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April 2018

Rodger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

April 14, 2018
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$45
Cinderella

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale.

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May 2018

Stars of Tomorrow

May 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$16 – $25
2018 Stars of Tomorrow

The amazing talents of the youth Concerto Competition winners of the NFSO Guild sponsored competition appear as Guest Artists with the NFSO in the season finale concert that also includes performance by the Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale!

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Hunchback of Notre Dame Auditions

May 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Free
Hunchback of Notre Dame Auditions May 5 at 5pm

Auditions for our summer show, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, are May 5. Sign in is at 4:30 p.m. in the Sprint Theater at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Start time is 5 p.m.

Additional details can be found in the audition packet here: bit.ly/HunchbackAuditions.

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2018 NWF Ballet Student Concert

May 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$12
Coming Soon to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center

The annual Northwest Florida Ballet Student Concert is the culmination of the NWF Ballet’s community class season

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Marjorie Huwa, 2017 Best-in-Show Winner

May 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holzhauer Gallery 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Art Gallery Exhibition at Mattie Kelly Arts Center

On view in the Holzhauer Gallery will be works by Marjorie M. Huwa of Prosperity, South Carolina, whose oil painting on canvas, Patriot Orchid, won Best in Show in the 25th Southeast Regional (2017).

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The 26th Emerald Coast National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition

May 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - June 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
McIlroy Gallery 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Free
Emerald Coast National 2018

The exhibition will open with a reception in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries on Saturday, May 19, 6-8 p.m. An Awards Ceremony will begin at 6:30.

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Guest Artist Chloe Zhang Benefit Piano Recital

May 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
$20
Chloe Zhang Recital

Join us for a benefit piano recital by guest artist Chloe Zhang of Julliard School. Presented by NFSO.

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June 2018

Godspell – Summer Musical Theatre Workshop

June 4, 2018 @ 8:30 am - June 28, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Mattie Kelly Arts Center 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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GodSpell Summer Musical Theatre Workshop 2018

Join us for the ultimate musical theatre training at our annual Summer Musical Theatre Workshop at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. The workshop is open for students ages 13-21 (students MUST be 13 on or before June 4, 2018). Students will receive concentrated training in acting, voice, and dance from instructors Christa Whittaker, Diara Morris and Kelly Murdock. The workshop is Monday, June 4 through Thursday, June 28 from 8:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m. in the dance studio (Building 100, Room 125).…

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Godspell Summer Musical Theatre Workshop Performances

June 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - June 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$7
Godspell Summer Musical Theatre Workshop Performances

Join us for the presentations of our summer musical theatre workshop! In the workshop, students ages 13-21 received concentrated training in acting, voice and dance. Wednesday's performance will start at 1 p.m. Thursday features two performances, the first at 10:30 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase for $7. Buy Tickets

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July 2018

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

July 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - July 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
$25
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

From the Academy Award-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.

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September 2018

Meet the Maestro

September 8, 2018 @ 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!

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Tchaikovsky’s Fourth

September 15, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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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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Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th Annual Museum Day at the MKAC Galleries

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Free
Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day 2018

The MKAC Galleries has the rare opportunity to open its doors on Saturday, September 22nd, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.

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Magic School Bus

September 26, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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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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The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus

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

Sprint Theater 100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
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$10 – $15
NWF State College Productions: Doctor Faustus

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

AQUIFERious

November 2, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, 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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Science of Ecology with Steve Trash

November 8, 2018 @ 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, 2018 - December 8, 2018
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Something Rotten

November 20, 2018 @ 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). Watch the Sneak Preview...

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December 2018

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play

December 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until December 1, 2018

One event on December 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Sprint Theater 100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
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$25
It's a Wonderful Life

NWF State College is proud to present Joe Landry’s It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play.  Set in a glamourous radio production studio, performers are warming up and preparing to present the live radio show of the beloved Christmas story.  This live dramatic and musical performance will take audiences back in time to the 1940’s, when radio shows brought families together for story time and good, old-fashioned fun.  It’s a Wonderful Life unfolds with beautiful carols of the season sung…

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Film Club Meeting

December 3, 2018 @ 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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Holiday Pops

December 7, 2018 @ 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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A Peter White Christmas with Peter White, Rick Braun & Euge Groove

December 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$40
Peter White Christmas

Promoted by: Seabreeze Radio

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Free Jazz Ensemble Concert

December 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Sprint Theater 100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
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FREE
MKAC Jazz Concert

For the first time, we are hosting our annual jazz concert in the Sprint Theater with a jazz club flair featuring drinks, snacks and lobby entertainment. Food & drinks available for a nominal fee beginning at 6 p.m. House will open at 6:30 p.m. Event begins at 7:30 p.m.

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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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Grammy Nominated Cellist, Amit Peled and the Peabody Cello Gang Free Concert

January 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
FREE
Grammy Nominated Cellist, Amit Peled and the Peabody Cello Gang Free Concert

Join us on January 15, 2019 in the Tyler Recital Hall for a free concert by Grammy-nominated Cellist, Amit Peled and the Peabody Cello Gang! For more information about the performance, please visit Mr. Peled’s website.

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Salvador Dali: Surreal Visions of Eternity

January 17, 2019 - March 1, 2019
McIlroy Gallery 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Part of MKAC Galleries permanent collection, these pieces are prime examples of why Dalí has become one of the world’s most recognizable Surrealist artists. The 100 pieces displayed here were made by Dalí to illustrate each of the 100 scenes in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy through Dalí’s recognizable style of dreamlike images, distortion, and use of the absurd. The Salvador Dalí Collection at NWF State College was generously donated by Dotty Blacker.

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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
MKAC 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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Len Davis’ A Thousand Words series explores the complicated interplay between the figurative and the literal. The series consists of 100 8”x5” collages combining drawings of faces, text, and newsprint pages. With this series, Davis is illustrating the differences in understanding we derive from reading facial expressions and reading text. In each collage is a face, which we interpret to understand how the person is feeling, while the text or images clearly explain the person’s feelings. The text and the…

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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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Artist Talk: Len Davis of ‘A Thousand Words’

February 12, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
FREE
MKAC Galleries Upcoming Events

'A Thousand Words' artist Len Davis will host a lecture with slideshow, speaking about his art and process. The lecture will take place in Tyler Recital Hall and last approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Collage Workshop

February 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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FREE
MKAC Galleries Upcoming Events

As a follow-on to Len Davis' lecture, attendees of this free two-hour workshop will learn to make their own collage in the same style as Davis' work. It is encouraged that workshop attendees bring magazines, newsprint, old books, etc., to ensure adequate supplies. This free event will take place in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries and is open to the public.

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NFSO Piano Recital Series Featuring Dzmitry Ulasiuk

February 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
$10 – $20
NFSO Piano Recital Series Welcomes Dzmitry Ulasiuk

Join us for an evening with talented pianist Dzmitry Ulasiuk, in the NFSO Piano Recital Series.

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Snowbird Concert

February 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$10
2019 Snowbird Concert

Join the Northwest Florida State College Division of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts for their Snowbird Concert on February 17, 2019, featuring the NWF State College Jazz Ensemble and Soundsations. Tickets can be purchased at a Snowbird Meeting, by calling Brenda at (989) 860-8741 or on-site the day of the event.

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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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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. All attendees must be…

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A Symphony of Taste

February 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Northwest Florida State College Student Services Center 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$40 – $45
2019 NFSO Symphony of Taste Advertisement

Enjoy food samples from area restaurants, fine wines, craft beers, a silent auction and jazz music entertainment. The event is hosted by the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra Guild with proceeds benefiting the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and its youth music education endeavors. Tickets: $40 in advance or $45 at the door.

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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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NWF State College Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division Presents: Uptown 1.0

March 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until March 16, 2019

Sprint Theater 100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
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$10
The Division of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts at Northwest Florida State College Announces Spring Production, Uptown 1.0

Part psychological thriller and part revenge tragedy, this play is inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet and takes place sometime in the near future of New York City in the headquarters of the corporation, CyberCom, International.

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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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NFSO Piano Recital Series Featuring Yi-Nuo Wang

March 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
$10 – $20
Featured Pianist Yi-Nuo Wang Will Perform at the NFSO Piano Recital Series

Join us for an evening with talented pianist Yi-Nuo Wang, in the NFSO Piano Recital Series.

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April 2019

Money Expert Rachel Cruze

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

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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Free Jazz Ensemble Concert

April 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sprint Theater 100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
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FREE
Coming Soon to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center

Join us for a FREE jazz concert in the Sprint Theater with a jazz club flair featuring drinks, snacks and lobby entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Food & drinks available for a nominal fee.

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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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NWF Reads & Blackwater Review Reception Main Event

April 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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NWF Reads Main Event: Sebastian Junger

Literary journalist and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger will speak about his latest book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging. Book signing to follow. (Books will be available for purchase.)

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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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CANCELLED – Northwest Fest

April 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Mattie Kelly Arts Center Amphitheater 100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Free - Donations Accepted
Northwest Fest has been canceled due to inclement weather

UPDATE as of 4/24: Due to inclement weather, Northwest Fest has been cancelled.

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Dance Facets

April 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Dance Facets 2019

Dance Facets is an annual dance program concert. Many styles of dance are featured, from ballet to jazz, and contemporary to tap. Each year is very different and exciting! Please join us for an extraordinary evening of dance. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth ages 18 and under.

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Orchestra Rocks: Link Up! with Carnegie Hall

April 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am
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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

Memorial Day Concert

May 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Mattie Kelly Arts Center Amphitheater 100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$20
Memorial Day Concert

In honor of America's veterans and first responders, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and Northwest Florida State College present a stirring concert of American music for the whole family. Pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars! Repertoire Star Spangled Banner John Williams: Superman March Morton Gould American Salute Aaron Copland Rodeo: Hoe-down Matt Fossa: Heroic Flight 5’ (NFSO premiere) John Williams Jaws Theme Antonin Dvorak last movement from Symphony no. 9 (from the New World) 10 minute…

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July 2019

Summer Pop-Up Exhibitions

July 13, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 13, 2019

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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MKAC Galleries Upcoming Events

The summer pop-up exhibitions are here! Featured in the McIlroy Gallery is the 'Contemporary Selections from the Permanent Collection,' where visitors can learn about what makes art contemporary: new media, new subject matter, and new looks at traditional ways of seeing. Over in the Holzhauer Gallery, viewers can get a special look at 'From the Vault: The Drawings of Emil Holzhauer.' Currently on display are works of art seldom seen by the public: Holzhauer’s drawings. These black-and-white drawings give a…

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NWF State College Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division Presents: Footloose

July 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until July 13, 2019

One event on July 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$10 – $25
Footloose Ad

The Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division of Northwest Florida State College will present Footloose: The Musical as the 2019 summer musical production at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center nightly July 10-13 at 7:30 p.m. along with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on July 13. Based on the hit 1980s movie (which launched the careers of Kevin Bacon, Sarah Jessica Parker and John Lithgow), Footloose has become a stage musical phenomenon. With music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean…

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September 2019

“America’s Got Talent” Top 5 Finalist Preacher Lawson

September 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Preacher Lawson, "America's Got Talent" Top 5 Finalist

Best known from this past season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Preacher Lawson was a Top 5 Finalist on the show’s highest-rated season to date. Lawson has been bringing his brand of goofy, high-energy comedy to the stage since he was 17. He moved 20 times before the age of 10, but considers himself a native to Orlando, Florida, as he believes it is the city where he grew most as a comedian. In 2015, he won the title of…

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

September 20, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 20, 2019

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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MKAC Galleries Upcoming Events
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Take Flight: NFSO Concert Season 33

September 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$25
Take Flight with NFSO's 33rd Concert Season

Our season launches with Take Flight on September 28, featuring music from The Planets, Star Wars Suite 1, E.T. Adventures on Earth, and other works saluting flight, outer space and heroes of flight. NFSO welcomes Maestro Kellen Gray to open our season! Tickets are $25 Adults, $16 Youth, and FREE with NWFSC Raider ID card.

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October 2019

Love & Marriage featuring Special Guest Artists, Piano Duo Joseph Rackers and Marina Lomazov

October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$25
NFSO Presents: Love & Marriage

Joining us from Brazil, the NFSO will be under the baton of Manfredo Schmiedt for Love and Marriage, featuring music from Grieg’s popular Peer Gynt Suite and the epic Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz. Steinway Artists, husband/wife piano duo Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers, will join us as our guest artists, dazzling with Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos. Tickets are $25 Adults and $16 Youth. Free for NWFSC students with Raider ID.

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President’s Speaker Series: Winston Scott, Former NASA Astronaut

October 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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FREE
Former NASA Astronaut Winston Scott

Winston Scott’s journey to the stars as a NASA astronaut is a testament to the power of perseverance and vision. Raised in Miami, Scott’s largely segregated education provided little access to resources, but his own determination combined with the dedication of his teachers set him on an inspiring path of achievement. Since retiring from NASA, Scott has remained an active pilot and his work in space is now regarded as a case study in leadership and expert communication, qualities most…

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Northwest Florida State College presents Sword Against the Sea

October 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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Sprint Theater 100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
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$10
Sword Against the Sea presented by Northwest Florida State College

Northwest Florida State College is pleased to announce the opening of its first fall student production of Sword Against the Sea, October 16-19. Sword Against the Sea is a stylized spectacle with fantastic costumes and masks, chorus and dance. The play is an adaptation by Arthur Feinsod of the Irish poet William Butler Yeats' six one-act plays and some of his most stirring poems about the Celtic hero Cuchulain. This two-act play presents the hero's failed attempt as a young…

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Dog Man the Musical

October 21, 2019 @ 9:45 am
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One event on October 21, 2020 at 11:30 am

Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$8
Dog Man the Musical

Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in 5th grade, they figure it’s time to level up and write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!

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Johannes Moller: FREE Classical Guitar Concert

October 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
FREE
Johannes Moller Free Classical Guitar Concert

Since 2018, Johannes Moller has been an ambassador of ZhengAn Guitar in China. ZhengAn is a city in China which has made guitar manufacturing and guitar culture its main priority. Acquiring his skills in both performance and composition at an early age, Johannes performs a highly characterized and idiosyncratic voice that many listeners around the world have come to admire. Come enjoy a FREE classical guitar performance on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tyler Recital Hall at…

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Orlando Transit Authority

October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$25
Orlando Transit Authority Chicago Logo

“Orlando Transit Authority is a high-energy Chicago tribute show made up of A-list players who are, first and foremost, Chicago fans.  Founder Stan Allen and Musical Director Carl Dirkes, hand-picked each member of the band based on one simple criteria: The degree to which each member naturally sounds like the corresponding original member of Chicago.  Any time you assemble players of this caliber, a great-sounding band is a given – but that wasn’t enough.  Orlando Transit Authority went one step…

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Enlightened Studio Presents 11 FEST

October 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mattie Kelly Arts Center Amphitheater 100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$11 – $111
Enlightened Studios & Cumulus Media presents 11FEST: 11 bands on October 26, 2019 from 11am - 11pm. $11 Admission at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville, FL.

Don’t miss Enlightened Studios’ first annual 11-Fest on October 26th! 11 bands, 11am to 11pm, $11 admission. Featured bands include: Jessie Ritter Tribe Zion The Strangers of Elevated Underground Battle of Bands Winner Morning Trips Cat Rhodes & the Truth Loose Bolts Action Doug Duende Mantra Tyler Livingston & the Absolutes

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December 2019

Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour

December 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$20
Mystery Science Theater 3000

Join show creator and original host, Joel Hodgson, along with the world’s greatest – and only – movie-riffing robots, Tom Servo, Crow, and Gypsy, as they take you on an exhilarating roller coaster ride through some of the cheesiest films ever made. Mystery Science Theater 3000 has earned its place in history as one of the Top 100 TV Shows of all time and is currently a hit show on Netflix. Now you can sit in the same theater with…

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Northwest Florida State College Presents: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

December 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until December 7, 2019

One event on December 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Sprint Theater 100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
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$25
MKAC & NWFSC Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts Present: Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol performances will be held nightly December 5 - 7 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, December 7. Tickets are $25 and include an intermission reception in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries with holiday treats provided by The Eventful Planner.

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NFSO Presents: Holiday Pops

December 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$25
Holiday Pops 2019

Maestro Christopher Confessore leads the NFSO’s annual Holiday Pops concert featuring the Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale. Familiar holiday works will fill you with the spirit of the season! Tickets are $25 Adults and $16 Youth. NWFSC students' admission is FREE with presentation of Raider ID card. About the Conductor Christopher Confessore currently serves as Music Director of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and Principal POPS Conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.  His schedule as a guest conductor has included appearances with…

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January 2020

Paramount’s Laser Spectacular: The Music of Pink Floyd

January 4 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$25
Paramount's Laser Spectacular: The Music of Pink Floyd

Celebrating 50 years of Pink Floyd; Paramount’s Laser Spectacular has become a cult classic, presenting the music of Pink Floyd, as you’ve never seen before. Surrounded by walls of concert quality sound, Laser Spectacular carries listeners away on a mind-expanding journey driven by cutting-edge effects, high-powered lasers, hi-def, large screen video projection and special lighting effects. Your senses are confronted with an array of visual displays, choreographed to the soundtrack during this spectacular Laser Light Show.

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The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston Starring Belinda Davids

January 15 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$45
The Greatest Love of All (Not affiliated with the Estate of Whitney Houston)

The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston Starring Belinda Davids (not affiliated with the Estate of Whitney Houston) returns to the U.S., following rave reviews of its debut tour last year. Houston’s most memorable tunes are recognized, including Pop highlights I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know and I’m Every Woman, favorites from her movie career such as Queen of the Night and Exhale (Shoop Shoop) and of course all of her most iconic and timeless…

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Wild World of Animals starring Grant Kemmerer & Friends

January 24 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$20
Wild World Animals starring Grant Kemmerer & Friends

Direct from Jack Hanna’s Adventures, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Kelly and Ryan, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Good Morning America and Rachel Ray, Wild World of Animals is an entertaining and educational show in an intimate setting, presenting animals born in captivity displaying natural behaviors, facilitated by an extremely knowledgeable moderator and guide. These animals are not pets, they still have their natural instincts, but they have no fear of humans. During the program, Kemmerer stresses the importance…

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President’s Speaker Series: John Quiñones of “What Would You Do?”

January 31 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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John Quinones of What Would You Do?

Known for truly connecting with audiences and leaving them uplifted and inspired, Quiñones delivers a powerful message of believing in one’s self, never giving up, and always, always doing the right thing. As host and creator of What Would You Do?, the highly-rated, hidden camera ethical dilemma news magazine, Quiñones has literally become “the face of doing the right thing” to millions of fans. It’s a role that he has enthusiastically embraced off camera, with a popular book and keynote…

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February 2020

Bandstand, The Tony® -Winning Broadway Musical

February 9 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$49
Bandstand: The Tony Award Winning Musical

From three-time Tony® Award winner and Hamilton choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes an inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing. It’s 1945, and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice and finally…

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The Viola! Song Cycle

February 11 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$10 – $35
Viola! Logo

The Viola! Song Cycle is a new work on the fate of the Viola Edwards Hospital which opened in 1922 as the first African American-owned hospital in Pensacola, Florida. The fate of the hospital and its owner is at the core of this story and reveals two women’s lives altered in pursuit of the American dream. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for students.  

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NWF State College Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division Recital

February 14 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 1, 2019

One event on November 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on December 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Free
Northwest Florida State College Division of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts

Join the Northwest Florida State College Division of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts in the Tyler Recital Hall for their biweekly recital. Admission is free!

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NWFSC & MKAC Galleries Present Deborah Masters: Ghosts

February 17
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 28, 2020

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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FREE
Graphic for Deborah Masters: Ghosts exhibition at the MKAC Galleries presented by NWFSC and MKAC, January 27- February 28, 2020

Deborah Masters is a highly gifted figurative sculptor whose specialty is heads. She constructs works that are both much greater than life-size and also tabletop portraits. Masters' art is that of an undertaking that is both otherworldly and artistic: the point at which longing and the accomplishment of the hand meet. The heads, almost all rendered in clay, are invested with sharply delineated features, an aura of profound seriousness, and various collars or ties circling their necks and descending down…

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