On Stage: This Month's Kid-Friendly Performances in Charlotte
Live theater, musicals, shows and concerts for kids in the greater Charlotte area.
Kidz Bop takes the stage at Aug. 4 at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre.
Photo courtesy of Kidz Bop
(Through Sept. 4)
Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd. 10am-10pm. Cost of Carowinds admission. 704-588-2600. Back by popular demand, the high-flying acrobats from Cirque Imagine return to Carowinds Theatre. Moms, dads and kids can watch spectacular stunts and acrobatics. carowinds.com.
Tate Hall, Central Piedmont Community College, 1201 Elizabeth Ave. 7:30pm. $30+. 828-884-2267. Sony Music recording artist and Celtic Thunder lead singer Emmet Cahill makes his first solo appearance in Charlotte to perform songs from his debut orchestral album. tix.cpcc.edu.
Charlotte Credit Union Metro Ampitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. Tickets start at $22. Hear the latest pop tunes and see brand-new choreography by The Kidz Bop kids on their U.S. Tour. kidzbop.com.
NarroWay Theatre and Conference Center, 3327 Hwy. 51, Fort Mill, SC. 10am. $9.50-$14.50. 803-802-2300. This interactive and virtue-based children’s story comes to life on stage, exploring the values of hard work, determination and preparation in an engaging hands-on rendition of the memorable story. narroway.net.
Halton Theater, CPCC, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 4pm. $10. 704-330-6534. A student performance that presents the stories of Horton, the Cat in the Hat, Circus McGurkus and other favorite Dr. Seuss characters in this fantastical musical. tix.cpcc.edu.
Halton Theater, CPCC, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 704-330-6534. Theatre Street’s teen cast presents this musical that features the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys that provides the backdrop for which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a local farm girl, play out their love story. Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm. tix.cpcc.edu.
(Aug. 25-Sept. 2)
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, 300 E. 7th St., Charlotte. Ages 3 and younger. $10. 704-973-2828. A simple story of a boat, a cloud, the sun and water. Sights, sounds and songs engage the audience, and imagination and play are basis of the performance. Presented by PlayPlay! Theatre. ctcharlotte.org.
Levine Jewish Community Center, Gorelick Hall, 5007 Providence Road. 5pm. $10. 704-222-1593. Step and dance troupes from throughout the Charlotte area highlight African-American dance styles like hip hop, breakdancing and stepping, including native cultural dances from east to west Africa. arisingyouthinternational.net.