North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central theatre major writes, directs, stages original comedy, set in 1939

Rae Lindenberg '15, playwright and director of "Miranda Writes"
North Central College presents “Miranda Writes,” part screwball comedy and part whodunit, written and directed by senior Rae Lindenberg April 16-18.

North Central College’s Student Directed Series student dpresents “Miranda Writes,” part screwball comedy and part whodunit, written and directed by senior Rae Lindenberg April 16-18.

Paintings by Chicago’s Brian Ritchard featured April 10-June 14

"Wind Farm" by Brian Ritchard
North Central College’s Schoenherr Gallery to showcase paintings depicting American wind farms in “Turbine Painting Series” by Brian Ritchard.

North Central College will showcase the artwork of Chicago painter Brian Ritchard from April 10 through June 14.

Titled “Turbine Paintings Series,” the free exhibit will be on display in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The artist will greet visitors at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 6; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central introduces new theatrical design and technology major

North Central introduces new theatrical design and technology major that combines theatre experiences and new curriculum.

A stage production requires a multitude of talents both on stage and off. To prepare students for the important behind-the-scenes roles at professional theatre companies, North Central College has launched a new academic program of study.

Seniors direct, stage “Shout! The Mod Musical” Feb. 26-March 1

Allyson Martens, Rachel Rodewald, Tina Naponelli, Ashlyn Seehafer, Colleen DeRos
North Central College seniors present “Shout!” a musical review featuring the culture and songs from the swinging ’60s in England.

North Central College seniors will direct and stage “Shout! The Mod Musical,” a musical review featuring songs from the swinging ’60s.

Four performances of “Shout!” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 27, 28 and at 2 p.m. March 1 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. 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.

World-class vocalist works with North Central College music students in master class

Lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson instructs a student
North Central College voice students experienced hands-on instruction from lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson during a master class in Wentz Concert Hall.

Music students appreciate having a fresh pair of ears critique their performances, especially when they are the ears of a world-class artist.

North Central College voice students experienced hands-on instruction from lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson during a master class on the stage of the College’s acoustically magnificent Wentz Concert Hall. The 90-minute session Feb. 5 covered topics ranging from physical techniques that improve sound to using facial expressions to advance narratives created by composers.

Eight students are chosen to exhibit their work in Aspiring Artists series

"Above the Clouds," by Alicia Laubsted '15
North Central College students have been chosen to showcase their artwork, through March 30, at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora.

Art students at North Central College have been chosen to showcase their work, Feb.6 through March 30, at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora as part of Paramount’s Aspiring Artists series.

Titled “People, Places and Things,” the exhibit will feature a variety of media, including oil and acrylic paintings, drawings and photography by eight North Central students and works of art by Nick Freeman and Scott Harding. An opening reception will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

College exhibitions feature art that informs, influences, inspires

"Small Change" by Richard Laurent, "The Arts of  Influence" exhibit
North Central College is host to a variety of art collections in its three galleries, featuring works by renowned and rising professional and student artists.

North Central College is host year-round to a variety of art collections by renowned and rising professional and student artists, featured in its three art galleries. Two current exhibitions showcase more than captivating artwork; they also inform, influence and encourage change in important areas of life and culture. They’re free and open to the public, too.

Senior art major showcases tattoos as art in campus exhibit

North Central College presents the solo exhibition “Potentially Permanent,” featuring the artwork of senior Jenna Szerszen Feb. 5-March 1.

North Central College presents the solo exhibition “Potentially Permanent,” featuring the artwork of senior Jenna Szerszen Feb. 5 through March 1.

A collection of mixed media, drawings and paintings, “Potentially Permanent” showcases the artist’s avid research and interest in the simplistic designs of the traditional tattoo style. The free exhibit is on display in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist’s reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the gallery; light refreshments will be served.

Children with autism to enjoy Chords for Kids concert March 7

North Central College will host Chords for Kids, the ninth annual free concert for children with autism and other special needs and their families, on March 7.

North Central College will host Chords for Kids, the ninth annual free concert for children with autism and their families, on March 7.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Wheelchair seating is available. Admission is free, but tickets are required; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College supports electric-vehicle usage with Workplace Charging Challenge

North Central College has joined the Workplace Charging Challenge as part of the institution’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

North Central College has joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge as part of the institution’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

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