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"A Tale of Two Christines" ... the story behind "Phantom"

"A Tale of Two Christines" ... the story behind "Phantom"

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Reflections by Brian Lynch, director of “The Phantom of the Opera”:

An event happened this weekend with “The Phantom of the Opera” that needs to be shared. It’s a human interest story that reflects so beautifully on one very talented young lady and her willingness to help a fellow performer when she was down. That young lady is junior Lauren Smith.



Faculty select Steve Oliveri as 2010 Lincoln Laureate

Interactive media studies and broadcast communication major Steve Oliveri named Lincoln Laureate for his excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306, nadunker@noctrl.edu

Nov. 8, 2010—Steve Oliveri of Crystal Lake, Ill., has been named North Central College’s 2010 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. North Central faculty selected Oliveri as the College’s top senior for his excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

North Central stages “Quake” and the quest for love

On Jan. 6-9, students will perform “Quake,” a comical yet thought-provoking play about the misadventures of Lucy in her journey to find the love of her life.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306, nadunker@noctrl.edu

Dec. 6, 2010—In January, North Central College students will perform “Quake,” a comical yet thought-provoking play by award-winning playwright Melanie Marnich. The story follows the misadventures of Lucy in her time-warped, cross-country journey to find the love of her life.
 

College among first in nation to present "The Phantom of the Opera"

North Central College students will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterwork "The Phantom of the Opera" Nov. 4-7.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Oct. 4, 2010--North Central College students will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterwork "The Phantom of the Opera" Nov. 4-7. An international phenomenon and the longest-running musical in Broadway history, "The Phantom" unmasks emotions like no other show can, leaving audiences breathless.

College among first in nation to present "The Phantom of the Opera"

North Central College students will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterwork "The Phantom of the Opera" Nov. 4-7.

College among first in nation to present "The Phantom of the Opera"

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Students stage Agatha Christie's murder mystery "The Mousetrap"

Agatha Christie's murder mystery, "The Mousetrap," is coming to North Central College Oct. 14-16.

Students stage Agatha Christie's murder mystery "The Mousetrap"

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of media relations, 630-637-5306 

"Charlotte's Web" comes to life with two matinees Oct. 24

North Central will feature "Charlotte's Web," a children's play based on the book by E.B. White, with two matinee performances at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of media relations, 630-637-5306 

Aug. 27, 2010--North Central College will feature "Charlotte's Web," a treasured children's play based on the book by E.B. White, with two matinee performances at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.

"The Sleepy Hollow Plays," an original play by Chicago artists

Matthew Miller will guest direct an original collection of one acts titled "The Sleepy Hollow Plays," for North Central for four performances, Oct. 21-24.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of media relations, 630-637-5306 

Sept. 9, 2010--North Central College welcomes Matthew Miller, guest director and producer of an original collection of one acts titled "The Sleepy Hollow Plays," for four premiere performances Oct. 21-24.

Meet the College's nine new tenure-track faculty

Meet the College's nine new tenure-track faculty

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Among the many new faculty and coaches this academic year are nine full-time, tenure-track faculty. They are Leila Azarbad, assistant professor of psychology; Suzanne Chod, assistant professor of political science; Kristin Geraty-Bonacci, assistant professor of sociology; Andrei Guruianu, assistant professor of English; Katherine Heller, assistant professor of mathematics; Kelly Howe, assistant professor of theatre; Jonathon J.


Behind the scenes: Students key to staging events

Jared Grebner '11Jared Grebner ’11 (left) had been working with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra for weeks as the College’s advance contact for a performance in February. He had arranged for hotel rooms, a rehearsal schedule and catered meal. Everything was going smoothly until disaster struck: the orchestra ran out of spaghetti during the pre-show dinner. “I had to run over to Kaufman and find more pasta,” says Grebner.

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