May 2015: Family-Friendly Performances Fill Triangle Stages

Onstage

Carolina Ballet Presents “Swan Lake”
May 2-3 – Enjoy the story of a princess who is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse, the prince who falls in love with her and the evil sorcerer’s daughter who lures the prince into being unfaithful. $41-$99. 8 p.m. May 2; 2 p.m. May 3. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 919-719-0900. carolinaballet.com.

“Annelies”
May 2 – Join the Choral Society of Durham and choirs from Riverside High School and Durham School of the Arts for a haunting work based on “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.” All ages. Free-$22. 8 p.m. Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Dr., Durham. 919-560-2733. choral-society.org.

“Cinderella”
May 14-17 – Carolina Ballet presents the classic story of a beautiful orphan, her fairy godmother and a charming prince. A journey of long suffering and grace is rewarded one night with magic, love and a fabulous pair of shoes. $27-$68. 8 p.m. May 14-15; 2 and 8 p.m. May 16; 2 p.m. May 17. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-719-0900. carolinaballet.com.

Applause! Cary Youth Theatre Presents “The Phantom Tollbooth”
May 15-17 – When Milo is transported to the Land of Wisdom, he learns of a great argument over words and numbers between King Azaz and The Mathemagician, and is sent to rescue Princesses Rhyme and Reason. Along the way, Milo gains skills and knowledge, and realizes his attitude towards learning will never be the same. Purchase tickets online. $5-$10. 7:30 p.m. May 15-16; 2 p.m. May 17. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-462-2055. etix.com.

“Shrek the Musical Jr.”
May 15-16 – Raleigh ACT Step Up Class performs the tale about a green ogre and his friends. All ages. $10 advance tickets, $15 at the door. 7 p.m. May 15, 2 p.m. May 16. Journey Church, 3500 Spring Forest Rd., Raleigh. 919-801-7730. raleighact.com.

Summerfest: “Rhapsody in Blue” and “New World Symphony”
May 23 – Celebrate Memorial Weekend with an all-American program. Purchase tickets online. $28-$32. Ages 12 and younger admitted free on the lawn. 7:30 p.m. Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. 919-733-2750. ncsymphony.org.

Summerfest: “Your Favorite Light Classics”
May 30 – Take the family for light classical music, including Grieg’s “Peer Gynt,” Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody” and other selections. Purchase tickets online. $28-$32. Ages 12 and younger admitted free on the lawn. 7:30 p.m. Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. 919-733-2750. ncsymphony.org.

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