Performing Arts

Since our founding in 1919, all students have been encouraged and welcomed to "take the stage." Courses are designed for students to build a foundation of skills in music and theatre, and to continually develop those skills through a variety of classroom and performance experiences. Opportunities include vocal and instrumental music, acting and technical theatre.


Spring Musical 2020

The Pirates of Penzance 
The Slave of Duty 
By Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert

Plot:Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major-General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of "The very model of a modern Major-General."

Free preview on Wednesday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m.

North Shore Country Day School Auditorium
310 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093

Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.*

*There will be a reception after the musical performance on Saturday in the Science Center Atrium

Runtime: 2 hours and 15 minutes plus a 15-minute intermission.

Recommended ages – All ages welcome!

Tickets: Order in advance online from Seat Yourself
$7 Students/Alumni
$12 Adults

At the door: (can be charged to accounts or cash sales)
$8 for Students/Alumni
$13 for Adults

Fall Play – "Clue"

North Shore Country Day School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school founded in Winnetka, Illinois in 1919.  With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides many opportunities for all students to excel – in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, in their communities and beyond.