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Broadway’s Best Take to the Stage Alongside NWFSC's Rising Stars

Mattie Kelly Arts Center


Shannon McGrane
Shannon McGrane

10/3/2012 - Six of Broadway's hottest performers will appear at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College on October 11 at 7:30 p.m. in BROADWAY ROX. The live rock-style concert event celebrates the rock and pop hits of Broadway, including Wicked, Jersey Boys, Rent, The Who's Tommy, Mamma Mia, Smokey Joe's Café, Hair, Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar and many more!

BROADWAY ROX features a five-piece rock band and brand new exciting musical arrangements created by Broadway composer and musical director, Jason Howland (Little Women, Jekyll & Hyde, Flash Dance). The brand new theatrical concert debuted in the spring to sold out shows and features AMERICAN IDOL'S Shannon McGrane (a finalist this season on Idol) and Broadway stars Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia & Wicked - who along with her Broadway credits is closing on a million hits for her YouTube sensation, "Creep"), Justin Matthew Sargent (taking a leave from his lead role in Rock Of Ages to perform this portion of the tour), Shelley Thomas (Rent, Brooklyn), Dustin Brayley (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Saturday Night Fever) and Darren Ritchie (Wonderland, Dracula, Little Shop).

In a New York and Niceville twist, the talented Northwest Florida State College Soundsations Showchoir and Raider Rhythms dance team have been invited to join the Broadway stars in several musical numbers during the show. The student performers include: Elise Jenkins and Hanna Kania of Crestview; Nathan Fife and Michelle Hebert of Destin; Javonte Coleman, Xavi Murdock, Sarah Hawn, Gabbi Lindley, and Ashley Meyer of Fort Walton Beach; Joshua Whitaker of Freeport; Charles Buice of Mary Esther; Donovan Black, Ashley Carter, Vini Febus, and Edgar Franco of Navarre; Caleb Bartee, Hector Delgado, Danielle Fox, Kyrsten Johnston, Ken Martin, Mallory Olds, Jamie Roberts, Ashley Robinson, Sivu Schlegel, and Rebecca Wheeler of Niceville; Nate Beechum of Shalimar; and Marisha Brown of Neosho, MO.

Tickets for the Thursday, October 11 performance are on sale now at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center box office for $35. Tickets may be purchased online at or by phone or in-person from the box office at (850) 729-6000. The Box Office is also open starting at 6:00 p.m. the night of the show for any remaining seats. There is a group discount of $5 off per ticket for groups of 10 or more tickets.

NEW DISCOUNTS - Just announced, a $5 off per ticket discount will also be extended to any NWFSC student or college employee with NWFSC ID, since the nationally touring show includes performances by NWFSC students. NWFSC student/employee discount seats are limited and are available now on a first come basis in-person from the Box Office. Any remaining seats will be available the night of the show. There is a $2 per ticket box office processing fee for all tickets. Group or NWFSC discounts are not available for online ticket sales.

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The Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center is located at 100 College Boulevard on the eastern edge of the college's Niceville campus and is easily accessible from Interstate 10, coastal communities via the Mid-Bay Bridge in Destin, or State Highways 85 and 285.

BROADWAY ROX is a creative collaboration conceived by Jason Howland, Broadway star and Trans-Siberian Orchestra Lead Singer Rob Evan, SILENCE! The musical, Producer Rich Affanato and Broadway General Manager, Thom Schilling. Rob Evan and Rich Affanato direct the concert. Nederlander Worldwide Events has established a creative playground for the Broadway community where Broadway's best gets to do what they love most throughout the country and around the globe. Expect to see expert production values and hear spectacular musical arrangements created specifically for each production.