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Date: November 1, 2012

Between the Bells
Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10 – This humorous and honest play is about surviving and thriving in public high school. Rated PG-13 for language and implied sexual themes. Purchase tickets online. $12 adults, $8 students. 8 p.m. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. durhamfamilytheatre.wordpress.com/dft-shows-2012-13.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Nov. 2-4, 8-11, 15-18 – This classic features the unruly Herdmans kids, who decide to take over the annual Christmas pageant. $13 adults and teens, $9 ages 12 and younger. 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 2, 8, 9, 15, 16; 1 and 5 p.m. on Nov. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17; 1 p.m. only on Nov. 18. Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. 919-821-3111. raleighlittletheatre.org.

Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players
Nov. 3 – The band sings about exciting and mundane moments of childhood. Ages pre-K-elementary. $10 youth and members, $12 general public; $40 family four-pack. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-929-2787. artscenterlive.org.

Raleigh Dance Theatre Presents Storybook Tales
Nov. 3-4 – All ages enjoy dance performances based on Snow White, Rainbow Fish and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. $12 advance tickets, $15 at the door. Noon and 4 p.m. on Nov. 3; 3 p.m. on Nov. 4. Fletcher Theater, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-834-1058. raleighdance.org.

Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble Performs
Nov. 4 – See talented youth perform jazz music. All ages. Free. 3 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-645-8435.
philharmonic-association.org.

Nutcracker With City Ballet
Nov. 10 – City Ballet presents excerpts from the classic holiday ballet. Wear ballet attire or comfortable clothes to learn some of
the dances. Free. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 919-856-6723. wakegov.com/libraries.

Sleeping Beauty
Nov. 10 – Birmingham Children’s Theatre presents this classic tale of love, courage and triumph over evil. All ages. $5. 3 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-469-4069. etix.com.

Music of the Carolinas: George Higgs
Nov. 11 – Blues singer-musician George Higgs performs harmonica and guitar music. All ages. Free. 3-4 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Triangle Youth String Orchestra Performs
Nov. 11 – Youth perform string music. All ages. Free. 3 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-645-8435.
philharmonic-association.org.

The 39 Steps
Nov. 17 – Enjoy Alfred Hitchcock’s slapstick comedy about a boring man who meets a mysterious woman claiming to be a spy. When the woman is murdered in his home, the man becomes the target of an organization called The 39 Steps. $30. 8 p.m. The
Clayton Center, 111 E. 2nd St., Clayton. theclaytoncenter.com.

Nutcracker by Carolina Ballet
Nov. 23-Dec. 2 – Production features eye-popping illusion, and beautiful sets and costumes. $25-$110. 2 p.m. on Nov. 23-25
at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh; 2 p.m. on Dec. 1-2; 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 at UNC Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill; 7 p.m. on Dec. 29 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 30 at the Durham Performing Arts Center. 919-719-0900. carolinaballet.com.

QDR Country for Kids
Nov. 27 – Features live performances from KixBrooks, Scotty McCreery, Josh Thompson, Lee Brice and others. $59.70-$70.45. 7 p.m. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.

Shrek The Musical
Nov. 27-Dec. 2 – Everyone’s favorite ogre comes to life onstage. Presented by North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South. $40-$90. 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 27-30; 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1-2. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center for the Performing
Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 1-800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 4-9, 11-16 – Enjoy the classic movie on stage when 1940s radio players perform the story as a Christmas Eve broadcast. Appropriate for ages 10 and older. $20. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28-Dec. 8 and Dec. 11-12; 2 p.m. on Dec. 8, 9 and 16.
Paul Green Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-7529. playmakersrep.org.

Cary Players Present A Christmas Story
Nov. 30-Dec. 3 – This hilarious holiday classic is based on the movie by Jean Shepherd. $16 students, $18 adults. 7:30 p.m. on
Nov. 30; 3 and 8 p.m. on Dec. 1; 3 p.m. on Dec. 2-3. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. etix.com.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
by Chip Davis
Nov. 30 – Features the Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects. $56-$77. 8 p.m. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 1-800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.

The Lost Christmas Eve
by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Dec. 1 – The renowned orchestra debuts its multi-platinum rock opera, The Lost Christmas Eve. $50.50-$70.50. 3 p.m., 8 p.m.
PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh. 1-800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.




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