Triangle Stages Feature Family-Friendly Performances in August
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
Aug. 1-3 – The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this parable featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. $10 adults, $5 students. 7:30 p.m. The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. 919-553-1737. theclaytoncenter.com.
"The Hollow Crown"
Aug. 1-4 – A favorite of the Royal Shakespeare Company, this theatrical work unfolds through music, poetry, speeches, letters and other writings as the players bring to life British Royals from William I to Queen Victoria, and singers intersperse songs from the proper periods. A $10 donation is requested. Free. 6:30 p.m. Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. 800-838-3006. historystage.org.
"The Sword of Peace"
Aug. 1, 3, 9, 15, 17 and 23 – This portrayal of the American Revolution tells the story of the peaceful Quakers in central North Carolina struggling alongside their neighbors to either take up arms or remain true to their faith. Purchase tickets online. $16 adults, $8 ages 11 and younger. 8 p.m. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, 301 Drama Rd., Snow Camp. snowcampdrama.com.
"Pathway to Freedom"
Aug. 2, 8, 10, 16, 22 and 24 – Watch an account of the struggles and heroism of the 1840s and 1850s along the Underground Railroad from North Carolina to Indiana. Both individuals and some organized religions fought slavery in the legislature and on the farms, while others freed slaves in clandestine efforts. Purchase tickets online. $16 adults, $8 ages 11 and younger. 8 p.m. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, 301 Drama Rd., Snow Camp. snowcampdrama.com.
N.C. Museum of Art Summer Concert Series: Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers
Aug. 3 – Hear the Grammy-winning singer and his band perform folk, rock, bluegrass and electronica music. Purchase tickets online. $22 members, $27 nonmembers, $13.50 ages 7-18. Free for ages 6 and younger. 8 p.m. N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-715-5923. ncartmuseum.org.
Aug. 3, 7, 17 and 21 – A modern twist to the classic tale takes a fifth-grader to the Age of Charlemagne. He meets Princess Aurora and together, they journey back to today's Age of Computers. Purchase tickets online. $5/person. 10 a.m. Aug. 3 and 17; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and 21. Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, 301 Drama Rd., Snow Camp. snowcampdrama.com.
Children of the Horn Performs
Aug. 4 – The Raleigh-based group combines influences from soul jazz, funk, rock, R&B and world music. All ages. Purchase tickets at the door. $10. 7 p.m. Burning Coal, Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk St., Raleigh. 919-834-4001. burningcoal.org.
Paperhand Puppet Intervention: Invisible Earth
Aug. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30 and Sept. 1 – Paperhand Puppet Intervention's 14th annual puppet extravaganza is a treat for all ages. Join the Monkeys of the Modern World for an evening of exploration and enchantment. The show features masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets and live music by acclaimed composer Ari Picker. Tickets sold on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 p.m. $12 adults, $8 kids suggested donation. Free for ages 3 and younger. Preshow begins at 6:20 p.m. The Forest Theatre, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-923-1857. paperhand.org.
"The Ugly Duckling"
Aug. 10, 14 and 24 – This enchanting musical, based on the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen, features audience participation, resolution of family conflict and an ecological touch. Purchase tickets online. $5/person. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14; 10 a.m. Aug. 10 and 24. Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, 301 Drama Rd., Snow Camp. snowcampdrama.com.
Disney Junior Live On Tour: Pirate and Princess Adventure
Aug. 16 – Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia the First and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it's off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. $23-$63. 4 and 7 p.m. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 919-680-2787. dpacnc.org.
N.C. Museum of Art Summer Concert Series: Tift Merritt
Aug. 17 – Hear the North Carolina native perform songs from her newest album. Purchase tickets online. $17 members, $22 nonmembers, $11 ages 718. Free for ages 6 and younger. 8 p.m. N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-715-5923. ncartmuseum.org.
Triangle Youth Jazz Summer Ensemble Performs
Aug. 17 – See talented youth perform music. All ages. Free. 4:45 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-645-8435. philharmonic-association.org.
Triangle Youth String Orchestra Performs
Aug. 17 – See talented youth perform music. All ages. Free. 3 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-645-8435. philharmonic-association.org.
N.C. Museum of Art Summer Concert Series: Lost Bayou Ramblers
Aug. 24 – Enjoy a performance by the Cajun-rock band, followed by a showing of the PG-13 film, "Beasts of the Southern Wild." The Lost Bayou Ramblers were key contributors to the movie's soundtrack. Purchase tickets online. $13 members, $18 nonmembers, $9 ages 7-18. Free for ages 6 and younger. 7 p.m. N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-715-5923. ncartmuseum.org.
Aug. 24 – This screening of Grease features subtitles so the audience can sing along. Wear a costume for an on-stage fancy-dress competition. Purchase tickets online. $12 adults, $7 ages 2-12. 8 p.m. Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. 800-514-3849. etix.com.
Last Fridays: Blues on the Burwell Lawn
Aug. 30 – Enjoy live blues music. Take a blanket and dancing shoes. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Burwell School, 319 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. burwellschool.org.