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North Central College presents ‘The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t’ Dec. 14

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Child’s Play Touring Theatre will present two performances of “The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t” Dec. 14 at North Central College.

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Dinky, The Dancing Reindeer

The performances begin at 10AM and 1PM Saturday, Dec. 14, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

Tickets are $12/adults and $6/children under 12; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. An optional dessert reception is available between performances for an additional $4 per ticket.

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Based entirely from stories written by children, this hour-long show provides a behind the scenes look at the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season.

Throughout the show, audiences will be introduced to “Dinky, The Dancing Reindeer,” a reindeer who can’t decide if she wants to become a dancer or a member of the sleigh team, almost causing Santa to not get off the ground. An illness keeps Santa at home on Christmas Eve until a cure comes from the most unlikely of places, in “How Santa Got Well.” “Santa and the Witch” features Santa falling under a sleeping spell by a witch whose heart has turned to ice. A special toy by the elves is needed to change her mind about Christmas before it’s too late.

This performance features a lot of audience participation including music, dancing and guest actors pulled from the crowd, providing fun for children and adults alike.

Did you know? Child’s Play Touring Theatre is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that strives to guide, inspire and encourage children’s creativity. All performances by Child’s Play actors are adapted from poems and stories written by children. Child’s Play has toured throughout the United States for more than three decades, reaching over four million children, educators and adults through a variety of mediums including workshops, performances, afterschool programs, residencies and summer camps. Noteworthy Child’s Play alumni include Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond and Adam McKay. Visit cptt.org to learn more.

Thanks for supporting the arts for children, too!

North Central College’s 2013-2014 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially sponsored by USG Corporation and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Season supporters include BMO Harris, Bulley & Andrews, Casa by Charleston, Grant Thornton, J.P. Morgan, Main Street Promenade, Marquette Properties, Nicor Gas, Ryan Hill Realty, Turner Construction Company, U.S. Bank Private Client Reserve and Water Street Development.

This upcoming performance is among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and more, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

 

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North Central College provides students with the confidence, instruction and direction they need to exceed their personal best inside and outside of the classroom and throughout their careers. Founded in 1861 and located just 28 miles west of Chicago in the Historic District of Naperville, Ill. — named among the nation’s “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine — North Central is home to more than 2,800 students and offers 82 undergraduate majors, 67 additional undergraduate minors and concentrations, and 22 graduate degree and graduate certificate programs. Visit northcentralcollege.edu to discover why U.S. News & World Report has named North Central a “Best in the Midwest” school for 29 years in a row, and to learn more about the College’s state-of-the-art facilities and distinctive programs, particularly in the sciences and business.

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