October Stage Performances for Triangle Families
From a Dracula performance by Carolina Ballet to the kindie band's Rolie Polie Guacamole interactive show to Cary Youth Theatre's Around the World in 80 Days, Triangle stages offer family-friendly performances for tots, tweens and teens in October.
Dracula by Carolina Ballet
Oct. 9-26 – Bram Stoker's Dracula and Edgar Allen Poe's The Masque of the Red Death return to Carolina Ballet, brought to life through the choreography of Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Robert Weiss. The ballet features original music by J. Mark Scearce, played live by an intimate chamber ensemble. Hauntingly theatrical and seductively beautiful, this program will have you on the edge of your seat. Appropriate for ages 12 and older. $41-$83. 8 p.m. Oct. 9-10; 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 11; 2 p.m. Oct. 12; 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 18; 2 p.m. Oct. 19; 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 25; 2 p.m. Oct. 26. . Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-719-0900. carolinaballet.com.
SuperFun Show: Rolie Polie Guacamole
Oct. 11 – The kindie band performs an interactive show featuring funk, rock and folk music highlighting healthy eating and living habits. Pre-K-elementary grades. $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.
St. David's School Fall Band and Choir Sampler
Oct. 13 – St. David's School's award-winning band and choirs as present a variety of musical genres. All ages. Free. 7 p.m. St. David's School Performing Arts Center, 3400 White Oak Rd., Raleigh. 919-782-3331. sdsw.org.
Around the World in 80 Days
Oct. 17-18 – Applause! Cary Youth Theatre presents the tale about Phileas Fogg on his insane attempt to circle the globe in 80 days. To win a wager, Fogg must race against elephants, typhoons, trains -- and one determined detective. See website for fees. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-18; 2 p.m. Oct. 19. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-462-2055. etix.com.
Oct. 29 – Jazz, modern and hip-hop choreography fuse in this high-energy, contemporary dance program. Purchase tickets online. $61-$75. 8 p.m. Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. ticketmaster.com.