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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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2013-2014 Broadway Season

at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center

2013-14 Season Features 8 National Touring
Broadway & Artist Shows,
Plus a Las Vegas Special Event!

Custom Season Packages & Individual Tickets to All Shows - Now On Now Sale!

  • Custom packages of 5 or more shows receive a discount! Packages on Sale by phone, in-person or mail.
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A stellar season of 8 nationally touring Broadway and Artist shows plus a special concert event from Las Vegas will appear for the 2013-14 season at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center, located on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College.

All the 1,650 seats in the mainstage theater at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center are no more than 90 feet from the stage - making every seat "the best seat in the house," at the $25 million state-of-the-art performance venue that is a true cultural gem of the Emerald Coast! Each of the 8 nationally touring shows appears at 7:30 p.m. for one performance only. Individual ticket prices vary from $25 to $49 based on the show.

The national season starts October 12 with the live concert extravaganza - "This is The 60's" to celebrate the college's 50th Anniversary , and continues with mega hits such as "Momma Mia" on October 15, "The Addams Family" on November 12, "Hello Dolly! Starring Sally Struthers" on November 25, the new Broadway hit about the birth of rock 'n roll "Memphis" on February 22. The Mattie Kelly Arts Center season also features a stunning tribute to military heroes who have earned the Medal of Honor, "Beyond Glory" on October 28, as well as the world renowned "Spencer's Theatre of Illusion" on December 14 and the breathtaking human fireworks and aerial stunts of "Bring It On." On January 23, 2014.

CUSTOM SEASON PACKAGE: The popular Custom Season Package option, allows patrons to choose their own selection of five or more national shows to build a custom package and receive a discount off the ticket price of each show. Package sales are available by phone or in-person.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: Individual tickets for all shows are available by Web by phone or in-person from the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office.

GROUP DISCOUNT: Parties of 10 or more tickets to a single show made by a single purchaser receive a discount of $5 off per ticket.

Contact or visit the Box Office between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday at (850) 729-6000 or toll-free 1-888-838-ARTS (2787) or purchase individual tickets to all shows on the center's Website (Ticket Sales). All ticket sales include a $2 per ticket Box Office processing fee in addition to the ticket price.

The 2013-14 Mattie Kelly Arts Center Season includes:

October 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
THIS IS THE 60's - National Touring Concert Event & NWFSC 50th Anniversary Gala!
Mainstage Theater, $50: Show & 50th Gala Reception Combo/$35: Show only
Enjoy a national touring live concert experience to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Northwest Florida State College with "This is the 60's" on October 12 at 7:30 p.m. Relive the generation that altered everything from hairstyles to human rights! Multi-media imagery and high concept stage design combine with national vocalists and the timeless music of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Supremes, Monkeys, Janis Joplin, Temptations, Cream, Mama & Papas, Simon & Garfunkel & more! Come dressed in funky 1960's garb for even more fun! Individual tickets to this show include two options: $50 - Includes VIP reserved show seating for the 7:30 p.m. show and a 50th Anniversary Gala reception prior to the show from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in Art Center Galleries (gala ticket required for admittance. $35 - Includes show reserved seating for the 7:30 p.m. show.

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October 15, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
MAMMA MIA! - National Tour - Broadway Series, Mainstage Theater, $49 each
The national tour of the global smash hit "Mamma Mia!" appears October 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Broadway Series musical is based on the songs of the pop group ABBA. Celebrating 12 years and 5,000 performances in New York, the official national touring production of this romantic comedy will delight!
Seen by over 50 million people worldwide, "Mamma Mia!" has premiered in more markets worldwide faster than any other musical in history! A mother and her daughter -- three possible dads -- and a walk down the aisle you'll never forget! Hits include "Super Trouper", "Lay All Your Love On Me", "Dancing Queen", "Knowing Me, Knowing You", "Take A Chance On Me", "Money, Money, Money", "The Winner Takes It All", "Voulez Vous" and "SOS". "This high-energy musical brings happiness wherever it goes!" - Time Magazine. Individual tickets are $49 each.

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October 28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
BEYOND GLORY - National Tour - Artist Series, Mainstage Theater, $35 each
Following a celebrated run on Broadway, Stephen Lang, award winning playwright, stage and screen star, is taking "Beyond Glory" coast to coast in this national touring event that appears at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on October 28 at 7:30 p.m. This brilliant one-man show will reach into your very soul and keep you thoroughly spellbound as Lang presents the stories of eight veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam -- rendering firsthand accounts of valor which resulted in the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. As presented in a command performance on the floor of Congress, don't miss one of the most memorable presentations we’ve ever been privileged to present - a moving tribute to our nation's best! Individual tickets are $35 each.

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November 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY - National Tour - Broadway Series, Mainstage Theater, $49 each
The national tour of "The Addams Family" appears November 12 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Broadway Series at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Featuring an original story this delightfully devilish tale combines the just plain weird with charm, wit and enchantment! And, it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. It's crazy, kooky and just plain spooky - as well as simply hilarious -- according to theatre reviews from across the nation! Individual tickets are $49 each.

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November 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
HELLO DOLLY! Starring Sally Struthers - National Tour - Broadway Series,
Mainstage Theater, $45 each
A national touring Broadway Series musical, "Hello Dolly! Starring Sally Struthers" appears November 25 at 7:30 p.m. Winner of 10 Tony ® Awards Including Best Musical! Starring Sally Struthers, two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner! "Hello, Dolly!" is one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success. Featuring an irresistible story and unforgettable songs including Put on Your Sunday Clothes and the show-stopping Before the Parade Passes By -- Hello Dolly! has been charming audiences around the world for nearly 50 years. Individual tickets are $45 each.

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December 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
SPENCERS ART OF ILLUSION - National Tour - Artist Series, Mainstage Theater,
$25 adult/$20 youth age 18 and younger
A return engagement of magic, illusion and more by one of the world’s best illusionist teams - "Spencers Art of Illusion" appears December 14 at 7:30 p.m. at 7:30 p.m. as national touring Artist Series event with special family pricing! Be amazed by the colorful spectrum of lights, the complex set designs and the famous "Spikes of Doom" and mind boggling magic! Individual tickets are $25 adults and $20 for youth age 18 younger. A group discount of $5 off per ticket is available for groups of 10 or more.

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January 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
BRING IT ON - National Tour - Broadway Series, Mainstage Theater, $40 each
Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, the national touring production of "Bring It On" appears January 23 at 7:30 p.m. The musical features explosive dance with aerial stunts and a hilariously universal story sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected. "Bring It On" tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. “Breathtaking human fireworks” - The New York Times. "Smart writing and laugh out loud funny...Bring It On indeed!" Entertainment Weekly. "A genuinely high-flying, hyper-gymnastic and surprisingly savvy-sweet musical." -Newsday. Individual tickets are $40.

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February 22, 2014
MEMPHIS - National Tour - Broadway Series, Mainstage Theater, $45 each
The national tour of the Broadway hit "Memphis" appears February 22 at 7:30 p.m. Winner of 4 Tony Awards ®! Don’t miss one of Broadway's newest and hottest national touring shows. What happens when a 1950's Memphis DJ with white listeners decides to play African-American music? Is Memphis ready for it? Is America? Inspired by the story of the legendary DJ Dewey Phillips and the music that became known as "rock 'n' roll". "This wildly entertaining show wonderfully captures the spirit of these seminal figures who would go on to change the course of popular music." The Hollywood Reporter. Individual tickets are $45 each.

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In addition to the eight national touring Broadway and Artist shows, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO) is hosting a national touring event direct from Las Vegas on March 8, 2014; "The Rat Pack Is Back" as a fundraising benefit for the symphony. This smash hit show, in its 14th successful year in Las Vegas, has criss-crossed the country recreating the music that shaped an era. Relive the great songs and terrific voices of the original Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Joey Bishop - as this tribute show is performed by some of the world's most talented impressionist entertainers joined by the NFSO in "big band" mode. Tickets are $35 each.

A slate national touring Children's Series shows will be presented in matinee performances to school groups. Individual tickets are available to Children's Series shows on a space available basis for $6 each. Shows include "Teacher from the Black Lagoon", "Charlotte's Web" and "Mr. Al." Contact Delores Merrill, house manager, at (850) 729-6065 for information on children's shows and group/school reservations.

The Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center is located at 100 College Boulevard, East, on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College. The center is easily accessible from Interstate 10, coastal communities via the Mid-Bay Bridge in Destin, or State Highways 85 and 285. For Maps and Directions. Contact the Box Office at (850) 729-6000 or Join The Mailing List and be placed on the center's E-mail or US mailing lists to receive a Season Brochure [pdf] and updates.

100 College Blvd., Niceville, FL 32578