04 Apr
METRMAG Spotlight On: "Chita: The Rhythm of My Life" - CHITA RIVERA - North Shore Music Theatre (Beverly, MA.)

North Shore Music Theatre

Presents A Unique Concert Event


Special Guest: GEORGE DVORSKY!

One Performance Only! •  Tickets On Sale Now! 


May 7, 2023 at 2:00pm

Come sing along with the extraordinary Chita Rivera in "CHITA: THE RHYTHM OF MY LIFE"


$79 - $89 

For tickets and information visit www.nsmt.org, call (978) 232-7200, or visit the North Shore Music Theatre box office in person at 54 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA.


"You leave this show walking on air!" – The New York Times

Come celebrate the one and only CHITA RIVERA in "CHITA: THE RHYTHM OF MY LIFE" - a unique concert event coming to North Shore Music Theatre with special guest George Dvorsky.  

The incomparable Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary Broadway career from "West Side Story," "Sweet Charity" and "Bye Bye Birdie" to "Chicago," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "The Visit" and more. 

In addition to a tribute to her dear friends John Kander & Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured, accompanied by her long-time trio.

A theatrical icon and one of Broadway's greatest triple-threat talents, Chita Rivera is one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award history having earned 10 nominations, won twice and received the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

A versatile actress/singer/dancer, her most recent starring roles include "The Visit," the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway; the Broadway revival of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood;" the Broadway and touring productions of "The Dancer's Life," a dazzling musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele; and the revival of the Broadway musical "Nine" with Antonio Banderas.

Chita trained as a ballerina (from age nine) before receiving a scholarship to the School of American Ballet from the legendary choreographer George Balanchine

Chita's first appearance (age 19) was as a principal dancer in "Call Me Madam.

Her electric performance as "Anita" in the original Broadway premiere of "West Side Story" brought her stardom, which she repeated in London.

Her career is highlighted by starring roles in "Bye Bye Birdie," "The Rink (Tony Award)," "Chicago," "Jerry's Girls," "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (Tony Award), and the original Broadway casts of "Guys and Dolls," "Can-Can," "Seventh Heaven" and "Mr. Wonderful.

On tour: "Born Yesterday," "The Rose Tattoo," "Call Me Madam," "Threepenny Opera," "Sweet Charity," "Kiss Me Kate," "Zorba," "Can-Can" with The Rockettes

Chita was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009 and received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor in 2002. 

In 2019, Chita performed her solo concert at London's Cadogan Hall; in 2018 she was honored as a Living Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy; in 2016 she headlined at Carnegie Hall and in 2015, Great Performances aired their special "Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' To Do," a retrospective of her extraordinary life and career nationally on PBS

Her long-awaited book "CHITA: A MEMOIR," published by HarperOne was released in April, 2023

Her current solo CD is entitled "And Now I Swing."

"Chita Rivera has a gleam in her eye, a smirk on her lips and a bounce in her step…you leave this show walking on air!" – The New York Times

"Chita Rivera is more than a musical theatre star. She's a force of nature."  Associated Press

"Chita Rivera is irresistible!" – Newsweek

"Shimmering show-biz perfection." – Los Angeles Times

"Ever-riveting! Chita Rivera has the rare presence of a thoroughbred star!" – USA Today

"Chita Rivera is a wonder to behold." – Wall Street Journal


GEORGE DVORSKY is honored to be reunited with Chita having shared the stage with her in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of "Anything Goes." 

Broadway credits include the title role in "The Scarlet Pimpernel," "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "Passion," "Marilyn: An American Fable" and "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas." 

Off-Broadway: "The Fantasticks," "Closer Than Ever," "Pete n Keeley," "Dames at Sea" and "And The World Goes Round." 

George starred in the NYC Premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" as Prince Charming at Lincoln Center. 

On PBS he was featured in the Emmy Award winning "Passion: Live At Lincoln Center" starring Patti LuPone; and starred with Bea Arthur and the Boston Pops in "Bernstein's Broadway." 

His solo CDs are available on the JAY Records label. Instagram: @gdvorsky

Kevin T. Baldwin is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)




Since opening in 1955, NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE (NSMT) has become one of the most attended theatres in New England, with approximately 250,000 patrons annually. With a national and regional reputation for artistic achievement, NSMT has received numerous industry awards including Elliot Norton Awards, IRNE Awards, the Rosetta Le Noire Award from Actors' Equity, and the Moss Hart Award. NSMT produced the World Premiere of "Memphis" in 2003, the show went on to win four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Under the new ownership of Bill Hanney since 2010, NSMT continues to annually produce a musical subscription series and an annual production of "A Christmas Carol" along with celebrity concerts, children's programming and year-round education classes for children and adults. 


54 Dunham Road 

Beverly, MA 01915 

PHONE # 978-232-7200  

FAX # 978-232-9999