Next up in our ongoing series on family shows in the next year is Cary's Marvelous Music Family Series.
The town was able to expand its offerings for families last year with the opening of the Cary Arts Center. This is the second season for this family series. Here's what's on the schedule. Tickets, which are just $5 per person, go on sale Sept. 10.
- Birmingham Children’s Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty: 3 p.m., Nov. 10. In an enchanted kingdom in a faraway land live charming princes, beautiful maidens, and fairies both good and bad. For years the king and queen have longed for a child. When their sweet Princess is finally born, they invite all the fairies in the kingdom to her Christening...except for one. What follows is a classic tale of love, courage and the triumph of good over evil that is sure to leave audiences of all ages feeling happily ever after.
- Triangle Wind Ensemble presents A Musical Menagerie: A Young Person’s Guide to Woodwinds, Brass and Other Exotic Beasts of the Band, 3 p.m., Feb. 17. Like characters in a play, each instrument in the beloved American musical institution known as the concert band, has a distinctive personality and plays a unique role in the ensemble. This program is designed to inspire a child to take up and play an instrument. Similarly, you may find that it will broaden a child’s musical understanding as both performer and musical enthusiast. During this concert, families of instruments will be demonstrated, illustrating the unique musical roles within the ensemble, while blending the basic artistic elements of music—melody, harmony, and rhythm. The band will perform lively works that will appeal, entertain, and educate as well as provide opportunities for participation from kids and adults alike. If you are a music lover don’t miss this life enriching program and performance. (Recommended for ages 6 and up.)
- Farmer Jason, 3 p.m., April 20. In 2002, Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Jason Ringenberg created Farmer Jason to educate and entertain children about farm life and the wonders of nature. The character is based on his own farming background and love of the great outdoors. His highly acclaimed live show involves sing-alongs, dancing, and discussions about nature appreciation, ecology, and farm animals. Farmer Jason draws his musical influences from folk, country, and rock ‘n’ roll with a dash of DIY punk rock. As Farmer Jason, Ringenberg has released a DVD and multiple records. His work has won numerous awards, including the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, an Emmy Award in 2009, plus an Emmy nomination in 2010.
For more information about the Marvelous Music Family Series, click here.