Today, North Central College dedicates its fine arts center, the first major performing arts venue to open in town since, well, North Central opened Pfeiffer Hall in 1926.
The centerpiece of the multi-theater facility is the Wentz Concert Hall, a beautiful-looking and absolutely spectacular-sounding space for jazz, orchestral and other musical performances. Finally, Naperville has in its downtown a venue comparable to the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet or the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, in terms of architectural beauty and significance.
The best thing about North Central's latest contribution to the downtown Naperville scene is that it didn't cost taxpayers one dime. It was funded entirely by donations and gifts--no tax breaks, not even a land swap, or break on infrastructure improvements. How do you like that?
Let's find out how culturally refined the participants in this forum are. How interested are you in NCC's new fine arts center? Do you plan to hear or see a musical or theatrical performance there? Are you more likely to plan to go to a concert at North Central because of the new center? Or are you more likely to stick to the type of entertainment offered at Quigley's, Frankie's Blue Room and the other watering holes in town?