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.
NORTH SHORE CENTER FEATURE SERIES 2017-18 SEASON
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Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
RAÍCES – American Spanish Dance & Music Festival
Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18, 2017,
Fri & Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 3pm
In honor of the 41st Annual American Spanish Dance and Music Festival, Raíces: Yesterday is Tomorrow examines the roots of Spanish dance, and its importance to traditional and contemporary creation. Featuring the revival of the beloved Madrileño from Madrid’s 1850’s era, choreographed for the Ensemble Español by Paco Alonso from Barcelona in 1989. The revival will be restaged with new costume designs by Irma Suárez-Ruíz, artistic director. Joining the suite of Madrileño will be guest soprano, Sasha Gerritson and tenor, Luis Gálvez.
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 8pm
For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film.
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.
An Evening with Garrison Keillor
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8pm
Widely known as the creator and former host of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor captivates with his signature blend of humor, charisma and wisdom as he shares his journey to becoming one of America’s greatest storytellers.
An Evening with Chris Thile
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:30pm
Multiple Grammy Award-winner, MacArthur Fellow and new host of A Prairie Home Companion, Chris Thile takes an empty stage with just a mandolin in hand, captivating audiences with an intimate solo concert and displaying his unique virtuosity. As a soloist, Thile has released five albums including his most recent, Bach: Partitas and Sonatas, Vol.1, which was produced by renowned bassist Edgar Meyer.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8pm
Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to the Center with her full band configuration to present her expansive catalog and new songs from her latest record, The Things That We Are Made Of.
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:30pm
Known throughout the world for his stirring performance as Jean Valjean in the hit show Les Misérables, Dudu Fisher returns to the North Shore Center with his latest concert program.
Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 8pm
A master of observational comedy, Paula Poundstone is a rare comedic talent that engages her audience with witty impromptu dialogue and produces rapturously roaring results. Each one of Paula’s shows is completely unique and unrepeatable.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4pm & 8pm
Lily Tomlin is a versatile performer, comedian, writer and producer who has touched some of the most beloved American comedy institutions. Don’t miss seeing one of the great legends of American comedy.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 8pm
Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Now, Eder will delight audiences with her latest holiday concert tour presenting music from her successful holiday albums, plus other regular fan favorites.
Sunday, December 03, 2017 at 7:30pm
Rufus Wainwright is one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation. He has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums and collaborated with a large range of artists, such as Elton John, David Byrne, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell and Burt Bacharach. At the age of fourteen he was named Canada’s best young musician and later received the Juno Award for Best Alternative Album. His album Rufus does Judy, recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006, was nominated for a Grammy.
Salt Creek Ballet’s
December 16 & 17, 2017 | Sat 1pm & 5pm | Sun 2pm
Salt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker marches back onto the North Shore Center stage with a gift for families: an affordable full-length holiday production performed in the grand Russian style by a professional company with incredible guest soloists! Salt Creek’s production is the perfect way to introduce children to the power and beauty of dance.
Israeli superstar David Broza is considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers. From his whirlwind finger picking to Flamenco percussion and rhythm, to a signature rock and roll sound, David Broza’s charismatic and energetic performances have delighted audiences throughout the world.
The Capitol Steps
Orange is the New Barack
January 25-28, 2018
Thu 7:30pm | Fri 8pm | Sat 5pm & 8pm | Sun 2pm
The Capitol Steps are taking on the new Trump administration and you’ll laugh ‘til it hurts. Trump, Bannon, Spicer, Conway, Schumer, Pelosi and Putin—no one is safe from the Steps’ skewering musical parodies.