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North Central College celebrates Summer Musical Theatre with three shows

Children rehearse "Wizard of Oz"
North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with three shows.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with three shows.

The annual productions have been drawing large crowds to Pfeiffer Hall and other venues since 1998, when Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch staged “Brigadoon” in partnership with a local young actors’ group.

“What started out as a fun way to spend the summer has turned into a tradition for numerous families and friends in the area,” Lynch says. “The Summer Musical Theatre program has grown beyond our wildest expectations.

North Central College presents “The Wizard of Oz”

Alex Oechsel, center, as Dorothy
North Central’s Summer Musical Theatre features community actors in the fanciful family favorite “The Wizard of Oz,” June 29-30 and July 1, 6-8.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents one of the greatest family musicals of all time, “The Wizard of Oz,” June 29-30 and July 1, 6-8, featuring some 120 actors from the community.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Architectural group honors North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center

North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center has received an award from the Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

May 17, 2012—North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center has received the top design award in its category from the Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The facility was recognized with the AIA’s 2012 Mies van der Rohe Award in the category for innovative design. More than 140 entries in six service categories and 13 design categories were judged by architects. The 2012 AIA awards were announced April 13 in Springfield.

Students perform original production “Canon Fire,” co-authored by theatre faculty

North Central College presents four performances of “Canon Fire,” a composite of feminist re-imaginings of the literary and dramatic canon, April 26-29.

North Central College presents “Canon Fire,” a composite of feminist re-imaginings of the literary and dramatic canon.

Four performances of “Canon Fire” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 26, 27 and 28, and at 2 p.m. April 29, in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. The show is intended for mature audiences only.

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Theatre students present original drama ‘Blight’ as part of Student Director Series

Mike Allison as Raymond Bergland and Brad Morrison as Ward Greene
North Central College presents the student-written and –directed drama “Blight,” a dramatic examination of an industry-dependent small town April 12-14.

North Central College presents the student-written and –directed drama “Blight,” an intense examination of an industry-dependent small town.

North Central College hosts “Chords for Kids” concert March 10 for children with autism

North Central College will host “Chords for Kids,” the sixth annual free concert for children with autism and their families March 10.

North Central College on March 10 hosts “Chords for Kids,” the sixth annual free concert for children with autism and their families.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Wheelchair seating is available. Patrons are asked to RSVP before March 9; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Organic Theater Company stages ‘Bartleby the Scrivener’ March 22-25 at North Central

Chicago’s Organic Theater Company brings Herman Melville’s classic novella “Bartleby the Scrivener” to North Central College stage.

Chicago’s Organic Theater Company presents five performances of Herman Melville’s classic tale “Bartleby the Scrivener” March 22-25 at North Central College.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 22, 23 and 24 and at 2 p.m. March 24 and 25 in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $30/adults and $20/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Guest artist directs North Central College students in ‘The Crucible’ Feb. 16-19

Savanna Richardson ’14, Bethany Schick ’14, Olivia Crary ’15, Allie Plansky ’15
Guest director Jason Gerace stages four performances of American drama “The Crucible” at North Central College.

Guest artist Jason Gerace directs North Central College students in four performances of the American drama “The Crucible” Feb. 16-19.

Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 17 and 18 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

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