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April Performances and Exhibits at North Central College


The Calendar for the Arts at North Central College

Through April 29, FREE Art exhibit: Photos from Art Sussman’s travels to West Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Mali at Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Call (630) 637-5375 for gallery hours. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.

April 1-May 3, FREE Art Exhibit: Watercolor paintings by artist Tom Lynch are featured in the free exhibit “Dramatic Watercolor” at Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

April 2-3, Two Lectures: Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany, who grew up in communist East Germany. Both talks will take place at 7PM in Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St. The Monday lecture is titled “Dietrich Bonhoeffer: ‘A Spoke in the Wheel.’ A Theology of Opposition and Forgiveness.” On Tuesday, the lecture is titled “The Protestant Church During Socialism in East Germany: Experiences in Religious Youth Groups From 1980-1990.” INFO: (630) 637-5284.

April 3, FREE Musical theatre: “Calculus: The Musical!” at 7PM Tues., April 3, in Pfeiffer Hall. The show is a blend of sketch comedy, musical theatre and classroom lecture. Recommended for high school students and up. Groups of 10 or more need to contact Judy Brodhead in advance; email jabrodhead@noctrl.edu or call (630) 637-5276.

April 10, FREE Film: The documentary “Mulberry Child” will be shown at 6PM Tues., April 10, in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. INFO: (630) 637-5263.

April 11-12, Music: “Sounds of New Music Festival” at 8PM April 11-12 in Wentz Concert Hall. TKTS: $5/adults, $3/students and senior citizens.

April 12, FREE Theatre: One-man play, “In Between,” begins at 7:30PM Thurs., April 12, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. INFO: North Central’s Office of International Programs at (630) 637-5132.

April 12-14, Theatre: “Blight,” a new student production reflecting small-town life and class conflict, begins at 7:30PM April 12, 13 and 14 in Madden Theatre.

April 14, Music: Canadian Brass—an international music phenomenon with an unbeatable blend of virtuosity, spontaneity and humor—perform at 2PM and 8PM Sat., April 14, in Wentz Concert Hall. TKTS:  $55 and $45.

April 18-20, Theatre: AlphabetSoup Productions stages “Beauty and the Beast” at 10:30AM Wednesday through Friday in Pfeiffer Hall. TKTS: $9/person; call (630) 932-1555.

April 19, Music: North Central College hosts KidsMatter for its benefit concert “Ignite the Nite!,” featuring Naperville’s own American Idol finalist Gina Glocksen and area student performers at 7:30PM Thurs., April 19, in the Wentz Concert Hall. INFO: kidsmatter2us.org.

April 20, Music: North Central College jazz faculty and pianist Frank Caruso performs at 8PM Fri., April 20, in Madden Theatre. TKTS: $15/adults and $12/students and seniors.

April 21, Theatre: Theatreworks USA’s family-friendly production “Nate the Great,” based on Marjorie Weinman Sharmat’s classic book series, will be staged at 10AM and 1PM Sat., April 21, in Pfeiffer Hall. TKTS: $10/adults, $5/students and senior citizens.

April 21, Music: Chicago a cappella will perform at 8PM Sat., April 21, in Wentz Concert Hall. TKTS: 1-800-SING-WOW or (773) 755-1628.

April 25, Music: North Central College Student Jazz Ensembles perform at 7:30PM Wed., April 25, in Madden Theatre. TKTS: $5/adults, $3/senior citizens and students.

April 26-29, Theatre: “Canon Fire,” two one-act plays offer feminist reimaginings of the literary and dramatic canon, begin at 7:30PM April 26, 27 and 28 and at 2PM April 29 in Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. TKTS: $5/adults and $3/students and seniors.

April 27, Music: The Chicago Chamber Musicians perform powerful masterworks of the chamber canon at 8PM Fri., April 27, in Wentz Concert Hall. TKTS: $30/adults, $25/senior citizens and students.

April 28, Music: The Boys and Girls Club of Naperville present “MacArthur Park,” a benefit musical theater performance set in the disco era, at 6:30PM Sat., April 28, in Wentz Concert Hall. TKTS: $100 and include wine from Cooper’s Hawk Winery, culinary delights from Chef by Request and more. Event INFO: www.bgcnaperville.org.

April 28, Music: The Charlie Daniels Band performs at 8PM Sat., April 28, in Pfeiffer Hall. TKTS: $60, $50 and $45.

For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

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