Spring 2023 Events
Spring 2023 Arts Festivals
6th Annual NHCC JazzFest
- February 11
- All day in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
- JazzFest Concert, 6:00 PM
"Stages of Equity" 2023
- March 23 & 24
- A 2-day arts festival that raises up the work of BIPOC visual & performing artists on the NHCC campus.
Department of Theatre
"She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen
- April 19 (2:30 PM) & April 20 - 23 (7:30 PM)
- Department of Theatre Spring Main Stage production
- Fine Arts Center
Northwestern High School Student Art Show
- February 6 - 24
- Awards ceremony with reception, February 24, 6:30 PM @ NHCC
- Participating High Schools: Coon Rapids, Elk River, Irondale, Maple Grove, Osseo, Park Center, Prairie Seeds Academy, Robbinsdale Armstrong, Rogers, St. Michael-Albertville, and Zimmerman
Joseph Gazzuolo Gallery Exhibitions
"Stages of Equity" 2023, Art Exhibition
- March 16 - 31
- Featuring the work of Terresa Moses, graphic designer
NHCC Student Art Show
- April 11 - 28
Department of Music Spring Concerts
Joint Concert with St. Cloud State Concert Band — March 15, 7:30 PM
Vocal Ensembles Concert — April 28, 7:30 PM
Orchestra Concert — May 8, 7:30 PM
Jazz Ensemble — May 2, 7:30 PM
Concert Band Performance — May 3, 7:30 PM
Fine and Performing Arts at NHCC
Spring Concert Series
Join us for performances by NHCC's Vocal Ensembles, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Orchestra 4/28 - 5/8.
NHCC Student Art Show & Awards
An exhibition of NHCC student artwork in the Joseph Gazzuolo Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center. Each spring students submit artworks for adjudication and prizes are awarded in a wide variety of categories.
Stages of Equity 2023
STAGES OF EQUITY is 2-day visual & performing arts festival that raises up the powerful work of BIPOC visual & performing artists by inviting these creators to engage with students and the broader NHCC community on the North Hennepin Community College campus. Use this link to find our full schedule. Performances. Art. Food. All for FREE. JOIN US!
She Kills Monsters
The NHCC Department of Theatre presents She Kills Monsters, a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games. April 19-21. Learn More.
JazzFest returns to NHCC! This delightful day of student jazz workshops culminates with an evening jazz concert that you won't want to miss!
- Saturday, February 11
- Concert begins at 6PM
- NHCC Fine Arts Main Theatre
JazzFest will feature Grammy Award-winning artist, Adonis Rose, along with the NHCC Jazz Ensemble.
Fall Concert Series
NHCC's Fall Concert Series includes performances from Vocal Ensembles, the Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Concert Band. Details.
Theory of Relativity
Join us for the musical performance of The Theory of Relativity on November 16 and 17 at 2:30PM, or on November 18 and 19 at 7:30PM. Reserve your seat today!
Fine and Performing Arts Academic Programs
NHCC offers events, academic degree programs and classes in art, music, theatre, film studies, and graphic design.
Theatre and Film
Whether you prefer to be center stage or behind-the-scenes, you can find your place at NHCC.
Contact, Maps, and Hours
Dean of Fine & Applied Arts, Global & Cultural Studies
Gary Ruschman, Music Faculty
Jazz Ensemble & Concert Band
David Mantini, Music Faculty
Judy Blomgren, Music Faculty
Soren Olsen, Theatre Faculty
Irma Mayorga, Theatre Faculty
The NHCC Fine Arts Center is located at the intersection of 84th Ave. N. & W. Broadway Ave. in Brooklyn Park, MN. Parking is available in the NHCC West Parking lot - also located at 84th Ave. N. and W. Broadway Ave.
The Fine Arts Center is the home of the Departments of Art, Music, and Theatre & Film.
The Fine Arts Center is also the location of the NHCC Joseph Gazzuolo Gallery and the Main Theatre.
The NHCC Black Box Theatre is located in the NHCC Campus Center.
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The gallery is also open before, during, and after Department of Theater play performances and Department of Music concerts.
The gallery is closed on all days when when the broader NHCC campus is closed. Please plan your visit with the NHCC calendar.
Recent Theater Productions
Monologues, scenes, and songs about loving from the plays of Charles Mee
Fall 2021, Main Stage Production
In a time of pandemic…we need more love. Love Sonnets offers exuberant stories about love & loving on the NHCC stage. Aching love, desperate love, frustrated love, secret love, “I want you bad” love, and “why you so bad to me” love. Through a collage of monologues and scenes gathered from the plays of venerated playwright Charles Mee, an ensemble cast of four women render scorching investigations into the chaos, pain, and unbounded joy of loving. Falling in love…falling out of love…knocked out by love…love at first sight…love in anger…love without boundaries. Even in lockdown, we still loved…don’t you need more love?
Adapted & directed by Dr. Irma Mayorga, Theater Faculty
Inspired by Bram Stoker's classic novel
Fall 2021, Main Stage Production
A night of terror unfolds in Dr. Seward’s mental hospital located in the remote wilderness. Seward’s sister Mina has fallen ill with mysterious illness so they call in their old friend Professor Van Helsing to help. Things are looking up until Dracula arrives and starts to secretly manipulate people. The heroes are torn between their belief in one another and their fear of Dracula’s vampiric virus. Trust is broken, the lights fail, and darkness consumes the hospital as a fight between Science and Supernatural unravels. This terribly enjoyable fiasco is a wild ride of laughs, fright, and legend.
Adapted & Directed by Søren Olsen, Theater Faculty