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2012-13 Children's Series: N.C. State's Kidstuff Series on hiatus

Posted September 6, 2012

One of the region's more popular children's series will be on hiatus this year and maybe next.

N.C. State has put its Kidstuff Series on hold because of construction at the Talley Student Center, which is home to Stewart Theatre where the shows are staged.

The series, which offers weekday programs for school groups and weekend shows for families, usually brings in professional theater groups from New York and elsewhere. They often perform theatrical productions of popular children's books.

Programming may be on hold next year too, Mark K.S. Tulbert, associate director of N.C. State's Center Stage/Arts Outreach, tells me. The Talley Student Center project is not slated to be completed until late fall 2014.

"We're going to be without Stewart Theatre for at least two years," he said.

Tulbert had worked to find an alternate venue for the children's programming, but it fell through.

While there isn't any programming specifically geared for children, Tulbert said a show featuring Tomas Kubinek in March is one families will enjoy.

He'll perform at 8 p.m., March 15 and March 16, at Titmus Theatre on N.C. State's campus. Tickets are $26.

Here's a description from Center Stage's brochure: Tomás Kubínek has to be the wildest thing to fly out of Canada since geese! A collision of theater and music hall, his exuberant one-man show is equal parts comic brilliance, virtuosic vaudeville and irresistible charm. Balancing the absurd and the profound, his outrageous antics may defy description, but he’ll make you laugh ‘til you cry as he takes you under his hypnotic spell. He’ll fly in (or out) of Titmus Theatre for two shows.

For details about this and other arts programs at N.C. State, go to Center Stage's website.

This is part of an ongoing series about children's performances in the Triangle. Click here for details about other series in the region.

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