September 27-29 and October 4-6, 2019
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. They go under cover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone
tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.
Into The Woods
November 15-17 and 22-24, 2019
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite story book characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece…and a rare modern classic. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
Matilda The Musical
February 14-16 and 21-23, 2020
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however–the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amount , and could be the school pupils’ saving grace.
April 17-19 and April 24-26, 2020
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle
you’ll never forget.
Town Hall Lecture Series
“Victim to Victor”
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
Beth Holloway’s world was turned upside down in the summer of 2005. Her daughter, Natalee, disappeared on the last night of a graduation trip to Aruba, and the tragic story instantly thrust the Holloways into the spotlight. Beth has captured the world’s attention ever since with her continued search for her daughter. Through it all, Beth has had to make a choice – to spend her life in sorrow, or to take what she learned from her daughter’s disappearance and turn it into a learning experience for others.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019
Cara Brookins is known around the world for being “the mom who built a house using YouTube tutorials.” Her story went viral in more than 75 countries and has been viewed more than 2 billion times. She has appeared on the “Today Show,” “The Hallmark Channel” and in thousands of news publications. Her story and best-selling book, “Rise,” is currently being made into a Hollywood film. When not working, Brookins can be found Googling “how to grow calming teas,” “how to hand quilt” and “how build a backyard gas grill without blowing anyone up.”
“D-Day and its Enduring Legacy”
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2020
Susan Eisenhower is one of America’s top energy security strategists. She is an outspoken advocate for setting national priorities and advancing a civil, fact-based discourse on America’s challenges. Her presentation, “D-Day and its Enduring Legacy,” is the story of how events unfolded 75 years ago, culminating in the largest amphibious military operation in history. The presentation traces its meaning in today’s geo-politics, offering a new way to think of historic times.
LT. COL. ROBERT DARLING
“24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker”
TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020
Lt. Col. Robert Darling was part of the support team in the underground President’s Emergency Operations Center during 9-11. It was there that he witnessed unprecedented leadership and decision-making at the highest levels of government. His presentation will take the audience from the moment the attack was realized and the courageous decisions made to stop it, to the safeguards and policies our country now has in place to hopefully prevent such an attack from ever happening again.
North Platte Concert Association
“Make Music Real in Your Life”
All concerts are held at the Fox Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets include all four shows.
Sunday October 20 7:30 p.m.
Established in Chicago in 2010, the Alliance Brass has emerged as one of the country’s most exciting brass ensembles. Acclaimed as “the perfect blend of virtuosity and vitality. (chicago Brass Festival). they dazzle audiences with a repertoire ranging from Broadway hits including West Side Story and The Music Man to Hollywood favorites of Henry Mancini, Enno]io Moricone, and Harold Arlen. Other works include the theme music for James Bond and rock classics from Queen. Performances by the Alliance Brasshave brought audiences to their feet all over the United States and Canada. Members have also performed around the world and with major orchestras such as the Boston Symphony and the Chicago Symphony.
Thursday, February 27 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Timothy Chooi is the First Prize Winner ofthe2018 Joseph JoachimInternational Violin Competitionin Hanover,Germany. He mostrecently also won the 1st prize of the Schadt Violin Competition in the United States. Highlights of Chooi’s program include performances of Mendelssohn, Bruch and Tchaikovsky Concerti with the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie and the National Arts Centre Orchistra(Canada) with Pinchas Zukermanconducting. Chooi is currently finishing his Master of Music at the Julliard School.
Sons of the Pioneers
Sunday, March 15. 2020 7:30 p.m.
The Sons of the Pioneers built a new genre of music that is an american original and synonymous with the American West and cowboy and one which keeps enthralling generations of audiences. although others have followed. although others have openly emulated them, and others have subsequently added to the genre of western music, the Pioneers were the first and the best. They rightly hold a legendary place in Americana. Program highlights may include Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Cool Water, strawberry Roan, Ghost Riders in the Sky, and Happy Trails.
Tuesday May 12, 2020 7:30 p.m.
Beginnings—The Ultimate Chicago Tribute Band—is a tightly woven structure of intellectual musical talent, who together comprise an ever evolving universe of musicality–quite simply, they are a band like no other. This depth of talent is focused on the band Chicago,whose song book spans more than 40 years. Beginnings’ performances bring to life the music of Chicago, and exceptionally recreate every decade of the band‘s hits. Beginnings is a family friendly melodic adventure, pleasing to music lovers of all ages. Highlights may include You’re the Inspiration, Color My World, Saturday in the Park and Wishing You Were Here.
Directed by Darrell Drullinger | September 21-23 and 28-30, 2018
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
Miracle on 34th Street
Directed by Carolyn Clark | November 9-11 and 16-18, 2018
Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.
Wizard of Oz
Directed by Scott Carlson | February 8-10 and 15-17, 2019
After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz, young Dorothy Gale teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to find the mighty Wizard of Oz, who can send her home. Along the way, they must avoid the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West, who is trying to steal the mysterious magic slippers that once belonged to her evil sister… but are now on Dorothy’s feet. Dorothy eventually learns just how magical friendship can be and how wonderful it can feel to go home again.
Directed by Lori Evans | April 26-28 and May 3-5, 2019
Gilligan’s Island: The Musical is a family-friendly stage musical version of the ever popular and iconic 60’s TV comedy show “Gilligan’s Island”. Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. They discover strange hieroglyphics in a spooky cave, which speak of an ancient legend. The weather gets rough, Gilligan foils the best-laid of the castaway’s rescue plans, romance develops and the castaways have an out-of-this-world encounter.
Peter and the Starcatcher
Directed by Andrew Lee | September 22-24, September 29-30 & October 1
With ingenious stagecraft and boundless creativity, Peter and the Starcatcher upends the Peter Pan story and brings the legend to life. Starcatcher apprentice, Molly Aster and three orphans are hunted by cut throat pirates and their mustachioed captain as she races to protect a trunk of magical “Starstuff.”
Directed by Ritch Galvan | November 3-5 & November 10-12
What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven year old Winnie Foster years for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but it’s not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she imagined.
Directed by Scott Carlson | February 9-11 & February 16-18
The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.