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2015-16 Marvelous Music Family Series

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

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Anatoly Larkin
Saturday, January 23 | 3 p.m.
Take a ride on a musical discovery with pianist Anatoly Larkin and learn how to use your artistic skills to create a new piece of music. Dr. Larkin will show you music’s “exciting gems” and will engage audience members to assist in improvising a new work that will premiere during this performance. Larkin’s recent and upcoming projects include a presentation of piano works by Russian composers in their early 30s, chamber performances with cellist Jonathan Kramer and clarinetist Fred Jacobowitz, and collaborations with composers John Starosta and Craig Bove. This is a chance to collaborate with a master musician.

Atlantic Coast Theatre presents The Tortoise & The Hare...The Musical
Saturday, March 19 | 3 p.m.
Atlantic Coast Theatre For Youth puts an updated twist on Aesop’s beloved fable, Tortoise & the Hare. As the story goes, Bunni Hare is quick and wins every race, so how can anyone compete, especially someone like Thomas Tortoise? Howard Crow-sel is a new addition to this colorful rendition providing the audience with a fun and exciting “play by play”.

The Wizard of Oz presented in partnership with Cary Players

April 15-17 and April 22-24
Fri. & Sat. | 7:30 p.m. and Sun. | 3 p.m.
Special Family Show on Saturday, April 23 at 3 p.m. with special pricing (see below).
There’s no place like home, and there’s no place like the Cary Arts Center to enjoy the classic fantasy story The Wizard of Oz. Audiences will fondly recognize the colorful characters in this stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s story of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they journey through Oz doing battle with the Wicked Witch of the West. Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg will be blended with upbeat dance numbers and clever staging guaranteed to surprise and delight the entire family.
Tickets: $20 Adults; $18 Students & Seniors
Family Show Ticket Prices (April 23 | 3 p.m. only): $10 Kids (12 & Under) & $15 Big Kids (13 & Older)

Crafty Class Connections

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

Tortoises and Bunnies (ages 3-10 w/ caregiver)

Craft a lovable Tortoise and Bunny that will win everyone’s heart!  Bring them with you when you and your family come to see The Tortoise & the Hare…the Musical.

Fees: $14(R) $18(N) (1 class)

89639  Sat, Mar 12  10:30 a.m.-noon

89724  Sat, Mar 12  1-2:30 p.m.

89725  Fri, Mar 18  6-7:30 p.m.

Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh Yes! (ages 3-10 w/ caregiver)

No need to be afraid—you can carry your darling “little doggie in a basket” to cheer you along as you trek through the Land of Oz!  Be sure to bring your special craft to the show!

Fees: $14(R) $18(N) (1 class)

89726  Sat, Apr 16  10:30 a.m.-noon

89727  Sat, Apr 16   1-2:30 p.m.

89728  Fri, Apr 22  6-7:30 p.m.

Class Registration:

Register online today!

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:
For Tortoises and Bunnies, each child that registers for a crafty class will receive premiere seating and can see the show for a reduced ticket price of $5.

For Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh Yes!, each child that registers for a crafty class will receive premiere seating for the Sat, Apr 23 matinee performance. 


Family Storytime

Pack a lunch and enjoy storytime in conjunction with our Family Series Performances!

Aesop's Fables (ages 3-10 w/ caregiver)
Get ready to laugh and learn!  Enjoy a tale or two from this famous Book of Fables that illustrate a moral or teach a lesson and appeal to children of all ages.
Sat, Mar 12 | noon- 1 p.m.

Storytime with Dorothy and Toto too
 (ages 3-10 w/ caregiver)
Journey to Oz this April and visit with Dorothy AND Toto too!  Dorothy will delight your little ones with stories in a magical setting. Bring a picnic blanket!
Sat, Apr 16 | noon- 1 p.m.

Tickets to Storytime:
Tickets are $3/person. Purchase tickets in advance. Call (919) 462-2055 to learn how to get your tickets today!

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


Crafty Class Connections

Crafty Class Connections

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