March 2015 Family Performances in Raleigh, Durham, Cary & Carrboro


From “The Secret Garden” to “Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical” to “Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show,” and more shows, Triangle stages have lots to offer families.

Applause! Cary Youth Theatre Presents “The Secret Garden”

March 1 – Orphaned and alone, Mary Lennox is sent to live at her uncle’s gloomy estate, where she discovers a once-magical garden. With the help of some new friends, Mary decides to bring the garden back to life, and restores her spirit as well. Purchase tickets online. $5-$10. 2 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-462-2055.

Harlem Globetrotters Present “Washington Generals’ Revenge Tour”

March 1 – See the famed innovators of basketball hijinks perform. $20-$155. 3 p.m. PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh. 800-745-3000.

“Legally Blond”

March 4-7 – Green Hope High School’s fine arts department presents a spring musical. Ages 13 and older. Purchase tickets online. $5-$12. 7:30 p.m. Green Hope High School, 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd., Cary. 919-380-3700.

North Carolina Symphony’s “Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage”

March 7 – Follow Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s young son Karl as he learns about his father’s life and music. $31. 1 and 4 p.m. Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-733-2750.

St. David’s School Celebration of the Arts

March 11 – The school’s fine arts department entertains with a night of music, singing, drama and an art exhibit. All ages. Free. 7 p.m. St. David’s School Performing Arts Center, 3400 White Oak Rd., Raleigh.

SuperFun Show: “Animalia” by Hobey Fords Golden Rod Puppets

March 14 – Take a peek into the world of birds, experience a frog and butterfly’s metamorphoses and witness an undersea ballet of whales and frolicking dolphins. This visual treat explores the wonderful world of animals through Hobey Ford’s foam puppets. Purchase tickets online. $9 adults, $7 youth. Free for ages 2 and younger. 11 a.m. The ArtsCenter, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-929-2787, ext. 201.

“Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical”

March 19-28 – Squire Theatre presents Disney’s classic story of the beloved English nanny. All ages. $20 adults, $14 students. 7 p.m. March 19-20; 1 and 7 p.m. March 21; 7 p.m. March 26-27; 1 and 7 p.m. March 28. Squire Theatre, North Raleigh Christian Academy, 7300 Perry Creek Rd., Raleigh. 919-573-7900.

“Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show”

March 20-21 – Disney characters and a world-class illusionist perform magic from legendary Disney films live on stage. See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown, the spectacular levitation of Aladdin’s Princess Jasmine, the enchanted dancing brooms of Fantasia and much more. $35-$81. 7 p.m. March 20; 11 a.m. March 21. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 919-680-2787.

“Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood”

March 20-21 – Take the family for a ’50s musical parody of “Little Red Riding Hood” featuring elementary-age students. $6 advance tickets, $10 at the door. 7 p.m. March 20; 2 p.m. March 21. Journey Church, 3500 Spring Forest Rd., Raleigh. 919-801-7730.

American Girl Fashion Show

March 21-22 – More than 140 local and regional girls model American Girl fashions. Purchase tickets online. Learn more at All ages. $49-$75. 11 a.m., 3 p.m. Crown Center Ballroom, 1960 Coliseum Dr., Fayetteville. 800-745-3000.

Ardried’s Movement: “Dance Off” Competition

March 21 – See 10-15 dance teams battle to become the 2015 Raleigh-Durham Dance Team Champions. Purchase tickets online or at the door. $5-$20. Free for ages 10 and younger. 3-7 p.m. Kestrel Heights School, 4700 S. Alston Ave., Durham. 919-697-6226.


March 27-29 – The renowned eight-member troupe uses matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, hubcaps and more to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Ages 6 and older. Purchase tickets online. $35-$69. 8 p.m. March 27; 2 and 8 p.m. March 28; 1 and 6:30 p.m. March 29. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 919-680-2787.  Photo above of “Stomp” courtesy of Steve McNicholas

Family Concert at Duke Gardens: “Dance, Danse, Danzon”

March 29 – Enjoy music from different cultures, composed with dancing in mind. Purchase tickets online. $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger. 2 p.m. Doris Duke Center at Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St., Durham.

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