This Month's Family Performances in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill
Sail the high seas with Captain Hook in "Finding Neverland" May 23-28.
Photo courtesy of Jeremy Daniel
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.
North Carolina Symphony Presents “The Pirates of Penzance”
May 5-6 – Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 8 p.m. May 5; 3 and 8 p.m. May 6. $30 and up. Actors from the UNC School of the Arts join the North Carolina Symphony for a semi-staged production of this comic masterpiece that features tenderhearted pirates and the brave daughter of a modern major general. Purchase tickets online. ncsymphony.org.
“2017 Listen to Your Mother”
May 5 – Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. 7:30 p.m. $21.50. Enjoy a night of real stories about motherhood from a cast of local women. Fifteen local writers read a 5-minute selection of their own stories about motherhood. Purchase tickets online. listentoyourmothershow.com/raleighdurham.
Applause Cary Youth Theatre Presents “The Neverending Story”
May 12-14 – Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 7:30 p.m. May 12-13; 3 p.m. May 14. $5-$10. Young theater students present the story based on the novel by Michael Ende. Purchase tickets online. etix.com.
North Carolina Symphony Presents “An Afternoon of Dr. Seuss”
May 13 – Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 1 and 4 p.m. $25. The orchestra performs music from Dr. Seuss stories, including “The Sneeches” and “Green Eggs and Ham” while fantastical tales, vocalists and dancers delight the audience. Purchase tickets online. ncsymphony.org.
Paperhand Puppet Intervention Performs
May 20 – Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 3 p.m. $8. Enter a fantastical world of giant puppets, stilt dancers, shadow puppets and music. Purchase tickets online. etix.com.
Paw Patrol Live: “Race to the Rescue”
May 20 – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. May 20; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 21. $21 and up. It’s the day of the Great Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol comes to rescue Mayor Goodway and run the race in her place. Purchase tickets online. ticketmaster.com.
Triangle Jewish Chorale Concert
May 21 – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1200 W. Cornwallis Rd., Durham. 3 p.m. Free. Donations welcome. The Triangle Jewish Chorale pays tribute to Leonard Bernstein, and includes highlights from “Candide,” “West Side Story” and “Chichester Psalms.” trianglejewishchorale.org.
“Matilda the Musical”
May 23-28 – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. See website for show times and to purchase tickets. Matilda is an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, this production has won four Tony Awards. Purchase tickets online. nctheatre.com.
May 23-28 – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. See website for show times and to purchase tickets. See the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters, Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers. Appropriate for ages 6 and older. Purchase tickets online. ticketmaster.com.