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2012-13 Children's Series: Broadway Series South features Shrek, Scooby Doo

Posted September 3, 2012

Broadway Series South presents shows at the Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. Many of their shows are family friendly, depending on the age of your child.

For families, this season features "Shrek the Musical" in later November and early December and "Scooby Doo! Live" in January.

Here are the details:

  • "Shrek the Musical," Nov. 27 to Dec. 2. Here's the synopsis from Broadway Series South's website: Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, [the musical] brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
    Tickets will be between $21 and $76 depending on performance days and seating. Individual tickets will go on sale Sept. 10.
  • "Scooby Doo! Live Musical Mysteries" will run Jan. 25 to Jan. 27. Tickets range in price from $14 to $67. Tickets go on sale Sept. 21.

Broadway Series South's season also includes "Catch Me If You Can," "Nerds," "Monty Python's Spamalot," "The Drowsy Chaperone" and "Altar Boyz."

This is the latest in our ongoing series about upcoming family series. Click here for more information about other series across the Triangle and stay tuned for more.


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  • shall6 Sep 4, 2012

    Good question! There is no age requirement for these shows. There's no age recommendation either. The show's producers say it's appropriate for all ages and isn't scary.

    It really comes down to how long you think your child with sit for the show. Scooby Doo runs about 1 hour and 20 minutes. It's broken down into two 30-minute acts and a 20-minute intermission.

    Hope that helps!


  • edd189 Sep 3, 2012

    does anyone know if there is an age recommendation or requirement for any of these family series shows? My 2 year old would love Scooby Doo!