North Central College Fine & Performing Arts

Marianne Murphy Orland sings tribute to Petula Clark April 10

Published on 3/22/2016

North Central College presents singer and cabaret artist Marianne Murphy Orland April 10 in her tribute to Petula Clark. The performance begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 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

One of Chicago’s favorite and most versatile talents, Murphy Orland has performed as a singer, cabaret artist, actor, director and voiceover/narration talent both locally and nationally since her teens. She’s a longtime lead singer with society orchestras, show bands and dance bands, including the Dan Hayes Orchestra, Nightshift Orchestra, Spectrum, and Frat Boys & Future Stewardesses.

In her tribute show “Pet Project,” Murphy Orland performs her loving tribute to Petula (Pet) Clark, Grammy Hall of Fame recording artist. Clark first achieved fame as a child star on the radio, and has grown in stature as an artist in television, film, theatre, on the Las Vegas stage and in concerts around the world. Clark sold more than 68 million records and has recorded more than 1,000 songs in five languages.

“I’ve always admired artists who have stood the test of time and not become clichés or caricatures of themselves as the years go by,” says Murphy Orland. “Petula is incredibly versatile and has continued to put out quality work well beyond the age when most standard-issue ‘pop’ stars have faded.”

Murphy Orland will perform hits like “I Know a Place,” “Don’t Sleep in the Subway” and, of course, “Downtown,” along with classics from Clark’s original compositions and star-turns in film and live theatre.

North Central College’s 2015-2016 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, Nicor Gas, 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).