NOVA Center for the Performing Arts -- Billings, Montana

Amahl and the Night Visitors

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Amahl and the Night Visitors Dec 6-8 & Dec 13-15 and Jan 9 - 11 2014

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


“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, 2014  at 2 p.m.

This one-act opera is the holiday story of Amahl, a precocious disabled boy; his loving, care-worn mother; and the regal visitors who arrive one night and change Amahl’s life forever. With its beautiful score and touching libretto, “Amahl and the Night Visitors” is appealing to all ages and musical backgrounds and is an inspiring story of how faith, charity, unselfish love and good deeds can truly work miracles.
This will be NOVA’s second presentation of Amahl. Returning in this year’s production, directed by William Mouat, are Amy Logan as the mother; her son, Jacob Logan, as Amahl; and Shawn Rasch as Kaspar, one of the travelling kings.

The other kings will be portrayed by Mouat and Harlan Reidmohr, a baritone soloist from the Bozeman area who will be making his NOVA debut.Travis Kuehn, a veteran of many Venture Theatre and NOVA productions (The Who’s “Tommy” and “Little Shop of Horrors”) will play the servant to the kings. Sandi Rabas will serve as music director and accompanist, and Krista Marshall will choreograph the dancers.
The ensemble of shepherds will include Mitch Harmon, Travis Kuehn, Emma King, Lynn Laubach, Alonzo D. Marquez, Aimee Papa, Mady Rose and Hannah Leigh Wambolt. Dancers will include Eliza Krogh, Abbey Bentson, Kennedy Kimball, Jessie Amstutz, Harmony Green, Preslie Ball, Brynn Barriger and Iyana Fawcett.

Tickets are available online at www.NOVAbillings.org or through their box office at 406-591-9535. The Public can also visit the NOVA Box Office at 2317 Montana Ave. from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

Tickets are $21 for adults and $16 for students, seniors and active military, all with a valid ID (prices include a $1 facility fee). Groups of 10 or more get 10 percent off and groups of 20 or more get half-price tickets and a free ticket for the group leader.Gian Carlo Menotti’s beloved one-act Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, will be performed in English, at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts Dec. 6-8 & Dec 13-15, 2317 Montana Ave., Billings MT.



This one act Menotti opera, is a wonderful holiday story of Amahl, a precocious, disabled boy; his loving, care-worn mother; and the regal visitors who arrive one night and change Amahl’s life forever.

With its beautiful score and touching libretto Amahl and the Night Visitors is appealing to all ages and musical backgrounds and is an inspiring story of how faith, charity, unselfish love and good deeds can truly work miracles.


Amahl Production Team:
NOVA Opera Artistic Committee
Craig Huisenga –Interim Managing Producer
Darci Hertz – Finance Director
Amber Felker – Technical Director
Gary Treglown – Costumes
Dodie Rife – Director
Darin Niebuhr – Music Director, accompanist and performance pianist
Branden Martinez -Chorus Master

The cast includes:
Peter Hall – Amahl
Angie Langeliers – Mother
Amy Logan -Mother
Jacob Logan -Amahl
Shawn Rasch – Kaspar -King
Jacob Scharbrough – Servant
Daniel Struckman Balthazaar -King
Gary Treglown – Melchior-King
Harley Heefle – Amahl Cover
Keatin Hertz – Amahl Cover
Janie Rife Sutton – Mother Cover

If you are able, please contribute a little extra with the purchase of your tickets during this holiday season. Thank you for supporting NOVA and our opera productions.
Don’t miss this wonderful holiday show, produced by NOVA Center for the Performing Arts (a merger of Rimrock Opera and Venture Theatre).

For more information visit www.NOVAbillings.org, find NOVA Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook, or call 406. 591.9535. Group rates are available.

Local Performance History of Amahl and the Night Visitors
Gazette Review: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Hello Montana: Interview with Director, Dodie Rife
One Act Amahl Opera Staged at NOVA

Amahl Before His Voice Changed

 

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