The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, always a leader in bringing great performances for families to the region, does it again with another line up for the winter and spring.
This year, The ArtsCenter's schedule includes Grammy-nominated family band The Okee Dokee Brothers in April, two family improv shows and lots of theater.
Here's what's on tap:
- Jan. 23 and Jan. 24: Montessori Community School presents Puss 'N Boots by Steph DeFerie. Romance, ogres, cats, and kings get tangled in the pursuit of staying true to one's heart in this tale of charm, wit, and dazzling entertainment.
- Jan. 26: Aesop's Fables presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre. Clever animals abound in this fun-filled performance of some of Aesop’s fables by Asheville-based Bright Star Touring Theatre.
- Jan. 26: Transactors Improv: For Families! This 45-minute performance features short-form improv – individual scenes running 5-10 minutes and based on audience suggestions. Everything is made up on the spot, and the content is appropriate for all ages.
- Feb. 23: Rumpelstiltskin by Rags To Riches Theatre for Young Audiences. Local favorites Rags To Riches Theatre for Young Audiences put their own spin on this classic tale!
- March 1: Bread & Puppet Theater: The Circus of the Possibilitarians. Soon to begin celebrating its 50th anniversary, the award-winning Bread and Puppet Theater, from Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, presents their The Circus of the Possibilitarians, a satirical horse and butterfly circus, addressing pertinent national and international issues in a clownish fashion.
- March 9: Transactors Improv: For Families! This 45-minute performance features short-form improv – individual scenes running 5-10 minutes and based on audience suggestions. Everything is made up on the spot, and the content is appropriate for children and adults... and adults who act like children.
- March 16: Jabali African Acrobats. Direct from Mombasa, Kenya, the Jabali African Acrobats are an all male group of phenomenal performers that combine fast paced movement, music, dance, and daring acrobatic feats to create a thrilling, high-energy show.
- April 13: The Okee Dokee Brothers. As childhood best friends, Joe and Justin were always exploring the outdoors. Now, as The Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for nature at the heart of their Americana Folk music. The two-time Parents' Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR's All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “Two of family music’s best songwriters.”
Ticket prices vary and range between about $5 and $12 each. For some of the shows, there are special package deals for family four-packs. Click here for details about it all.