NOVA Center for the Performing Arts is honored to carry out the mission of Venture Theatre to engage, challenge, and inspire.
Venture Theatre was not just a building that housed amazing productions. It was an experience. The directors, actors, and technical team were people in local community. They were your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers, and they had talent.
NOVA is committed to Venture’s Theatre’s tradition by continuing 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 2013-2014 Theater Performances
Directed by Amanda McCave
NOVA’s Fringe Festival production
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.
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.
Directed by Chaslee Schweitzer Auditions March 7&8
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.