On Stage: This Month's Kid-Friendly Performances in Charlotte
Live theater, musicals, shows and concerts for kids in the greater Charlotte area.
Circque du Soleil brings “Corteo” to Spectrum Center Aug. 8-12.
Photo by Lucas Saporiti
The Addams Family: Teen Summer Production. (Aug. 3-4)
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center, 300 E. 7th St., Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 4, 2 p.m. Ages 12 and older. Gomez and Morticia Addams’ beloved daughter Wednesday is now an 18-year-old young woman ready for a life of her own and is in love with a sweet, “normal” boy. When she invites him to dinner to meet the family, secrets are disclosed, relationships tested and hilarity ensues. ctcharlotte.org.
Chicken Little. (Aug. 8)
Veterans Park, 119 N. Main St., Kannapolis. 10am. Free. See a live performance of the classic “Chicken Little” in the park. kannapolisnc.gov.
Cirque du Soleil Presents Corteo. (Aug. 8-12)
Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St. Tickets start at $49. 704-688-9047. See the power of acrobatics in a theatrical world of high-flying fun, comedy and spontaneity in a mysterious space between heaven and earth in a festive parade as imagined by a clown. The cast of Corteo includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world. See website for performance schedule. cirquedusoleil.com/corteo.
The Lion King. (Aug. 22-Sept. 9)
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. Tickets start at $30. 372-1000. Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist in Disney’s “The Lion King.” See website for performance schedule. blumenthalarts.org.
The Lion and the Little Red Bird. (Aug. 23-Sept. 2)
Children’s Theater of Charlotte, ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center, 300 E. 7th St. Tickets start at $10. 704-973-2828. A story of an unlikely friendship between an inquisitive bird and a compassionate lion. Told with a mix of actors and puppets, and designed with preschoolers in mind. Recommended for ages 2 to 5. ctcharlotte.org.
Tiffany Wolff is the calendar editor for Charlotte Parent.