- NWFSC News 2013
- NWFSC News 2012
- NWFSC News 2011
- NWFSC News 2010
- NWFSC News 2009
- NWFSC News 2008
- NWFSC News 2007
- NWFSC News 2006
- NWFSC News 2005
- NWFSC News 2004
- NWFSC News 2003
- NWFSC News 2002
- NWFSC News 2001
- Spirit of '45 Day Express to Make Stop
- Dental Assisting Graduates Honored
- Paramedic Graduates Honored
- NWF State College to Host Annual College Night
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Graduates Honored
- Parent Information Meetings on Dual Enrollment
- Students Named to President's List and Dean's List for Summer 2014
- Integrated Career and Technical Education Initiative Launched
- Huckabee Event to Benefit College's Music Programs
- NWF State College again recognized as Military Friendly School
- NWF State College Saddened by the Loss of Coach Patrick Harrington
- Celebration of Life set for Coach Patrick Harrington
- Tamela McCorvey Named Acting Head Womenâ€™s Basketball Coach
- Tamela McCorvey Named Acting Head Women's Basketball Coach
- Ribando Compositions Performed in Virginia, New York City
- Free IT Pro Camp Scheduled for Nov. 22
- SGA Reflects Student Involvement at 'All-Time High'
- NWF State College AmeriCorps Program Named Program of the Year
- Rick Flores Classic returns to The Arena
- NWF State College hosts IACP Leading by Legacy training course
- Forensics Team a Finalist in Parliamentary Debate at Star Invitational
- NWF State College students stand out at Florida Theatre Conference
National Tours of Broadway Comedies Jan. 12th and 21st at Mattie Kelly Arts Center
NICEVILLE - Hold on to your funny bone -- the national tours of two popular Broadway musical comedies will appear at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College's Niceville campus in January 2009!
First up is the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on January 12, followed by most celebrated musical of the 2006 Broadway season, the five-time Tony Award winning musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone" on January 21. Tickets for either show are $45 each with a $5 per ticket discount for groups of 10 or more tickets purchased at one time.
Box office phone and in-person sales are open now thru December 19 and reopen January 5. Online ticket sales are available at anytime and will be open throughout the holiday season through the center's website at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. Contact the box office at (850) 729-6000 or toll free 1-888-838-ARTS (2787). The box office will also open at 6:00 pm the night of each show for any available at-the-door ticket sales. Show time is 7:30 pm for each show.
"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst that chronicles the experiences of six adolescents in the throes of puberty as they vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime -- learning that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. This tuneful, offbeat and at times heartwarming show offers audience members the opportunity (strictly voluntary) to become part of the action as on-stage spellers.
According to Dr. Cliff Herron, executive director of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, the show should be considered a mild PG-13 for some mature language/themes presented in the show's humorous songs. According to reviews which have appeared in the New York Times, Spelling Bee is "riotously funny and remarkably ingenious. Gold stars all around." In the Wall Street Journal, Spelling Bee was called, "perfect in every possible way - that rarity of rarities, a super-smart musical that is also a bona fide crowd-pleaser. An ingenious blend of simplicity and sophistication, it's not merely funny, it's wise." Herron concurred that the center booked the show because it's, "One of the hottest, funniest productions now on tour."
"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is directed by James Lapine, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods) who also directed the Broadway production.
Five-Time Tony Award-Winning Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, January 21
The most celebrated musical of the 2006 Broadway season, "The Drowsy Chaperone", is a completely original musical comedy that appears at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on January 21. The show received more Tony Awards than any other musical of the 2006 season, including Best Book; Original Score; Costume Design and Scenic Design. The show features the original direction and choreography by Tony Award nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot) with music and lyrics by Tony Award winners Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and a book by Tony Award winners Bob Martin and Don McKellar.
Called "A tribute to the Jazz Age" by the Tampa Tribune, the musical-within-a-musical is "perfectly staged and wholly entertaining" according to the Chicago Sun Times. Audiences will be transported to a magical, wonderful world full of laughs as a modern day musical theater addict tries to chase his blues away by listening to his favorite LP - the 1928 musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the musical magically bursts to life on-stage telling the hilarious tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, and a dizzy chorus girl, a Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs thrown in to complete the plot about an uproarious wedding day.
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is located at 100 College Boulevard on the Niceville, Florida campus of Northwest Florida State College (formerly Okaloosa-Walton College) and is easily accessible via Interstate 10, U.S. Highway 285, U. S. Highway 85 and the Mid-Bay Bridge.