Triangle Stages Feature Family-Friendly Performances in May
May 3-4 – Students perform a Broadway rendition of the classic story of Oliver Twist with the message that children should be protected from the evils of abuse, such as England's Workhouses, and grow up in loving homes with Godly principles. Purchase tickets online. $8-$20. Free for ages 4 and younger. Dinner at 6 p.m., performance at 7p.m. May 3; 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 4. Cresset Christian Academy, 3707 Garrett Rd., Durham. 919-489-2655. cressetchristian.org.
Band Together NC
May 4 – The 2013 Band Together NC benefit concert features Lyle Lovett, Chatham County Line and Delta Rae. Proceeds go to the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. Purchase tickets online at etix.com. $34.50. Gates open at 5 p.m., show begins at 6 p.m. Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. bandtogethernc.org.
The Drowsy Chaperone
May 7-12 – A die-hard musical theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find — and keep — her true love. Starring Raleigh's own Clay Aiken and Beth Leavel. $20-$80. 7:30 p.m. May 7-10; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 11-12. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
May 11 – Follow the story of the boy who wouldn't grow up in Legacy Repertory Company's full-length ballet adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic fairy tale. Purchase advance tickets online or at the door. Prices increase on the day of the show. $18 adults, $15 ages 11-17; $12 ages 10 and younger. 2 p.m., 6 p.m. Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. 919-560-3030. carolinatheatre.org.
Music of the Carolinas: Myrna Bascunan and Claudia Lopez Bascunan
May 12 – This mother-daughter duo sings Chilean folk songs, plays drums and tells stories. All ages. Free. 3-4 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, Daniels Auditorium, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-664-8302. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Triangle Jewish Chorale Performs Down Home: The Cantata
May 12 – The chorale presents a newly composed piece, Down Home: The Cantata, which explores the Jewish immigrant experience in North Carolina. Free. 3 p.m. Beth Meyer Synagogue, 504 Newton Rd., Raleigh. trianglejewish chorale.org.
Carolina Ballet Presents Giselle
May 16-19 – The touchstone of ballet for the Romantic era, Giselle features amazing sets and costumes imported from Florence, Italy. $28-$66. May 16-17, 2 and 8 p.m. May 18, and 2 p.m. May 19 at Fletcher Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 8 p.m. May 23 at Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 919-719-0900. carolinaballet.com.
Applause Cary Youth Theatre Presents Sing Down the Moon
May 17-19 – This award-winning musical weaves traditional tales and original old-time music into a keepsake quilt of mountain lore and wisdom for the whole family. $10 adults, $8 students, $5 ages 5 and younger. 7:30 p.m. May 17 and 18; 2 p.m. May 19. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-469-4069. townofcary.org.
N.C. Museum of Art Summer Concert Series: Los Lobos
May 17 – The recipient of numerous Grammy Awards, Los Lobos' work embraces both the American experience and their Mexican heritage, drawing from rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music. $24 members, $19 nonmembers, $12 ages 712. Free for ages 6 and younger. 8:30 p.m. N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-715-5923. ncartmuseum.org.
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
May 18 – Three pigs build houses, and the one who builds his out of brick doesn't get eaten by the Big Bad Wolf. Based on the book by Jon Scieszka, this hilarious musical presented by Tarradiddle Players transforms the audience into the jury, and they help decide whether the Big Bad Wolf is guilty or not guilty. $7 youth/members, $9 general public, $28/family 4-pack. 11am. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-929-2787, ext. 214. artscenterlive.org.
Triangle Wind Ensemble Presents An American Celebration: Featuring Selections from the Music of John Williams
May 26 -– Enjoy a magical night of movie music, with songs from Superman, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws and more. $15 adults, $12 students. Free for ages 12 and younger. Purchase tickets on etix.com. 7:30 p.m. Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. trianglewind.org.
Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music
May 31-June 2 – Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny's new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover 'instruments' they never knew existed ... rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. $15-$25. 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m. May 31; 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. June 1; 2 p.m. June 2. PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh. 919-861-2323. Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.