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top-notch theater, comedy, music, dance and family entertainment. We offer a variety of performing arts
representative of every genre and mix in world-class artists with local productions and flavor.
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FEATURE SERIES | 2022-23 SEASON
Friday, September 23, 2022 at 8pm
Best known for his beloved role as Leon on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, J.B. Smoove glides onto the North Shore Center stage for a night of hilarious stand-up comedy!
Thursday, October 06, 2022 at 7:30pm
One of the true visionary and widely influential stand-up comedians, Academy Award winner, Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow. Wright and his deadpan delivery were an unexpected revelation when he hit stages in the 1980s and quickly rose to star comedian status.
The Manhattan Transfer
with special guest the DIVA Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 8pm
The Manhattan Transfer remains a cornerstone for great pop and jazz hits, has been awarded ten Grammy Awards of twenty nominations and has been inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. In celebration of their 50th anniversary, they will be joined by special guest The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, an ensemble of 15 extremely talented and versatile musicians who just happen to be women, as they celebrate their 30th anniversary.
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Friday, October 28, 2022 at 8pm
Join #1 Billboard Blues Artist Joanne Shaw Taylor and her amazing band as they perform songs from her highly acclaimed latest studio release “The Blues Album”, as well as fan favorites. Taylor has become one of the hottest live acts on the modern Blues scene, and soon you’ll see why. You don’t want to miss Blues Rock Phenom, Joanne Shaw Taylor in this unforgettable night of soul and blues music!
Friday, November 18, 2022 at 8pm
Celebrating their 50th Anniversary, Canadian Brass has a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. Their concerts show the full range from trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new compositions created especially for them—from formal classical to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects. A Canadian Brass performance means entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity and, most of all, fun—but never at the expense of the music.
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 8pm
In 2012, Fleetwood Mask was formed to honor the legacy of Fleetwood Mac. Upon meeting with Mick Fleetwood in Maui several years ago, Fleetwood Mask humbly and proudly carries the auspicious gift of having Mick Fleetwood’s only endorsement in America. Fleetwood Mask brings audiences the very best of Fleetwood Mac’s 50-year history with a focus on the 1975 forward five-piece version of their lineup that catapulted them to super stardom. Fleetwood Mask has played nationally for a decade to music lovers from all corners of the US and each group member provides their character’s select equipment, persona, and performance bringing audiences a truly authentic Fleetwood Mac experience.
Chicago Philharmonic presents
Songs of a Wayfarer
Saturday, February 04, 2023 at 7:30pm
Join Chicago Philharmonic and renowned Mahler specialist, Mezzo-Soprano Susan Platts for Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, or Songs of a Wayfarer. The music and text of this Lieder cycle was written by a young Mahler, with many of the lines reminiscent of heartbreak, beauty, and the end of a season. Also on the program is living composer Libby Larsen’s Deep Summer Music, offering an intimate taste of Americana.
Health Safety Measures & Policies
Health Guidelines as of May 26th!
The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie prioritizes the health and safety of our patrons, staff, volunteers and visiting artists. Please be patient, understanding and kind to others in this health safety environment.
Face masks are welcome, but not required.
When in doubt, bring a mask so you are prepared if asked to wear it inside the Center.
Audiences should expect that most productions will be seated at full capacity.
As always, policies can change based on health guidance from the CDC and Illinois Department of Health.
Please read current health safety policies at NorthShoreCenter.org/Health
We continue to follow health guidance from the CDC and Illinois Department of Health. The Center has taken enhanced health safety and cleaning measures to protect artists and patrons and reduce transmission risks of the coronavirus. Please understand your own personal health risks and take proper precautions. An inherent risk of COVID-19 transmission exists in any public place where people are present. By attending, participants assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.