North Shore Center’s YOUTHEATRE program seeks to fulfill a mission to inspire, educate, entertain and captivate the imagination of participating students. Youtheatre productions offer a unique opportunity to engage students from Kindergarten thru 12th grade in the performing arts. Whether they are historical, cultural, scientific or literary, Youtheatre productions, along with the provided Teacher Resource Guides, inspire creative learning opportunities that enhance Common Core State Standard achievement. A Youtheatre experience is the perfect way to infuse your school’s curriculum with empathy, imagination, and high quality performing arts in a creative and entertaining way! Our live performance programs help educators teach students the pillars of character and values that will impact their future decisions and life skills. YOUTHEATRE shows are approximately one-hour long. There is one FREE teacher ticket provided for every 15 students and ticket grants may be available to qualifying schools.
For School Group Reservations:
Educational Program Manager
(847) 679-9501 x3100
For Individual YOUTHEATRE Tickets:
Call (847) 673-6300 or visit the box office
Principal support for YOUTHEATRE is provided by the Rice Young Peoples Endowment of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Foundation and the Irving M. and Sylvia Footlik Foundation. Additional support is provided by Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller Fund, The Village of Skokie, Niles Township Government and the Kiwanis Club of Skokie Valley.
Announcing the 2014-2015 Youtheatre Season
Mathemagic starring Bradley Fields
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 10am & 1pm
$8 | Grades 4-8
Bradley Fields uses his famous illusions to reveal the mathematical principles behind some amazing math tricks, including counting, fractions and division.
Super Scientific Circus
Thursday, November 13, 2014 @ 10am & 12pm
$8 | Grades K-5
Super Scientific Circus combines zany characters and outrageous stunts to excite students in the pursuit of science.
Apollo to the Moon
Virginia Repertory Theatre – Theatre IV
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 10am & 1pm
$8 | Grades 3-12
Engaging students in the excitement of America’s race to the moon, this nationally-acclaimed drama features the story of the historic Apollo Space program and includes original downlink broadcasts from space as well as over 100 NASA photographs.
November, 2014 (Date TBD) @ 10am
$8 |Grades 6-12
Using music, humor and honesty, charismatic duo Mike and Tim raise awareness for people born with severe physical handicaps and inspires all individuals to achieve their own goals and dreams.
Mad River Theater Works
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 10am & 1pm
$8 | Grades 3-8
Freedom Bound uses drama and live music, as well as riddles and rhyme, to present a true story from the Underground Railroad that depicts the triumph of the human spirit.
Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago
February, 2015 (Date TBD) @ 10am
$8 | Grades K-12
Muntu Dance Theatre is the highly regarded and largest African dance company in the United States preserving traditional African dance in this electrifying show.
Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats
Wednesday & Thursday, February 10 & 11, 2015 @ 10am & 12pm
$10 | Grades K-12
A Youtheatre favorite! Rooted in ancient traditions beginning centuries ago, these electrifying acrobats, contortionists and jugglers combine award-winning acrobatics and traditional dance with spectacular costumes and graceful artistry to produce art that transcends boarders and culture.
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Dallas Children’s Theater
Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 10am & 1pm
$8 | Grades K-4
This “Broadway-like” production celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jeff Brown’s beloved children’s book, is a whirlwind musical travelogue, where Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – explores the globe and learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
The Mayhem Poets
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 10am & 1pm
$8 | Grades 5-8
This internationally-renowned three man group of theatre trained, comedically gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip-hop, theatre, improv and stand-up comedy to reshape students’ view of poetry.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 10am & 12pm
$8 | Grades K-3
Students will laugh and sing along with Alexander’s misadventures in this hilarious literature-based musical as they see that sometimes everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.