On Stage: This Summer’s Kid-Friendly Performances in Charlotte
Live theater, musicals, shows and concerts for kids in the greater Charlotte area.
See Kidz Bop Live 2018, July 27, at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre.
Photo courtesy of Kidz Bop
Grease. (June 15-17 and 20-23)
Return to Rydell High School where rock ‘n’ toll is king and the Burger King Boys and Pink Ladies are dreaming of cars, each other and the future. Dale F. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 7:30pm. Tickets start at $10. tix.cpcc.edu.
15th Anniversary Beatles Tribute. (June 16)
Don‘t miss this Charlotte tradition with audience sing-alongs and a variety of performances including original arrangements. Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St. 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $16.65. toscomusic.org.
Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops. (June 17 and 24, and July 1)
Listen to the sounds of the Charlotte Symphony outdoors while enjoying the summer evenings. Symphony Park at Southpark Mall. 8:15 p.m. $5-$20; packages available for ticket bundles. Children 12 and under admitted free. charlottesymphony.org/summerpops2018.
Paw Patrol Live!: The Great Pirate Adventure. (June 22-24)
The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway’s celebration before Mayor Humdinger finds it first. See website for show times. Ovens Auditorium, 2900 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets start at $21. ovensauditorium.com.
Creative a Cappella. (June 23)
Carolina Voices explores its creative side with familiar songs treated with new settings and new songs that let the imagination run wild. Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 3 and 8pm. $15-$20. 704-372-1000. carolinavoices.org.
Shrek the Musical TYA. (June 27-30 and July 2-7)
Get to know the little ogre named Shrek at this hour-long adaptation by Central Piedmont Community College Summer Theatre. Dale F. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 10-11am. Tickets start at $10. tix.cpcc.edu.
Seussical Jr. The Musical. (July 5-8)
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. See website for showtimes. $10-$15. 704-376-3777. theatrecharlotte.org.
Children’s Theatre Live Performances. (July 25)
Bright Star Children’s Theatre presents “Old MacDonald Singalong” in the park. Veterans Park, 119 N. Main St., Kannapolis. 10am. FREE. kannapolisnc.gov/calendar.
The Lion King Jr. (July 21-29)
The African Savannah comes to life on our stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungleand back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St. East, Matthews. See website for performance showtimes. Tickets start at $11. matthewsplayhouse.com.
KidzBop Live 2018. (July 27)
The KidzBop Kids are back on the road with an all-new show sung by kids for kids. Expect to hear hits like “Thunder,” “Feel it Still,” and “Havana.” Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. 7pm. Tickets start at $25. kidzbop.com/tour.
Tiffany Wolff is the calendar editor for Charlotte Parent, and mom to two boys she enjoys exploring with throughout the Queen City.