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Mattie Kelly Arts Center – Vive la France Concert, HAMLET, National Tour of Cirque & Foot Stompin’ Fun with 7 Brides for 7 Brothers!
Vive la France! Concert – Saturday, March 7 – Free of Charge
NWF State Vocal Ensembles & Guest Organist
A free “Vive la France!” concert featuring the NWF Symphony Chorale, Madrigal Singers and Belle Voci women’s ensemble of Northwest Florida State College, as well as performance by a distinguished guest organist, will be held
Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Niceville (1407 E. John Sims Parkway, Hwy 20).
The concert features the Chorale performing the Fauré Requiem, as well as the Madrigal and Belle Voci vocalists, accompanied by David Friberg on the organ. Friberg also performs the solo organ work Carillon de Westminster. The works of French composers Gounod and Duruflé are also included. Friberg has served as chairman of the Dept. of Music at Covenant College & is the accompanist for the Chattanooga Choral Arts. He previously also served as organist at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Chairman of the Fine Arts Division of Bryan College & Chairman of the Organ Dept. at Bob Jones University.
NOTE: Vive la France Concert REPLACES the previously announced faculty Piano recital with Lois Henry. The faculty recital will be rescheduled at a later TBA date.
HAMLET – Shakespeare’s Psychological Thriller
Wednesday, March 18 thru Saturday, March 21 – “To be or not to be …”
William Shakespeare’s tale of Hamlet, probably one of the best known stories in the English language, will be presented March 18 to 21 at 7:30 pm in the Sprint Theater of the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center on the Niceville Campus of Northwest Florida State College.
Call or Click for tickets: $15 adult/$10 youth, (850) 729-6000 or http://www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org
Box Office phone & in-person hours Mon- Fri. 10 am to 4 pm & 90 minutes prior to show, space permitting.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Sprint Theater is configured for just 130 seats each night of HAMLET – Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended as past productions of Shakespeare works at the college have sold out.
The play, presented by the college’s Fine & Performing Arts Division, feature a talented cast of regional actors and NWF students. Many Shakespearean scholars consider Hamlet as the first purely psychological thriller. NWF State College theater professor Clint Mahle, who will direct the show, holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter in Britain and also studied with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and the London Globe Theatre. Mahle noted that the acting style of the college’s production of Hamlet will be in keeping with modern tastes, but the play will feature theatrical conventions of Shakespeare’s time such as minimal scenery, talking to the audience, and quick flow of entrances and exits in an attempt to give the audience a feel for how Shakespeare’s theatre company may have performed the work. See more at http://www.mattiekellyartscenter.org/EventItem.cfm?ID=908.
Ever wonder about the view from Balcony? It’s true — all seats are great at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center.
Tuesday, March 10 – Final National Touring Broadway Show of Season! Seven Brides for Seven Brothers — Just 95 great seats left!
CIRQUE de La Symphonie – SATURDAY, March 14 – 7:30 pm
Thrill to the magic of international Cirque aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers & more — all choreographed to magnificent music presented by the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra! $37 each all seats. No discounts – event is a fundraiser for the NFSO.