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'Peter and the Wolf' hits ABT stage Jan. 24

'Peter and the Wolf' hits ABT stage Jan. 24

“Peter and the Wolf,” Sergei Prokofiev’s tale told by musical instruments, will be performed at the Alberta Bair Theater at 11 a.m. on Jan. 24 by the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale.

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Speaker tells stories of injustice after march honoring civil rights leader

Speaker tells stories of injustice after march honoring civil rights leader

Vernon Johnson, a Billings physician and keynoter for Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, said he decided to speak from the heart to a crowd of about 50 people at the NOVA Center for the Performing Arts.

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Rolling back to the '80s with Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'

Rolling back to the '80s with Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'

The gender-bending Shakespearean comedy of mistaken identities, “Twelfth Night, or What you Will,” is taking an even stranger turn in the new NOVA production opening Friday.

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Events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. planned for Billings

Events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. planned for Billings

Beginning this weekend, Billings residents will have many opportunities to celebrate their community as the Magic City and the nation remembers the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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One-act opera, 'Amahl and the Night Visitors,' staged at NOVA

“Amahl and the Night Visitors,” Gian Carlo Menotti’s Christmas opera, will be performed in English at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m.

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'It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play'

'It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play'

NOVA Center actors Anjanette Hawk and Craig Huisenga are the modest yet heroic Mary and George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play,” which begins its holiday-season run at the downtown playhouse on Friday, Dec. 5.

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'It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play'

'It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play'

The NOVA Center presentation of “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play” features, clockwise from left, Anjanette Hawk, Levi Hunt, Craig Huisenga, William Mouat , Hillary Hunt and Kelsey Reid Steffan. The entire cast handles both speaking roles and sound effects in re-creating a 1940s-era ra…

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'It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play'

'It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play'

Mouat, left, and Levi Hunt rehearse for “It’s a Wonderful Life” Live Radio Play” at the playhouse on Montana Avenue.

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Sentimental 'Wonderful Life,' the radio version, plays at NOVA

Sentimental 'Wonderful Life,' the radio version, plays at NOVA

For many, a holiday season isn’t complete without watching Jimmy Stewart as the small-town hero in the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

December 12, 2014 4:45 am Photos

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'It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play'

'It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play'

NOVA Center’s staging of “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play” remembers the visual component, with the six actors taking the stage in period dress, make-up and hair styles.

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'It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play'

'It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play'

In addition to serving as the announcer for “It’s a Wonderful Life,” William Mouat takes on the roles of Mr. Potter and Uncle Billy.

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'It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play'

'It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play'

During their time away from delivering their speaking lines, NOVA actors Hilary Hunt and Kelsey Reid Steffan multitask at the sound-effects table to re-create radio play techniques for “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

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'It's a Wonderful Life: Radio Play' opens Friday at NOVA

'It's a Wonderful Life: Radio Play' opens Friday at NOVA

NOVA Center for the Performing Arts is presenting "It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," Dec. 5 through 20.

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Weekly Webb: Find your voice, just don't break anything

Weekly Webb: Find your voice, just don't break anything

With a nod to Jimmy Buffett’s 1970s hit, we could use some changes in latitudes and changes in attitude.

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Stamp-collecting thriller opens Friday at NOVA

Stamp-collecting thriller opens Friday at NOVA

A thriller that exposes the criminal underworld of stamp collecting opens Friday at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts.

November 05, 2014 1:15 pm Photos

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Community comes together to produce classy 'La Traviata'

Community comes together to produce classy 'La Traviata'

What’s black and white and Verdi all over?

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NOVA celebrates combined successes

In early 2013, Rimrock Opera Company and Venture Theatre were at different turning points in the history of their organizations. After 25 main stage productions, multiple festivals and smaller opera productions, Rimrock Opera Company entered into a new relationship with Venture Theatre, crea…

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Verdi's masterpiece on stage next week at the ABT

Verdi's masterpiece on stage next week at the ABT

Billings opera fans will get a treat next week with the staging of “La Traviata” at the Alberta Bair Theater.

October 24, 2014 12:45 am Photos

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Auction of Arias returns Oct. 26 to benefit Rimrock Opera

Here’s your chance to bid on an opera aria and drink wine with the stars of the upcoming opera, “La Traviata.”

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'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

The cast of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” rehearses a scene from the show on stage at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. The Tony Award-winning musical comedy will run at the downtown playhouse Oct. 10-25.

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