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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

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.

Brian Lynch touts fine arts season on radio

Brian Lynch touts fine arts season on radio

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Tune in to WERV-FM 95.9 "The River" before 9 a.m. today, Monday, Aug. 30, to hear Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch talk about the upcoming Sesquicentennial Fine Arts Season. Brian will be on the Scott Mackay in the Morning program as it broadcasts live from Tassos restaurant in downtown Naperville. Brian will talk about some of the artists performing this season, which features the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Leann Rimes, Blues Traveler, Frankie Valli and much more.


Majors Minors and Programs : Musical Theatre

"The Producers" opens Aug. 6, starring students, local actors

"The Producers" opens Aug. 6, starring students, local actors

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Mel Brooks’ comedic masterpiece “The Producers" takes the Pfeiffer Hall stage this weekend, featuring some 80 community and student actors with direction by Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch. 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. The 1968 film of the same name earned Brooks an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.


Mandy Noussain

Mandy recently landed a role with Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier in the production of Taming of the Shrew. She credits her North Central professors for her success; they encouraged her to audition and helped fine-tune her monologue. “The faculty really care about students, both in and out of class,” Mandy says. “My professors were always there to correct and encourage me, and that kind of support is vital for growing performers.”

Students meet with U.S. Supreme Court justices

Students meet with U.S. Supreme Court justices

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Four students recently met two U.S. Supreme Court justices—Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia M. Sotomayor—in Washington, D.C., as part of the students’ interdisciplinary research about oral arguments presented before the court. All sophomores, Garrett Lutz is a musical theatre major; Erin Martin, an English literature major; Madeline Moton, a philosophy and political science major; and Stewart Charles, an economics and finance major.


North Central College students meet U.S. Supreme Court justices

Four North Central College sophomores recently met two U.S. Supreme Court justices as part of their studies in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

May 11, 2010—Four North Central College sophomores recently met two U.S. Supreme Court justices as part of their studies in Washington, D.C.

The four met justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia M. Sotomayor while they were conducting interdisciplinary research about oral arguments presented before the Supreme Court.

College premieres original family musical "Lunacy" May 20-23

"Lunacy" is an original, never-before-seen musical, premiering at North Central College May 20-23.

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

May 3, 2010--"Lunacy" is an original, never-before-seen musical, premiering at North Central College May 20-23. The show features actors, ages 8 and up, from the community and an up-and-coming playwright and composer. Based on the classic works of science fiction author Jules Verne, "Lunacy" is the funny, family-friendly tale of a space race that never was.

Created by writer Matt Boresi and composer Jonathon Lynch, "Lunacy" is directed by Naperville resident Susan Craig-Olsen.

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