Triangle Theaters Feature 3 Captivating Shows For Families

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"Newsies" lands Aug. 16-21 at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Theaters in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill welcome families to performances with thoughtful themes, beautiful costumes, puppetry and more.

“The Beautiful Beast”

Aug. 5-Sept. 5 – Forest Theatre, 123 S. Boundary St., Chapel Hill. See website for show times. Suggested donations are $8 for kids, $15 for adults at the door. Take a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales by peering through different lenses. Explore the beauty, monstrousness and magic of these creatures as Paperhand Puppet Intervention delivers its 17th annual puppet pageant. All ages. A preshow begins at 6:20 p.m.

“Tarocco: A Soldier’s Tale”

Aug. 13 – Fletcher Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $28. 919-996-8711. Enjoy a mesmerizing fusion of circus arts, mask-and-puppet theater, elaborate costumes and stunning animation as the story of an Italian World War I infantryman, trapped behind enemy lines with an ancient deck of playing cards, comes to life on stage. Purchase tickets online.


Aug. 16-21 – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 7:30 p.m. $35-$80. See website for show times and to purchase tickets. Enjoy the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. This rousing tale is about fighting for what’s right and staying true to oneself. Purchase tickets online.

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