Dr. Devin Stephenson, NWF State College President, performs with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Devin Patrick Hughes.

Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Annual Holiday Pops Concert to Sold Out Audience

December 10, 2018

NICEVILLE, FL – The sounds of the holiday season filled the air of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on Friday, December 7, as the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO) performed at their Annual Holiday Pops concert. The event kicked off with a special piano performance by NWF State College President Dr. Devin Stephenson. “This is always… View Article

Kinky Boots

Cast Announced for Kinky Boots at Mattie Kelly Arts Center

November 27, 2018

NICEVILLE, FL – The national tour of Kinky Boots is proud to share the cast that will be performing at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on January 8, 2019. Kinky Boots will be touring North America beginning December 29, 2018 after returning from an overseas tour in China and Singapore. Leading the tour will be Connor… View Article

Coming Soon to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center

Northwest Florida State College Announces 2019 Summer Musical, Footloose

November 14, 2018

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… View Article

Devin Hughes, the New Mattie Kelly Distinguished Chair in Music and Conductor for the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra Conductor Competing in International Conducting Competition

October 25, 2018

Devin Patrick Hughes, Music Director and Conductor of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra at Northwest Florida State College, was invited to participate in the Antal Doráti International Conducting Competition in Budapest, Hungary.  The world wide competition takes place from November 5 – 12, 2018 and features prominent young conductors from around the world. THE SECOND… View Article

Something Rotten

The World of “Something Rotten!”

October 25, 2018

The Renaissance Something Rotten! transports today’s audiences from the seats of a Broadway house across the Atlantic and back through the history book pages to Renaissance England. But what is the Renaissance, and how did it change England in the 16th century? The word “renaissance” is French for “rebirth” and was a term used to… View Article

Something Rotten

Getting the Joke: The humor found in “Something Rotten!”

October 25, 2018

The laugh lines in the Broadway hit Something Rotten! flow from different sources. Some come at the expense of William Shakespeare, the rock star of his day, here played as a world-weary writer who finds being famous so much more enjoyable than actually coming up with new ideas. Some are pointed at musical theater itself,… View Article

Coming Soon to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center

The Division of Humanities, Fine, and Performing Arts at Northwest Florida State College Announces a New Production: It’s A Wonderful Life

September 30, 2018

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,… View Article

Hocus Focus at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center

Mattie Kelly Arts Center Hosts Magician Who Uses Skills to Help Children with Autism

September 27, 2018

NICEVILLE- Educator and artist Kevin Spencer will take the stage for Hocus Focus at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at 2:30 p.m. on October 13, but not before he shares his insight with students at Northwest Florida State College and the community. Spencer devotes his time and talent to using the power of the arts… View Article

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day 2018

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th Annual Museum Day

September 17, 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. Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity,… View Article

Sarah Palin & Donna Brazile, "Bridging the Political Divide"

Donna Brazile and Sarah Palin to Speak at Northwest Florida State College

September 13, 2018

NICEVILLE, FL– Donna Brazile and Sarah Palin will speak at the first event in the inaugural President’s Speaker Series at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on Friday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. In their talk titled Bridging the Political Divide, political trailblazers Brazile and Palin will examine our increasingly polarized country and the future of… View Article