The Grand Island Concert Association will present the St. John’s Boys’ Choir at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Grand Island Senior High School Auditorium.
Now in its 38th season, the choir featuring boys ages 8 to 15, performs around 50 concerts a year, singing in churches and concert stages on three continents.
The choir’s associate artistic director, Brandon Nordhues, is a Grand Island native.
Admission is membership in the association. Individual tickets for one concert are $30 at the door. Students 18 and younger are admitted free.
Members of area concert associations have a reciprocity agreement with the Grand Island Concert Association so members who wish to attend G.I. concerts may do so for a small fee. According to the agreement, Grand Island members may also attend area concerts.
Two more concerts will be presented by the concert association this season. On Tuesday, March 26, the Jersey Tenors — Male Quartet, will present a blend of popular opera classics as well as music from such rock ’n roll greats as Frankie Valli, Frank Sinatra, Bon Jovi, Kool and the Gang, and Whitney Houston.
Sons of Serendip, a quartet of tenor, harp, cello and piano will present the season’s final concert on Tuesday, April 20. All graduates from Boston University, the group came together in 2014 when they organized an entry on “America’s Got Talent” and received fourth place
For more information, call Kathy Aufdemberge at (308) 382-5506, or Don Brittin at (308) 382-4176.
Stuhr’s Prairie Princess Party set for March 2
Stuhr Museum’s annual Prairie Princess Party is coming back to College Park, just a little later this year than usual.
The party is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
This afternoon of play will feature games, face painting, a tea room, a “royal” hair and nail studio, games and much more in what has become a popular event for little girls (and boys) over the years.
This year’s event will feature a “Knight in Shining Armor” theme throughout so dressing up is encouraged and the day includes a full slate of activities, including: a tea room, photos with local “royalty,” a “Royal” Beauty Salon staffed by students from Joseph’s School of Beauty where princesses are invited to get a fancy hair-do and get their nails done, “Knight in Shining Armor” centerpieces for sale that you can take home; free simple face painting; dance lessons from Heartland School of Dance, bingo games; royal crafts and more.
College Park will be decked with frilly decorations around every corner and royal activities wherever you look. Children (and adults) are encouraged to dress up for this fancy occasion.
Visiting princes and princesses must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $8 per person (1-year-olds and younger admitted free) and $5 for Stuhr Museum members.
For more information, call (308) 385-5316 or log onto www.stuhrmuseum.org.
UNK Theatre presents ‘The Ghost Sonata’
KEARNEY — The University Theatre at the University of Nebraska at Kearney presents “The Ghost Sonata” through Sunday in the college’s Miriam Drake Theatre.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday. Saturday and Sunday.
“The Ghost Sonata” relates the adventures of a young student who idealizes the lives of the residents of an opulent apartment building. He makes the acquaintance of a mysterious man who helps him find his way into the building, only to discover it is a nest of betrayal, deceit and misery. The student soon learns that the house he admired so much from afar is actually a form of hell, and in order to achieve salvation, all of its residents, even the innocent, must suffer.
Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for non-UNK students, seniors and UNK faculty/staff; $7 per person for groups of 10 or more, and free for UNK students with a valid ID. For tickets, contact the UNK Box Office at (308) 865-8417 or email@example.com.
‘Noises Off’ takes the stage in Hastings
HASTINGS — “Noises Off,” a “play within a play” by Michael Frayn takes the stage this weekend at the Hastings Community Theatre.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3.
“Noises Off” takes a fond look at the follies of theater folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. The production captures a touring theater troupe’s production of “Nothing On” in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Frayn gives the audience a window into the inner workings of theater behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance.
The show does include adult content and language.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors (60 and older) and students with ID. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (402) 463-1500, email firstname.lastname@example.org or order oncline at www.hctheatre.org. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.
The theater is located at 515 S. Fourth Ave. inside Good Samaritan Village.
Grand to host free movie matinée
The Grand Theatre will host a free matinée showing of “Smallfoot” at 2 p.m. Saturday, 316 W. Third St.
Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn’t know existed — a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community. Rated PG.
Matinée is sponsored by Howard’s Jewelry.
Also this weekend, the Grand will feature “The Favourite,” nominated for 10 Academy Awards, at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots. Rated R.
Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call (308) 381-2667 or visit grandmovietheatre.com.
Hastings Symphony explores ‘Dimension No. 4 - Time’
HASTINGS — The Hastings Symphony Orchestra will present the fourth concert of its 93rd season at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Masonic Center Auditorium in downtown Hastings.
The theme for this season is “Soundtastics!” and the fourth concert is titled “Dimension 4 - Time.” Music exists in time, and the orchestra looks to the future as the symphony hosts winners of its biennial high school Young Artist Competition. This concert will include music from Duke Ellington and Mozart.
The final two shows of the season are:
“Dimension No. 5 – Possible Worlds,” 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28. In 1830, the musical world changed forever with “Symphonie Fantastique” by Hector Berlioz. But his concept of the idee fixe came from an even more world-renowned and profound composer, Beethoven. Joining the symphony to play Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” will be Brooks Hafey, another Young Artist Competition winner.
“Dimension No. 6 – Infinite Possibilities,” 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9. HSO brings its 93rd season to a close with public school concerts in surrounding communities and in Hastings. The orchestra will explore the infinite musical possibilities of rhythm, melody, harmony and tone color.
Single performance tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors. Thanks to a gift from the Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation, students can attend all concerts for free.
For more information, call (402) 469-9396 or email email@example.com.
Northwest H.S. to present ‘Newsies’ starting March 14
Tickets are now on sale for Northwest High School’s spring musical, “Newsies,” which opens March 14.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 14; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17.
“Newsies” takes place in New York City in 1899. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the price of the papers are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!”
Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the Newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer? Inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, “Newsies” is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice.
Tickets range from $15 to $40 and are available at the school, by calling (308) 382-4041 or online at npschoir.ludus.com/.
Tickets now on sale for Joseph Hall performance March 9
Joseph Hall, a nationally acclaimed Elvis tribute artist, will present a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the Grand Island Senior High Auditorium.
Proceeds will benefit the Men’s Shelter at the Salvation Army. VIP tickets are $25 and general admission tickets are $20; both are on sale through the Salvation Army or Hy-Vee.
The show is produced with a mixture of Elvis hits from rock ‘n’ roll and country to pop and gospel, multiple costume changes and more. He’s even got the teddy bears and scarves to woo the ladies. This fast-paced show covers all phases of The King’s career.
Hall, born in 1984, has been paying tribute to the legacy of Elvis Presley since 2006. He starred on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2008, making six TV appearances viewed by more than 90 million people, and placing as one of the top 10 finalists. Hall has performed all over the world from Las Vegas to Porthcawl, Wales. He has won accolades throughout his career including the “Spirit of Elvis” award. Hall has worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises and Legends in Concert, and has officially been recognized as one of the top tribute artists in the world.
MONA plans ‘showcase’ event, new exhibit opening
KEARNEY — The Museum of Nebraska Art will present its February “Showcase” event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.
The program will include “MONA Archives: Treasures and Tidbits,” presented by Jean Jacobson and Russ Erpelding; and a “Percussion Discussion” presented by Ron Crocker.
MONA Showcase is a five-program evening series featuring talented visual, performing, and literary artists held once a month in October, November, December, February and March. Each program starts at 7 p.m. and is followed by conversation, art viewing, and light refreshments.
There is no admission charge.
The museum is also ready to open a new exhibit, “A River Runs Through It,” on Tuesday.
In Paul A. Johnsgard’s book “Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes” the author writes, “There is a river in the heart of North America that annually gathers together the watery largess of melting Rocky Mountain snowfields and glaciers and spills wildly down the eastern slopes of Colorado and Wyoming. Reaching the plains, it quickly loses its momentum and begins to spread out and flow slowly across Nebraska from west to east. As it does so, it cuts a sinuous tracery through the native prairies that has been followed by millennia by both men and animals. The river is the Platte.”
This exhibition explores the artwork inspired by the Platte River — from the sounds and sights of the land, flora, and fauna that surround, inhabit, and visit it to the sky that stretches far above. Works included are by such artists as Leoda Davis, Terry Evans, Michael Forsberg, Paul Johnsgard, Karen Kunc, Tom Mangelsen, Joel Sartore, Wendy Weiss & Jay Kreimer, Worthington Whittredge, among others.
“A River Runs Through It” will remain on display through July 21.
The Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; it is closed Mondays and major holidays. There is no admission charge.
The Museum of Nebraska Art celebrates the history of Nebraska’s visual art for diverse audiences. MONA collects, preserves, researches, exhibits and interprets the work of artists who were born, lived, trained or worked in Nebraska or who created artworks that reflect the culture of Nebraska.
For more information, call (308) 865-8559.
CCC-Hastings displays students’ artwork
HASTINGS — The creative work of 15 students at Central Community College-Hastings will be on display in the media arts program’s 17th annual photography and art show.
This year’s theme is “Lights, Camera, Design.” The show is presented by the exhibit preparation class, which includes both graphic arts and photography students.
Media arts instructor Drew Ceperley said the annual event gives students an opportunity to learn how to mat and frame their artwork, promote a show and host a reception.
Area students who will be displaying their work are: Brooke Alejos of Burwell; Courtney Baker-Smith of Doniphan; Anisa Jelinek of Grand Island; Sean Alcorn, Luisa Najera Torres, Mytien Thai and Adam Waite, all of Hastings; Wade Nissen of Henderson; Amanda McClain of Litchfield; and Alexus Vanhoosen of Marquette.
An opening reception is planned for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Phelps Building at CCC-Hastings. The students’ work will be on display in the same location from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until March 29.
The reception and show are open to the public free of charge.
Lincoln Community Playhouse presents ‘Pinkalicious’
LINCOLN — Lincoln Community Playhouse presents the musical “Pinkalicious” in several performances opening March 1
Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe — a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday,March 1-3 and March 8-10 at the theater, 2500 S. 56th St.
Tickets start at $15.00 and may be reserved by calling the box office at (402) 489-7529 (11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) or online at lincolnplayhouse.com
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