NOVA Center for the Performing Arts is not just a building that houses amazing productions. It is an experience. The directors, actors, and technical team are people in local community. They are your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers, and they have talent. NOVA is committed to bring thought provoking and entertaining theater performances that showcase the best of Billings’ talent. NOVA is also expanding the breadth of classes in the Youth Conservatory to give well rounded opportunities to children interested in the theater.
NOVA 2014-2015 Theater Performances
Big by John Weidman, A NOVA Youth Conservatory Production August 14-24, Roebling Theater
Adult struggles emerge as a boy finds himself to have grown up overnight after being granted a wish by a carnival machine.
“A must see for young and old alike.”- New York Times
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
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
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
Mauritius by Teresa Rebeck
November 7-22, Black Box Theater
THE RANKIN FILE PRODUCTION
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
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
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
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” –
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.
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
As always, NOVA is committed to educational opportunities. Please see our youth conservatory classes as well as the master class series.