[ad_1]

The NIACC Performing Arts & Leadership Series lineup has been announced for the 2023-24 season! This year’s series, Our Star is Shining, offers Tony award-winning shows, Grammy Award-winning artists, comedy, and internationally acclaimed speakers. Tickets may be purchased online or by stopping by the NIACC Box Office. Contact the NIACC Box Office at 641-422-4188 to learn more about group rates!

2023-24 PERFORMING ARTS LINE-UP:

Sutton Foster
Date: Thursday, September 14th
Time: 7 pm
Straight from her Broadway run as Marian Paroo in The Music Man opposite Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster is a Tony® Award-winning actress, singer, and dancer. She originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy ChaperoneLittle WomenYoung FrankensteinShrek The MusicalAnything Goes, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. With starring roles in TV’s Younger and Bunheads and three solo albums, Sutton Foster is a must-see powerhouse on the NIACC stage.

I Am, He Said – A Celebration of Neil Diamond with Matt Vee & The Killer Vees
Date: Sunday, September 24th
Time: 3 pm
I Am, He Said is more than a tribute; it’s a celebration of music icon Neil Diamond. Jeff, Tommy, and Matt Vee join forces to revel in the music that spanned for five decades. Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide, with hits like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Sweet Caroline,” and “I’m A Believer.”

Caleb Johnson’s Classic Rock Time Machine
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 7 pm
Hear the biggest anthems in rock history performed live, note for note, with American Idol winner Caleb Johnson! His Classic Rock Time Machine show features the music of The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Kansas, the Eagles, and so many more. Caleb Johnson is the real deal, relentlessly touring with KISS, Black Stone Cherry, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and electrifying countless audiences with his thunderous voice and magnetic stage presence.

The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel Starring Michael Cavanaugh
Date: Friday, October 20th
Time: 7 pm
Recognized by Billboard as the “New Voice of the American Rock and Roll Songbook,” Michael Cavanaugh was hand-picked by Billy Joel to star in the hit Broadway musical Movin’ Out! He received Tony® and Grammy® nominations for the role. The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John features the greatest hits of these two rock piano legends like “Piano Man,” “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Movin’ Out,” “I’m Still Standing,” and “My Life.”

Annie
Date: Sunday, November 5th
Time: 7pm
Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package! Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner; and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production…just as you remember it and when we need it most. This celebration of family, optimism, and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way.

Champions of Magic
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 7 pm
They’ve sold out shows across the globe, been featured on every major U.S. TV network, and racked up over 50 million views online…but you haven’t seen Champions of Magic until you’ve seen it live! Get ready for an evening of impossible illusions and spectacular special effects. A magic show for the entire family, Champions of Magic is incredible interactive magic, a daring escape from Houdini’s water cell, levitation high above the stage, and a finale beyond explanation.

An Olde English Christmas with Herman’s Hermits
Date:
Tuesday, November 28th
Time: 7 pm
Heavy on hits and led by Peter Noone, the iconic English ‘60s beat band, Herman’s Hermits, comes to NIACC during the holiday season. The show features a playlist that will transport audiences back in time. Known on both sides of the pond–and at one time just as big as The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits has sold over 60 million records and had 20 Top 40 hits. You’ll be delighted by a night of classic hits and holiday favorites!

The Nutcracker – Minnesota Ballet
Dates:

Saturday, December 2nd at 7 pm
Sunday, December 3rd at 3 pm
This fresh version of The Nutcracker from the Minnesota Ballet is the perfect holiday treat. Join young Clara as her enchanting dream and her prized Nutcracker come to vibrant life. Watch in wonder as she encounters fairies, princes, lumberjacks, sweets-makers, and more in this joyous tale that will delight the entire family. The show will feature dance students from the North Iowa area!

Home Free Christmas
Date:
Wednesday, December 20th
Time: 7 pm
Embarking on major international tours and amassing 630+ million views and over 1.6 million subscribers on YouTube, all-vocal country entertainers Home Free, have made their mark on the music scene! They have been declared “country music fans’ favorite a cappella group.” Join us for a perfect evening mixed with upbeat, Nashville-dipped pop hits, country and Western standards, holiday favorites, incredible harmony, and quick-witted humor.

Sons of Serendip
Date:
Thursday, January 18th
Time: 7 pm
Three teachers and a lawyer walked into Madison Square Garden for an audition and found themselves swept away on a serendipitous journey. Genuine, sensitive, spiritual, timeless, and classy, Sons of Serendip won the hearts of fans and judges alike as finalists on America’s Got TalentSons of Serendip brings musical inspiration with its emotionally stirring interpretations of pop music arranged with a unique blend of vocals, harp, piano, and cello.

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives
Date:
Thursday, January 25th
Time: 7pm
Marty Stuart, a Country Music Hall-of-Fame member, five-time Grammy® Award-winner, and AMA Lifetime Achievement honoree makes “the music that’s in your heart.” He built his early career backing up country and bluegrass royalty on the road and in the studio with Johnny Cash, and now he’s a star in his own right. Marty Stuart has released over 20 albums, scoring platinum sales, hit singles, and just about every honor the industry could bestow.

The Peking Acrobats
Date:
Tuesday, February 20th
Time: 7 pm
For the last 35 years, The Peking Acrobats® have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at trick cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. With high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, The Peking Acrobats® will always create an exuberant entertainment event with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival.

You Can’t Stop the Beat! Hairspray
Date:
Wednesday, February 28th
Time: 7 pm
You Can’t Stop the Beat! Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony® Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, is back on tour! It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Featuring the beloved score of hit songs, including “Welcome to the ’60s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” Hairspray is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times)

Malevo
Date:
Tuesday, March 5th
Time: 7 pm
Malevo–the “South American Sensation”–is the thrilling all-male group specializing in Malambo, a traditional Argentine dance of great dexterity combined with flamenco and urban percussion. Malevo has performed numerous times in Las Vegas, New York, Dubai, Paris, and Cairo, as well as special performances with Ricky Martin, Cirque Du Soleil, a year-long residency at Universal Studios Japan, and as semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent. This performance is exhilarating, engaging, and perfect for the whole family.

The High Kings
Date:
Sunday, March 10th
Time: 7 pm
Years ago, Ireland was ruled by the high kings; and when their reign ended, the legends continued through stories and songs. Today, those songs are sung by The High Kings, a group of four men who play 13 instruments between them. Widely regarded as being at the forefront of Irish Folk bands, The High Kings sells out venues across the globe to its ever-growing army of loyal fans.

The CHER Show
Date:
Thursday, April 4th
Time: 7 pm
Superstars come and go! Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture–breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one stands in her way. The CHER Show is the Tony® Award-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much “Cher” that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.

The CHER Show includes 35 smash hits, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, a Grammy®, an Oscar®, an Emmy, and enough Tony® Award-winning Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequin shortage in New York City all in one unabashedly fabulous new musical that will have audiences dancing in the aisles!

Brian Regan 
Date:
Sunday, April 21st
Time: 7 pm
Critics, fans, and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country! Vanity Fair calls Brian “the funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calls him “your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his 30+ year career on the strength of his material alone, Brian’s nonstop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Date:
Sunday, April 28th
Time: 3 pm
Playful, virtuosic, and wickedly amusing, both fun and actually funny, these genre-bending rebels have lasted longer than Led Zeppelin, played more gigs than The Rolling Stones, and rocked harder than Dwayne Johnson. As soon as the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain walks on stage, you know you’re in for an evening of sheer entertainment.

CLICK HERE to see the 2023-24 series brochure and to reserve your seats.

>> DISCOVER MORE UPCOMING EVENTS

[ad_2]

Source link