November 2014 Family-Friendly Stage Performances
Mirandy and Brother Wind
Nov. 1-16 – It’s 1906 in Ridgetop, South Carolina, and Mirandy is determined to catch Brother Wind. It’s the best bet to win the cake walk, but Brother Wind eludes all the tricks that Mirandy’s friends advise. All ages. Purchase tickets online. $14 adults, $10 ages 12 and younger. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31; 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 1-2; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7; 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 8-9; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-14; 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 15-16. Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. 919-821-4579. raleighlittletheatre.org/shows/14-15/mirandy.html.
North Carolina Symphony’s Phantoms of the Orchestra
Nov. 1 – A conductor and his assistant must use a baton to control a ghoulish orchestra and lead them in concert. The story of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is brought vividly to life in this magical concert. Wear a costume and enter the costume contest before the concert. $31. 1 and 4 p.m. Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-733-2750. ncsymphony.org.
Apex High School Strings Concert and Fundraiser
Nov 4 – Enjoy music performed by the Apex High School Orchestra and Guitar Ensemble. $5 suggested donation. 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. apexstringsboosters.com.
Cary Choral Classic
Nov. 6 – See the chorales of Green Hope High School, Panther Creek High School and Cary High School perform. Works include songs by J.S. Bach, Leonard Bernstein and several contemporary composers. $5. 7 p.m. Cary High School, 638 Walnut St., Cary. greenhopefinearts.org.
Raleigh Dance Theatre Presents Storybook Tales featuring Fancy Nancy and The Mermaid Ballet and Alice in Wonderland
Nov. 8-9 – Students at the Raleigh Dance Theatre present a ballet for all ages. Purchase advance tickets online. $15 advance tickets, $18 at the door. 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 8; 3 p.m. Nov. 9. Fletcher Theater, Duke Energy Center, 2 E South St., Raleigh. 919-834-1058. raleighdance.org/season/purchase-tickets.
Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Music is Awesome!
Nov. 8 – Jump, shake and shimmy with DJ Lance Rock and a cast of colorful characters. $32-$54. 2 and 5 p.m. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
So You Think You Can Dance
Nov. 12 – The top 10 finalists from Season 11 of the Emmy-winning show perform. $51 and up. 7:30 p.m. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
Straight No Chaser
Nov. 13 – Enjoy the male a capella group. $59. 7:30 p.m. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
QDR Country for Kids Concert
Nov. 15 – Jason Michael Carrol, The Cadillac Three, Kacey Musgraves and Montgomery Gentry perform live country music. Proceeds benefit the N.C. Children’s Hospital. $35-$91. 7 p.m. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
The North Star
Nov 15-16 – Take the family for a holiday tale written by local author Dorothy Dozier and illustrated by local artist Stephanie Freese. The production is staged by the Carolina Dance Foundation. All ages. Call for fees. 7 p.m. Nov 15; 3 p.m. Nov. 16. Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-848-1830. carolinadancefoundation.org.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Nov. 18-23 – Enjoy a contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features a live orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the best-loved moments, including the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and some surprising new twists. Ages 6 and older. $46-$167. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-20; 8 p.m. Nov. 21; 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 22; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. dpacnc.com.
Carolina Youth Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
Nov. 22 – Carolina Youth Ballet, in association with the Triangle Academy of Dance, brings the timeless story of Clara and her Nutcracker to life on stage. This full-length ballet is a holiday treat for all ages and features talented young dancers, exquisite costumes, a battle between giant mice and toy soldiers, a magically growing Christmas tree and an enchanting journey to the Kingdom of Sweets. Carolina Ballet artist Adam Schiffer performs as the Nutcracker Prince and Cavalier. Purchase tickets online. $12-$27. 1 and 5 p.m. Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. carolinayouthballet.tix.com. (Photo at right of Carolina Youth Ballet courtesy of 20/20 Photo and Video)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Performs
Nov. 22 – The renowned orchestra debuts their rock opera The Christmas Attic. $40-$83. 3 and 8 p.m. PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
Triangle Youth String Orchestras Present a Children’s Concert
Nov. 22 – Hear young musicians perform string music and discuss their instruments. $5 adults, $2 children. 3 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. etix.com.
What’s Your Musical I.Q.?
Nov. 22 – Cellist Brooks Whitehouse and bassist Paul Sharpe deliver a family concert comprised of artistry, virtuosity and comic relief. Purchase tickets online. $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger. 1 p.m. Kirby Horton Hall, Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St., Durham. mallarmemusic.org/concerts.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Nov. 22-Dec. 24 – Celebrate Rudolph’s 50 years on television and see favorite characters from the special perform live on stage, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice and others. $20-$50. See website for times. Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 800-745-3000. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com/event/rudolph-broadway-4775.
The Nutcracker by Carolina Ballet
Nov. 28-Dec. 27 – Carolina Ballet’s spectacular production features lavish scenery, jaw-dropping illusions, a live orchestra and more than 100 performers. $34-$110. Showtimes at Durham Performing Arts Center are 2 p.m. Nov. 28; 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 29; 2 p.m. Nov. 30. Showtimes at UNC Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill are 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 6; 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Showtimes at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium: 7 p.m. Dec. 19; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20; 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21; 2 p.m. Dec. 22; 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-27; 2 p.m. Dec. 28. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-719-0900. carolinaballet.com.
SuperFun Show: Farmer Jason’s Holidays on the Farm
Nov. 29 – Sing along with Farmer Jason as he performs holiday classics and carols. Ages pre-K-elementary grades. $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. artscenterlive.org.