North Shore Center 2021 Holiday Sale!
November 23-29

Save up to 20% on Remaining Seats to Select Shows!*

TICKETS FOR SHARED EXPERIENCES MAKE GREAT GIFTS!

*Quantities limited, subject to availability & restrictions. Offer valid Tue, 11/23 at 12pm – Mon, 11/29 at 11:59pm. Must use code (HOLSALE). Limit (8) tickets per performance. Discounts do NOT apply to all performances, price sections, or previously purchased tickets. No Discounts: Nutcracker Sun, 12/12 at 2pm; Patty Griffin new show—no discounts; DC’s Reflecting Fools PL2; Giordano PL4; Chevalier PL4 & PL5; Keb Mo PL1; Dog Man PL3; Steven Wright PL1; and Classical Kids PL3.

THE HOLIDAY SALE HAS ENDED!

Happiest of holiday greetings and warm wishes for a safe & happy new year!


 

Music of the Baroque: A Thanksgiving Messiah
Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 7:30pm

The celebrated Music of the Baroque Chorus makes its first regular season appearance since December 2019 in Handel’s most iconic oratorio: Messiah. Nicholas Kraemer leads the Music of the Baroque Chorus, Orchestra, and soloists in the ensemble’s first performance of the work in over a decade. Herald the holiday season with the dramatic tour de force that has captivated audiences since 1741.

 

 

Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus: Unplugged
Saturday, December 04, 2021 at 8pm

Celebrate the holiday spirit with Chicago’s most colorful chorus! Join CGMC as we ring in the festivities with acapella favorites. Strip away all the extra tinsel to reveal the true musical meaning. Featuring acoustic versions of grand hits and unplugged disco favorites, this year’s holiday show will get you in the mood to plug in your holiday decorations!

 

 

Salt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 1pm & 5pm
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 2pm

Salt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker marches back onto the North Shore Center stage with an affordable full-length holiday production performed in the grand Russian style by a professional company with incredible guest soloists! Salt Creek’s production is the perfect way to introduce children to the power and beauty of dance.

 

 

Kevin Nealon
Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 7pm

The veteran Emmy-nominated comedian and Saturday Night Live alum is back to his first passion of making a room of people laugh during his stand-up concerts.

 

 

Patty GriffinPatty Griffin
Friday, January 21, 2022 at 8pm

Patty Griffin is among the most consequential singer-songwriters of her generation, a quintessentially American artist whose wide-ranging canon incisively explores the intimate moments and universal emotions that bind us together.

 

 

DC’s Reflecting Fools
Featuring Members of the Capitol Steps
January 28 – 30, 2022
Fri at 8pm | Sat at 2pm & 8pm | Sun at 2pm

Please don’t storm the Capitol Steps! The stairway to heavenly political satire originally laid by the Steps continues upward with DC’s Reflecting Fools— the new musical parody group created by the performers and co-writer from the Capitol Steps. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of burned 2020 presidential ballots, DC’s Reflecting Fools hold up a mirror to our crazy political culture, providing hilarious song parodies and “foolish reflections” that continue to inspire your belly-laughter.

 

 

Giordano Dance Chicago
Saturday, February 05, 2022 at 7:30pm

In fifty-five years as an artistic leader and innovator, Giordano Dance Chicago—America’s original jazz dance company—has contributed greatly to the health of Chicago’s performing arts community. With a vast repertoire of original works, Giordano Dance Chicago’s imprint on the art form of jazz dance is far-reaching and significant.

 

 

Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Sergeant Pepper
Friday, February 18, 2022 at 7:30pm

Ask a group of musicologists to describe the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album, and you’ll hear a litany of vivid descriptors: psychedelic, avant-garde, art rock. Heralded as the start of the “album era,” Sgt. Pepper draws upon a collage of musical genres and highlights a broad range of instruments. This complexity is what makes it the perfect mash-up for the ESO and Jeans ’n Classics. Witness this groovy experience – the closest thing to seeing the Beatles live in concert.

 

 

Music of the Baroque: The Chevalier
Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 7:30pm

The Chevalier is a new concert drama with symphonic music about the first major Black classical composer, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Audiences discover his true friendships with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Marie Antoinette, and his unknown contribution to the abolishment of slavery.

 

 

Music of the Baroque: McGill Plays Mozart
Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 7:30pm

Mozart scholar Dame Jane Glover joins forces with Chicago native and New York Philharmonic principal clarinet Anthony McGill for Mozart’s gorgeous Clarinet Concerto. Mozart’s haunting Symphony No. 40 in G Minor and Overture to Lucio Silla, written when he was just 15 years old, complete the program.

 

 

An Evening wtih Keb’ Mo’
Friday, March 11, 2022 at 8pm

The bluesman Keb’ Mo’s first self-titled release celebrated a 25th Anniversary in 2019.  Keb’ has proven he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Over the course of fourteen albums, he has garnered five Grammy awards, including his most recent 2019 release, Oklahoma, which won in the Best Americana Album category.

 

 

Storm Large
Friday, March 18, 2022 at 8pm

Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author and awesome. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day.

 

 

Dog Man: The Musical
Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11am & 2pm

Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious new production based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants. Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in 5th grade, they figure it’s time to level up and write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!! Recommended for grades 1st to 5th.

 

 

Music of the Baroque: Classical Heroines
Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 7:30pm

Led by Nicholas Kraemer, “Classical Heroines” explores the tension between 18th-century operatic heroines’ traditional roles as wives, girlfriends, and lovers and the undeniable sheer power of the female voice. The outstanding Baroque specialist, soprano Amanda Forsythe, joins Kraemer and the Music of the Baroque Orchestra for an unforgettable evening of arias and orchestral drama.

 

 

Steven Wright
Thursday, March 31, 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.

 

 

Jesse Cook
Tempest II Tour
Friday, April 01, 2022 at 8pm

Back by popular demand, Jesse Cook is one of the most influential artists in the world of nuevo flamenco. Cook fuses his virtuosic flamenco guitar techniques with jazz, rock, rumba, gypsy, tango, salsa and other forms of world and popular music. Cook has been a leading proponent of the genre since bursting onto the world music scene with his 1995 album, Tempest.

 

 

Classical Kids Live! & Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage
Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 3pm

An educationally entertaining theatrical symphony concert unveiling the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to children and their families. Mozart’s music is magically woven into the drama as two actors recreate historical incidents from the composer’s life. Presenting history, drama, music and fun, this engaging concert is an ideal addition to any children’s music education. Approximately 50 minutes in length and recommended for audiences ages six and up.

 

 

Music of the Baroque: Easter Oratorio
Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 7:30pm

Dame Jane Glover leads the Music of the Baroque Chorus, Orchestra, and four world renowned soloists—Yulia Van Doren, Elizabeth DeShong, James Gilchrist, and Michael Sumuel—in Bach’s imaginative Easter Oratorio, a journey from a cavern’s darkness into the magnificent light of heaven. Gilchrist takes a solo turn in Bach’s only surviving cantata for tenor, “I, wretched man.” The motet “Komm, Jesu, komm” and the thrilling Sinfonia in D Major—possibly a fragment of a lost violin concerto—complete this all-Bach spring extravaganza.

 

 

Music of the Baroque: Brothers Haydn
Sunday, May 08, 2022 at 7:30pm

The musical brothers Haydn were no strangers to sibling rivalry. Joseph traveled in fancy musical circles in Esterházy; Michael set up shop in Salzburg where he became friendly with the Mozart family. Decide for yourself who was better as Dame Jane Glover leads a celebration of each man’s unique artistry. Featured works include Michael Haydn’s Symphony No. 26—until 1907, believed to be by Mozart—and Joseph Haydn’s Creation Mass, declared by one of his contemporaries, “the greatest work of a very great man.”

 

 


North Shore Center 2021 Holiday Sale!
November 23-29

Save up to 20% on Remaining Seats to Select Shows!*

REMEMBER: TICKETS MAKE GREAT GIFTS!

*Quantities limited, subject to availability & restrictions. Offer valid Tue, 11/23 at 12pm – Mon, 11/29 at 11:59pm. Must use code (HOLSALE). Limit (8) tickets per performance. Discounts do NOT apply to all performances, price sections, or previously purchased tickets. No Discounts: Nutcracker Sun, 12/12 at 2pm; Patty Griffin new show—no discounts; DC’s Reflecting Fools PL2; Giordano PL4; Chevalier PL4 & PL5; Keb Mo PL1; Dog Man PL3; Steven Wright PL1; and Classical Kids PL3.


Health Safety Measures & Policies

Health Guidelines as of November 11th!

  • Universal Masking is Required During Events.
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test is Required for Entry.
  • Children Under 12: Vaccination or Negative Test is Strongly Encouraged but Not Required.

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie is joining a coalition of Chicagoland performing arts venues with a unified policy requiring our visitors to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Properly worn face masks are still required for all patrons regardless of vaccination status. We intend to hold these policies in place through at least February 06, 2022. Read more about our Health & Safety Procedures.

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.
on Remaining Seats to Select Shows!*

 

*Quantities limited, subject to availability & restrictions. Offer valid Tue, 11/19 at 10am – Mon, 11/25 at 11:59pm. Must use code HSCVB20. Limit (8) tickets per performance. Discounts do NOT apply to all performances, price sections, or previously purchased tickets.
No Discounts: Nutcracker Sat, 12/21 at 1pm or Sun, 12/22 at 2pm; Capitol Steps PL2, Sat, 1/25 at 2pm or 8pm, or Sun, 1/26 at 2pm; Dog Man 3/21; and Classical Kids 3/22.

The Holiday Sale has ended!
WE WISH YOU A HAPPY AND HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON!


Ivan Amodei’s Secrets & Illusions
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7:30pm

Holiday Sale: $28.00 | $44.00 | $63.20 | $71.20

Join illusionist and winner of Penn & Teller Fool Us, Ivan Amodei on an epic journey to discover the secrets of life in his brand new stage show SECRETS & ILLUSIONS. With his signature style of thought-provoking vignettes, audience participation, uplifting messages and storytelling, Ivan guides you through the galleries of the legendary Louvre Museum while accompanied by an enchanting musical muse and concert violinist.

 

 

Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus | Holidisco
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8pm

Holiday Sale: $21.60 | $25.60 | $29.60 | $33.60

Experience the tantalizing glitz and glamour that the holidays bring! Sparkling disco balls and bell bottoms kick off the festive season with disco renditions of beloved holiday favorites. You won’t be able to sit still for this one!

 

 

Lira Ensemble: A Polish Celebration
Sunday, December 08, 2019 at 3pm

Holiday Sale: $32.00 | $44.00 | $52.00 | $56.00 | $60.00

The program includes gorgeous Polish carols, Polish patriotic song & dance, vocal and dance music by composer Moniuszko and ever-changing, colorful, Polish historic & folk costumes. FEATURING SUPERTITLES – English language translations of all Polish lyrics projected over the stage.

 

 

Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8pm

Holiday Sale: $31.04 | $39.20 | $47.36

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!

 

 

Chicago Tap Theatre | Tidings of Tap!
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3pm

Holiday Sale: $20.00 | $24.80 | $32.80

Your family will love tapping into this charming celebration of the holiday season by Chicago Tap Theatre that features all live music and rhythm and whimsy-filled dance interpretations of your favorite Christmas, Hanukkah and winter songs.

 

 

Salt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker
December 21 & 22, 2019
Sat 1pm & 5pm | Sun 2pm
Holiday Sale:
Sat 1pm & Sun 2pm (no discounts)
Sat 5pm: $17.20 | $27.60 | $35.60

Salt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker marches back onto the North Shore Center stage with an affordable full-length holiday production performed in the grand Russian style by a professional company with incredible guest soloists! Salt Creek’s production is the perfect way to introduce children to the power and beauty of dance.

 

 

Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular

Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:30pm
Holiday Sale: $23.68 | $42.00 | $50.00

Come toast Elvis Presley’s 85th birthday with the annual concert of music performed by multiple tribute artists celebrating the era-by-era highlights of Elvis’ incredible musical career. Presented by OMAR Presents.

 

 

National Ballet Theatre of Odessa UKRAINE
Swan Lake
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:30pm
Holiday Sale: $30.40 | $38.40 | $46.40 | $54.40

This full-scale production, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. The Legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa with 55 Ukrainian talented and brightest ballet Stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life!

 

 

The Capitol Steps
January 22-26, 2020
Wed & Thu 7:30pm | Fri 8pm | Sat 5pm & 8pm | Sun 2pm
Holiday Sale:
Wed & Thu 7:30pm: $37.56 | $34.70 (no PL2 discount)
Fri 8pm: $39.20 | $38.80 (no PL2 discount)
Sat 2pm & 8pm: $53.05 (no discount)
Sun 2pm: $53.05 (no discount)

Can you feel the love tonight? If news and politics are eating away at you like a pride of lions feasting on a wildebeest carcass on the African savannah, it’s time to just chuckle and say, “Hakuna Matata!” No worries! The circle of life and laughter continue with our annual visit from the Capitol Steps with a menagerie of fresh musical parodies.

 

 

Giordano Dance Chicago
Saturday, February 01, 2020 at 7:30pm
Holiday Sale: $20.00 | $40.00 | $44.00 | $52.00

Choreographer Nan Giordano creates a unique blend of Indian and jazz dance movement. Eight dancers intertwine with 100 feet of fabric to the music’s beautiful sounds and percussive beats, evoking the look and feel of India.

 

 

Happy Together – Michael & Angela Ingersoll
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8pm
Holiday Sale: $27.20 | $33.60 | $41.60

A sweet show for Valentine sweethearts! Chicago’s own married musical stars Michael Ingersoll (Jersey Boys, Under the Streetlamp on PBS) and Angela Ingersoll (End of the RainbowGet Happy on PBS) hilariously share the spotlight singing oldies but goodies. Enjoy Chicago Tribune’s “Dynamic Power Couple” and their rocking band for spousal shenanigans and signature songs including, “Save the Last Dance For Me,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.”

 

 

Piff the Magic Dragon
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8pm

Holiday Sale: $32.64 | $36.72 | $40.80

50% Comedian. 50% Magician. 100% Dragon. After earning national acclaim as the standout star of NBC’s America’s Got Talent and Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Piff The Magic Dragon continues to win over audiences across the globe with his mythical mixture of wizardry, wit and sarcasm that ignites a one-of-a-kind comedy magic show you must see to believe!

 

 

Dog Man: The Musical
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 10am & 1pm

Holiday Sale: $14 | $20 | $26 (no discount)

Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious new production based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants. Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in 5th grade, they figure it’s time to level up and write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!! Recommended for grades 1st to 5th.

 

 

Aoife O’Donovan
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8pm

Holiday Sale: $22.88 | $31.04 | $39.20

Aoife O’Donovan is “a vocalist of unerring instinct” (New York Times) and is recognized for both her ethereal voice and substantive songwriting. This tour features a new program entitled Songs and Strings where, alongside a string quartet, Aoife will perform the song cycle “Bull Frogs Croon”. The remainder of the evening will mix songs from her expansive career with a few traditional favorites.

 

 

Classical Kids Live! | Tchaikovsky Discovers America
Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3pm

Holiday Sale: $14.00 | $18.00 | $22.00 (no discount)

An educationally entertaining theatrical symphony concert exposing children and their parents to the musical genius of Tchaikovsky. The music is magically woven into the drama as two actors recreate historical incidents from the composer’s life and dance story passages from his famous ballets. Presenting history, drama, music and fun, this engaging concert is an ideal addition to any children’s music education. Approximately 50 minutes in length and recommended for audiences ages six and up.

 

 

PIGS – Canada’s Pink Floyd
Tuesday, April 17, 2020 at 7:30pm

Holiday Sale: $23.60 | $30.80 | $36.00

Celebrating one of the greatest bands of all time with flawless performances of classic and rare Pink Floyd songs. Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS: Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute have spent over a decade perfecting their craft in front of sold out audiences throughout Canada. NOTE: This event was rescheduled from Wed, Nov 27, 2019 to Fri, Apr, 17, 2020. 

 

 

Linda Eder | Judy Garland: Me & My Shadow
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 8pm
Holiday Sale: $48.00 | $56.00 | $64.00

Don’t miss Linda Eder’s Judy Garland tribute concert. Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz.

 

 

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
June 19-21, 2020 | Fri & Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 3pm

Holiday Sale: $16.00 | $24.00 | $32.00 | $36.00 | $40.00

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.


*Quantities limited, subject to availability & restrictions. Offer valid Tue, 11/19 at 10am – Mon, 11/25 at 11:59pm. Must use code HSCVB20. Limit (8) tickets per performance. Discounts do NOT apply to all performances, price sections, or previously purchased tickets.
No Discounts: Nutcracker Sat, 12/21 at 1pm or Sun, 12/22 at 2pm; Capitol Steps PL2, Sat, 1/25 at 2pm or 8pm, or Sun, 1/26 at 2pm; Dog Man 3/21; and Classical Kids 3/22.

The Holiday Sale has ended!
WE WISH YOU A HAPPY AND HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON!


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