2024-2025

Season

All evening shows will be at 7:30 p.m.
The matinee will be at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets go on sale the Monday before the first preformance at noon. 

The North Platte Canteen A Musical Miracle

September 27, 28, 29
October 4, 5, 6 2024

The extraordinary true story of one woman’s selfless act that inspired thousands and benefited millions.

In 1941, when 26-year-old Rae Wilson heard that her brother’s troop train would be making a stop in their hometown of North Platte, Nebraska, she organized a group of ladies to welcome the boys with food and gifts for their long journey off to war. But a different train without her brother arrived instead, and Rae’s decision to welcome these young men and women transformed her generosity into a four-and-a-half year phenomenon.

Little Shop of Horrors

November 15, 16, 17
November 23, 24 & 25 2024

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

Murder on the Orient Express

February 14, 15, 16
February 21, 22, 23 2025

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

Footloose

April 4, 5, 6
April 11, 12, 13 2025

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.
To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

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2024 – 2025 Season

BRENDAN MCDONOUGH

“Who Stands Beside You”

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2024

Subject of the film, Only the Brave, Brendan McDonough’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. A recovering heroin addict, McDonough found hope and purpose when given a chance to change his life while serving as a member of the elite squad of firefighters, “Granite Mountain Hotshots”. In 2013, after surviving the Yarnell Hill Wildfire, which included an unfathomable loss of 19 of his fellow firefighters, he found strength to carry on while dealing with PTSD. On stage, McDonough shares his personal journey through struggle and redemption while encouraging others to be their best selves and seek support when struggling

W. LEE WARREN, MD

“Self-Brain Surgery: Change your Thoughts, Transform Your Mind”

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2024

Dr. Lee Warren is an award-winning author, brain surgeon, patent-holding inventor, and Iraq War veteran. He is the author of Hope is the First Dose, I’ve Seen the End of You and No Place to Hide. In addition to his full-time practice as a neurosurgeon, Dr. Warren hosts a podcast exploring the complex interplay between faith and science in unlocking the secrets of the mind, body, and spirit for better living and for making sense of faith in difficult circumstances. He and his wife, Lisa, have four adult children and four grandchildren and live in North Platte. In this powerful lecture, Dr. Warren offers several techniques and tools to perform “self-brain surgery”—the concept of altering and reframing one’s mindset in order to positively transform one’s neurochemistry.

THERESA PAYTON

“The Future of Artificial Intelligence Innovation”

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2025

Theresa Payton, a trailblazer in implementing cutting-edge technology for the banking industry and the White House, is your guide as we step into the new world of AI. According to Servion Global Solutions, 95% of customer interactions will be powered by AI by 2025. This upcoming transformative era is not just about reshaping technology but also rewriting the way we interact, fostering creativity, and unveiling the true potential of AI. Payton will unravel the new and surprising capabilities that are bound to bring benefits to both consumers and enterprises. Get ready for an unforgettable journey in the dynamic realm of AI innovation.

LAURIE WOOLEVER

“What I Learned From Traveling With Bourdain”

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2025

Author, food writer, and host of Carbface for Radio podcast, Laurie Woolever spent several years working as a longtime assistant to chef and restaurateur Mario Batali as well as lieutenant for the late Anthony Bourdain. Woolever has written about food, travel and wine for numerous publications including the New York Times, Food & Wine, Vogue and others. Additionally, she is the author of World Travel: An Irreverent Guide and Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography. On stage, Woolever shares her experiences traveling the globe with Anthony Bourdain and the valuable lessons learned about traveling, cooking and culture.

North Platte Concert Association

Season 2023-2024

2023 – 2024 Season

Empire Trio-Hooray for Hollywood

Monday, October 23, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Empire Trio presents the most beloved and famous songs from the world of film from 1930-the mid-1990s. Songs from Casablanca, James Bond, Titanic, The Wizard of Oz, and stories about the great singers who performed them, from Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra to Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand. A glamorous soundtrack to the greatest silver screen films of all time! Program highlights include: Singing in the Rain, Disney Medley, Moon River, Fly Me to the Moon, James Bond Medley, My Heart Will Go On from “Titanic,” Oh Shenandoah, Judy Garland Medley.

Charlie Albright

Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Charlie Albright is a native of the Seattle area, graduate of Harvard and Julliard, and one of the finest, most engaging and virtuosic solo pianists. Mixing classical with a bit of pops and some improvisation, all tied together with his relaxed and friends stage presence. Show highlights include: Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata, Improvisation on Amazing Grace, Gershwin’s Embraceable You, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Improvisation of Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.

Camille and Stuie of The French Family Band

Monday, February 26, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Camille and Stuie French have been touring together over the last 20+ years. The husband and wife vocal and guitarist duo have become beloved in Australian country music.

Stuie grew up in Tasmania, and Camille in New Zealand. They earned three Australian Golden Guitar Awards recognizing both their singing and playing. In 2013, the couple earned their first trophy together for Best Alternative Country Album of the Year. In 2017, Stuie received Best Instrumental Album honors for his stunning Axe to Swing.

Brassfire

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Honoring the trumpet through the music of Louis Armstrong, Herb Alpert, and Doc Serverinsen, Brassfire is a virtuosic trio led by world renowned trumpeter Jens Lindemann. Jens is a former member of the famed Canadian Brass and has soloed with many of the world’s greatest orchestras. Program highlights include: Hello Dolly, Hotter Than Hot, Potato Head Blues, Wonderful World, Taste of Honey, Johnny’s Theme, Begin the Beguine, One O’Clock Jump, How Long Has This Been Going On.

North Platte Concert Association

Season 2024-2025

2024 – 2025 Season

Alliance Brass – Celebrating Stage and Screen

Tuesday, October 8, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Acclaimed as “the perfect blend of virtuosity and vitality” (Chicago Brass Festival), the Alliance Brass has emerged as one of the country’s most exciting ensembles.

Dazzling audiences with a repertoire ranging from the early Renaissance to jazz and beyond, the ensemble’s rigorous performance schedule has brought audiences to their feet all over the United States.

 

“On a scale of 1-10, they’re a 12!” – Gallup Concert Association

Alliance Brass wows audience…a night not soon forgotten.” – Bette McFarren, La Junta Tribune Democrat

No More Talk Of Darkness – Jeremy Stolle

Monday, November 25, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Native of Modesto, CA, but now lives in NYC.

Jeremy performs with orchestras, including Indianapolis Symphony, Springfield Symphony and with Music Theater Wichita.

He’s starred in many different shows, from Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame to The Music Man, and Carousel to Jekyll & Hyde and Brigadoon.

Jeremy performed on Broadway as the Phantom.

 

“…a performance which was both stunning—audibly and visually—and emotionally raw…” – Wichita Eagle

“90 minutes of wonderful entertainment that you should not miss!” – Broadway World

“Stolle is ridiculously talented, with a big sound and an incredibly versatile instrument.” – Broadway World

Sail On

Tuesday, May 2, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.

Sail On plays the music of ”America’s Band”, The Beach Boys. Performing all of the group’s classic hits, plus some treasures from The Beach Boys’ brilliant extended catalog, Sail On faithfully recreates the timeless songs of surfing, cruising, dancing, and dreaming for all ages, and anybody that wants to have Fun, Fun, Fun.

Based in Nashville, Sail On performs over 100 shows every year enjoying the unique challenge and privilege of bringing one of pop music’s greatest legacies to audiences everywhere.

 

Sail On was the perfect tribute band for our event. Their harmonies captured the sound of the Beach Boys and transported our guests to the beach for the evening! – Karla Bryant, National Event Planner – Ingram Ent.

Rockin’ Through the Decades

Saturday, May 17, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring the Canteen Spirit Jazz Ensemble and Singers, “Rockin’ Through the Decades” will present music from the
1940’s through the 1980’s. Comprised of highly talented musicians from the North Platte area, this concert will include
hits from some of the biggest names in music including Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Michael Jackson to
name just a few!