The Niswonger announces the release of two anticipated events at noon on Thursday, December 18. The Newsboys Concert and a special early Christmas release of Broadway’s MEMPHIS The Musical.

Bursting on the scene on Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 PM is the wildly popular, Christian recording artists Newsboys! Presented by First Federal of Van Wert, this group is hot off their God’s Not Dead project where the song “God’s Not Dead” became a national sensation despite already being No. 1 radio hit on the Billboard AC Monitored chart two years ago prior. The “God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion)” soundtrack is now counted among an elite list of Christian tracks ever to secure such pop status. Newsboys have found an expanded audience thanks to the film’s massive exposure. But this Australian band is not new to music; they have released 16 studio albums, six of which have been certified gold. Newsboys keep the audience energized and the spirit moving with their rocking energy and bold faith. Experience what “Roaring Like A Lion” means with the Newsboys!

The Newsboys concert is sponsored by LifeHouse, Family Medicine Associates, Dark Horse Productions, WTLW-44, and WTGN.

Releasing early for Christmas gifting is Broadway’s MEMPHIS, the Winner of four Tony Awards® in 2010, including Best Musical. Presented by Reynolds & Reynolds Inc., MEMPHIS has an original score by Grammy® Award-winner and Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro.

Direct from its smash hit Broadway run and a triumphant 55-city North American tour, MEMPHIS will bring breathtaking Broadway to the Niswonger stage in two performances on Saturday, March 28th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 PM. Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Join them on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soul and rock ‘n’ roll!

Starring the Queen of British soul, multi-award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard) as club singer ‘Felicia Farrell’ and West End star Killian Donnelly (The Commitments, Billy Elliot the Musical, Les Misérables) as radio DJ ‘Huey Calhoun’, MEMPHIS will leave you feeling exhilarated by its explosive blend of electrifying music, soaring emotion and roof-raising energy.

MEMPHIS is sponsored by Willow Bend Country Club and The Lima News.

Tickets are available beginning at Noon online NPACVW.ORG or through the Box Office at 419-238-NPAC from Noon – 4, M-F. The Niswonger is located at 10700 SR 118 S, Van Wert.

Both of these events are a featured DINNER & A SHOW. Willow Bend Country Club features the Prime Rib Buffet for $19.99 for all ticketed guests. Seating is limited. Call early for reservations: 419-238-0111

POSTED: 12/18/14 at 5:50 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment