North Central College Fine & Performing Arts


Published on 7/19/2022

Naperville, Ill., July 19, 2022 –North Central College Fine & Performing Arts is proud to announce the 2022-2023 Performance Series. Featuring live and in-person events perfect for all ages, this season begins Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 and will continue through May 2023. The lineup includes artists and ensembles both new and returning to campus, with a variety of performances that span genres such as classical music, rock, jazz, family and youth theatrical events, and cabarets.

In December, North Central will once again host the Home for the Holidays series featuring three artists new to the College: vocal icon Darlene Love, famous for the holiday classic “Christmas Baby Please Come Home” and multiple other Billboard hits; Norway’s all-female brass group tenThing Brass Ensemble, performing holiday favorites and carols from around the world; and Ted Vigil: John Denver Tribute, a tribute artist perfect for those missing the legend himself.

Tickets for individual performances and season subscriptions are on sale now. 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.

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

Rock and Pop
• Sept. 24: Jim Peterik’s World Stage
• Oct. 20: Naturally 7
• Nov. 12: Edwin McCain
• March 24: The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Blues, R&B and Jazz
• Oct. 8: Davy Knowles, sponsored by Advanced Data Technologies
• Feb. 18: Forever Motown
• Feb. 25: The Langston Hughes Project: Ask Your Mama (12 Moods for Jazz) featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet

Country, Folk and Classical
• Jan. 15: Chicago Sinfonietta’s Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: THUNDER
• Feb. 5: Denyce Graves
• March 11: Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
• May 19: Lee Greenwood

• Jan. 22: Tammy McCann “Legendary Ladies of Jazz”
• March 5: Brian Lynch “The Road to Les Miz”
• May 21: Alyssa Allgood

Youth and Family
• Oct. 9: TheaterWorksUSA’s “The Lightning Thief: Theater for Young Audiences Edition”
• Feb. 4: TheaterWorksUSA’s “The Magic School Bus – Lost in the Solar System”
• April 2: Fairytales on Ice
• April 22: TheaterWorksUSA’s “Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School”

Holiday, sponsored by City of Naperville Special Events & Cultural Amenities Fund
• Dec. 3: Darlene Love
• Dec. 4: tenThing Brass Ensemble
• Dec. 15: Ted Vigil: John Denver Tribute

North Central College Music
• Sept. 30: Homecoming Kickoff Concert
• Oct. 11: Concert Winds & Big Band Opening Concert
• Nov. 18: Explore the Sound
• Nov. 21: Jazz Combo & Big Band Fall Concert
• Dec. 3: Concert Winds Winter Concert
• Feb. 22: Winter Choral Festival
• March 4: Chords for Kids
• April 11: Jazz Combo & Big Band Spring Concert
• April 12: Concert Winds Spring Concert
• April 14: Spring Choral “Finale!” Concert

North Central College Theater
• Oct. 6, 7, 8, 9: “Constellations”
• Nov. 3, 4, 5, 6: Theatre Show 2 – TBA
• Dec. 1, 2, 3, 4: “Next to Normal”
• Feb. 16, 17, 18, 19: “Renascence”
• March 4, 5: Theatre Dance Show
• March 30, 31, April 1, 2: Theatre Show 5 – TBA
• April 27, 28, 29, 30: Theatre Show 6 – TBA

North Central College’s 2022-2023 Fine and Performing Arts Performance Series is supported by the following sponsors and partners: City of Naperville Special Events and Cultural Amenities Fund; Illinois Arts Council Agency; BMO Harris Bank; Advanced Data Technologies; Blooming Color; Chef By Request; Elements at Water Street; Monarch Landing; Naperville Magazine; Naperville Park District; Nicor Gas; Catch 35; Dommermuth, Cobine, West, Gensler, Philipchuck and Corrigan, Ltd.; Marquette; Naper Settlement; Century 21 affiliated Ryan Hill Group; and Naperville Development Partnership.