Triangle Stages Feature Family Performances in March
Look below for March family performances across the Triangle. Visit our Things to Do and Family Fun pages for even more events.
Cary Youth Theatre Presents "Old Drye Frye"
March 1-3 – Preacher Man Old Drye Frye loves to visit his neighbors, especially at suppertime. One day, he chokes on a chicken bone and the whole community passes his body around like a hot potato — and learns a thing or two about greed. $10 adults, $8 students, $5 ages 5 and younger. 7:30 p.m. March 1-2; 2 p.m. March 3. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 1-800-514-3849. etix.com.
Harlem Globetrotters' You Write the Rules Tour
March 1 – See the famed innovators of basketball hijinks perform. $20-$155. 7 p.m. PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh. 1-800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
"Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale"
March 1-3 – A magical new musical featuring that beautiful princess with long, long hair trapped in a tower, a handsome young suitor who doesn't quite know what he's searching for, an evil witch who has her eye on what should be Rapunzel's kingdom, and a tired, yet philosophical, old dragon who tries to make sense of it all. All ages. $14 and up. 6:30 p.m. March 1; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. March 2; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 3. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 1-800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
"Snow White, The Queen's Fair Daughter"
March 1-3 and 7-10 – This version of the classic story contains many of the familiar elements but includes a surprise ending to reveal what happens after the disguised Queen tricks Snow White into eating the famous poisoned apple. $15 adults and teens, $10 ages 12 and younger. 7:30 p.m. March 1, 7 and 8; 1 and 5 p.m. March 2, 3 and 9; 1 p.m. March 10. Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. 919-821-3111. raleighlittletheatre.org.
"The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder
March 1-2 – This fun and fast paced comedy chronicling the relationship of Horace Vandergelder and Dolly Levi was adapted into the Broadway musical "Hello Dolly!" $10 adults, $5 students. 7:30 p.m. The Clayton Center, 111 E. 2nd St., Clayton. 919-553-1737. claytonyouththeater.com.
Carolina Ballet Presents "The Rite of Spring"
March 7-10, 16-17 and 23-24 – This ballet production, coupled with a two-piano score performed live, celebrates the creative power of spring. $28-$66. 8 p.m. March 7 and 8; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 9, 16 and 23; 2 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24; Fletcher Theater, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-719-0900. carolinaballet.com/program/the-rite-of-spring.
N.C. Symphony Presents "Rhythm in Your Rubbish"
March 9 – A bang-up collaboration with Platypus Theatre features two colorful characters discovering all the little things that ring, whistle, band and sing using the most ordinary of objects. $20. 1 p.m., 4 p.m. Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-733-2750. ncsymphony.org.
March 9 – Take the family out for a day devoted to puppets. Enjoy all-day crafts, puppet shows at 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and noon (tickets will be distributed in the morning for the puppet shows), and performances by the Grey Seal Puppets at 2 and 3 p.m. Call to register for the Grey Seal Puppet shows. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Dr., Apex. 919-387-2100. wakegov.com/libraries.
March 10 – Basant Bahar uses Indian-themed dance and music to herald the advent of spring. Free. 4 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-469-4069. humsub.net.
Music of the Carolinas: Jamie Laval
March 10 – This energetic Celtic violinist performs traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec. All ages. Free. 3-4 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, Daniels Auditorium, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-664-8302. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
March 14-16 and 21-23 – A musical based on the true story of the great ship's maiden voyage from departure in Southampton, England to the sinking in the Atlantic. The show touches on issues such as class, immigration and mankind's vulnerability in the face of nature, and follows actual passengers and crew members. $20 adults, $14 students. 7 p.m. March 14, 15, 21 and 22; 1 and 7 p.m. March 16 and 23. North Raleigh Christian Academy, 7300 Perry Creek Rd., Raleigh. 919-573-1642. nrcaknights.com.
"Fun on 42nd Street"
March 15-16 – This spunky spoof of a backstage musical features a down-on-his-luck director, a temperamental star, some dimwitted gangsters, a throng of high-kicking chorus girls, several overworked seamstresses and a few clowns. Ages 6-14. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Advance tickets are $6; $10 at the door. 7 p.m. March 15; 2 p.m. March 16. Journey Church, 3600 Spring Forest Rd., Raleigh. 919-605-9946. raleighact.com.
Jabali African Acrobats
March 16 – Direct from Mombasa, Kenya, these performers combine fast-paced movement, music, dance and daring acrobatic feats. All ages. $7 youth/members, $9 general public, $28/family 4-pack. 11 a.m. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-929-2787, ext. 214. artscenterlive.org.