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2016-17 Marvelous Music Family Series

The Family Series -- four family-friendly performances that can be enjoyed by young and old alike, at an affordable price!

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Cary Ballet presents "The Nutcracker Suite"

Saturday, December 17 | 10 a.m. | Buy Tickets

For Cary Ballet Company’s one-hour holiday production, “The Nutcracker Suite,” you will be treated to a condensed and delightful version of the beloved holiday classic that features the Sugarplum Fairy and an exclusive mini ballet demonstration by Cary Ballet’s artistic director. 
Afterwards, join us for a special Ballerina Tea. You and your child can decorate and customize a teacup for a spot of tea and participate in a photo op with featured ballerinas. Moms and dads, bring your cameras! Tickets for the Ballerina Tea are $10. A limited number of tickets are available for the Tea and must be purchased in person at the Box Office.

Triangle Wind Ensemble presents "Music in Motion"

Saturday, January 28 | 3 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Triangle Wind Ensemble invites families to a “moving experience,” with music that makes you want to sway to its lilt, clap your hands with joy, march to the beat, or do your own thing! Feel the sound. This outstanding band will have you dancing in the aisles.

Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents
"Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
Saturday, February 18 | 3 p.m. | Buy Tickets

In this show written by Nicole B. Adkins, a rambunctious group of traveling actors decides to perform the famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. This commedia dell’arte performance recreates the story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” complete with audience participation and other surprises. This slapstick comedy will have kids and parents in stitches!

Paperhand Puppet Intervention
Saturday, May 20 | 3 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Fabricating fantastical worlds with the most ordinary of materials, Paperhand Puppet Intervention has been wowing audiences for over 15 years. Each production is new and original, and features giant puppets, stilt dancers, shadow puppets, and music.

Crafty Class Connections

Pack even more entertainment into your family’s theater
experience by participating in a crafty art class with your child in conjunction with each show! 

Adorable Dwarf Disguises
Remember Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy, Bashful, Happy, and Doc? Yes—the sweet little dwarfs that adored Snow White! Come design an enchanting dwarf mask inspired by these well-known fellows, or create and name a new adorable dwarf such as Jumpy, Dizzy, or Hoppy to use as your guise! Bring your masks to "Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" on February 18 for even more fun!
Instructor: Kim Atkins; Fees: $14(R) $18(N) (1 class)
100474 Sat, Feb 11 10:30 a.m.-noon
100480 Sat, Feb 11 1-2:30 p.m.

Puppet Palooza!
Create a puppet of your own design. Then using your imagination, bring that character to life before your friends and family! Your puppet is invited to accompany you to the Paperhand Puppet Intervention performance on May 20.
Instructor: Julie Jones; Fees: $14(R) $18 (N) (1 class)
100478 Sat, May 13 10:30 a.m.-noon
100481 Sat, May 13 1-2:30 p.m.

Class Registration

  • Register online. (Registration opens: Residents-Dec 5; Nonresidents-Dec 19)
  • Register in person at the Cary Arts Center (101 Dry Avenue, Cary), The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham Street, Cary) or any of Cary’s community centers, arts centers, Town Hall or the Cary Senior Center.

Class Bonus

Each child that registers for a crafty class will receive premiere seating and can see the show for a reduced ticket price of $5.

Contact Information

For general information, call (919) 462-2055.

Sarah Preston, Operations & Program Supervisor-Theater
(919) 462-3969

Cary Arts Center  101 Dry Avenue, Cary, NC 27511  |  (919) 469-4069

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