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NISWONGER Performing Arts Center


Oct
25 Sun

THE MAN IN BLACK: A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Van Wert, OH
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash is an accurate and energetic recreation of an American music icon. The lavish stage show brings this legend back to live onstage for the fans of today and the next generation.<br/><br/>

Born and raised in a working class suburb of St. Louis, Shawn Barker took a schoolboy love for singing in church with his family and turned it into a career - a one-of-akind tribute to Johnny Cash. Universally considered the pre-eminent Johnny Cash tribute artist, Barker shares an uncanny resemblance to Cash. His strikingly similar looks, voice, and spot-on mannerisms revitalize the true character of Mr. Cash himself, and have led Barker to an immensely successful career performing his tribute to the original - Man in Black.<br/><br/>

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Nov
1 Sun

RICK THOMAS: ILLUSIONISTS

Van Wert, OH
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Big illusions, sleight-of-hand, music, and dance - you might find any one of these things in the average magic show, but this show isn't average...this show amps up everything beyond belief...this show calls Branson its home...this show is the one-and-only, the incomparable Illusionist Rick Thomas - Mansion of Dreams! Illusionist Rick Thomas is Branson's master of magical arts!



He is not simply a talented magician, he's a champion ballroom dancer, and he designs and produces magic productions for some of the world's largest corporations. His illusions are top-notch and truly impressive, and his industry certainly takes notice. Thomas was awarded Magician of the World by the World Magic Awards, and Stage Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts. And even the critics love him; Showbiz Magazine proclaimed; "Rick Thomas isn't just the best magician in Vegas; he's the best magician, period!" He commanded the stage as a Las Vegas headliner for 15 years, thrilling audiences at popular resorts like the Bellagio, Planet Hollywood, and the Mirage. His incredible skills have landed him on our television screens in a variety of programs that aired on NBC, CBS, ABC, The Discovery Channel, MTV, The Hallmark Channel, Animal Planet, and the History Channel, among others. "Whether your 80 or 5 years of age, this is a must see experience. Rick Thomas is not only a great Illusionist but a truly inspiring Showman. I can't wait until the next time I'm in Branson and this would be the very 1st show I'll be attending. Don't miss it!!!"
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Nov
8 Sun

HYPROV: COLIN MOCHRIE & ASSAD MECCI

Van Wert, OH
United States
Doors at 2:00 PM, Show at 3:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Hypnosis and Improv - two art forms that have mystified and entertained fans, skeptics and everyone in between for decades worldwide - come together as two masters of their crafts unite for a totally unique comedy experience, HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis.



How it Works: Twenty random volunteers from the audience will be put under hypnosis by Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci (the process of which is a show in its own right), their inhibitions evaporated and their minds no longer their own. The contestants are methodically and hysterically whittled down until the five best are left on stage when one of the world's leading improvisers enters! Co-Creator Colin Mochrie takes the stage to improvise with the top five while they are still under hypnosis, turning the show into an improv extravaganza!



In the hands of two masters, and solely crafted from the audience's uninhibited subconscious, this will be an entirely original and completely unforgettable theatrical experience, for who knows where the unconscious mind will go...



"Very funny...a celebration of the human imagination." - THE TIMES OF LONDON
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Nov
13 Fri

ONE NIGHT IN MEMPHIS

Van Wert, OH
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Get ready for a night of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950&#39;s rock and roll with "One Night in Memphis" - a high energy concert that takes you back to December 4, 1956, the night when four of the biggest names in early rock and roll -- Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash - gathered together for an impromptu jam session at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis.<br/><br/>

Created and directed by John Mueller from the highly acclaimed show, "Winter Dance Party," this show has met with the same accolades, sell out shows and audience standing ovations. The show gets off to a rocking start with Carl Perkins performing hits like "Honey Don't," "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man," and "Blue Suede Shoes," while offering up anecdotes about life as a sharecroppers' son and his musical influences. Midway through his set, Carl invites session musician Jerry Lee Lewis to join him and the Killer seizes the opportunity to front the band and lead the audience on a musical journey from New Orleans to Nashville and eventually into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. As Jerry puts the finishing touches on a set which includes "High School Confidential", "Breathless, "Whole Lotta Shaking Goin&#39; On," and "Great Balls of Fire," the audience will have an opportunity to catch their breath as Johnny Cash is welcomed to the stage with his signature "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." And then the musical journey through Cash's timeless catalog begins - including smash hits like "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring of Fire," and "I Walk the Line." Next up...Elvis Presley, who electrifies the audience and transports them back to his beginnings where he went from driving a truck to delivering eleven #1 hits between 1956 -1959. Hits like "Shake, Rattle &amp; Roll" to "All Shook Up," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Don't be Cruel," and "Hound Dog."<br/><br/>

This tribute to that memorable night in Memphis when Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded at Sam Phillips&#39; Sun Studios features nationally acclaimed cast members who have an uncanny sound, look and feel of the original legends; the production also features an authentic and energetic rockabilly backup band. Your audience will feel as though they are witness to a rock and roll royalty jam session with the legendary performers whose music has stood the test of time.<br/><br/>

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Nov
22 Sun

CLAY WALKER

Van Wert, OH
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Can Clay Walker deliver? In a sense, the question is absurd for a recording artist, songwriter and entertainer with 31 charted singles, a dozen No. 1s, four platinum albums and decades of performances to his credit. Titles spanning 15 years and still receiving strong airplay include "Live Until I Die," "Dreaming With My Eyes Open," "This Woman And This Man," "Hypnotize The Moon," "Rumor Has It," "Then What," "The Chain Of Love," "I Can't Sleep" and "She Won't Be Lonely Long."



Walker's still robust touring schedule - 80 shows last year - continues to fuel interest in his releases, most recently the 76-song compilation Clay Walker - The Complete Albums 1993-2002. Among them is the chart-topper "If I Could Make A Living," which just celebrated the 25th anniversary of reaching its airplay peak, despite its singer showing no slippage in his celebrated matinee idol looks and megawatt smile. Can Clay Walker deliver? Is he afraid of the question? Hardly. "If I had to lay out my ambition, it's to become a master at what I do," he says. "I'm a long ways from it, but that's exciting as well because there's a lot of road left."
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Dec
6 Sun

HERMAN'S HERMITS Starring PETER NOONE

Van Wert, OH
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Heavy on hits and headed up by Peter Noone, the iconic English 60's beat band Herman's Hermits will kick off the popular Christmas season at the Niswonger with a playlist that will likely transport the audience back in time.



Known on both sides of the pond and once just as big as the Beatles, Noone and the band's classic hits include: "I'm Into Something Good", "Mrs. Brown, you've Got A Lovely Daughter", "I'm Henry VIII, I Am", "Silhouettes", "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat", "Wonderful World", "Just A Little Bit Better", "There's A Kind of Hush", "A Must To Avoid", "Listen People", "No Milk Today" "The End of the World" "Leaning On A Lamp Post", and "Dandy."



Herman's Hermits sold over 52 million recordings. In all, 14 singles and seven albums went gold.
At the age of 15, Noone achieved international fame as "Herman," lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman's Hermits. They will return to the Niswonger stage to set the tone for a Christmas concert like no other.
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Dec
13 Sun

WIZARDS OF WINTER

Van Wert, OH
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The Wizards of Winter was originally formed in the winter of 2009 as a way to give back to the band&#39;s hometown community food pantry that was in dire need of assistance. What was once simply a group of friends looking to help others in need, has now turned into a musical force that crosses the nation each year.<br/><br/>

Two of the original founders, Scott and Sharon Kelly still perform in the group till this day. The quality of their original music combined with its message, has attracted world class talent from groups like The Trans Siberian Orchestra, The Irish Tenors, Blue Oyster Cult, Rainbow, Alice Cooper Band and Broadway who now join them on stage.<br/><br/>

Audiences ranging in age from 8 to 80 have come to make the band&#39;s Holiday Rock Opera part of their family tradition, by coming to see it year after year.<br/><br/>

"It truly is a Christmas rock opera," Scott Kelly enthuses. "We take the audience on a musical journey inside a snow globe aboard a metaphysical vehicle, the Arctic Flyer, in search of the meaning of Christmas. Some parts of the story are happy, some are melancholy; our music encompasses the vast range of feelings people experience during the holiday season. It is an emotional roller coaster ride, told though our original compositions which range from ballads to prog-metal There is something in the show for everyone in the family."<br/><br/>

Indeed, the 12-strong Wizards are starting to make heads swivel with their synergy of the symphonic and the serendipitous, touching hearts and raising a psychic goblet to the roots of progressive rock. Co-founder, Lead Vocalist/ Flutist, Sharon Kelly states, "I never anticipated writing and performing our own songs would be so emotional. People in the audience, feeling the same raw emotion that inspired us to write the songs, is very moving. Especially since we see such a wide range of age in the people that attend our shows. Our music truly crosses generational boundaries."<br/><br/>

Come out and see them as they make their annual trek to spread the Spirit of Christmas.<br/><br/>

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Dec
20 Sun

TEXAS TENORS - Deep in the Heart of Christmas

Van Wert, OH
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
They Are Back! Add a little splendor to Christmas with The Texas Tenors! This Niswonger Fan Favorite is back as part of their 10th Anniversary Tour! Known as America's Favorite Tenors since being named the most successful music group in the history of America's Got Talent. Van Wert has loved them from the very start and we celebrate their return with Deep In The Heart Of Christmas. Experience some of the most loved Christmas songs performed by The Texas Tenors. O Come, All Ye Faithful, Believe (from Polar Express), I'll Be Home for Christmas, The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), JC's Love of Christmas, Mary Did You Know, Drummer Boy, Let it Snow, Silver Bells, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, White Christmas, Deep in the Heart of Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming Tonight, Ave Maria, Dolce Maria, O Holy Night, Joy to the World, and more.
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Mar
9 Tue

PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Van Wert, OH
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Enrich your lives with the rare opportunity to experience the Prague Symphony Orchestra in Van Wert! The Prague Symphony Orchestra is the official orchestra of the capital city Prague. The orchestra is a leading Czech musical ensemble with an established and renowned international reputation. It contributes signi´Čücantly to the concert scene in the Czech capital and at the same time promotes Czech culture abroad. Engage the senses with a Beethoven and Dvorak program of orchestral delight.
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Apr
25 Sun

SWINGTIME With The JIVE ACES

Van Wert, OH
United States
Show at 3:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Jump, Jive and Wail with the Jive Aces, UK's No.1 Jive & Swing band. Renowned for their high energy Jump Jive and swing music and spectacular stage show, the band's repertoire stretches from the timeless tunes of the swing era to the glitz of the Rat Pack, with a dash of rhythm & blues, swing and jazz. Direct from London, THE JIVE ACES are internationally renowned for their superior musicianship and spectacular stage show along with their energetic renditions of fresh arrangements of Swing/Jive/R&B classics -by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. The Tinseltown Jitterbugs, add spice to the production with six Swing Dancers joining The Jive Aces on stage.
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Apr
2 Wed 2025

NPAC GIFT CARD

Van Wert, OH
United States
Show at Wednesday, April 2, 2025 12:00 AM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GC10: $10.00
GC100: $100.00
GC150: $150.00
GC200: $200.00
GC5: $5.00
GC25: $25.00
GC75: $75.00
GC50: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GC10 / GC100 / GC150 / GC200 / GC5 / GC25 / GC75 / GC50 Public Onsale: June 11, 2020 1:54 PM to April 2, 2025 12:00 AM
$5.00 - $200.00