On Stage: This Month's Kid-Friendly Performances in Charlotte
Live theater, musicals, shows and concerts for kids in the greater Charlotte area.
See Fall Works by Charlotte Ballet, Oct. 11-13 at Knight Theater.
Matilda the Musical (Through Oct. 21).
Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, this full-length Tony Award-winning Broadway musical follows Matilda Wormwood, a girl who immerses herself in books. Matilda uses the magical powers she discovers within herself to create a better life for both her and her loving protector and teacher Miss Honey. McColl Family Theater, 300 E. 7th St. Recommended for ages 6 and older. $22+. ctcharlotte.org.
PlayPlay! Theatre: Psshh. (Oct. 4-7).
The youngest show-goers can experience a stage performance created just for them with props and visuals that captivate the youngest minds. Recommended babies to age 3. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road. $12. 704-366-5007. charlottejcc.org.
They Fight. (Oct. 4-13).
A fast-paced show comprised of the most popular Shakespearean scenes and some lesser known works that have plenty of sword-slinging gusto comedy and drama. Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. Ages 5 and older. 7:30-9:30pm. $10-$15. 803-780-4823. blumenthalarts.org.
Fall Works (Oct. 11-13).
Charlotte Ballet presents a triple bill that celebrates the centennial of two landmark artists, Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, introduces Medhi Walerski, and premieres a new work by Sasha Janes. The family matinee on Oct. 13 features special pre-show activities beginning at 1pm that include dance classes and a costume-creation station, before the abbreviated, one-hour performance. Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $15. 704-372-1000. charlotteballet.org.
The Hundred Dresses. (Oct. 12-21).
A story about a girl who is teased by her classmates because she is different, and always wears the same faded blue dress to school, although she claims she has a hundred dresses at home all lined up in her closet. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St. E., Matthews. $14 adults; $12 students and seniors. 704-846-8343. matthewsplayhouse.com.
The Addams Family. (Oct. 18-21).
Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre presents the cooky, spooky bunch. Joe V. Knox Auditorium in The Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. $10-$15. 704-662-3334. mooresvillechildrenstheatre.org.
Halloween Spooktacular with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. (Oct. 27).
Don your best costume and join in a frightfully fun, and spooktacular concert. Hear Halloween-themed music including favorites from films like “Harry Potter” and “Jaws.” Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 11am. $14-$24. 704-972-2000. charlottesymphony.org.
Tiffany Wolff is the calendar editor for Charlotte Parent.