January 2015 Family Performances in the Triangle
North Carolina Symphony Presents “Peter and the Wolf”
Jan. 3 – The North Carolina Symphony and Triangle Youth Ballet bring the timeless story of bravery and teamwork to life on stage through playful music, colorful costumes and beautiful dancing. $31. 1 and 4 p.m. Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-733-2750. ncsymphony.org.
Music of the Carolinas: Tommy Edwards and Andrew Marlin
Jan. 11 – Kick off the New Year in style with Edwards and Marlin, who represent two generations of bluegrass music. Presented with PineCone. All ages. Free. 3 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, Daniels Auditorium, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-664-8302. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Jan. 7-25 – So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. The Broadway musical features the untold story of the witches of Oz. Children under age 4 not admitted. $66-$164. See website for show times. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 919-680-2787. dpacnc.com.
“The Little Mermaid”
Jan. 16-17 – In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, to make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he has been seeking. Purchase tickets online. $10 adults, $7 kids. 7 p.m. Jan. 16; 2 p.m. Jan. 17. Stars Theater and Arts Center, 123 E. Vance St., Fuquay-Varina. 919-215-0147. etix.com.
SuperFun Show: Paperhand Puppets
Jan. 17 – Meet some of the delightful characters from Paperhand’s rich history brought to life by an experienced puppeteer. Explore the rich traditions of puppetry and mask making, see some amazing creations come alive and try on your own mask. $10 adults, $8 youth. Free for ages 2 and younger. 11 a.m. The ArtsCenter, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-929-2787 ext. 201. artscenterlive.org.
World’s Toughest Rodeo
Jan. 17 – Top cowboys compete in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding and all-women’s trick riding. Prior to the event, children can meet some of the cowboys and enjoy a free pony ride. $18-$75. Kids 12 and younger are half price. 7:30 p.m. PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
Shen Yun 2015
Jan. 27-28 – Take a journey through 5,000 years of inspired culture with classical Chinese dancers, original live music, animated backdrops and more. $60-$150. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27-28. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 1-800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
Blue Man Group Performs
Jan. 29-31 – Blue Man Group delivers a high-octane theatrical experience complete with comedy, music and technology. $37-$150. 8 p.m. Jan. 29-30; noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. ticketmaster.com.
“Beauty and the Beast”
Jan. 30-31 – Enjoy the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. All ages. Purchase tickets online. $10 adults, $7 kids. 7 p.m. Jan. 30; 2 p.m. Jan. 31. Stars Theater and Arts Center, 123 E. Vance St., Fuquay-Varina. 919-215-0147. etix.com.