whose life changes forever after seeing an amazing star.

“Menotti’s enduring hit.”- The Los Angeles Times

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Twelfth Night, or What You Will by William Shakespeare

January 16-31, Black Box Theater

Shakespeare’s comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the Count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.

“If music be the food of love, play on!”  William Shakespeare

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Susannah by Carlisle Floyd

February 6, 8, 13, 15, 2015

Chaos ensues after a group of church elders find a beautiful young woman bathing nude in a local stream, only to find them hiding their own desire for her in this tale of passion and deceit.

“Unabashedly neo-romantic”- New York Times


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, dramatized by Adrian Mitchell, A NOVA Youth Conservatory Production

February 27-March 1, March 6-8, 2015

Young Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy discover a mystical land called Narnia where an evil witch has reigned for many years. Join their conquest in conquering evil to restore the land’s once happy state.

“A high-quality presentation of one of the great pieces of children’s literature” –

Bristol Post

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Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn

March 20 – April 4, 2015, Roebling Theater

Murder and time travel all in one small hotel suite. A funny and thrilling combination of science-fiction and film noir.

“Time Warp Thriller” The Guardian


Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne, A NOVA Youth Conservatory Production

April 17-26, 2015, Roebling Theater

A wild adventure begins when two friends find themselves living inside a book where dinosaurs and ancient creatures rule the earth.

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A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim

May 15-30, 2015, Roebling Theater

Romance and newly awakened passions abound in this beautiful musical. Lovely waltz rhythms glide the charm and wit of this Tony award winning gem. Featuring the hit song, “Send In The Clowns.”

“A Little Night Music is a sumptuous musical celebration of love.”  Theatre in Chicago