This Month's Family Performances in the Triangle
"Peter and the Wolf" will be performed Oct. 28 in Raleigh.
Photo courtesy of Michael Zirkle
Nothing beats theater and live shows for beauty, suspense, laughs and learning. Check out what's happening this month on stages in Raleigh, Durham and surrounding Triangle towns.
Carolina Ballet Presents 'The Ugly Duckling'
Oct. 1 – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 2 p.m. $32-$72. Carolina Ballet presents the tale of an ugly little duckling that ultimately transforms into a beautiful swan. All ages. Purchase tickets online. carolinaballet.com.
Oct. 1 – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 1 and 6:30 p.m. $20-$105. The golden age of the circus comes alive with puppetry, contortionists, acrobats and more. All ages. Purchase tickets online. ticketmaster.com.
Carolina Ballet Presents 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Haunted Tales'
Oct. 12-29 – Fletcher Theater, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. See the website for show times and to purchase tickets. Carolina Ballet presents a night of haunted stories and bewitching tales. ticketmaster.com.
Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina Concert
Oct. 12 – Centennial Square, 102 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. The world famous Embers perform at an outdoor concert in the heart of downtown Fuquay-Varina. fuquay-varina.org.
'Grace for President'
Oct. 13-22 – Raleigh Little Theater, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. See the website for show times and to purchase tickets. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace Campbell decides she wants to be president and inspires a school election. She seems the likely winner until the most popular boy runs against her. Grace and her classmates discover what it takes to be the best candidate and learn about the fun and hilarity in the wonderful world of politics. raleighlittletheatre.org.
Flamenco Carolina Performs
Oct. 15 – Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 2:30-3:30 p.m. $3/person. Enjoy traditional Flamenco dance. All ages. carrbororec.org.
Burns and Company Performs
Oct. 18 – Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 10:30-11:30 a.m. $3/person. Burns and Company delights audiences with storytelling, mime and ventriloquism for all ages. carrbororec.org.
Rhythm and Brews
Oct. 20 – 100 S. Third St., downtown Smithfield. 7-9 p.m. Free. Enjoy a night of singing, dancing and fun activities for all ages. Free carriage rides take place from 6-9 p.m. downtownsmithfield.com.
'Sense and Sensibility'
Oct. 22-Nov. 5 – Center for Dramatic Art, 250 Country Club Rd., Chapel Hill. See the website for show times and to purchase tickets. In the wake of their father’s death, two radically different sisters — sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne — face wave after wave of dance partners and dinner parties amid an English society mad for gossip. playmakersrep.org.
Cary Town Band Presents 'Spooky Music'
Oct. 27 – Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 7:30 p.m. Free. Get into the Halloween spirit as the Cary Town Band performs spooky music accompanied by dancers from Graceful Expressions. townofcary.org.
North Carolina Symphony Presents 'Peter and the Wolf'
Oct. 28 – Meymandi Concert Hall, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 1 and 4 p.m. $13-$26. The North Carolina Symphony and the Triangle Youth Ballet bring Prokofiev’s timeless story of bravery to life on stage through playful music, colorful costumes and beautiful dance. ncsymphony.org.
'Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns'
Oct. 31-Nov. 5 – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. See the website for show times and to purchase tickets. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera” continues in a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Purchase tickets online. Ages 5 and younger not admitted. ticketmaster.com.