This Month's Family Performances in Raleigh and Durham
Journey with Mary into “The Secret Garden” Aug. 15-20 at Fletcher Theater in Raleigh.
Photo courtesy of Curtis Brown Photography
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.
“Motown the Musical”
Aug. 1-6 – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. $20-$75. See the website for show times and to purchase tickets. Enjoy the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and more. Hear a variety of classic songs, including “My Girl,” “ABC” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Suitable for ages 6 and older. ticketmaster.com.
“The Secret Garden”
Aug. 15-20 – Fletcher Theater, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. $25-$45. See the website for show times and to purchase tickets. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive Uncle Archibald and his son, Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden that beckons the children with haunting melodies and spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com.
Tift Merrit Performs
Aug. 19 – North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. $29-$39. Free for ages 5 and younger; ticket required. 8 p.m. Tift Merritt performs with friends. Enjoy food trucks, family play and more. Purchase tickets online. ncartmuseumorg.
Aug. 25-26 – Fletcher Theater, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. $39-$44. Enjoy a national touring dance party showcasing music of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The family-friendly theatrical performance features disco, funk, rock ‘n’ roll and Motown music; more than 100 costume changes; and nostalgic videos. Purchase tickets online. ticketmaster.com.