Triangle Stages Offer Family-Friendly Performances in August
From the Carolina Chocolate Drops’ old-fashioned string band music to Aida, The Painted Bird’s puppetry and Fiddler on the Roof, Triangle stages are offering lots of shows for children and their families.
Aug. 1-2 – Clayton Youth Theater presents Elton John and Tim Rice’s timeless love story of an enslaved princess and an Egyptian soldier. $10 adults, $5 students. 7:30 p.m. The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. 919-553-1737. theclaytoncenter.com.
Fiddler on the Roof
Aug. 1-3 – Young performers present this musical set in Tsarist Russia in 1905, which follows a father as he tries to uphold tradition in a changing political and social landscape. Purchase tickets online. $11. 7:30 p.m. Aug 1; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-3. Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. raleighlittletheatre.org.
N.C. Museum of Art Summer Concert Series: An Evening with Judy Collins
Aug. 2 – Hear the famed artist perform her classic songs. Purchase tickets online. $28 adults, $14 ages 7-18. Free for ages 6 and younger. 8 p.m. N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-715-5923. ncartmuseum.org/calendar.
Pathway to Freedom
Aug. 2 and 8 – Enjoy an exciting account of the struggles and heroism of the 1840s and 1850s along the “Underground Railroad” from North Carolina to Indiana. Both individuals and organized religions fought slavery in the legislature and on the farms, while others freed slaves as part of clandestine efforts. Parental discretion advised. Purchase tickets online. $16 adults, $8 ages 11 and younger. 8 p.m. Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, 301 Drama Rd., Snow Camp. snowcampdrama.com.
N.C. Museum of Art Summer Concert Series: Carolina Chocolate Drops
Aug. 9 – The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform old-fashioned string band music. Purchase tickets online. $29 adults, $14.50 ages 7-18. Free for ages 6 and younger. 8 p.m. N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-715-5923. ncartmuseum.org/calendar.
Aug. 22-Sept. 7 – The year is 1962 and Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad is going to do whatever it takes to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a big girl with big dreams – and even bigger hair – turn the whole town around and still have time to win the boy she loves? Purchase tickets online. $24 adults, $22 students. $13 on Aug. 24. 8 p.m. Aug. 22-23; 3 p.m. Aug 24; 8 p.m. Aug 28-30; 3 p.m. Aug. 31; 8 p.m. Sept. 4-7. Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. raleighlittletheatre.org.
Aug. 23 – This screening of Grease features subtitles so the audience can sing along. Special hosts lead a vocal warm up, judge a costume competition and show attendees how to use a free goody bag. Purchase tickets online. $15 adults, $7 ages 5-12. 8 p.m. Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. 800-514-3849. boothamphitheatre.com/events.
The Painted Bird
Aug 8-Sept. 7 – Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s outdoor summer spectacle features giant puppets, masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets and live music. Purchase tickets at the door. $12 adults, $8 kids. Free for ages 2 and younger. Evening performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and on Labor Day. Matinee shows are at 3 p.m. Aug. 24, 31 and Sept. 7. Forest Theatre, 1832 Country Club Rd., Chapel Hill. paperhand.org.