Triangle Stages Offer Family-Friendly Performances in July
How I Became a Pirate
July 11-20 – Young Jeremy Jacob is digging in the sand when he is greeted by Captain Braid Beard and his mates, and is recruited to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. The captain introduces the boy to his pirate crewmembers, who share with him the ins and outs of a pirate’s life at sea. In turn, Jeremy shares with them what a typical kid’s day is like and describes the game of soccer. All ages. Purchase tickets online. $14-$37. 6:30 p.m. July 11; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. July 12-13; 6:30 p.m. July 18; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. July 19-20. Fletcher Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-996-8700. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com.
Loudon Wainwright III and Iris DeMent
July 12 – Hear the music of two of America’s most distinctive singer-songwriters. Purchase tickets online. $24 adults, $12 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.
American Idol Live 2014 Tour
July 13 – The finalists from season 13 of American Idol perform. Purchase tickets online. $53-$92. 7:30 p.m. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. ticketmaster.com.
July 16-20 – Enjoy the classic musical performed by students in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory. Purchase tickets online. $15 adults, $10 ages 18 and younger. 7:30 p.m. July 16-19; 2 p.m. July 20. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-7529. playmakersrep.org.
Children’s Matinee Series: Paul Taylor Dance Company
July 19 – The dance company performs with poignant, powerful and breathtaking explorations into life’s most complex issues. All ages. After the performance, enjoy a free kids party in the lobby featuring live music, activities, snacks and more. $16. 1 p.m. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 919-684-6402. americandancefestival.org.
Fiddler on the Roof
July 25-Aug. 3 – Young performers present this musical set in Tsarist Russia in 1905, which follows a father as he tries to uphold tradition in a changing political and social landscape. Purchase tickets online. $11. 7:30 p.m. July 25; 3 and 7:30 p.m. July 26-27; 7:30 p.m. July 31-Aug 1; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-3. Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. raleighlittletheatre.org.
The Little Mermaid
July 29-Aug. 3 – Based on the classic Disney animated feature, this North Carolina Theatre musical features a beautiful young mermaid who longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. $34-94. 7:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 1; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-3; Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. nctheatre.com.