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College Production:
Talley's Folly

Broadway Series:
Original Stars of American Bandstand

School Show:
Four Score and Seven Years Ago

Special Event:
NWFSC Film Club: Loving Vincent

Art Gallery:
America: The Dream of an Artist's Life featuring Emil Holzhauer

School Show:
Charlotte's Web

Artist Series:

School Show:
Nugget & Fang

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National Broadway & Artist Series at Mattie Kelly Arts Center; Tickets On Sale

Mattie Kelly Arts Center


9/10/2009 - Season and individual show tickets are now available for the 2009-10 series of Broadway's best touring shows at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. Now in its 13th year, the center will host six national shows including Le Grand Cirque, Ed Asner as FDR, The Wedding Singer, Camelot, the international sensation Tap Dogs, and Spanish guitarist Roni Benise in his Emmy award-winning stage show Nights of Fire. Season tickets for the national shows are offered at the same affordable rate as past years with no price increase: $200 for a combo package of six Broadway & Artist shows or $165 for a package of four Broadway events. Season tickets are available through October 23 by phone at (850) 729-6000 or in-person from the Mattie Kelly Arts Center box office.

Individual tickets are also the same price as previous seasons: $45 each Broadway series events and $30 each for Artist Series appearances by Benise and Ed Asner. A group discount of $5 off per ticket is available for groups of 10 or more. The center's state-of-the-art main theater hosts all national shows and seats 1,650 patrons. As each national show appears for one night only, early ticket purchase is encouraged as national touring events at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center often sell out.

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is also the home venue of the region's premiere professional symphony, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO), now in its 23rd season. Symphony season packages for $100 each or single concert tickets for $22.50 each are currently on sale from the box office. A series of free art exhibits in the center's two galleries, as well as free and ticketed performances produced by various fine and performing arts groups at Northwest Florida State College, and a series of performances for school groups are also scheduled. See the Mattie Kelly Arts Center website for a complete events listing.

The Emerald Coast's premiere venue for live theater and concerts, the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center is located at 100 College Boulevard on the Niceville on the campus of NWFSC and is easily accessible from U.S. Highway 285, U.S. Highway 85, the Mid-Bay Bridge from Destin and Interstate 10.

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center 2009-2010 series of national Broadway & Artist shows include:

Benise - Nights of Fire! on October 23, 2009 features Spanish guitarist Roni Benise in his Emmy award-winning, electrifying, multi-cultural show. Backed by a stage full of musicians and elaborately choreographed dancers, NIGHTS OF FIRE! captures world music at its best, with a show that appeals to the hearts and souls of people of all ages, cultures and musical backgrounds. Tickets are $30 each. Click here for audio sample from show Click here for video from show

Tap Dogs on November 9, 2009 is an international sensation that premiered in Sydney, Australia, moved to London and New York, and has been a howling success all across North America, Europe, Asia, America, and Australia. Ready to leave dents on stages all across North America in this national tour, Tap Dogs features award-winning choreography and a driving musical score in a rough, tough, rocking theatrical entertainment experience that has garnered 11 international awards! Tickets are $45 each.

Rediscover the grandeur of one of history's greatest love stories in the timeless Lerner and Loewe masterpiece, Camelot on December 1, 2009. This sumptuous Broadway musical is set in a land where honor and chivalry reign, following the love triangle of King Arthur, his Queen Guenevere and the young Lancelot. This national touring show features one of Broadway's most enchanting scores including the hauntingly romantic ''If Ever I Would Leave You,'' ''I Loved You Once in Silence,'' and ''Follow Me''. Tickets are $45 each.

The Wedding Singer on January 22, 2010 travels back to the 80's when pastel was in, hair was big and the wedding singer was the coolest guy in the room! Based on the 1998 comedy hit film The Wedding Singer tells the story of Robbie Hart, New Jersey's favorite wedding singer and his desire to find the right girl and settle down. When he finds his dream, but she leaves him at the altar, he becomes broken-hearted and a wedding planner's worst nightmare. Every wedding he plays is a disaster until a charming waitress named Julia wins his affections. The only trouble is, she is about to be married and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of his lifetime, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. Tickets for this rollicking national touring show are $45 each.

Veteran actor Ed Asner stars in FDR on February 6, 2010. Recipient of seven Emmy Awards (''Mary Tyler Moore Show'', ''Lou Grant'') and 16 nominations, five Golden Globe Awards, and member of the TV Academy Hall of Fame, Asner stars in the solo performance drama, ''FDR,'' based upon the Broadway hit ''Sunrise at Campobello''. FDR explores the life of one of America's best-loved presidents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and the events and decisions that shaped a nation. This powerful play follows the iconic president as he reflects on his years in office, from inauguration to the trials of World War II. Tickets are $30 each.

Le Grand Cirque on February 17, 2010 has been seen by millions of people around the world. Le Grand Cirque is a jaw-dropping, visual feast of spectacular group acrobatics and white-knuckle stunts that consistently leaves the audience in a state of awe! This spellbinding spectacle has mesmerized audiences the world over, and propelled the world of Cirque into the next generation with revolutionary new acts the whole family can enjoy. Firmly rooted in the timeless circus traditions of Russia, China, and Eastern European, the international company of champion acrobats and performers have been hand-picked from around the globe for their death defying abilities and precision skill. Blended with elements of modern and traditional acts of wonder, Le Grand Cirque is sure to astound folks of all ages! Tickets are $45 each.