Kid-Friendly Theatre Productions in the Triangle: Summer/Fall 2021

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Theatre is an art form that brings storytelling to life, and who knows bringing stories to life better than children, experts in make-believe? In that case, it’s a perfect time to introduce them to the magic of theatre, entertainment that is easily relatable. We looked high and low for the most kid-friendly productions happening in the Triangle from Aug. to Oct. In our search, 6 fit the “play”bill. The spectrum goes from silly kid fun antics to tackling larger social issues. Please contact the theatre for a more in-depth synopsis to assure each play is the right fit for you and your family.

Seussical the Musical

  • Poiema Arts, Inc., Christian Life Fellowship, 3209 Gresham Lake Rd Suite #136, Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Aug. 13-14th; Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm
  • Adults $10 & Students $7
  • Runtime: 1hr and 15min with no intermission
  • A visit to the world of Dr. Seuss suited for the entire family. Favorite characters like the Cat in the Hat and Horton the Elephant make appearances. Does Horton hear a Who? Or is it just his imagination? Find out in this kid-friendly musical.


  • DPAC123 Vivian Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701
  • Sep. 45; Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 1 & 7pm
  • Seats start at $24.50 + taxes & fees
  • Runtime: 1hr and 45min with no intermission
  • STOMP made its explosive debut in 1994. Almost 30 years later it is still a must-see hit. From matchboxes to hubcaps, the eight players create music by manipulating objects into the most unique pieces of percussion. This experience is for all ages so bring the whole family along for this pulsating show.


  • Pure Life Theatre, Historic Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St. Suite 113, Raleigh NC 27607
  • Sept. 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26; Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm; Sundays 3pm
  • Seats start at $15
  • Runtime: 2hrs with an intermission
  • The musical explores the Jim Crow south and what changes are possible for the present and future. The preacher Purlie comes into town and shakes things up while attempting to give freedom to his community.


  • Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, 123 East Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
  • Sept 16-18 at 7:30pm
  • Adults $14 & Seniors/Students $12
  • Runtime: 2hrs with an intermission
  • Nunsense is a dark-comedy musical centered around a variety show the nuns organize to raise funds. Doesn’t sound too dark, huh? They’re raising funds because the cook accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and now they are in need of burial plans. Although this play starts with death, the antics that unravel are a treat for all. Ballet, circus performances, interactive audience quizzes, music, and more can be experienced at this production.

Cary the Stories

  • Cary Players, Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary, NC 27511
  • September 24-26 & October 1-3; Fridays 7:30pm; Saturdays 3 & 7:30pm; Sundays 3pm
  • Ticket Information: TBD
  • Runtime: Unknown
  • A new original play by Dr. Katherine Loflin, commemorating the 150 year anniversary of Cary. This walk through history will highlight Cary’s most famous stories and lesser-known ones too. A fun but educational way to learn more about a favorite town of the Triangle.

Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play”

  • Raleigh Little Theatre, Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre, 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Oct 23-31; Saturdays 1 & 4pm; Sundays 1 & 4pm
  • Adults $17 & Children (12 and under) $12
  • Runtime: 1hr with no intermission
  • A family musical based on Mo Willem’s Elephant & Piggie books. Gerald the elephant and Piggie the pig are having the best day ever until a toy gets broken and feelings get hurt. Will they ever be able to mend their relationship? Find out in this fun-filled, kid-friendly performance.
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