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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Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
American Spanish Dance & Music Festival
June 14-16, 2019
Fri & Sat 7:30pm | Sun 3pm
Ensemble Español presents the elegance and passion of Spain’s dance, music and culture at the 43rd annual American Spanish Dance and Music Festival. The Festival kicks off with three crowd-pleasing “Flamenco Passion” live music and dance performances which will premiere the full company ballet “La Piel Desnuda (Naked Skin) by Carlos Rodriguez. The Chicago Tribune hails the company as “pushing Spanish dance into the 21st century.”
Ensemble Español is in Residence at Northeastern Illinois University.
FEATURE SERIES SUMMER 2019 SEASON
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A Play About Nazi-Hunter, Simon Wiesenthal
Wednesday, June 26 – Sunday, June 30, 2019
Wed-Thu 7:30pm | Fri 8pm | Sat 2pm & 8pm | Sun 2pm
Simon Wiesenthal “the Nazi-hunter” was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. Starring award-winning actor and writer Tom Dugan, the one-man play Wiesenthal tells the incredibly compelling story of a holocaust survivor who was responsible for bringing over 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice!
by Michelle Kholos Brooks
Friday, July 05 – Sunday, July 14, 2019
Tue-Thu 7:30pm | Fri 8pm | Sat 2pm & 8pm | Sun 2pm
NOTE: Sat, 7/06 8pm ONLY (no 2pm)
Based on true historical events, Hitler’s Tasters is a dark comedy about the young women who were forced to be Adolph Hitler’s food tasters. And what do girls discuss as they wait to see if they will live through another meal? Like all girls throughout time, they gossip and dream, they question and dance; they want to love, laugh, and above all, they want to survive.
My Life on a Diet
by Renée Taylor & Joseph Bologna
Tuesday, July 16 – Sunday, August 04, 2019
Tue, Wed, Thu 7:30pm | Fri 8pm | Sat 2pm & 8pm | Sun 2pm
VIP Price includes prime seating and exclusive meet & greet
Renée Taylor’s My Life on A Diet looks back on a life full of memorable roles in Hollywood and on Broadway, and just as many fad diets. A self-described “diet junkie,” Taylor dishes out juicy anecdotes about—and weight loss tips from—Hollywood legends.
FEATURE SERIES 2019-20 SEASON
The Righteous Brothers
Friday, July 19, 2019 at 8pm
The Righteous Brothers had a string of #1 classics, including “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’”—the most played song in radio history. The concert experience still features their biggest hits—”Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Soul & Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody,” “Rock and Roll Heaven,” Medley’s Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing theme, “The Time of My Life,” and much more!
Bill Blagg’s Magic in Motion
Tue & Thu, Jul 23 & 25, 2019 at 11am
Bill Blagg’s Magic in Motion melds the fascination of magic with the wonders of physical science to create an unbelievable educational experience! Recommended for Families, Day Camp Groups and Grades 2nd to 7th
Kuana Torres Kahele
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 8pm
One of Hawaii’s most popular artists, Kuana Torres Kahele is a composer, musician, dancer, educator and cultural ambassador from Hilo, Hawaii. Kuana gained worldwide notoriety starring as both the narrator and male lead, “Uku”, a lovesick volcano in Disney Pixar’s hit movie, Lava.
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8pm
With an earthy vocal expression and Delta blues guitar style that brings happy listeners to the crossroads, this four-time Grammy Award winning artist and his band masterfully blend the blues with jazz, R&B and soul. Keb’ has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels.
Alive in Concert!
Fri & Sat, Sep 27 & 28, 2019 at 8pm
Lewis Black gives live performances that provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is more of a pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.
BritBeat: A Tribute to The Beatles
Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8pm
BritBeat – The Premier Tribute to The Beatles is going to Come Together for a brand-new, multi-media concert recreation produced to feature an accurate live concert experience and the 50th Anniversary celebration of the great Abbey Road album. Get your Ticket to Ride!
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8pm
Judy Collins experienced a meteoric rise to success in the great folk music explosion of the 1960s. In an impressive career spanning over fifty years, Collins earned a top-ten hit and Grammy Award for Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now”. She has been characterized for her eclectic musical taste and interpretation demonstrated by her Billboard success with Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” and the traditional hymn, “Amazing Grace”.
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8pm
With a hilarious clean act, Ryan Hamilton is taking the comic world by storm, opening concerts for Jerry Seinfeld and releasing his first Netflix stand-up special, Happy Face in 2017. He’s been named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch.
Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 7:30pm
Postmodern Jukebox features a rotating group of talented musicians known for cleverly rearranging and performing popular modern music in a variety of vintage genres and styles. To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, the famed time-twisting musical collective is circumnavigating the globe on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour.
Broadway with the Callaways
Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8pm
The Tony-nominated sisters, Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway are raising the roof with their new show Broadway with the Callaways! The Callaway sisters are one singular sensation singing showstoppers from West Side Story, Chicago, Funny Girl, Cats, Carousel, Wicked and more great Broadway shows!