North Central College - Naperville, IL

Ron Smith '75

Ron Smith published “Eight Days a Week: Births, Deaths and Events Each Day in Oldies History,” which was released May 8. Featuring a foreword by broadcasting legend Dick Biondi, the book lists significant happenings for each day of the year and includes caricatures of famous musicians. He also published four reference books about the local music charts of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. While enrolled at North Central College, he was a disc jockey for WONC-FM in 1975 and began collecting music history tidbits.

Will Allan '09

Will Allan was named among the seven Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater by Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones. “What do they have in common? Talent. Artistry. And a desire to entertain Chicago and beyond. You’ll be seeing them around,” Jones writes. He summarizes Allan’s career this way: Allan first attracted attention when he appeared in “The History Boys” at TimeLine Theatre, a production that launched several Chicago careers.

North Central College theatre students present original drama ‘House of Cards’

North Central College presents the student-written and –directed drama “House of Cards,” a play about relationships that unites multiple forms of theatre.

North Central College presents the student-written and –directed drama “House of Cards,” an innovative play about relationships that unites multiple forms of theatre.

Three performances of “House of Cards” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 7 and 8 in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Tribune critic names alumnus a rising star in Chicago theater

Will Allan, 2009 graduate in theatre
Chicago Tribune’s theater critic Chris Jones includes 2009 theater graduate Will Allan in his 2011 list of “The Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater.”

July 25, 2011—Chicago Tribune’s theater critic Chris Jones unveiled his 2011 list of “The Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater” and featured 2009 alumnus and theatre major Will Allan among his seven top picks of the year.

Community actors star in “Hello, Dolly!”

Molly Durava as Ermengarde, Alyssa Digges as Dolly, Ian Emerson as Ambrose
The College presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Hello, Dolly!’’ as the final Summer Music Theatre production, July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7.

North Central College presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Hello, Dolly!’’ as its final Summer Music Theatre production of the season. Actors from the community will sing, dance and bring to life the classic music and irresistible story of the meddling matchmaker Dolly Levi.

Summer Light Opera features “The Gondoliers” July 28-31

North Central’s Summer Light Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comic opera “The Gondoliers,” featuring community actors.

North Central College’s Summer Light Opera presents the comic opera “The Gondoliers,” an entertaining story with some of the most musically sophisticated and beautiful scores written by Gilbert and Sullivan.

Musical theatre major cast in production by renowned summer stock theater company

Daryn Harrell
Daryn Harrell, a musical theatre major at North Central College, has been cast in a production by Timber Lake Playhouse.

Daryn Harrell, a musical theatre major at North Central College, has been cast in a production by Timber Lake Playhouse, the oldest continuously operating professional summer theatre in Illinois.

Harrell, of Peoria, will star in “Children of Eden,” a musical by Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer who has written the hit Broadway musicals “Godspell” and “Wicked” and music for the films “Pocahontas” and “Enchanted.” “Children of Eden” is based on the Book of Genesis and is one of five summer productions by Timber Lake Playhouse, based in Mount Carroll.

Angie Snodgrass chosen Outstanding Senior Woman

Theatre major Angie Snodgrass is named the College’s Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a female member of the Class of 2011.

June 3, 2011—Angie Snodgrass, a North Central College senior majoring in theatre, was named the College’s Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the Class of 2011.

A Naperville resident and formerly of Byron, Ill., she is the daughter of Jeffery and Cathy Huber of Naperville and a graduate of Byron High School.

The Outstanding Senior Woman award was presented in May at North Central’s Honors Convocation, an annual spring event that recognizes student excellence in academics and co-curricular activities.

Creating Connections, Leaving a Legacy

A group of North Central students would like to thank the alumni who donate to fine arts, athletics, the Annual Fund and campus facilities.

So they are. Using pens, thank you notes and their own creativity, the Student Legacy Ambassadors have written more than 200 personal notes to College donors. They tell them about the activities they're involved with and how the donor helped their field of interest.

One-man show features works by Molière, Shakespeare May 9

One-man show features works by Molière, Shakespeare May 9

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North Central welcomes performer Timothy Mooney, who will give a one-man dramatic presentation of his two shows “Molière Than Thou” and “Lots O’ Shakespeare” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, in Koten Chapel. This event is free and hosted by Cultural Events.



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