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Creating fun arts experiences for your whole family!
All shows located at the Cary Arts Center

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Register online or in person at the Cary Arts Center (101 Dry Avenue, Cary), The Cary Theatre (122 E. Chatham Street, Cary) or any of Cary's community centers, arts centers, Town Hall, or the Cary Senior Center.

FootworksFootworks Percussive Dance Ensemble presents “Keeping the Beat”
Saturday, September 23 | 10 a.m. | Buy Tickets

Footworks conveys the joy of dance while illuminating the historical roots and multicultural perspectives of American percussive dances. “Keeping the Beat” includes live music, American clogging and hamboning, Irish step dance, African dance, and call-and-answer songs. Join us at 9 a.m. to craft a colorful percussion instrument for $2 per child with caregiver at the door.

Story ShipThe Story Ship presents
“Diggery Diggers' Dino Show”
Saturday, November 4 | 10 a.m. | Buy Tickets

While Paleontologist Diggery Diggers is sharing his dinosaur fossils, he discovers a “top secret” box the museum accidentally packed. Curious, Diggery opens the box and unleashes the DinoSauroScope 3000 (DINA) taking the audience back in time. Intriguing magic and rocking music keep the beat while audience members interact with animated dinosaurs, scan with the DINA, solve puzzles, and dance. Come along for an adventure with Diggery to help stop the dinosaur invasion! Join us at 9 a.m. to craft a special dinosaur puppet for $2 per child with caregiver at the door.

Cary BalletCary Ballet presents
“The Nutcracker Suite”
Saturday, December 16 | 10 a.m. | Buy Tickets
Sunday, December 17 | 2:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

During this one-hour spectacular, enjoy a delightful, condensed version of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” featuring the Sugarplum Fairy and a mini-ballet demonstration by Cary Ballet’s Artistic Director. Following each performance, join us for a special Ballerina Tea. Decorate a teacup and take photos with featured ballerinas. Tickets for the Ballerina Tea are $10 and sold separately. Purchase tickets for the Ballerina Tea in person at The Cary Theater box office.  Cary Ballet

Opera XpressOpera Xpress presents
“The Billy Goats Gruff“
Sunday, March 4 | 3 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Once upon a time, there were three billy goats enjoying a game of hide-and-seek after school when a bully blocked the bridge—their way home—and took their doll. When two of the goats resolve to find a new route home, the smallest goat stands up to the bully, and even makes a friend! An exciting operatic version of the well-known story based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart, G. Donizetti and G. Rossini.

Atlantic Coast TheatreAtlantic Coast Theatre presents
“Rockin' Red Riding Hood“
Saturday, April 21 | 10 a.m. | Buy Tickets

Rock along with Little Red, Grandma, Jack Lumber, and B.B. Wolf as the traditional story of “Little Red Riding Hood” is updated in this rock musical. The history of rock n' roll is creatively woven into the show as original songs progress through different styles—from blues to modern rock. Enjoy preshow music in the lobby by the Treble Choir of Cary Youth Voices!


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

Melinda White, Cultural Arts Program Assistant
(919) 653-7131