Family Performances in the Triangle
Check out what's happening this month on local stages
See "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Durham Performing Arts Center Jan. 8-13.
Photo courtesy of Joan Marcus
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.
Jan. 4-6 – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. See the website for show times and to purchase tickets. $76-$141/person. Take a magical journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture as Shen Yun entertains all ages with classical dance, orchestral music, storytelling and more.
Jan. 12 – The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St, Carrboro. 6-7 p.m. $10/person. The ensemble performs family-friendly improv scenes based on audience suggestions. Purchase tickets online.
Jan. 23-Feb. 10 – PlayMakers Repertory Company, Joan H Gillings Center for Dramatic Art, 120 Country Club Rd., Chapel Hill. See the website for show times and to purchase tickets. The world premiere by emerging playwright Charly Evon Simpson takes audiences on a theatrical journey to a place where lights flicker, things fall from the sky, and a sister finds solace on a bridge. Ages 14 and older.
Jan. 26 – Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 7:30 p.m. $23-$27/person. Building on more than three generations of musicianship, Doug and Jennifer Leahy and their six children keep the Leahy tradition alive through Celtic-based music, song and dance. Purchase tickets online.
Jan. 8-13 – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. See the website for show times and to purchase tickets. $76 and up. A talented cast and lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Jan. 18-19 – Meymandi Concert Hall, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 8 p.m. $18-$65. Hand-picked by the “piano man” himself for the starring role in the Broadway musical “Movin’ Out,” Grammy- and Tony-nominated Michael Cavanaugh performs Billy Joel’s biggest hits with the North Carolina Symphony, including “She’s Got a Way,” “New York State of Mind,” “Uptown Girl” and “Only the Good Die Young.” Purchase tickets online.
Jan. 27 – The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St, Carrboro. 3 and 4:30 p.m. $8/person. Take a magical and musical journey with Luna as she encounters galloping horses, a swimming turtle and a soaring hummingbird. Together, Luna and her new friends overcome challenges and learn the true power of friendship. Purchase tickets online.