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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Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8pm
There’s nothing like a Chris Botti concert. The multi-Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer is the complete package: a dazzling trumpeter at home in everything from jazz to pop to rock, a brilliant bandleader who lets his players shine, and a born showman whose joy at being onstage is infectious.
Peter Frampton – Raw: An Acoustic Tour
Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 8pm
Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. His latest acoustic tour brings us stripped-down versions of all his hits. His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and remains one of the top-selling live records of all time.
Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 8pm
The world-renowned guitarist and singer was hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” After Sir Paul McCartney asked Pizzarelli to record some of his lesser-known songs in a jazz style, “The genial genius of the guitar” (The Toronto Star) delivered his latest, Midnight McCartney.
Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart
produced by Mike Wiley Productions
Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 2pm
The one-man show by Mike Wiley, A Game Apart provides a glimpse of Jackie Robinson’s life as a star baseball player who was showered with adulation on the field, but who became a second-hand citizen when he walked off the diamond. Jackie Robinson teaches us a powerful lesson of courage during discrimination through the practice of dedication, perseverance and leadership.
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8pm
One of the country’s top comedians and a New York Times bestselling author, Rita Rudner is best known for her epigrammatic one-liners. For the past ten years, Rita’s had the hottest ticket in Las Vegas with her show at The Venetian.
Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 7pm
Hot off his tenth Grammy nomination for his latest album, Human Nature, Herb Alpert returns to the North Shore Center with his wife and former lead singer of Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Lani Hall.
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
Flamenco Passion – American Spanish Dance & Music Festival
Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18, 2017,
Fri & Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 3pm
The elegance and passion of Spain’s dance, music and culture is showcased by Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, in Residence at Northeastern Illinois University, with their annual American Spanish Dance & Music Festival. This must-see event features forty leading dancers, singers, musicians and guest artists who bring the magic of Spain to Chicago through their exciting fusion of traditional, classical, folkloric, Flamenco, and dramatic theatrical productions.
NORTH SHORE CENTER FEATURE SERIES 2017-18 SEASON
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TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band
Thursday, September 07, 2017 at 7:30pm
TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band brings these two blues titans together on-stage with an all-star band for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album.