The Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center

Performances

December 2020

Day 13: Festival Finale!

On Christmas Eve, December 24, the festival culminates in a combined reprise of all 12 episodes in a special, multi-genre holiday program.

March 2021

The Ragged Rascals at The Baker Community Center

The Norris returns to our “home away from home” – the Baker Community Center – with a live concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 20, featuring our favorite Irish pub band, The Ragged Rascals.

April 2021

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Learn about the Pandemic of 1918 and the lessons it offers in dealing with the current public health emergency.

SOLD OUT! Paul Marinaro & Jeremy Kahn: Songs of Duke Ellington, Richard Rodgers & Harold Arlen

Chicago jazz greats Paul Marinaro and Jeremy Kahn perform the songs of Duke Ellington, Richard Rodgers and Harold Arlen, April 17 at the Baker Community Center in St. Charles.

May 2021

Charles Troy Presents “The Creation of Wicked”

Charles Troy presents “The Creation of Wicked,” an entertaining examination of the story behind the story of the most popular Broadway musical of the 21st century.

Shout Section Big Band Presents ‘That Sound! The Dance Origins of Jazz’

One of the Midwest’s most popular Big Bands – the Shout Section Big Band – will highlight the dance origins of jazz music when they perform live and in-person, “That Sound! The Powerful Sound of the Big Dance Bands,” May 15 in St. Charles.

October 2021

The Essential Great Chicago Fire

On October 8, 1871, a fire began on the near south side of Chicago that would grow into a three-day conflagration remembered today as The Great Chicago Fire. On the great fire’s 150th anniversary, author William Pack presents a program based on his book, “The Essential Great Chicago Fire.” Join us for a look back at the tragic event that led to Chicago’s triumphant emergence as one of the world’s great cities.

November 2021

“The Intricate Riddle of Life” – Debra Miller Portrays Mary Shelley

In her first Baker Community Center after several well-received historical portrayals at the Norris gallery, Debra Miller portrays Mary Shelley using the author’s correspondence and writings.

December 2021

The Legend of St. Nicholas, with Terrence Lynch

Start your December with an engaging and entertaining exploration of the man in the red suit, when popular performer Terrence Lynch takes on the history and mythology of a beloved Christmas tradition.

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