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Lucia Spina '97

Lucia Spina is a swing for the Broadway play “Kinky Boots,” which won two Tony Awards (Best Musical and Best Original Score Written for the Theatre) and four individual Tony Awards. Her job as a swing is to be able to step into specific roles at any given time during the show. As part of the cast, she performed during the television broadcast of the Tony Awards on June 9. She has been in three other major Broadway plays, including “Legally Blonde,” “Les Miserables” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Her roles are listed on her website, luciaspina.com.

Robert Lentz '82

Robert Lentz contributed an essay to a new edition of Zane Grey’s “Riders of the Purple Sage.” The centennial edition is published by Zane Grey’s West Society, which reproduced the 1912 first edition text and includes essays regarding the novel’s history, geography and Grey’s mark on American literature. Lentz’s essay describes the five movie adaptations made from Grey’s novel. For more information visit zgws.org.

Emily Jewison

Emily loves theatre—particularly the behind-the-scenes parts of it.

The aspiring stage manager has taken advantage of numerous opportunities at North Central and in Chicago, expanding her knowledge and gaining experience while also having a blast.

“We have so many amazing opportunities in the theatre department,” Emily says. “Every year, we bring in a guest director—someone who’s prominent in the Chicago theatre world. We develop connections with the city and working artists.

“This fall, I was able to stage manage for [Chicago actor and theatre instructor] Ted Hoerl for a second time, which is absolutely amazing for a college student. I have a reference and someone I can work with in the future.”

Emily has also served as a management intern at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and worked on the world premiere production of “The Jungle Book.” One of North Central’s biggest perks, she says, is its close proximity to Chicago’s vibrant theatre scene.

“So many doors are opened because we’re so close. It’s easy for theatre students to get internships in Chicago or to bring people in from the city. I love it!”

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Summer research students to discuss scholarly work during Aug. 1 poster session

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

The SURC poster session takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Smith Hall of Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. (The session previously was scheduled to take place in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center). Most of the 40 students who participated in the 2013 SURC will be present.

“Peter Pan” features youth, adult actors from the community

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the family-friendly, classic musical “Peter Pan” July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the time-honored, family-friendly musical “Peter Pan” July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 26-27 and Aug. 2-3 and at 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central stages the witty, fanciful opera “Iolanthe”

North Central College’s Summer Light Opera presents the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera “Iolanthe” July 12-14, 18-20 with actors from the community.

North Central College’s Summer Light Opera presents the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera “Iolanthe” in July and features actors from the community.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 12, 13 and 18-20 and at 2 p.m. July 14 in North Central’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Summer musicals feature students, alumni, community members

Casts feature students, alumni, community members

When North Central College presents its three musicals this summer, hundreds of children and adults from the community and College will take the stage as pirates and Indians, fairy princesses, disciples of Jesus, soldiers, lost boys, villains and more. Many in the cast have North Central connections as students, faculty, alumni and staff.

North Central College Summer Musical Theatre presents “Jesus Christ Superstar”

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents “Jesus Christ Superstar” June 28-30 and July 5-7 and features actors from the community.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents “Jesus Christ Superstar” June 28-30 and July 5-7 and features actors from the community.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. June 28-29 and July 5-6 and at 2 p.m. June 30 and July 7 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Big names coming to North Central College for 2013-2014 Fine and Performing Arts Season

Blood, Sweat & Tears
North Central College’s 2013-2014 Fine and Performing Arts Season offers chances to see many big-name entertainers in intimate settings.

North Central College’s 2013-2014 Fine and Performing Arts Season offers chances to see many big-name entertainers in intimate settings.

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