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Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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January 2020

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
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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 $25 for adults and $10 for students.  

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Jersey Boys

February 21 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$49
Jersey Boys is officially sold out!

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award®-winning…

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Cinderella, Presented by Northwest Florida Ballet and Mattie Kelly Arts Center

February 28 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$20 – $40
Northwest Florida Ballet and MKAC present Cinderella, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Northwest Florida Ballet will return to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center with the classic fairytale, Cinderella, on Friday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. with live music by the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Featuring the acclaimed choreography of NFB Artistic Director Todd Eric Allen and the beautiful music of Serge Prokofiev, this timeless classic is presented in three acts and brings to life a cavalcade of enchanting characters, brilliant dancing, vibrant costumes and a magical set…

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March 2020

Dance! The Music of Beethoven & Bernstein

March 7 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$25
Dance! The Music of Beethoven and Bernstein

"Dance! The Music of Beethoven and Bernstein" features Bernstein’s West Side Story and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Guest conductor Steven Byess leads the NFSO in an exciting evening of robust, rhythmic music, celebrating the elements of dance in symphonic works. Tickets are $25 Adults, $16 Youth. NWFSC students' admission is free with presentation of Raider I.D. card. About the Conductor STEVEN BYESS is renowned for his versatility, multi-faceted presence on the podium, passion for music education, and his devotion to…

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Pete the Cat

March 9 @ 9:45 am - 9:45 pm
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One event on March 9, 2020 at 11:30 am

Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$8
MKAC Pete the Cat

For Pete the Cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up. So the minute the groovy blue cat meets The Biddles, he gets the whole family rocking. That is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet Earth.

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President’s Speaker Series: Dale Berra, Former Major League Baseball Player and Author

March 13 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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President's Speaker Series: Dale Berra, Former Major League Baseball Player & Author

Dale Berra, the son of Yogi Berra, is a former Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1977 to 1987 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros. In Dale’s extraordinary life, there were also extraordinary challenges. When Dale started in the Majors, he was only 20-years-old with a bright career ahead of him. All of that was cut short when he started using drugs. Cocaine slowly took Dale’s promising career away and it could have…

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The Choir of Man

March 26 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$37
Choir of Man

Known across the globe as “the ultimate feel-good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy. It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a real working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything – pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping pub crawl of a…

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April 2020

NFSO Presents: Stars of Tomorrow – An Evening at the Opera

April 18 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$25
Stars Of Tomorrow - An Evening at the Opera

Our season finale Stars of Tomorrow/An Evening at the Opera opens with performances from the winners of our 33rd annual Concerto Competition (TBA). The Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale will join the orchestra, performing opera choruses from some of the most popular and beloved operas. Maestro David Hoose, guest conductor, will close the season with a spectacular night of music! Tickets are $25 Adults, $16 Youth. NWFSC student admission is free with presentation of Raider I.D. card.

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Dance Facets

April 24 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on April 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
$10 – $15
Dancers from the Northwest Florida State College Department of Dance perform a choreographed routine at the Mainstage theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center

Dance Facets is an annual dance concert hosted by the Northwest Florida State College Department of Dance. The production showcases many styles of dance, from ballet to jazz to contemporary, and features choreography from students, faculty and guest choreographers. This year's concert will also feature guest performances by Cie Grain de Sable, a French dance company.  Please join us for an extraordinary evening of dance on Friday, April 24 and Saturday April 25, 2020. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10…

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May 2020

The Spongebob Musical

May 8 @ 7:00 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$49
Spongebob the Award-Winning Broadway Musical

A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The musical The New York Times declares, “BRILLIANT!” Broadway’s best creative minds re-imagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears” (Daily Beast). Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL,…

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