On Stage: This Month's Kid-Friendly Performances in Charlotte
Live theater, musicals, shows and concerts for kids in the greater Charlotte area.
Get your tickets for Shopkins Live! Shop it Up! at Ovens Auditorium Oct. 6.
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Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. Ages 7 and older. $25+. 704-372-1000. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatre-goers. See website for showtimes. Blumenthalarts.org.
Disney on Ice Presents 'Frozen.'
Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St. $20+. 800-745-3000. Be a part of Anna’s fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Thurs., 7pm; Fri., 10:30am and 7pm; Sat., 11am, 2:30pm and 6:30pm; Sun., noon and 4pm.disneyonice.com/tickets.
Shopkins Live! Shop it Up!
Ovens Auditorium, 2900 East Independence Blvd. 7pm. $29+. 800-745-3000. Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint and friends take the stage with an all-new storyline, original pop music and video highlights as they prepare for Shopville’s annual Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair. ovensauditorium.com.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, 300 E. 7th St. Ages 6 and older. $12+. 704-973-2828. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins brings “a spoonful of sugar” and a little magic to help the troubled Banks family come together again. See website for showtimes. ctcharlotte.org.
Queen City Improv Room: Family-Friendly Improv Show
Stage Door Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 8pm. $10. A family-friendly night of improv comedy that features Improv and Now Are the Foxes. blumenthalarts.org.
Many Rivers: The Roots of Jazz
Queens University, Dana Auditorium, 1900 Selwyn Ave. 3pm. Free. Join the Charlotte Concert Band for a tour of ragtime, Gospel, vaudeville and the blues, along with many other styles of music that led to the establishment of jazz. Also features a performance by the Charlotte Jazz Band. charlotteconcertband.org.
Peppa Pig Live!
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.$15+. 704-372-1000. Join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an adventure of songs, games and surprises. carolinatix.org.
Cirque Goes to the Cinema
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 7:30pm. $19 +. 704-714-5128. Cirque de la Symphonie brings the dazzling magic of cirque to the music hall with aerial flyers, acrobats and contortionists. charlottesymphony.org.
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook
Fullwood Theater, 100 McDowell St. E., Matthews. $11-$13. 704-846-8343. Someone has stolen Junie B.’s mittens and hasn’t returned them. So when she finds a wonderful pen on the floor she feels she should be entitled to keep it, right? Fri., 7:30pm; Sat. and Sun., 2pm. matthewsplayhouse.com.
Pinkalicious the Musical
The Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Ages 4 and older. $20-$30. 704-662-3334. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. But when her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with a case of Pinkititis, she realizes she must find a way to get out of the predicament. Sat., 1 and 4pm. ourtownstage.com.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert
Ovens Auditorium, 2900 E. Independence Blvd. $20+. 704-373-3600. Relive the magic of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra perform the unforgettable score. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2pm; and Sun., 1pm. ovensauditorium.com.
The Snowy Day and Other Stories
(Oct. 27-Nov. 12)
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, 300 E. 7th St. Ages 4 and older. $12+. 704-973-2828. Join Peter and his dog, Willie, for a snowy day of exploration and imagination. Based on the book “The Snowy Day.” See website for showtimes. ctcharlotte.org.