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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.


Help alumna win contest to appear on TV's "Mad Men"

Help alumna win contest to appear on TV's "Mad Men"

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Theatre major and 2007 graduate Shelley Crawford was featured in the Coal City Courant in her efforts to win a walk-on spot in the award-winning AMC TV series “Mad Men.” You can help her win by voting for her in an online contest, which gets her photo in front of the show’s creator and executive producer. One person will be selected out of the top 10 male and female vote-getters to appear during season five. Selection will be based on the contestants’ “Mad Men” style and originality.


"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.


Will Allan

Will began making an impression on Chicago audiences before he graduated. As a student he played Scripps in the critically acclaimed drama The History Boys, appearing in six shows a week. (This TimeLine Theatre show sold out for 25 weeks before sweeping the Equity Jeff Awards.) While attending North Central Will was also cast as Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing at First Folio Theatre in Oak Brook, IL. Since graduating he has continued to build on his early successes, acting with Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre and Victory Gardens Theatre and the Goodman Theatre.

In addition to his growing list of acting credits, Will was among Chicago Tribune’s theater critic Chris Jones' seven top picks of 2011 in his list of “The Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater.”

Watch Will and other successful theatre alumni talk about their experiences at North Central College here.

Majors Minors and Programs : Theatre

New musical features up-and-coming playwright, composer

New musical features up-and-coming playwright, composer

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“Lunacy” is an original, never-before-seen musical, premiering at North Central May 20-23. Created by writer Matt Boresi ’97, lecturer in theatre, and composer Jonathon Lynch, “Lunacy” is directed by Susan Craig-Olsen, lecturer in theatre. 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 and features a cast of actors, ages 8 and up, from the community. To purchase tickets for any of the four evening and two matinee performances visit http://tickets.noctrl.edu.


Carin Silkaitis' theatre company featured at Steppenwolf

Carin Silkaitis' theatre company featured at Steppenwolf

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Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre and theatre program coordinator, is board president of her own theatre company, XIII Pocket Productions. In its second season, XIII Pocket was chosen to participate in Steppenwolf’s Visiting Company Initiative, which invites young and innovative companies to produce a show in Steppenwolf’s spaces. XIII Pocket and two other theaters will present their own productions in a rotating repertory for a 10-week run, from Feb. 18 to April 25, in the Merle Reskin Garage in Chicago.


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