April 2 Theater: North Central College presents “Fairytales on Ice” at 3PM in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Direct from its sellout tour in Australia, the ice skating spectacular “Fairytales on Ice” is touring the U.S. this year. These award-winning skaters bring your favorite fairytale characters to life through ice skating, singing, and music! Featuring stories and characters from Beauty & The Beast, explore the fairytale land alongside Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, and more. Follow the ice skating magic as you enter Arelia; meet Beauty and join along as we share our modern storyline full of fun and adventure. Let these well-known characters lift you high into another world. Be mesmerized by world-class pro-champion ice skaters, live singing, and cirque from all ends of the globe as they spin through show-stopping sets, bedazzling costumes, and enchanting effects that are sure to delight and excite. Tickets are $25-30 (price range per seating); call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.
April 22 Theater: North Central College presents TheatreWorksUSA’s “Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School” at 10AM and 1PM in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. From bus rules and Band-Aids to carpools and cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks, and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.
April 23 Music: North Central College welcomes the Taiwan Philharmonic as part of their 2023 U.S. Tour at 3PM in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Founded in 1986, the Taiwan Philharmonic, also known as the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at home, has been hailed as one of the best orchestras in Asia. It became the resident orchestra of the National Concert Hall and an artistic affiliate of the National Performing Arts Center in April 2014. The orchestra has benefited from the leadership of many music directors and principal conductors, including Gerard Akoka, Urs Schneider, Da-Shen Chang, Jahja Ling, Wen-Pin Chien, Shao-Chia Lu and Guther Herbig. Under the leadership of music director Jun Markl since January 2022, the Taiwan Philharmonic aspires to resonate throughout the world as the cultural ambassador of Taiwan. During the past 30 years, the Taiwan Philharmonic has worked with many internationally acclaimed conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Rudolf Barshai, Sir Neville Marriner, Leonard Slatkin, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Christopher Hogwood, Osmo Vanska, Long Yu, Nikolay Alexeev, Vassily Sinaisky and Carl St. Clair. In addition to performances in Taiwan, the orchestra regularly receives invitations from overseas and has toured Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Los Angeles, and many other cities with critical acclaim. Featuring Jun Markl, conductor, and Paul Huang, violin. Tickets range from $38-120 (price range per seating); call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.
April 29 Music: North Central College welcomes the Naperville Chorus for their spring 2023 concert “War and Peace” at 7:30PM in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The Naperville Chorus’ spring 2023 concert is titled, “War and Peace,” in recognition of the desires for peace and the hope our community has felt in the last three years. In his “Mass in Time of War,” we hear Haydn’s expression of the pain of sacrifice in the pounding kettledrums in the Agnus Dei movement. Rutter’s “Requiem” mass comforts the grieving and offers a message of hope for the future. Since 1976, the Naperville Chorus has presented concerts of classical, Gospel, jazz, showtunes and many other genres. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.
These upcoming events are 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 lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).