Monthly Archives: December 2012


See the Choir & Orchestra’s winter concert Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Niles North Auditorium. The annual holiday tradition includes a rousing version of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Händel’s Messiah where alumni are welcome to join the choir in singing!

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FAPP Meets Tues. Dec., 11

PLEASE JOIN US—The next meeting of Niles North Fine Arts Parents & Patrons is Tues., Dec. 11 at 7p.m. at Niles North High School.

Dr. Nanciann Gatta, D219 Superintendent and Mr. Bob Silverman, Board President will be addressing the group.

All interested community members are invited to attend and encouraged to share their skills, talents and ideas.

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Winter Band Concert, Dec. 12

The Niles North Band, under the direction of new band director Cheryl Filipek, will perform its winter concert Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

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5 Niles North Artists Named to All-State Festival

Five Niles North musicians have been invited to perform at the 2013 Illinois Music Education Conference, held Jan. 23-26 at the Peoria Civic Center.

Representing Niles North are Jonathan Luk, orchestra; Jacob Nagler, orchestra; Sally Alvarado, choir; Matthew Sund, choir; and Phoebe Yeo, choir.

Students from the orchestra, choir and band underwent stringent auditions to qualify for the All-State Festival, the most prestigious high school music festival in Illinois, and the highest single honor a high school musician can achieve.

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See Almost, Maine Dec. 6, 7 & 8

ALMOST MAINTravel to the out-of-the-way town of Almost, Maine, where the icy cold of the northern region illuminates the crucial moments in relationships. Several characters face a moment of choice, and the audience is treated to moments of magic underneath the Northern Lights. Performances are at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8 in the Drama Performance Center at 9800 N. Lawler, Skokie. Reserve tickets by calling the Box Office at (847) 626-2122. Tickets are $10. A free community performance will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 6. The cast of “Almost, Maine” includes:

ALM_3333Prologue:  David Gilbert as Pete and Camille Paskind as Ginette.

Her Heart: Noah Zeidman as Man and Athanasia Giannetos as Woman.

Sad and Glad: Glenn Weissman as Jimmy, Nina Roy as Sandrine and Sarah Alkyer as Waitress.

This Hurts: Christopher Khoshaba as Steve and Robin Wallace as Mervalyn

Getting It Back: Ryan Loach as Lendall and Erin Rourke as Gayle


ALM_3315They Fell:  Sebastijan Torgus as Randy and Evan Sturt as Chad

Where It Went: Martin Wiviott as Phil and Emma Decker as Marci

Story of Hope: Alex Hammond as Man and Carissa Yau as Hope

Seeing the Thing: Justin Shannon as Dave and Danielle Kropveld as Rhonda

The technical staff/crew: Timothy Ortmann, Director; Annaliisa Ahlman, Tech Director; Teresa Ripley, Costume Designer; Barbara Reeder, Lighting Designer; Anita Scanlon and Linda Room, Costume Assistants; Lauryn Schmelzer, Stage Manager; Amy Hagedorn, Assistant Director; EugeneHyun, Assistant Stage Manager; Camille Paskind, Dramaturg; Jaquelyn Shannon, Shop Manager; Sabina Dzelilovic, Assistant Technical Director; Allegra Rosenberg, Properties Manager; Erin Rourke, Sound Engineer; Nathan Selinger, Assistant Lighting Designer; Anne Zavell and Stephanie Persaud, Production Assistants; Natalie Aleman, Master Electrician; Maddie Martin, Costume Mistress and Julia Melnick, House Manager.

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