On Stage: This Month's Kid-Friendly Performances in Charlotte
Live theater, musicals, shows and concerts for kids in the greater Charlotte area.
See Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and all the furry friends at Sesame Street Live.
American Girl Live! (March 7-9)
Experience American Girl in an all new musical. Join the American Girl characters as they follow their hearts, share their dreams and learn the power of friendship. McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $25+. 704-372-1000.
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs music from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $30-$80. 800-745-3000.
Step Afrika! (March 8-9)
Step Afrika! ranks as one of the United States’ top-10 African-American dance companies. Performances include dance, songs, storytelling, comedy and audience participation. McColl Family Theater, 300 E. 7th St. Ages 6 and older. $15+.
Peter Pan (March 8-17)
Charlotte Ballet presents its gravity-defying, high-flying adventure with extravagant sets, costumes and dance. Check website for show times. Sensory friendly performance on March 13. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.. $15-$85. 704-414-2766.
Diavolo: Architecture in Motion (March 13)
A fusion of dance, acrobatics and gymnastics, “Diavolo” explores the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 7:30pm. $19.50+.
Sesame Street Live: Let’s Party (March 13)
Favorite furry characters from Sesame Street delight and entertain on stage. Ovens Auditorium, 2900 E. Independence Blvd. 6pm. $25.75+. 800-745-3000.
Cinderella (March 15-17)
Charlotte Youth Ballet presents the classic tale of “Cinderella.” Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. $20-$30.
The hills are alive for this program celebrating the musical catalog of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St. 7:30pm. $19+.
The Ghost of Splinter Cove (March 22-April 7)
One night while a pair of siblings are having fun with a new friend in their basement, they unearth a mystery that transports them on the adventure of their lives. Along the way, they discover things about both their family and themselves that changes them forever. Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Wells Fargo Playhouse, 300 E. 7th St. Ages 8 and older. $15+.
Join award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter for a thrilling journey into the world of big cats. McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 7:30pm. $19.50+.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged (March 28-April 7)
Three mad-cap actors weave their wicked way through Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. $12-$29. 704-892-7953.
Little Women, The Musical (March 28-31)
Community school of Davidson’s high school theater department will present "Little Women, The Musical," based on the best loved classic by Louisa May Alcott. The timeless tale of perseverance, optimism and the importance of following your dreams follows the saga of the March sisters as they grow up in Civil War America. CSD ArtSpace, 404 Armour St., Davidson. $10-$15.
PlayPlay! Theatre: Shalom (March 28-31)
Explore Jewish customs at this performance where play and creativity are central. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road. Ages birth-3. $12. 704-366-5007.
Alice in Wonderland Jr. (March 29-31)
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice on her adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s animated motion picture, this is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. Ballantyne Arts Center, 11318 N. Community House Road. $10.
Tiffany Wolff is the calendar editor for Charlotte Parent.