NICEVILLE — With music spanning the spectrum from ABBA to Ol' Blue Eyes, and American icons as diverse as Dolly Gallagher Levi and Gomez Addams, Northwest Florida State College has a 2013-14 Broadway and Artists series to please any taste.
The Mattie Kelly Performing Arts Center on the school's Niceville campus is the venue for the eight-show season. Individual show tickets go on sale Friday.
Here's a rundown. Ticket prices include a $2 box office processing fee. Curtain is 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 12, 'This is the '60s’; includes pre-show gala reception, $37 show only: Featuring the timeless music of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Supremes, Monkeys, Cream, Simon and Garfunkel and more, the event celebrates not only classics of rock-and-roll, but NWFSC's 50th anniversary. Tickets: $52
Oct. 15, 'Mamma Mia!': A walk down the aisle awaits a former rock singer’s daughter, but only after she determines which of three men is the dad who will escort her. More than 50 million theatergoers around the globe have enjoyed the romantic comedy, set to super pop group ABBA’s music. Tickets: $51.
Oct. 28, 'Beyond Glory’: Stephen Lang's brilliant one-man show presents the stories of eight veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, sharing stirring firsthand accounts of incredible valor resulting in the Medal of Honor.Tickets: $37.
Nov. 12, 'The Addams Family’: They're creepy and they're kooky, and now they're live on stage in the altogether ooky hit Broadway musical as Wednesday brings her "normal" boyfriend and his folks home for dinner with her Gothic family. Tickets: $51.
Nov. 25, 'Hello Dolly!': Into shoes famously filled by Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman and Barbra Streisand steps two-time Emmy winner Sally Struthers as Yonkers' most renowned matchmaker. The long-running Jerry Herman hit includes such showstoppers as "Before the Parade Passes By," "Put on Your Sunday Clothes" and the title song. Tickets: $47.
Dec. 14, Spencer's Theater of Illusion: The Spencers, internationally acclaimed illusionists, present a mind-boggling twist on magic including walking through a sheering industrial fan and a solid brick wall accompanied by dazzling lights, complex set designs and their famous “Spikes of Doom.” Tickets: $27 adult, $22 youth.
Jan. 23, 2014, 'Bring it On’: This high-flying, hyper-gymnastic and savvy-sweet musical unites explosive dancing, aerial stunts and a hilariously universal story about the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. Tickets: $42.
Feb. 22, 2014, 'Memphis’: One of Broadway's newest, hottest Tony Award winners, "Memphis" was inspired by the story of the legendary 1950s disc jockey Dewey Phillips and music that became known as rock 'n' roll. What happens when Dewey plays black music for his white audience? Is Memphis ready? Is America? Tickets: $47.
March 8, 2014, 'The Rat Pack is Back’: The music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop bursts to life once more by a cast of exceptional celebrity impersonators in a tribute show dedicated to the fabulous days of Vegas show rooms. Tickets: $37.
Want to go?
WHAT: Ticket sales for the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Broadway and Artists Series
WHERE: Arts Center box office
WHEN: Season tickets available now; individual show tickets go on sale Friday. Box office hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
COST: Custom Season Package discount for five or more national shows. Discount of $5 per ticket for groups of 10 or more.
CONTACT: 729-6000or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.
Contact News Bulletin Arts & Entertainment Editor Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.