North Shore Feature Series

North Shore Center Feature Series 2014-15 Season

The Feature Series at the North Shore Center is your spot on the map which offers a broad spectrum of top-notch theater, comedy, music, dance and family entertainment.
Each season, we strive to offer a variety of productions representative of every performing arts genre and to mix world-class artists with local productions and flavor. As always, we will continue to add productions throughout the season as we go.
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ANNOUNCING THE
NORTH SHORE CENTER FEATURE SERIES 2014-15 SEASON

Jesse CookJesse Cook
Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7:30pm
Tickets Now Available

Jesse Cook is one of the most influential nuevo flamenco artists, fusing his virtuosic flamenco guitar techniques with other forms of popular and world music. His passionate live concerts are emotional and energetic endeavors that include both compositions from his more familiar work as well as bluer material from the new album, The Blue Guitar Sessions.

 

 

Margaret ChoMargaret Cho
Saturday, September 06, 2014 at 8pm

Don’t miss an intimate evening of stand-up with one of the greatest female voices in American comedy, Margaret Cho!

 

 

Herb Albert & Lani HallHerb Alpert & Lani Hall
Friday, October 17, 2014 at 8pm

Herb Alpert, with wife and vocalist Lani Hall, perform a sophisticated jazz concert with a trio of musicians, which includes a preview of their new upcoming album, In The Mood, set to be released this fall; songs from last year’s Grammy-winning album Steppin Out; a selection of Brasilian songs and a Tijuana Brass Medley.

 

 

Del McCoury BandDel McCoury Band
Woody Guthrie Tribute
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8pm

Led by the most awarded artist in the history of bluegrass, the Del McCoury Band presents a unique concert featuring unheard lyrics from America’s folk poet, Woody Guthrie, which have been set to song by Del McCoury.

 

 

Rosanne Cash with John LeventhalRosanne Cash with John Leventhal
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8pm

Rosanne Cash is one of the most compelling figures in American music. Her latest album and concert tour with longtime collaborator, producer, guitarist and husband John Leventhal, The River and the Thread find Cash reflecting on the bittersweet stories of people and places of the American South.

 

 

Visceral Dance Chicago

Visceral Dance Chicago
Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3pm

An exciting recent addition to Chicago’s exploding dance scene and under the artistic direction of Nick Pupillo, Visceral Dance explores the infinite possibilities of contemporary movement with an emphasis on technique, passion and athleticism.

 

 

Handicap ThisHandicap This!
Saturday, November 01, 2014 at 8pm

Part theatre-piece, part stand-up comedy routine and part insight on living with disabilities, Handicap This! is an all-real two-man show about friendship and breaking down barriers.

 

 

Noam PikelnyAoife O’Donovan & Noam Pikelny
Friday, November 07, 2014 at 8pm

Welcome back Skokie-native and Grammy-winning banjoist, Noam Pikelny for his Skokie-homecoming concert with singer Aoife O’Donovan. The preeminent banjoist among a new generation of acoustic musicians, Noam is a founding member of the hugely successful bluegrass group the Punch Brothers.

 

 

Natya Dance ChicagoNatya Dance Theatre
Sunday, November 09, 2014 at 4pm

An exciting recent addition to Chicago’s exploding dance scene and under the artistic direction of Nick Pupillo, Visceral Dance explores the infinite possibilities of contemporary movement with an emphasis on technique, passion and athleticism.

 

 


Jake Shimabukuro 2_ 300x300Jake Shimabukuro

2014 Uke Nations Tour
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:30pm

Often referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele, Jake Shimabukuro has taken the four-string, two-octave instrument to places no one has gone before; performing awe-inspiring music that ranges from jazz, blues and rock to bluegrass, classical and folk. Jake’s live concerts are an out-of-the-box blend of stunning virtuosity, deep musicality and display of showmanship.

 

 

Celtic TenorsCeltic Tenors Christmas
Friday, December 05, 2014 at 8pm

The Celtic Tenors sing a wonderful mixture of Celtic, operatic and popular songs and have sold over one million albums worldwide. Put on your best (or worst) Christmas sweater and join the Celtic Tenors for their musical celebration of Irish Christmas!

 

 

Salt CSalt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Artistic Directors, Sergey Kozadayev & Zhanna Dubrovskaya
December 13 & 14, 2014 |Sat 1pm & 5pm |Sun 2pm

Salt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker marches back to the Center in 2014 with fantastic new sets and costumes! Bring your whole family to the affordable holiday tradition performed with incredible guest soloists in the grand Russian style—an annual holiday experience worth sharing!

 

 

The Magic of Bill BlaggThe Magic of Bill Blagg
December 27 & 28, 2014 ǀ Sat 7:30pm ǀ Sun at 3pm

Bill Blagg has astounded audiences nationwide and will stun the North Shore with mind-blowing illusions, such as Walking Thru Steel and the world’s only Hoverboard illusion. The Chicago Tribune calls The Magic of Bill Blagg “Simply Amazing!”

 

 

Capitol StepsThe Capitol Steps
How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying
January 22-25, 2015

We know the NSA is listening in on our phone calls, but absouletly no one has a musical ear to the ground and a certain finger on the pulse of political satire like the Capitol Steps. How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying is the Capitol Steps newest album and live comedy concert.

 

 

John Pizzarelli and Jane MonheitJohn Pizzarelli Quartet & Jane Monheit
Singers Over Manhattan
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8pm

The perfect concert experience for your own funny valentine, Singers Over Manhattan pairs popular jazz guitarist, singer, and bandleader John Pizzarelli with the multiple Gammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit in a romantically entertaining night of classic standards and duets.

 

 

Curious GeorgeCurious George
Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11am & 2pm

That lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show now appears on-stage in a delightful new musical adventure. (Recommended for ages 4 to 9)

 

 

Thodos Dance ChicagoThodos Dance Chicago
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2pm & 7:30pm

Thodos Dance Chicago returns to the North Shore Center for two performances! The acclaimed contemporary company with a distinct American choreographic voice and vibrant, award-winning style presents Chicago Inspired, an exhilarating evening of dance including new works and audience-favorite, Fosse Trilogy.

 

 

River North Dance ChicagoRiver North Dance Chicago
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8pm

Back for another stunning performance on the North Shore Center mainstage to celebrate the company’s 25th Anniversary, River North Dance Chicago’s dancers of unparalleled grace and talent will amaze you with selections from their standard repertoire and exciting new works.

 

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