Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

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Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, The Texas Tenors and The Subdudes headline the new Fine Arts season

Jun 18, 2019

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, The Texas Tenors, Terry Barber’s “Mercury: A Story Celebrating Freddie Mercury’s Life and Music” and The Subdudes are just a few of the featured artists in the upcoming 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Season at North Central College.

“Once again, we’re bringing an incredible line up for the fine and performing arts season at North Central College,” said Director of Fine Arts Brian Lynch. “From the vocal pyrotechnics of Terry Barber in his “Mercury” performance to the three-time Emmy Award winning Texas Tenors and the comedy legends Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, we have an exciting collection of firsts for the college.

“We’re also bringing back some fan favorites including Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, the first two artists to sell out the Wentz Concert Hall over ten years ago. Haven’t heard of one of our artists? Try them and see! We promise you won’t be disappointed.”

In December, North Central will once again host the Home for the Holidays series featuring three performances: Canadian Brass, The Texas Tenors’ “Deep in the Heart of Christmas” and Robin Spielberg’s “Spirit of the Holidays Sing-a-long.” Patrons receive 20 percent off tickets to these shows, as well as special offers to local restaurants.

Tickets for individual performances will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, June 18, and season subscribers have the opportunity to select the best seats and save. Patrons who purchase three or more shows save up to 20 percent on performances by becoming a season subscriber. To purchase a season subscription, please call the Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or stop by the Box Office located in the Fine Arts Center at 171 E. Chicago Ave.

Student and faculty musicians, actors and artists will be featured in numerous North Central College events you will not want to miss.

Performance information is subject to change. Visit throughout the season to purchase tickets and check for updates.

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are among the headlining acts for the new Fine Arts season at North Central College


  • Nov. 23: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood: “Scared Scriptless”

Pop and Rock

  • Sept. 14: Mercury: A Story Celebrating Freddie Mercury’s Life and Music
  • Jan. 25: Jim Peterik’s World Stage
  • Feb. 16: The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston starring Belinda Davids
  • Mar. 14: The Subdudes
  • Apr. 18: The Four C Notes

Classical and Holiday

  • Dec. 8: The Texas Tenors’ “Deep in the Heart of Christmas”
  • Dec. 14: Canadian Brass
  • Jan. 19: Chicago Sinfonietta’s Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Feb. 8: Russian National Ballet’s “Cinderella”

Cabaret and Jazz

  • Oct. 19: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
  • Mar. 1: Velvet Caravan
  • Apr. 5: Marianne Murphy Orland: “From Rags to Rhinestones: The Life and Music of Dolly Parton”
  • May 17: Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael: “Re-Imagine the Beatles”


  • Dec. 14: Robin Spielberg’s “Spirit of the Holidays Sing-a-long”
  • Feb. 29: ArtsPower’s “Chicken Dance”
  • Apr. 4: Theatreworks USA’s “Rosie Revere, Engineer”

North Central College Jazz

  • Sept. 20: An Evening with Jazz Pianist Christ White
  • Nov. 1: An Evening with Jazz Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz
  • Nov. 15: An Evening with Jazz Saxophonist Mitch Paliga
  • Nov. 21: The Fall Great Evening of Jazz
  • Dec. 6: 7th Annual Jazz Faculty Christmas Concert
  • Jan. 10: An Evening with Jazz Trumpeter Art Davis
  • Jan. 31: An Evening with Jazz Bassist Kelly Sill & Drummer Jack Mouse
  • Feb. 14: An Evening with Jazz Vocalist Janice Borla
  • Feb. 28: An Evening of Big Band
  • Apr. 7: The Spring Great Evening of Jazz
  • Apr. 17: An Evening with Jazz Trombonist Tim Coffman

North Central College Music

  • Sept. 27: Homecoming Kick-Off Concert
  • Oct. 9: Department of Bands Fall Concert
  • Oct. 30: Honors Choral Invitational Festival Concert
  • Nov. 22: Explore the Sound Holiday Concert
  • Dec. 1: Department of Bands Holiday Concert
  • Feb. 19: Department of Bands Winter Concert
  • Mar. 25: Chamber Singers "Metamorphosis” Concert
  • Mar. 28: "Chords for Kids" A Concert for Children with Autism
  • Apr. 1: Women's Chorale and Concert Choir "Graduation Finale!" Concert
  • Apr. 8: Department of Bands Spring Concert

North Central College Theatre

  • Sept. 19-22, 27-29: "Wellesley Girl"
  • Oct. 18-20, 25-27: "Songs for a New World"
  • Nov. 8-10, 15-17: "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"
  • Feb. 14-16, 21-23: "The Toxic Avenger"
  • Mar. 20-22, 27-29: "Antigone"
  • Apr. 17-19, 24-26: "Ordinary Days"
Singing group The Texas Tenors, who be performing at North Central College.

The Texas Tenors are among the headlining acts of the Fine Arts season at North Central College