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On stage at North Central College during April 2024

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Above / Madden Theatre and Wentz Concert Hall are located in the North Central College Fine and Performing Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, just steps from downtown Naperville.

North Central College presents fine and performing arts for April 2024.

Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Avenue

April 6 Theater: North Central College presents TheaterWorksUSA’s “Cat Kid Comic Club: The Musical” at 10AM and 1PM in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Cat Kid and Molly Pollywog have started an epic club to teach 21 rambunctious baby frogs how to make their own comics. Their fishy father Flippy is overjoyed that his kids will learn to unleash their creativity, but when the frogs’ constant bickering and outrageous imaginations send their comics comically off the rails, Flippy flips out. Will the club survive? Will the frogs ever get along? And will creativity finally save the day? All will be answered in this madcap musical based on Dav Pilkey’s irreverently hilarious book series. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.

Wentz Concert Hall is located in the Fine & Performing Arts Center on the campus of North Central College

April 9 Music: North Central College presents the Jazz Combo & Big Band Spring Concert at 7:30PM in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.

Wentz Concert Hall

April 10 Music: North Central College presents the Concert Winds Spring Concert at 7PM in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The North Central College Concert Winds perform their final concert of the season. The concert will include “Symphony No. 1” by Daniel Bukvich, “Variations on a Korean Folk Song” by John Barns Chance, and “Star Wars” by John Williams. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.

April 10-14 Theatre: North Central College presents “this is not the reunion” by Maddie Dennis-Yates at the Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave. “You know when you’re only a couple years out of college and you try to visit camp with your old camp friend group and it’s not the same, and all the spooky things about it are somehow actually even scarier now? And then your friends start to get picked off one by one by the ghost of a drowned girl from a ghost story someone wrote on the barn attic wall? It’s so weird being in your twenties.” A new play by Maddie Dennis-Yates, “this is not the reunion” is a surreal coming-of-age story about ghosts, summer camp and the friends we leave behind. This play contains strong language and themes of death. Performances run 7:30PM on April 10, 11, and 13, as well as 2PM April 13 and 14. Tickets are $10-$14; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.

April 12 Music: North Central College presents the Spring Choral “Finale!” Concert at 7PM in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. This performance will be the final choral concert of the year featuring the North Central Chorale, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers and will include a recognition of graduating seniors. Dr. Ramona M. Wis, conductor, Mr. Bob Saul and Mr. John Warfel, collaborative pianists. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.

April 20 Theater: North Central College presents The Let’s Go Science Show at 10AM and 1PM in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Since 1982, Todd Victor and Lizette Guy have been together entertaining families, first as jugglers and physical comedians performing throughout the world. They have now combined their theater skills with their love of science and teaching to create this fun-filled science show. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show. 

April 27 Music: North Central College welcomes the Naperville Chorus for their spring 2024 concert at 7:30PM in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The Naperville Chorus, with the Naperville Festival Orchestra, will present “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff. The music is based on dramatic and satirical medieval texts found in a Bavarian monastery. The dynamic opening and closing song, “O Fortuna,” has been widely used in modern films. The Naperville Chorus, founded in 1976, draws its members from the Naperville and greater Chicagoland area. The Chorus has a wide repertoire, with a focus on classic choral works, often including elements of gospel, jazz, Broadway and other genres. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors and students; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.

North Central College’s 2023-2024 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially supported by the following sponsors and partners: Naperville Special Events and Community Arts Fund; Illinois Arts Council Agency; Naperville Magazine; Advanced Data Technologies; Blooming Color; Monarch Landing; Naperville Park District; Nicor Gas; BMO Harris Bank; Catch 35; Dommermuth, Cobine, West, Gensler, Philipchuck and Corrigan, Ltd.; Marquette Companies; Ryan Hill Group; and Naperville Development Partnership.

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 that accommodate 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, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

Submitted by Jennifer Berosek, Associate Director of Fine Arts, North Central College

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