North Central College - Naperville, IL

Phedre

Starting with auditions, students and faculty share the challenges of presenting the classic tragedy. Watch it now.

Phantom of the opera

See how our theatre department has the performance and technical talent to meet the demands of a full-scale production like "Phantom".

Kaylee Oost earns Outstanding Major in Theatre Award

Kaylee Oost
Kaylee Oost was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Theatre Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Kaylee Oost was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Theatre Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Oost is a graduating senior majoring in theatre. She recently interned at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre working on the world premier of a show called “Stage Kiss.” She is a graduate of Plano High School.

Savanna Richardson

When 6-year-old Savanna put on a dress and performed her own version of “Cinderella,” she fell in love with theatre. During her time at North Central, her love of acting has blended with her passion for social justice.

“Theatre is visceral. It's compelling, it’s emotionally and artistically charged, and it’s a unique arena for exploring societal inequalities,” she says.

To prepare for a career in theatre, Savanna performed in three professional productions: “Julius Caesar” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and “Richard III” and “Inherit the Wind” at Oak Park Festival Theatre. She even completed an independent study where she wrote, produced and performed a full-length, one-woman show, “Daughters of Ire.” This isn’t “Cinderella;” her play explores women in worlds characterized by violence.

Savanna plans to pursue a career in theatre and hopes to act in the Chicago area. Regardless of where she works, her goal remains the same.

“With the theatre I do, I want to help make this world a more just, equitable and compassionate place.”

Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2015

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is included in The Princeton Review’s college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges, 2015 Edition.” The guide surveys more than 130,000 college students nationwide to determine the top 15 percent of about 2,900 four-year institutions nationwide.

Forbes ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2014-2015

Forbes magazine says North Central College is among America’s Top Colleges and ranks among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities.

Forbes magazine once again ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges.

Forbes includes North Central College among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. The magazine profiles the top 650 of the nearly 2,500 four-year institutions of higher learning in the United States. Forbes ranks North Central College No. 490 overall, No. 333 among private colleges and No. 117 in the Midwest.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2014 Great College To Work For

North Central College ranks among 92 of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

North Central College ranks among the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

North Central College Summer Music Theatre presents “Bye Bye Birdie” Aug. 1-3, 8-10

North Central College’s Summer Music Theatre presents the rock ‘n’ roll-era musical “Bye Bye Birdie” Aug. 1-3, 8-10 with actors from the community.

North Central College’s Summer Music Theatre presents the rock ‘n’ roll-era musical “Bye Bye Birdie” in August and features actors from the community.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1-2, 8-9 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $18/adults and $12/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Colleges of Distinction says North Central excels at preparing graduates for success

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The 15th annual edition praises North Central College and its commitment to those four core values.

North Central College alumnus named pastor of Methodist congregation in Michigan

The Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, a 1971 graduate of North Central College, has been named pastor of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Dearborn, Mich.

The Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, a 1971 graduate of North Central College, has been named pastor of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Dearborn, Mich.

Ralston grew up in Monroe, Mich. and attended Ida High School. He played baseball and football in high school and college, the Press and Guide newspaper reported.

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