North Shore Feature Series

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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John Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8pm

As one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, John Scofield is an artist with fan bases in many camps, firmly in the foreground of jazz consciousness as a player and composer. Known for both small and large group ensembles, Joe Lovano stands out as one of the most successful saxophonists in jazz today and a living bridge to the icons of the previous generations. Scofield and Lovano lead a dynamic new ensemble featuring Ben Street on bass and Bill Stewart on drums for an unforgettable tour.



Indigo Girls
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30pm

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are Indigo Girls. Rolling Stone describes them as the “…ideal duet partners. Their voices soar and swoop as one, alternately raucous and soothing. When they sing together, they radiate a sense of shared purpose that adds muscle to their lanky, deeply felt folk-tinged pop songs”.



Curious George
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10am & 12pm

That lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show returns to our stage with this delightful musical adventure.
(Recommended for ages 4 to 9)



Kathleen Madigan – Boxed Wine and Bigfoot
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8pm

The Detroit Free Press noted about comedian Kathleen Madigan, “She’s described as the funniest woman doing stand-up right now, but no gender qualifier is necessary. Along with Lewis Black, Brian Regan and Jim Gaffigan, she’s one of the funniest stand-up comedians of her generation.”



Chicago Philharmonic & Visceral Dance Chicago
The Dream
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3pm

By overwhelming demand, Chicago Philharmonic and Visceral Dance Chicago bring back, this time at the North Shore Center, the acclaimed The Dream. In this sensational production, which the Chicago Tribune called “a joy”, dance, literature and music converge to create an unforgettable experience.



Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
American Spanish Dance & Music Festival
June 15-17, 2018: Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday 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.


Late Nite Catechism
25th Annivesary
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 8pm
Sunday, July, 15, 2018 at 2pm

Celebrating a 25th Anniversary, the beloved Chicago original and international hit, Late Nite Catechism is part catechism class, part improvised stand-up routine and it’s simply just a ton of fun with a nun. Whether you spent your years attending Catholic school or think the Hail Mary is a desperate football pass, you’re going to love this divine comedy.


Steve Solomon’s
Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt!
the therapy continues…
July 18 – July 29

Steve Solomon, the author and star of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed show My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy brings us his newest project Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt!…the therapy continues. The master dialectician magically brings to life each of the twenty characters by using the voices and dialects they possess in real life.