Oct
21
Sat
Charming Charlie Fundraiser @ Charming Charlie - Destin Commons
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Join us at Charming Charlie (behind Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl) in Destin Commons on Sat., Oct. 21 from 10am until 9pm to start your holiday shopping and give back to NFB at the same time. This is the perfect time to get your holiday accessories and gifts while supporting our organization. CLICK HERE to download the flyer to print or show on your phone when you check out. NFB receives 10-20% of your purchase!

Oct
23
Mon
Community School Parent Observation @ Northwest Florida Ballet
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm

Parents of Community School Students are invited to come observe their children during their dance classes for the last 15 minutes of class. Call the NFB Offices for more information!

Oct
29
Sun
2017 Vintij Wine Dinner @ Vintij Wine Boutique
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Tickets are on sale now for the Northwest Florida Ballet “Fall Into Dance” four-course wine dinner at Vin’tij Wine Boutique on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. to benefit the NFB Live Music Fund.

Tickets are $100 per person or $175 per couple (excluding gratuity). Seating for the event is limited. Vin’tij Chef John Jacob’s menu features seasonal delights that dance with the extraordinary flavors of Alexana wines.

The event supports live music provided by the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra for NFB’s 2017-2018 season productions of The Nutcracker and Peter Pan. The NFB Symphony Orchestra is led by NFB Music Director David Ott and is comprised of the finest musicians from the Southeast and abroad.

Chef John’s Just Back From Oregon Menu includes: Selected Passed Finger Foods, House Smoked Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Salad with Arugula, Watercress, Melon Relish, Lemon Goat Cheese and Honey Coconut Vinaigrette; Pie Spiced Pork Tenderloin with a Berry Polenta Cake, Roast Beet Relish and Sweet Potato Fumet and Lemon Pound Cake with Balsamic Sautéed Berries and Citrus Anglaise.

The evening’s featured vintner, Alexana Vineyards & Winery with Friend Speaker Mr. Patrick Ladd, will delight patrons with the Alexana Estate Riesling, Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, Alexana Terrior Series Chardonnay and Alexana Terrior Series Pinot Noir during each of the courses. These select wines will also be available for purchase.

Additionally, the Alexana 2013 Late Harvest Riesling will be available for tasting only with large format bottles of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Revana Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir available for purchase only.

Please note that the menu is subject to change.

Nov
7
Tue
The Gulf Gives Back @ The Gulf Okaloosa Island
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Join NFB at The Gulf on Okaloosa Island on Nov. 7!

The Gulf is generously donating 10% of the day’s proceeds to NFB! Come out and enjoy great food, awesome beverages and an amazing view while helping our organization!

Nov
17
Fri
Nutcracker 2017 @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice,” NFB produces the only full-length production with professional dancers of the classic holiday ballet in the area. The Nutcracker performances will be held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on November 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 19 at 2:30 p.m.

In its 38th year, The Nutcracker is set in a small German town in 1835 to the music of Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky with choreography by celebrated Artistic Director Todd Eric Allen. All public performances will feature live music performed by the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra led by David Ott. Performances of The Nutcracker will feature the international ballet stars Joseph Michael Gatti and Andrea Harvey in the principal roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Prince. Several other international guest artists, the NFB Company and over 100 local children round out the cast. Box office prices are $38 for adults and $18 for children 12 & under. VIP reception tickets are $25 per person. The 2017-2018 production of The Nutcracker is presented by VIE Magazine.

Nov
18
Sat
Nutcracker 2017 @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice,” NFB produces the only full-length production with professional dancers of the classic holiday ballet in the area. The Nutcracker performances will be held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on November 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 19 at 2:30 p.m.

In its 38th year, The Nutcracker is set in a small German town in 1835 to the music of Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky with choreography by celebrated Artistic Director Todd Eric Allen. All public performances will feature live music performed by the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra led by David Ott. Performances of The Nutcracker will feature the international ballet stars Joseph Michael Gatti and Andrea Harvey in the principal roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Prince. Several other international guest artists, the NFB Company and over 100 local children round out the cast. Box office prices are $38 for adults and $18 for children 12 & under. VIP reception tickets are $25 per person. The 2017-2018 production of The Nutcracker is presented by VIE Magazine.

Nov
19
Sun
Nutcracker 2017 @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Nov 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice,” NFB produces the only full-length production with professional dancers of the classic holiday ballet in the area. The Nutcracker performances will be held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on November 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 19 at 2:30 p.m.

In its 38th year, The Nutcracker is set in a small German town in 1835 to the music of Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky with choreography by celebrated Artistic Director Todd Eric Allen. All public performances will feature live music performed by the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra led by David Ott. Performances of The Nutcracker will feature the international ballet stars Joseph Michael Gatti and Andrea Harvey in the principal roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Prince. Several other international guest artists, the NFB Company and over 100 local children round out the cast. Box office prices are $38 for adults and $18 for children 12 & under. VIP reception tickets are $25 per person. The 2017-2018 production of The Nutcracker is presented by VIE Magazine.

Dec
22
Fri
Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas @ Destin United Methodist Church Life Center
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

NFB is proud to present Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas on December 22 at 7:30 p.m.  and December 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Destin United Methodist Church’s Life Center. Lightwire Theater, a former finalist on America’s Got Talent, will thrill audiences of all ages with this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky.

In this wonderful story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and more.

Lightwire Theater rose to national prominence on the hit show America’s Got Talent, and brings to life a truly a unique, innovative and visually dazzling theatrical experience. Utilizing the talents of four cast members, they strap on costumes fitted with electroluminescent lights, turning their entire bodies into life sized puppets to bring the cast of creatures and scenery to life through movement and dance. Box office priced tickets for Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas are $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.

Dec
23
Sat
Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas @ Destin United Methodist Church Life Center
Dec 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

NFB is proud to present Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas on December 22 at 7:30 p.m.  and December 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Destin United Methodist Church’s Life Center. Lightwire Theater, a former finalist on America’s Got Talent, will thrill audiences of all ages with this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky.

In this wonderful story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and more.

Lightwire Theater rose to national prominence on the hit show America’s Got Talent, and brings to life a truly a unique, innovative and visually dazzling theatrical experience. Utilizing the talents of four cast members, they strap on costumes fitted with electroluminescent lights, turning their entire bodies into life sized puppets to bring the cast of creatures and scenery to life through movement and dance. Box office priced tickets for Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas are $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.

Mar
3
Sat
Peter Pan @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

As the Northwest Florida Ballet’s final main stage production of the 2017-2018 season, Peter Pan features world premiere choreography by international guest artist Katia Garza and an original composition by NFB Music Director David Ott played live by the NFB Symphony Orchestra. Peter Pan will be presented on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 4 at 2:30 p.m. on the main stage of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center.

Complete with magical sets and mesmerizing costumes, join NFB’s cast of international guest artists and company members, and let your imagination take flight on a spectacular journey to Neverland. Peter Pan, the mischievous boy who never wants to grow up, takes Wendy and her two brothers on a fantastic adventure along with the sassy fairy Tinker Bell and the frightful Captain Hook. Box office prices are $38 for adults and $18 for children 12 & under. VIP reception tickets are $25 per person. The 2017-2018 production of Peter Pan is presented by Emerald Coast Magazine and Silver Sands Premium Outlets.

 

Photo by LymanDVM Photography, courtesy of Kentucky Ballet Theatre.