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North Central College alumna’s work at Naper Settlement featured

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Lauren Visher, a 2007 alumna of North Central College, is featured in The Naperville Sun for her work with Naper Settlement.

Oct. 10, 2011—Lauren Visher, a 2007 alumna of North Central College, is featured in The Naperville Sun for her work with Naper Settlement.

Visher spoke about her work as part of The Sun’s “Five Questions” feature. She said as a young girl, she enjoyed volunteering at the Settlement and giving tours. She graduated from Naperville Central High School and majored in musical theatre at North Central.

She enjoys her work as special events coordinator at Naperville’s “living history museum.”

North Central College students stage contemporary comedy “Distracted” Oct. 20-23

North Central College presents “Distracted,” a comedy about parents, children, doctors and their search for a diagnosis of their child’s illness.

North Central College presents “Distracted,” a thought-provoking comedy about parents and the tough choices they face.

Four performances of “Distracted” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and 22 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., 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.

North Central College students perform Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls”

North Central College students will perform Frank Loesser’s Tony Award-winning classic “Guys and Dolls” Nov. 3-6, 9 and 12.

North Central College students will stage six performances of Frank Loesser’s Tony Award-winning favorite “Guys and Dolls” in early November.

Ron Smith '75

Ron Smith published “Eight Days a Week: Births, Deaths and Events Each Day in Oldies History,” which was released May 8. Featuring a foreword by broadcasting legend Dick Biondi, the book lists significant happenings for each day of the year and includes caricatures of famous musicians. He also published four reference books about the local music charts of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. While enrolled at North Central College, he was a disc jockey for WONC-FM in 1975 and began collecting music history tidbits.

Will Allan '09

Will Allan was named among the seven Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater by Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones. “What do they have in common? Talent. Artistry. And a desire to entertain Chicago and beyond. You’ll be seeing them around,” Jones writes. He summarizes Allan’s career this way: Allan first attracted attention when he appeared in “The History Boys” at TimeLine Theatre, a production that launched several Chicago careers.

North Central College theatre students present original drama ‘House of Cards’

North Central College presents the student-written and –directed drama “House of Cards,” a play about relationships that unites multiple forms of theatre.

North Central College presents the student-written and –directed drama “House of Cards,” an innovative play about relationships that unites multiple forms of theatre.

Three performances of “House of Cards” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 7 and 8 in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Tribune critic names alumnus a rising star in Chicago theater

Will Allan, 2009 graduate in theatre
Chicago Tribune’s theater critic Chris Jones includes 2009 theater graduate Will Allan in his 2011 list of “The Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater.”

July 25, 2011—Chicago Tribune’s theater critic Chris Jones unveiled his 2011 list of “The Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater” and featured 2009 alumnus and theatre major Will Allan among his seven top picks of the year.

Community actors star in “Hello, Dolly!”

Molly Durava as Ermengarde, Alyssa Digges as Dolly, Ian Emerson as Ambrose
The College presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Hello, Dolly!’’ as the final Summer Music Theatre production, July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7.

North Central College presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Hello, Dolly!’’ as its final Summer Music Theatre production of the season. Actors from the community will sing, dance and bring to life the classic music and irresistible story of the meddling matchmaker Dolly Levi.

Summer Light Opera features “The Gondoliers” July 28-31

North Central’s Summer Light Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comic opera “The Gondoliers,” featuring community actors.

North Central College’s Summer Light Opera presents the comic opera “The Gondoliers,” an entertaining story with some of the most musically sophisticated and beautiful scores written by Gilbert and Sullivan.

Musical theatre major cast in production by renowned summer stock theater company

Daryn Harrell
Daryn Harrell, a musical theatre major at North Central College, has been cast in a production by Timber Lake Playhouse.

Daryn Harrell, a musical theatre major at North Central College, has been cast in a production by Timber Lake Playhouse, the oldest continuously operating professional summer theatre in Illinois.

Harrell, of Peoria, will star in “Children of Eden,” a musical by Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer who has written the hit Broadway musicals “Godspell” and “Wicked” and music for the films “Pocahontas” and “Enchanted.” “Children of Eden” is based on the Book of Genesis and is one of five summer productions by Timber Lake Playhouse, based in Mount Carroll.

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