North Central College Fine & Performing Arts

Joan Curto sings tribute to Cole Porter May 15 at North Central College

Published on 5/9/2016

North Central College presents singer and cabaret artist Joan Curto May 15 in her tribute to Cole Porter.

Titled “Joan Curto Sings Cole Porter, From Major to Minor,” the performance begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $35 and $30; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit

Called “a cabaret icon” by NBC 5 Chicago, Curto has appeared in concerts and clubs around the nation, honoring some of America’s greatest songwriters. Her 16-year cabaret career is comprised of shows that celebrate artists such as Stephen Sondheim, Billy Strayhorn and, most recently, Cole Porter.

Porter was a famous composer and songwriter of the early 20th century, known for his smart lyrics and complex rhythms. Many of his songs are featured in Broadway musicals and film. Some of these well-known songs include “Easy to Love,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “Night and Day.”

The title of Curto’s show includes the phrase “major to minor,” referring to a line in one of Porter’s most popular and Curto’s favorite song, “Every Time We Say Goodbye.”

This show has enjoyed sold-out performances nationwide. It will feature classic Porter tunes and some lesser-known songs, as well as some of the cleverest, funniest and most romantic tunes ever written.

North Central College’s 2015-2016 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, Marquette Companies, Nicor Gas, Ryan Hill Realty, Advanced Data Technologies, Savant Capital Management, USG Corporation, Monarch Landing, Naperville Special Events and Cultural Amenities Fund, Illinois Arts Council Agency, DuPage Foundation and Naperville Development Partnership.

This 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 or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).