What do 8 drummers, 6 vocalists, 4 saxophones, 2 storytellers and 1 harpist have in common?

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They will all be performing at this Sunday at the NNFAPP Spotlight Talent Show!

You’ve supported Niles North High School fine arts programs in the past with your generous donations. And you’ve volunteered your time to help in a million other ways. Now we’re asking you to help in the easiest, most fun way possible: By buying a ticket to our upcoming “Grown-Ups in the Spotlight” variety show! Get your tickets at skokietheatre.org/spotlight.

This special fundraising event will feature talented performers of all kinds from your neighborhood, our community, and beyond. It’s going to be amazing. Please join us!

Grown-Ups in the Spotlight, Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Skokie Theatre (7924 Lincoln Avenue) Tickets: $40 in advance, $45 at the door. 

Buy tickets now at skokietheatre.org/spotlight

Want to know more? “Grown-Ups in the Spotlight” is our biggest and most important fundraising event of 2018. The money raised will go toward grants that help individual students pursue their passion for the arts, and help the theater, choir, band, orchestra, visual art and dance programs continue to provide the very best in fine arts education and instruction. Get your tickets now at skokietheatre.org/spotlight!

Did your NNHS fine arts student receive a grant? Pay it forward and enjoy performances by some of Skokie’s most talented people by going to “Grown-Ups in the Spotlight”!

And you can help even more by stopping by Village Inn before or after the show! They will donate 20% of your tab to NNFAPP all day on April 8!

Here’s your best chance to support Niles North fine arts!  Buy your tickets now! We hope to see you there!

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For more about this special event, contact the Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons spotlight2018@nnfap.org, let us know your contact information, and a volunteer will get back with you.

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Concert Friday night

Looking for something to do this Friday night, December 8th? Come out to Niles North to hear the Percussion Ensemble and the Jazz Ensemble perform. The concert starts at 7:30 and is FREE! You will be amazed at the performances from our talented students.

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Don’t forget to support NNFAPP on Giving Tuesday

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Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, and Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons, (NNFAPP) a 501c3 non- profit organization would love to receive your support. Most of our fine arts performances are free, so please consider joining or sending an additional donation to our organization. All of the funds we receive go directly to students in the form of grants to support their fine arts experiences. Recently we awarded almost 50 grants to students! With your support, we can do even  more.

If your company participates in a corporate matching program such as the United Way, Benevity or others, please select the Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons as one of the recipients of matching dollars or donations. Then periodically, NNFAPP will receive those designated distribution checks. That money, in turn, goes to our Fine Arts students in the form of grants for private music lessons, master classes, creative workshops/seminars, art classes, dance classes and participation in outside ensembles and educational programs. This is an exceptional opportunity for you to help our students in a meaningful and generous way. The funds you are already donating come back to serve our community. Please see the ways to donate at the right side of our page. We thank you for your generosity and support.


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Niles North Theater presents WE THE PEOPLE

Don’t miss the Niles North Theatre’s production of WE THE PEOPLE, devised and developed by Niles North students, directed by: Tyrone Phillips

Who are we and what makes us American? In a time of social and political unrest, future generations have a unique opportunity to redefine what it means to be American in this time and place in history. Using the stage as their mouthpiece and their experiences as research, students will create a new piece of performance art that shows us what they think America is – in hopes that it will help us understand what it could be. Come see this brand new work!

Thu., Nov. 16th, 10:00am – Free Community Performance
Fri. & Sat., Nov. 17 & 18, 4:00 & 7:00 pm
Drama Performance Center

Get your tickets online for Friday and/or Saturday at: https://search.seatyourself.biz/…/ac…/nntheatre/buy-tickets…

Hope to see you there!

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NNFAPP meeting Monday, 11/6/17, 7pm

Our next meeting will be on Monday, November 6th @ 7pm, room 1685 (art classroom)

Please take the opportunity to see NN Fall Jazz concert on Friday, November 10th at 7:30 pm in the auditorium.

Thank you to everyone who encouraged their student to apply for a fall grant – we had 47 applicants.  All students will need to respond to the email that was sent this past week in order to process payments.

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Fall Grant Application deadline extended


Niles North Fine Arts Parents & Patrons

Fall Grant Program application deadline extended

Money for: private lessons, master classes, creative workshops/seminars, online courses, art classes, dance classes, educational periodicals, participation in outside ensembles and programs.

See your Niles North fine arts teacher or Marie Walton, Fine Arts Secretary, Room 1527. Pick up an application today!

Application Deadline – Monday, October 16, 2017

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Niles North Theater 2017-2018

Below is a tentative listing of important dates and performances for the NNHS 2017-18 season.

Bad Jews • Director’s Circle
(Rehearsals begin July 31, 2017)
Thursday, August 17 at 10:00 am – free community/school performance
Friday & Saturday, August 18 & 19 at 4:00 & 7:00 pm
Drama Performance Center – $10

Fall Play • Auditions
Clinic & Auditions:  August 22, 2017
Auditions:  August 23

The Matchmaker • Fall Play
Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 10:00 am – free community/school performance
Friday & Saturday, October 6 & 7 at 7:00 pm
Auditorium – $10

Winter Play • Auditions
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Battle of the Bard • Workshop – Chicago Shakespeare Theatre 
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Auditorium, Drama Performance Center, and Fine Arts Spaces

One-Act Festival • Auditions
Thursday, November 2, 2017

We the People • Winter Play
Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 10:00 am – free community/school performance
Friday & Saturday, November 17 & 18 at 7:00 pm
Drama Performance Center – $10

Festival of One-Act Plays 
Thursday – Saturday, December 14 -16, 2017, times to be announced
Drama Performance Center – $5

Musical • Pre-Audition Clinic
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 and/or Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Musical • Auditions
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Illinois High School Theatre Festival
Thursday – Saturday, January 11 – 13, 2018

that’s my story! • Children’s Show
Tuesday & Thursday, February 13 & 15, 2018 (area elementary schools)
Wednesday, February 14, 4:00 & 7:00 pm (at Niles North)
Drama Performance Center – $5

In the Heights • Musical
Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 10:00 am – free community performance
Friday, March 9 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 10 at 2:00 & 7:00 pm
Auditorium – $10

Spring Play • Auditions
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Little Prince • Spring Play
Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 10:00 pm – free community performance
Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 at 4:00 & 7:00 pm
Drama Performance Center – $10

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Niles North Fine Arts

Parents & Patrons

2017 Summer Grant Program

Money for private lessons, master classes, creative workshops/seminars, art classes, dance classes, ensembles and more
See your Niles North fine arts teacher or
Marie Walton, Fine Arts Administrative Assistant, Room 1527, and pick up or download an application using the link below.

2017 Summer Grant Application

Deadline for all completed applications is Tuesday, April 18,2017


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Join Auroris for the State and Nationals send-off!


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by | March 21, 2017 · 11:10 pm

Niles North Theater presents The Producers, March 10, 11th


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