The 30th Anniversary Season of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra  and the 20th Anniversary of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center will be celebrated in style with a Joint Anniversary Special Event on January 21, 2017 with "An Evening with Jason Alexander" featuring the TV, film and Broadway star.

Long before becoming world renowned as the iconic George Costanza on SEINFELD, Jason Alexander was a Tony Award winning Broadway song and dance man. His evening at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center brings a hilarious re-telling of his journey to and on the Broadway stage which features a program of great music from the theater along with comedy and audience interaction. It’s a much heralded night of music, laughter and fun -- all backed by the NFSO!

Tickets are for "An Evening with Jason Alexander" are $65* each. Purchase either individually or as part of an NFSO Season Package. No discounts are available for this Special Event.  Contact the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office  at (850) 729-6000 or toll free at 1-888-838-ARTS (2787) or purchase online at (*plus a $2 per ticket Box Office processing fee).

In January of 1997 the NFSO was the first group to perform in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center’s new Mainstage Theater and opened the $30 million arts complex with an overflow capacity concert. As the NFSO’s 30th Anniversary Season coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, the joint-anniversary Special Event on Saturday, January, 21, 2017 will celebrate both milestones.

The joint 30th/20th Anniversary Special Event also includes a tasty dessert & beverage anniversary tribute for all attendees during intermission! Presenting sponsors may also enjoy a separate "Meet and Greet with Jason Alexander". For information on sponsorship, contact Mattie Kelly Arts Center director Jeanette Shires at (850) 729-6004.


Though perhaps best known for his award-winning, nine year stint as the now iconic George Costanza of television’s Seinfeld, Jason Alexander is a man of many talents and diverse background. Aside from that singular performance, Mr. Alexander is a noted entertainer, director, producer, teacher and author, as well as an award-winning magician, notorious poker player and respected political and social advocate.

His career as a commercial actor began when he was still a young teenager and quickly moved to the New York theater scene. He made his Broadway debut in the Hal Prince/Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along and includes starring roles in the original casts of The Rink, Broadway Bound, Accomplice and his Tony Award winning performance in Jerome Robbin’s Broadway.

Jason also authored the libretto for that show which went on to win the Tony Award for Best Musical. He recently starred in the Larry David comedy Fish in the Dark on Broadway to sold out houses. He has played off-Broadway and around the country - most notably starring with Martin Short in the Los Angeles production of Mel Brook’s The Producers. His many films include: Pretty Woman, Jacob’s Ladder, Love Valor Compassion, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Dunston Checks In and Shallow Hal.

In addition he directed the feature films For Better or Worse and Just Looking. He is also a distinguished television director, overseeing episodes of Seinfeld, Til Death, Everybody Hates Chris, Mike and Molly, Criminal Minds and Franklin and Bash. He won the American Country Music Award for his direction of Brad Paisley's video “Cooler Online.” He is a coveted director of theater in Los Angeles and served for five years as the Artistic Director of the Reprise Theatre Company.


The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO) is the Emerald Coast’s premier, fully professional orchestra - since 1987! The NFSO performs in residence at the magnificent $30 million Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center, located at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. NFSO concerts are held in the center’s 1,650 mainstage theater where a custom orchestra shell provides the optimum in acoustics for symphony patrons. The NFSO is a non-profit organization operated under the auspices of Northwest Florida State College.

The NFSO relies on tax-deductible donations, corporate underwriting and season subscriptions to continue the orchestra’s musical excellence and the symphony’s numerous longstanding educational endeavors for youth. Tax-deductible donations are administered through the NW Florida State College Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.

Conductor and Music Director Jeffrey Rink holds the college’s Mattie M. Kelly Distinguished Endowed Chair in Music and Conducting and is entering his 10th season leading the NFSO.

Contact the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office exclusively at (850) 729-6000 or toll free at 1-888-838-ARTS (2787).

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