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"H.M.S. Pinafore" sets sail this weekend in Madden Theatre

"H.M.S. Pinafore" sets sail this weekend in Madden Theatre

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North Central’s second Summer Music Theatre production, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore,” opens Thursday, July 29, for four weekend performances. Director Matt Boresi ’97, lecturer of theatre, brings a new twist to this classic hit, incorporating original dialog that had been dropped. The story of “H.M.S.” takes place aboard a British naval vessel in the 1840s and is a love story between members of different social classes.


Boyz II Men to perform Sept. 25 in Pfeiffer Hall

Boyz II Men, one of the most successful R&B groups of all time whose music will perform Sept. 25 at North Central College.

Boyz II Men, one of the most successful R&B groups of all time whose music is cited as a major influence by Justin Bieber and other artists, will perform Sept. 25 at North Central College.

Boyz II Men stop in Naperville after wrapping up a European tour and celebrating its 20th anniversary. The band was named the most successful musical group of the 1990s by Billboard Magazine.

Naperville Art League artists exhibit work in campus gallery

Naperville Art League artists exhibit work in campus gallery

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Some 30 local artists who belong to the Naperville Art League are displaying their original creations in an exhibit titled “Spontaneous” through Aug. 22 in Schoenherr Art Gallery at the Fine Arts Center. The exhibit showcases selected two- and three-dimensional art pieces in a variety of media. The artists are professional and emerging artists as well as hobbyists, and some are formally trained while others are self-taught.


Artist Heather Freeman's "Personal Demons" featured in exhibit

Heather Freeman’s multimedia exhibit “Personal Demons” will be displayed Aug. 27 through Sept. 26.

Heather Freeman’s multimedia exhibit “Personal Demons” will be displayed Aug. 27 through Sept. 26 in North Central College’s Schoenherr Art Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Freeman is a professor of digital media at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte, where she teaches digital print, animation, video, installation and drawing.

Brian Lynch directs community actors in Mel Brooks' "The Producers"

Mel Brooks' comedic masterpiece "The Producers" takes the stage in August at North Central College, featuring some 80 community actors.

Mel Brooks' comedic masterpiece "The Producers" takes the stage in August at North Central College, featuring some 80 community actors. The story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be a success.

Jazz guitarist Jerry Hahn performs Sept. 24 at North Central College

North Central College presents jazz guitar icon Jerry Hahn in concert Sept. 24 in Wentz Concert Hall. Before the concert, Hahn will have a guitar clinic.

North Central College presents jazz guitar icon Jerry Hahn in concert Sept. 24 in the acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall.

Hahn will perform with drummer Jack Mouse, coordinator of Jazz Studies at North Central College, and acclaimed jazz bassist Bob Bowman. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, in North Central's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $25 and $15; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Naperville Art League artists featured in North Central College exhibit

Members of the Naperville Art League will display their original creations at North Central in the show “Spontaneous," which is free and open to the public.

Members of the Naperville Art League will display their original creations in a month-long exhibit at North Central College.

“Spontaneous” is free and open to the public from July 23 through Aug. 22 in Schoenherr Art Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Artists will greet visitors during an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 23.

July 17 is first concert in Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites series

July 17 is first concert in Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites series

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Previewed in the Naperville Sun, jazz vocalists and recording artists Janice Borla, Jay Clayton and Madeline Eastman combine their talents with North Central’s jazz instrumentalists for the popular concert series Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites, July 17 and 19-23, in Wentz Concert Hall. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and senior citizens for the first five performances. The July 23 tickets are $10 and $5.


Singer, songwriter LeAnn Rimes to perform Sept. 18 at North Central

LeAnn Rimes heads to Naperville before the Oct. 5 release of her new album, “Lady and Gentlemen.”

Singer/songwriter LeAnn Rimes will perform her classic country hits and songs from her latest release Sept. 18 at North Central College.

Rimes heads to Naperville before the Oct. 5 release of her new album, “Lady and Gentlemen.” Her first studio album in three years will feature covers of classic country tunes. Rimes’ performance will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $75, $65 and $60; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Family musical "A Year With Frog and Toad" opens this weekend

Family musical "A Year With Frog and Toad" opens this weekend

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The first of three summer musicals, “A Year With Frog and Toad,” comes to Pfeiffer Hall July 16-18 and 23-25. Nominated for three Tony Awards in 2003—for Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of Musical—the play is a whimsical story that follows an unlikely friendship between a cheerful and popular Frog and a rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons of one year. Susan Craig-Olsen, North Central’s lecturer of theatre, will direct 110 actors from the community.


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