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August 2018

AQUIFERious

August 20
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until November 2, 2018

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Springs for Hiram

Northwest Florida State College and the Mattie Kelly Arts Center are pleased to announce the upcoming gallery exhibit, AQUIFERious. This exhibition will run from August 20-November 2, 2018, in the McIlroy, Holzhauer and Corridor Galleries. AQUIFERious is curated by Margaret Ross Tolbert, and is based on her award-winning book by the same title. The exhibition will juxtapose Tolbert’s dramatic, large-scale springs paintings and eloquent poetry with contributing artists’ and scientists’ photographs, videos, cartography and writings. The exhibition will feature contributions from Margaret…

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Film Club Meeting

August 27 @ 6:30 pm
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The Film Club meets every three weeks, usually on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
MKAC Arts Wing, Building 110, Room 328 100 College Blvd E
Niceville, 32578 United States
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Free
Coming Soon to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center

The Northwest Florida State College Film Club is composed of students (and is also open to the public) who meet to watch and discuss Hollywood hits, foreign, independent, and classic movies. Films are selected for viewing by club vote during the meeting prior. The first film of the season will be Baby Driver. For more information, please contact Advisor Dr. David Simmons at (850) 729-6074 or simmonsd@nwfsc.edu.

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September 2018

Meet the Maestro

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$20
NFSO Meet the Conductor Invite

Join us for dessert and wine with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra's New Conductor, Devin Patrick Hughes. Tickets on sale now! Buy Tickets

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Tchaikovsky’s Fourth

September 15 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$25
NFSO Tchaikovsky's 4th

Join our community as we welcome Maestro Devin Patrick Hughes for the Symphony’s opening night concert as the dramatic and electrifying come to life with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony.

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Sarah Palin & Donna Brazile: Bridging Political Divide

September 21 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Free
Sarah Palin & Donna Brazile, "Bridging the Political Divide"

This very honest look at both sides of the partisan divide finds new hope in the values and ideals that can bring us together as Americans. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Limited seating available.

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Magic School Bus

September 26 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
Mattie Kelly Arts Center 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Magic School Bus

Blast into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic. There will be two showings for this event. The first performance will be at 9:45 a.m., followed by the second show time at 11:30 a.m. Shows are approximately one hour in length. Study guides are available upon request. Tickets for this show are $6 and can be…

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October 2018

Hocus Focus – Theater of Magical Illusion

October 13 @ 2:00 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Donations Accepted
Hocus Focus at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center

Join us for an afternoon of magic & illusion! This sensory-friendly performance of is designed to create an experience that is welcoming to all families including those with children with autism or with other developmental or intellectual disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. The performance was specifically designed to be baffling and entertaining for all members of the audience! Admission for this event is free, but donations will be warmly accepted.

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Doctor Faustus

October 17 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until October 20, 2018

Sprint Theater 100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
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TBD
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Famous for being the first dramatized version of the Faustus tale, this Christopher Marlowe play depicts the sinister aftermath of Faustus's decision to sell his soul to the Devil's henchman in exchange for power and knowledge.

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November 2018

Science of Ecology with Steve Trash

November 8 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
Mattie Kelly Arts Center 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Science of Ecology

The SCIENCE OF ECOLOGY - starring Steve Trash - is a magical, ecological, and educational experience, filled with fun illustrations demonstrating how everything in the natural world is connected and tips on how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. There will be two showings of this event. The first performance starts at 9:45 a.m., followed by the second show time at 11:30 a.m. Shows are approximately one hour in length. Study guides are available upon request. Tickets for this show are $6 and…

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Holiday Spotlight on the Permanent Collection

November 16 - December 8
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Something Rotten

November 20 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$47
Something Rotten

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (NY Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of two brothers who set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! It’s “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).

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December 2018

Holiday Pops

December 7 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$25
NFSO Holiday Pops 2018

The sounds of the holiday season will fill the air as the NFSO, joined by the Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale, performs some of your seasonal favorites including The Nutcracker, Handel’s Messiah and music from John Williams featured in the movie Home Alone. It’s an evening for everyone, with a special performance by NWF State College President Dr. Devin Stephenson.

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January 2019

Kinky Boots

January 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$47
Kinky Boots

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

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ARRIVAL Music of ABBA with NFSO

January 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$45
Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA

Devin Patrick Hughes, conductor This production has all of the features a great ABBA show needs: lovely costumes, extremely talented musicians and breathtaking singers joined by the NFSO and Maestro Devin Patrick Hughes. ARRIVAL from Sweden has been touted as the world's greatest ABBA tribute band, with sold-out shows all over the world, performances in more than 50 countries since 1995 and 25 sold-out tours in the USA since 2005.

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Mutts Gone Nuts

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$10 – $20
Mutts Gone Nuts

Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4 legged performers. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth ages 18 and under.

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The Power of Perseverance Featuring Lonnie Johnson

January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mattie Kelly Arts Center 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Free
NASA Engineer & Inventor Lonnie Johnson

Johnson served in the U.S. Air Force, where he was awarded multiple medals and helped develop components in the stealth bomber program. Later as a NASA Nuclear Engineer, he received multiple achievement awards for his work in spacecraft system design. Johnson is most well known as the inventor of the Super Soaker squirt gun, that received multiple industry awards, including Outdoor Toy of the Year.

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Len Davis’ A Thousand Words Series

January 22, 2019 - March 1, 2019
Holzhauer Gallery 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium

January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Mattie Kelly Arts Center 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$10 – $15
Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago - and maybe still live today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology. This prehistoric event will have two showings. The first performance will be at 10 a.m., followed…

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February 2019

Rosie Revere

February 1, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
Mattie Kelly Arts Center 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Rosie Revere

With a spotlight upon STEM curriculum, this fun new musical is based upon Andrea Beaty’s book series (Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist, Scientist). There will be two showings of this event. The first performance will start at 9:45 a.m., followed by the second show time at 11:30 a.m. Shows are approximately one hour in length. Study guides are available upon request. Tickets for this show are $6 and can be purchase by contacting Suzanne Flood at (850) 729-6065, or…

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Jim Witter – Experience the Timeless Hits of Barry Manilow

February 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$37
JIm Witter - I Write the Songs

Barry Manilow’s songs have the power to make you smile, make you laugh and even shed a tear. You’ll hear these songs come alive like you never have before when Jim Witter and his band take the stage.

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Wizard of Oz

February 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$47
Wizard of Oz

This production of THE WIZARD OF OZ is a spectacular celebration of that classic 1939 MGM film. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with its breathtaking special effects. Whether it creates new memories or conjures them up from the past, everyone deserves to experience or relive the wonderful, whimsical and enduring story, THE WIZARD OF OZ.

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Peter Versus the Wolf

February 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Free
NFSO Peter Versus the Wolf

For 30 years, the NFSO has provided a free annual concert for Okaloosa & Walton fifth-grade students with specialized youth oriented programming & teacher’s curriculum. In addition, the NWF State College Fine Arts Division sponsors a popular “Picture the Music” art contest in conjunction with the annual theme of the NFSO 5th Graders concerts. Cash prizes are awarded to winners and all artwork is displayed in the lobby of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Mainstage Theater. This event is free…

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March 2019

Hammer of the Gods, The Led Zeppelin Experience

March 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$37
Led Zeppelin - Hammer of the Gods

Hammer of the Gods, The Led Zeppelin Experience is an international touring act recreating the excitement of Led Zeppelin’s legendary live concerts of the early 1970’s. Hammer of the Gods has entertained tens of thousands since 2000 with their professionally produced theatrical performance featuring period costumes, authentic equipment, staging and spectacular light and sound systems. It’s a multimedia extravaganza.

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Annual Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition

March 29, 2019 - April 26, 2019
McIlroy Gallery 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Annual Arts Faculty Exhibition

March 29, 2019 - April 26, 2019
Holzhauer Gallery 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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April 2019

Money Experts Rachel Cruze & Chris Hogan

April 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Free
Hogan & Cruze

There’s so much more to life than fighting to pay the bills. Take the first step to ditch the stress and headaches that debt brings. This biblically based solution to your money problems has a proven track record of helping people just like you experience the freedom that the right plan can offer. It’s time.

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Mozart’s Requiem and Stars of Tomorrow

April 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mattie Kelly Arts Center 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$25
NFSO Stars of Tomorrow

Devin Patrick Hughes, conductor Join the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra for a farewell letter from the greatest composer of all time featuring Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale. The mystery surrounding Mozart’s death remains an enigmatic puzzle to this day. Answers can only be found in his Requiem Mass, which he left for us as an inspirational message of hope and spiritual fulfillment. This season finale concert spotlights the amazing talents of the youth Concerto Competition winners of the NFSO Guild-sponsored competition.…

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Million Dollar Quartet

April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$47
Million Dollar Quartet

On December 4, 1956, four young musicians -Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins -gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions ever. The Tony® Award-winning smash-hit musical Million Dollar Quartet brings that unbelievable musical moment to life, featuring timeless and enduring hits. Don’t miss your chance to experience this red-hot moment in rock ‘n’ roll history!

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Orchestra Rocks: Link Up! with Carnegie Hall

April 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - April 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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NFSO Orchestra Rocks

Orchestra Rocks is the end-of-the-year performance for local students who participate in the region’s first Carnegie Hall Link Up! program. The program features a year-long music curriculum & fun classroom activities that culminate in this interactive concert with the NFSO at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Contact Lynne Fehrenbach, NFSO Education Director at fehrenbl@nwfsc.edu for Link Up!

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May 2019

27th Emerald Coast National Juried Exhibition with Isaac McCaslin, 2018 Best in Show Winner

May 18, 2019 - June 21, 2019
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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