March 2016 Children's Shows in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Carrboro

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Gustafer Yellowgold returns to Carrboro with award-winning illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor.

“The Lion King”

Through March 20 – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. $43-$83. See the popular stage musical of Disney’s animated film “The Lion King.” Visit the website for showtimes and to purchase tickets. ticketmaster.com.

“Tempest Fantasy”

March 3-20 – With theatrical sets and costumes, Carolina Ballet presents an ethereal production of William Shakespeare’s play that is set to Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning score. Visit the website for showtimes and to purchase tickets. ticketmaster.com.

“Gustafer Yellowgold's Dark Pie Concerns”

March 5 – The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. 11 a.m. $10/person. Gustafer Yellowgold returns to Carrboro in an absurdly funny and touching concert of live songs, stories and animation performed by award-winning illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor. Purchase ticket online. artscenterlive.org.

“Miss Nelson is Missing”

March 12-27 – Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. 5 p.m. $17/adult, $11 ages 12 and younger. Miss Nelson is too nice and can’t control her classroom. She disappears and is replaced by the evil Miss Swamp, who is a strict disciplinarian. Desperate, the children try to get her back – but will they ever find her? Purchase tickets online. raleighlittletheatre.org/shows/15-16/missnelson.html.

“The Composer is Dead”

March 12 – Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 1 p.m., 4 p.m. $23. A detective interrogates each section of the orchestra to determine who killed the conductor. Join the North Carolina Symphony as Lemony Snicket’s popular children’s book comes to life with music by Nathaniel Stookey. Purchase tickets online. ticketmaster.com.

“The Tortoise & The Hare… The Musical”

March 19 – Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 3 p.m. $8/person. 919-462-2055. Atlantic Coast Theatre For Youth delivers an updated twist on the beloved Aesop fable. Bunni Hare is quick and wins every race, so how can anyone compete, especially someone like Thomas Tortoise? This interactive performance for children in grades K-5 wraps up with an anti-bullying lesson. Purchase tickets online. etix.com.

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