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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NORTH SHORE CENTER FEATURE SERIES SUMMER 2018 SEASON
Late Nite Catechism
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, 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.
NORTH SHORE CENTER FEATURE SERIES 2018-19 SEASON
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.
Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 8pm
Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over ten acclaimed albums. For his latest project, Robert Cray has teamed up with Steve Jordan and the legendary Memphis sidemen Hi Rhythm for a new album, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm.
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 7:30pm
Known for his signature Rock & Roll and Rockabilly style and smooth crooning voice, Chris Isaak has earned his success the hard way—by delivering excellent work, both onstage and in the studio on a series of albums. His career is highlighted by Top-10 international hits and the music video for the song, Wicked Game.
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 8pm
Maz Jobrani is an Iranian-American comedian, actor and can currently be seen starring in the CBS sitcom Superior Donuts. Maz is known for comedy that focuses on his family, the topic of race and the misunderstandings surrounding Middle-Easterners in America.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8pm
The world’s most recognized master of the ukulele, an acoustic music icon and even declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, 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 a blend of stunning virtuosity, deep musicality and display of showmanship.