Triangle Stages Feature Family-Friendly Performances in April

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Look below for April family performances across the Triangle. Visit our Things to Do and Family Fun pages for even more events.

Cary Town Band Presents Opera-tune-ity
April 5 – The band performs selections from famous operas. Free. 7:30 p.m. Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place, Cary. 919-460-4963.

“Disney Winnie the Pooh Kids”
April 12-14 – Take a fun journey through the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh and friends. $14. 6:30 p.m. April 12; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on April 13; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on April 14. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 1-800-745-3000.

The Okee Dokee Brothers
April 13 – Hear childhood best friends Joe and Justin perform American folk music. Grades pre-K-elementary. $7 youth/members, $9 general public, $28/family 4-pack. 11 a.m. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-929-2787, ext. 214.

Music of the Carolinas: Donna Ray Norton
April 14 – Hear ballads from an eighth-generation descendant of the original settlers of Madison County and their musical traditions. All ages. Free. 3-4 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, Daniels Auditorium, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-664-8302.

Fancy Free/Carolina Jamboree
April 18-21 and 26 – Fancy Free was the first ballet choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Carolina Jamboree with The Red Clay Ramblers is a combination of ballet and bluegrass will have you dancing in the aisles. $22-$66. 8 p.m. April 18 and 19; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 20; 2 p.m. April 21; Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 8 p.m. April 26; Durham Performing Arts Center. 919-719-0900.

Farmer Jason Performs
April 20 – Farmer Jason entertains with sing-alongs, dancing and discussions about nature appreciation, ecology and farm animals. $5. 3 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-469-4069.

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom
April 20 – Mutual of Omaha’s special Wild Kingdom ambassador Peter Gros introduces friendly exotic animals and shares stories of conservation, travel and wildlife filming. $32. 8 p.m. The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. 919-553-1737.

April 20 – Enjoy musical performances featuring Triangle-area piano students. Presented by the Durham Music Teachers Association. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Northgate Mall, Macy’s Court, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. 919-286-4400.

April 26 and May 3 – Students perform a Broadway rendition of “Oliver Twist,” which displays the message that children should be protected from the evils of abuse and brought up in loving homes with Godly principles. Purchase tickets online. $5-$18. Free for ages 4 and younger. Dinner at 6 p.m., performance at 7 p.m. April 26 and May 3; 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 27 and May 4. Cresset Christian Academy, 3707 Garrett Rd., Durham. 919-489-2655.

Sing-a-long “Sound of Music”
April 26 – This screening of “The Sound of Music” features subtitles for the audience to sing along to. Wear a costume for an on-stage fancy-dress competition. Purchase tickets online. $12 for adults, $7 for ages 2-12. 8 p.m. Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. 800-514-3849.

Triangle Jewish Chorale Performs “Down Home: The Cantata”
April 28 – The chorale presents a newly composed piece, “Down Home: The Cantata,” which explores the Jewish immigrant experience in North Carolina. Free. 3 p.m. Goodson Chapel, Duke University, Durham.

Triangle Wind Ensemble Spring Concert: “Resplendant Spring”
April 28 – Enjoy music that welcomes spring. $12 adults, $8 students, $4 ages 5 and younger. 3 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary.

“The Brementown Musicians”
May 3-4 – When a farmer and his wife decide their donkey, Donny, is past his usefulness, Donny decides to follow his dream of becoming a famous musician. During his journey to Brementown, the music Mecca, Donny meets many interesting characters — some who help him along his way, others who challenge his goal. $15 adults and teens, $10 ages 12 and younger. 7:30 p.m. March 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. March 4, 5, 11, 12, and 18; 1 p.m. March 19. Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. 919-821-3111.

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