On Stage: This Month's Kid-Friendly Performances in Charlotte
This month's live theatre, musicals, shows and concerts for kids in the greater Charlotte area.
See magic and illusions by Haydini July 21-23 at Duke Energy Theatre.
(through June 25)
Fullwood Theater, 100 McDowell Street E., Matthews. $13-$19. 704-846-8343. Joseph is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When his jealous brothers sell him into slavery, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged in this Biblical saga. Fri. and Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. matthewsplayhouse.com.
Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 7pm. Tickets start at $39. 800-745- 3000. Go on a journey through the digital world as Dan, his online and real life friends and maybe even a few audience members, try and save the day, solving puzzles and playing games as they go. ticketmaster.com.
Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 7:30pm. $18-$31. 704-372-1000. Performances by a variety of approximately 15 acts that showcase songs by the Beatles. blumenthalarts.org.
(June 22-July 2)
Duke Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. $15-$29. 704-892-7953. Join little orphan Annie as she sings and dances her way from the orphanage and care of cruel Miss Hannigan to the adventures in the home of Daddy Warbucks. See website for showtimes. davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Bojangles' Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets start at $17. 800-745-3000. Join Elmer, Grover, Abby and more of their Sesame Street friends as they explore universal friendship and cultural similarities through song and dance. Fri., 10:30am and 6pm; Sat., 10:30am and 2pm; Sun., 2pm. ticketmaster.com.
(June 28-July 8)
Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. $8-$12. 704-330-6534. This fantastical tale shares the story of an orphaned boy, his insect friends, and their journey across the ocean in a giant peach. Performances June 28, 30 and July 1 and 7-8 at 10am. tix.cpcc.edu.
Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. Theatre Charlotte's award-winning youth theatre program brings the African savannah to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Thurs. and Fri., 10am; Sat. 2 and 7pm; Sun. 2pm. theatrecharlotte.org.
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. Tickets start at $25. 704-372-1000. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. See website for showtimes. blumenthalarts.org.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, 300 E. 7th St. Ages 12 and older. 704-973-2828. In this contemporary musical, a West Virginia sheriff discovers a half boy/half bat creature living in a cave who he brings to the town veterinarian, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family, but when he tries to fit in with the community, they turn their backs on him. See website for prices and times. ctcharlotte.org.
Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St. Ages 9 and older. $15-$20. Haydini (real name Hayden Childress) is a 22-year-old magician from Charlotte who specializes in the art of illusion. He has performed for organizations such as Emory University and Bosch, and has been gaining popularity for his original and fast-paced, interactive magic show. Showtimes at 8pm. blumenthalarts.org.