March 3 to 4, 2017 — Three shows only!
Step Afrika!McColl Family Theatre
Making their return to Charlotte is the audience-favorite, Step Afrika! Experience the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping, an art form born from African-American fraternities and based in African traditions. The dancers use their bodies as instruments and perform their intricate kicks, stomps and rhythms mixed with spoken word.
March 24 to April 9, 2017
Bud, Not BuddyWells Fargo Playhouse
Recommended for ages 8 and older
Adapted by Reginald André Jackson
From the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis
Sensory-Friendly Performance: Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m.
ASL Sign-Interpreted Performance: Saturday, April 8 at 3 p.m.
Based on the Newbery Medal-winning and Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, “Bud, Not Buddy” is a coming-of-age story that will fill your heart with hope. Set in Depression-era Michigan, Bud Caldwell is 10 years old, and is tired of living life as an orphan. He decides to set off on his own on a courageous journey to find the man he thinks is his father. But the only evidence Bud has is a picture of a man on jazz concert advertisements his mom used to keep around the house before she died. Come along on this journey with Bud, as he finds the true meaning of family.
April 7 to April 23, 2017
Go, Dog. Go!McColl Family Theatre
Based on the book by P.D. Eastman
Adapted for the stage by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory
Music and Lyrics by Michael Koerner
Sensory-Friendly Performance: Saturday, April 15 at 3 p.m.
ASL Sign-Interpreted Performance: Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m.
The beloved children’s book by P.D. Eastman comes to life in a zany, Vaudeville-inspired adventure. These dogs are busy going to and fro, riding scooters, driving cars and zooming around the world on their way to a special party. This madcap, musical escapade will have little ones dancing in their seats and cheering “Go, Dog. Go!”
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