Monthly Archives: April 2014

NN Theatre presents its final performance of the school year ENCHANTED APRIL

NN Theatre presents it final performance ENCHANTED APRIL

Niles North Theatre presents its final production of the year, “Enchanted April” by Matthew Barber on May 2 and 3 in the Drama Performance Center at 9800 North Lawler, Skokie. Barber’s romantic play, based on the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, is about a group of women, disappointed with their lot in life, who rent a Tuscan villa and find new joy in their lives.

Performances will be held at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3. Tickets are $10 each. Contact the Box Office at (847)626-2122.

The cast of “Enchanted April”: Camille Paskind as Lotty Wilton, Nathan Selinger as Mellersh Wilton, Robin Wallace as Rose Arnott, Simon Gebremedhin as Fred Arnott, Rachel Kaufman as Caroline Bramble, Joe Isip as Antony Wilding, Katie Bean as Mrs. Graves, and Sabina Dzelilovic as Constanza.

“Enchanted April” production: Timothy Ortmann, Director; Annaliisa Ahlman, Science Designer; Barbara Reeder, Lighting Designer; Martin Wiviott, Stage Manager; Ryan Loach, Assistant Director; Anajé Silva; Maddie Martin, Sound Designer; Samuel Rosenfeld, Properties Designer; Elizabeth Soglin, Assistant Props; Madison kartcheske, Assistant Tech Director; Alexandria Monte, Shop Manager; Danielle Kropveld, Assistant Lighting Designer; Margaret Selinger, Master Electrician.


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by | April 28, 2014 · 10:51 pm

Vocal Jazz Festival & Guest Artist, Saturday, April 26

Guest Artist VOCALOGY VOCAL JAZZ QUINTET will perform at 8pm on Saturday, April 26 in the NN auditorium.

Come to an enjoyable evening of  music. Tickets will be sold at the door.

From their website:

VOCALOGY is breathing new life into vocal jazz. Building on the tradition of musicality established by groups like The Hi-Lo’s and The Singers Unlimited, Vocalogy is setting a new standard with intricate original arrangements of surprising songs, as well as entertaining solo features with world-class vocal improvisation.

“Vocalogy is one of the most musical and exciting groups I have heard… The arrangements, the energy, and audience appeal is first rate… You’ll be hearing more from this group for years to come.”
– Dr. Ron McCurdy, Thornton School of Music (USC)

The quintet got its start as an artist-in-residency program under Grammy nominee Phil Mattson. In more than a decade since, Christine Guter (lead), David Thorne Scott (alto), John Knutson (tenor), Gerhard Guter (baritone), and Chris Morey (bass) have performed for audiences from California to Nova Scotia.
In addition to concerts, Vocalogy specializes in giving workshops and clinics to high school and college students, drawing on their individual professional experience that runs the gamut from classical choral music to composing for video games. They are passionate about inspiring the next generation of singer/musicians.


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Jazz Band and Percussion Concert, Thursday, April 17

Hear the smooth sounds of the NN Jazz Band under the direction of co-directors Cheryl Filipek and Mike Moehlmann. The 7:30pm free concert will also feature the exciting Percussion Ensemble “Progressive Steps”. Hope to see you there!

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Fresh Aire Flute Choir & Steel Pan Ensemble concert tonight!

The Niles North High School Band Department presents a concert in the auditorium @ 7:30pm, Tuesday, April 15  featuring the flute choir under the direction of Kim Fleuchaus and the steel band with Mike Moehlmann and Cheryl Filipek.

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23rd annual Vocal Jazz Night Tonight!

Come to Niles North’s 23rd annual Vocal Jazz Night Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at 9800 North Lawler, Skokie. Join Harmonic Motion, Sound Check and Take One, and a spectacular rhythm section, as they perform the following songs: “The Bare Necessities,” “”Route 66,” “Smack Dab in the Middle,” “You Are Too Beautiful,” “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” and many other popular tunes. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling the Box Office at (847) 626-2122 or at the door.
There will be a free community performance held at 10 a.m. Don’t miss this exciting musical extravaganza of talented singers and musicians performing their take on timeless tunes.

Harmonic Motion is directed by Kathryn Lachey, Sound Check is directed by Logan Farris and Take One is directed by Daniel Gregerman. Barry Grossman directs the rhythm section. Annaliisa Ahlman is the technical director and Michael Rourke is the lighting designer.

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Come to Empty Walls Art Auction on Saturday, April 5

emptywallslogoEMPTY WALLS is an all day event where artists from the community, staff, teachers and talented art students team up and create art the entire day at Niles North High School.  At the end of the day, they graciously donate their artwork to be a part of the silent auction which helps 2014 School Chest charity, Child Restoration Outreach Support Organization (CROSO) and Niles North Art Department scholarships.  Please join us for this wonderful event!

All types of artwork will be represented at the auction including: painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, watercolor, jewelry, fiber arts/clothing, and ceramics. There will also be donations from professional artists and educators in the community up for auction.

CROSO is an organization that provides a brighter future for Ugandan street children through higher education. The organization was founded by Niles West alum Molly Heineman.

Where: Niles North High School, Student Commons, 9800 N. Lawler Ave, Skokie, IL

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014 starting at 4:30pm

Bidding for artwork is from 4:30-6 pm

Winners for the auction will be announced at 6:30 pm

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