20th Anniversary Celebration!


Celebrate our 20th Anniversary
and join us for special events throughout the 2016-17 season!

Click for more information about each of our celebration events!

Open House


20th Anniversary Benefit
w/Art Garfunkel

Blues Camp


open-house-logoCommunity Open House
Sunday, October 16
Grand Lobby
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for kids and families! Free and open to the public!

Open house features light refreshments, backstage theatre tours, and children’s activities including storytelling, a theatre master class, a dance workshop, arts and crafts stations, and an instrument petting zoo.


Community Open House Schedule of Events
(Schedule Subject to Change)

Time Event
11:00am-1:00pm Skokie Valley Symphony Instrument Petting Zoo
11:15am-11:45am Northlight Theatre Drama Class 1
12:00pm-12:30pm Kaleidoscope Dance Class 1
12:00pm-2:00pm Backstage Group Tours
12:30pm-1:00pm Northlight Theatre Drama Class 2
1:00pm-1:45pm Linda Gorham Storyteller
2:00pm-2:30pm Skokie Valley Symphony Pre-Concert Lecture
2:00pm-2:30pm Kaleidoscope Dance Class 2
Stay for one of our Resident Companies’ performances
City300x300Northlight Theatre presents The City of Conversation – 2:30 p.m.
Click here & get 20% off tickets with promo code NSC20TH
In 1979 Washington D.C., socialite Hester Ferris throws posh dinner parties that can change the course of politics. But when her son turns up with an ambitious Reagan-ite girlfriend and a shocking new world view, it ignites a family divide that spans over 30 years and six presidential administrations. As power shifts from one generation to the next, a family struggles to maintain ties while on opposite sides of the partisan fence.
svso-300x300-fireworksSkokie Valley Symphony Orchestra presents Orchestral Fireworks – 3:00 p.m.
Click here & get tickets for this concert at last year’s prices –  saving up to 25%.
The concert will include works by Liszt and Debussy. Also featured are some of the most reconized classical music pieces by audiences and serve as a perfect introduction to classical music for kids: Handel’s Music for Royal Fireworks and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Klezmer-Brunch-logoalex-smile-wideKlezmer Brunch – Sunday, October 23
Grand Lobby
Doors Open at 11:00 a.m.
Performance begins at 12:00 Noon

Meet, eat and tap your feet to sounds of Maxwell Street! Patrons will join together in the North Shore Center Grand Lobby for music performances by Jeff & Janis, Kol Sasson and Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. As patrons take in these delightful musical groups, they also will enjoy a delicious buffet style cold menu brunch from The Bagel Restaurant & Deli.

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Art Garfunkel 2FS 1617 300x30020th Anniversary Benefit
Art Garfunkel
Wednesday, November 16

The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Foundation celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Center with hors d’oeuvres and dessert receptions before and after the performance by the legendary Art Garfunkel on Wednesday, November 16. For reservations and more information, contact Dipti Patel at dpatel@northshorecenter.org or 847-679-9501 x3308

BluesCamp-300x300Fernando Jones’s Blues Camp Day  – November 19

Through this all-day, all-ages, fun-filled experience, “kids with the blues” as well as the “adult weekend-warrior” will form ensemble groups, rehearse Chicago-style blues under the direction of highly-qualified instructors led by Fernando Jones from the Blues Kids Foundation, and then wrap the day with a mainstage concert performance in front of a live public audience. Blues Camp is specifically designed for all levels of skill with ensembles and instruction for beginner, intermediate and advanced level musicians. Blues Camp Day at the North Shore Center is produced by the Blues Kids Foundation under the direction of Fernando Jones.

This program sponsored in part by Lynn & Douglas Steffen.

Click here for class information and registration

Click here to get tickets to this unique performance

frozen-300x300Frozen Sing-A-Long – Saturday, November 26

Experience FROZEN, the hit musical comedy from Walt Disney Animation Studios, like never before in an all-new, full-length SING-A-LONG edition.

Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with mountain man Kristoff and Olaf the snowman to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.

The perfect kick off to the holiday season and full of fun for the whole family!

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