This Month's Family Performances in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" lights up Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh March 9-April 2.
Photo courtesy of Curtis Brown
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.
“Brain Candy Live!”
March 1 – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 7:30 p.m. $39.50 and up. Adam Savage, co-host of the TV show “Mythbusters,” and Michael Stevens, creator of YouTube Channel’s “Vsauce,” unleash their collective sense of wonder and curiosity for audiences to join in and get their minds messy. Purchase tickets online. ticketmaster.com.
“An Evening of Entertainment”
March 3 – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 7 p.m. $12-$35. Enjoy choral students from Durham Public Schools performing a wide variety of music. The show includes both choral and choreographed numbers. Proceeds fund scholarships for DPS seniors. Purchase tickets online. ticketmaster.com.
Peak Players Productions Presents “9 to 5: The Musical”
March 3-4 and 9-11 – Apex High School Auditorium, 1501 Laura Duncan Rd., Apex. $8-$9. Enjoy music and lyrics by Dolly Parton during this hilarious story of friendship and revenge set in the late 1970s during the Rolodex era. Purchase tickets online. apexdrama.com.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
March 9-April 2 – Kennedy Theatre, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. $10-$15. See website for show times and to purchase tickets. Enjoy a contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s whimsical tale of fairies, lovers and woodland mischief. Purchase tickets online. theatreraleigh.com.
Green Hope Fine Arts Presents Disney’s “Tarzan”
March 16-19 – Green Hope High School, 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd., Cary. $8-$20. See website for show times and to purchase tickets. Join the adventure with Tarzan, Jane and the jungle kingdom as they come to life on stage. greenhopefinearts.org.
“When She Had Wings”
March 17-April 2 – Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. $14/adult, $10 ages 12 and younger. See website for show times and to purchase tickets. A young girl dreams about taking flight in the makeshift airplane that she has built in her backyard. After a huge storm, she finds an elderly woman who looks and sounds like a bird, but who just might be Amelia Earhart. Purchase tickets online. raleighlittletheatre.org/shows/16-17/wings.html.
March 23-April 2 – Kennedy Theatre, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. $10-$15. See website for show times and to purchase tickets. Tweens navigate their way through the woods as they fight to overcome a common adversary. Purchase tickets online. theatreraleigh.com
Cary Ballet Presents “Mixed Repertorie”
March 24-25 – Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. $18-$22. See website for show times and to purchase tickets. Talented ballet students perform divertissements of the classical ballet “Le Corsaire,” featuring pirates, betrayal, liberation and the triumph of true love. etix.com.
Carolina Children’s Theatre Presents “The Snow Queen”
March 24-25 – Holly Spring Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. $11. See website for show times and to purchase tickets. Enjoy a musical adaptation of the classical tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Journey with Gerda to discover adventure and learn the importance of friendship. etix.com.
“CDF Spring Extravaganza”
March 25-26 – Rolesville High School, 1099 E. Young St., Rolesville. 7 p.m. March 25, 3 p.m. March 26. $12. Purchase tickets at the door or call 919-848-1830. Take the family for an inspirational evening of contemporary, ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, musical theater and street jazz. Proceeds benefit the Outreach Program for Carolina Dance Foundation. carolinadancefoundation.org.
Raleigh Little Theatre Presents Excerpts of “James and the Giant Peach”
March 31 – Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Rd., Cary. 7 p.m. Free. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to cut down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach. He finds himself among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2647.