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Please note: A convenience fee applies to all ticket purchases made online. This fee does not apply to purchases made via cash or check at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Box Office. Box office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 am - noon and 1 - 5 pm.  Box Office 919-435-9458  Special Events Hotline 919-435-9428.

         
 

Carolina Puppet Theatre  
Wednesday, Feb. 3   I   11 am

The Carolina Puppet Theatre has been entertaining families for over 20 years with fast-paced, interactive shows full of mayhem. 

Ms. Poly and Ms. Ester, the wacky Gabardine Sisters, use storytelling, music and puppetry to make these shows a delightful experience for young children.

For the storytelling segment of each show, children are selected from the audience to be the stars. The theme changes each month with exciting guest puppets. 

These shows are geared to children ages 3-7.

 

 

 

$5

 

First Friday Flix
Friday, Feb. 5   I   7 pm

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre hosts "First Friday Flix" at 7 p.m. on the first Friday evening of each month.

Free and open to the public, these monthly movie screenings feature a variety of film favorites and genres, including comedies, dramas, thrillers and more, often with a seasonal or historical theme.

To obtain the title of each month's featured film, sign up for E-News or call the Special Events Hotline at 919-435-9428.

 

 

 
 

flix4kidz
Monday, Feb. 8   I   10:30 am

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre hosts free family-friendly movie showings on the second Monday morning of each month. ‘Flix4kidz’ shows only G or PG rated children’s and family films. Concessions, including popcorn and soft drinks, will be available for purchase.

Flix4kidz movie screenings are free and open to the public.

To obtain the title of each month's featured film, sign up for E-News or call the Special Events Hotline at 919-435-9428.

 

 

 
 

Free at 3 
Monday, Feb. 8   I   3 pm

Designed for adults ages 50 and over, “Free at 3” features a variety of film favorites and genres, including art and family films, as well as comedies, dramas, thrillers and more – often with a seasonal or historical theme. 

Concessions, including popcorn and soft drinks, will be available for purchase.

To obtain the title of each month's featured film, sign up for E-News or call the Special Events Hotline at 919-435-9428.

 

 

 

 

Black History Hall of Fame 
Thursday, Feb. 13   I   7 pm

Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC will visit the Renaissance Centre and present their acclaimed show Black History Hall of Fame. 

Join us in this fast-paced adventure through the Black History Hall of Fame. In just 45 minutes young audiences will be introduced to over a dozen groundbreakers and hall-of-famers that have largely contributed to shaping our nation’s past, present and future. You’ll see everyone from Maya Angelou and Aretha Franklin to the Buffalo Soldiers and Mae Jemison and that’s just to name a few! 

 

 

 

 
 

Carolina Puppet Theatre  
Wednesday, Feb. 17   I   11 am

The Carolina Puppet Theatre has been entertaining families for over 20 years with fast-paced, interactive shows full of mayhem. 

Ms. Poly and Ms. Ester, the wacky Gabardine Sisters, use storytelling, music and puppetry to make these shows a delightful experience for young children.

For the storytelling segment of each show, children are selected from the audience to be the stars. The theme changes each month with exciting guest puppets. 

These shows are geared to children ages 3-7.

 

 

 

$5

 

Freedom Songs:
The Music of Black History

Thursday, Feb. 18   I   9:30 am

Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC, will visit the Renaissance Centre and perform their musical production of "Freedom Songs."

This musical revue provides an energetic and engaging approach to learning about Black History. From songs which carried the secret messages needed to navigate the Underground Railroad, to the powerful anthems of the Civil Rights Movement, to the Beale Street Blues, music has long been an integral part of American history which is celebrated in this production.

Freedom Songs is best appreciated by audiences in grades 3 through adult.

 

 

 
 

Freedom Songs:
The Music of Black History

Thursday, Feb. 18   I   11:30 am

Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC, will visit the Renaissance Centre and perform their musical production of "Freedom Songs."

This musical revue provides an energetic and engaging approach to learning about Black History. From songs which carried the secret messages needed to navigate the Underground Railroad, to the powerful anthems of the Civil Rights Movement, to the Beale Street Blues, music has long been an integral part of American history which is celebrated in this production.

Freedom Songs is best appreciated by audiences in grades 3 through adult.

 

 

 
 

Neck of the Woods Performance Series
Friday, Feb. 19   I   7:30 pm

Neck of the Woods is a variety performance series that features emerging local artists.

An evening may consist of several performance arts acts. Each show is different and may include actors, dancers, musicians, comedians, writers and spoken word artists.

Come out and enjoy a truly unique and entertaining event and support your local artists!

Cash bar for wine, beer and other refreshments.

This event is presented and sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS!

 

 

 
 

Yesterday & Today: 
The Interactive Beatles Experience

Saturday, Feb. 20   I   7 pm

Rock to the music of the Beatles in an all new interactive concert experience where the audience creates the playlist for the evening.

With dead-on precision, Billy McGuigan and the band deliver the soundtrack of our lives.

 

 

 
 

Cindabella:
A Southern Fried Fairytale Musical

Friday, Feb. 26   I   11 am & 7 pm

Relieve a classic with a new southern twist!

See Cindabella make it to the fish fry with the help of her Fairy Memaw! Watch Prince Beauregard try the bejeweled boot on every pretty prissy in town!

This new original southern musical comes from the creator/producer of Girls Raised in the South - GRITS: The Musical.  Presented by McGee Communications and Entertainment.

 

 

 
 
 
$7
 

Carolina Puppet Theatre  
Wednesday, March 2   I   11 am

The Carolina Puppet Theatre has been entertaining families for over 20 years with fast-paced, interactive shows full of mayhem. 

Ms. Poly and Ms. Ester, the wacky Gabardine Sisters, use storytelling, music and puppetry to make these shows a delightful experience for young children.

For the storytelling segment of each show, children are selected from the audience to be the stars. The theme changes each month with exciting guest puppets. 

These shows are geared to children ages 3-7.

 

 

 

$5

 

The Hundred Dresses
Presented by Forest Moon Theater
March 4-6 & 11-13

Forest Moon Theater will present The Hundred Dresses March 4-6 and 11-13.

Bullying, friendship and forgiveness are the themes for this season's Youth Theatre production.

The musical is based on a 1945 Newbury Honor book by Eleanor Estes. Humor, colorful characters and memorable songs combine to create a timeless story.

 

 

 

 

Adults - $10

Children - $7

 
 

flix4kidz
Monday, March 14   I   10:30 am

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre hosts free family-friendly movie showings on the second Monday morning of each month. ‘Flix4kidz’ shows only G or PG rated children’s and family films. Concessions, including popcorn and soft drinks, will be available for purchase.

Flix4kidz movie screenings are free and open to the public.

To obtain the title of each month's featured film, sign up for E-News or call the Special Events Hotline at 919-435-9428.

 

 

 
 

Free at 3 
Monday, March 14   I   3 pm

Designed for adults ages 50 and over, “Free at 3” features a variety of film favorites and genres, including art and family films, as well as comedies, dramas, thrillers and more – often with a seasonal or historical theme.

Concessions, including popcorn and soft drinks, will be available for purchase.

To obtain the title of each month's featured film, sign up for E-News or call the Special Events Hotline at 919-435-9428.

 

 

 
 

Carolina Puppet Theatre  
Wednesday, March 16   I   11 am

The Carolina Puppet Theatre has been entertaining families for over 20 years with fast-paced, interactive shows full of mayhem. 

Ms. Poly and Ms. Ester, the wacky Gabardine Sisters, use storytelling, music and puppetry to make these shows a delightful experience for young children.

For the storytelling segment of each show, children are selected from the audience to be the stars. The theme changes each month with exciting guest puppets. 

These shows are geared to children ages 3-7.

 

 

$5

 

Rockin' the Forest Music Series
Featuring The Backsliders

Saturday, March 19   I   8 pm

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre's "Rockin' the Forest" music series continues with The Backsliders on Saturday, March 19, at 8 pm.

For more information about
The Backsliders, visit http://thebacksliders.net/. 

 

 

 
 

First Friday Flix
Friday, April 1   I   7 pm

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre hosts "First Friday Flix" at 7 p.m. on the first Friday evening of each month.

Free and open to the public, these monthly movie screenings feature a variety of film favorites and genres, including comedies, dramas, thrillers and more, often with a seasonal or historical theme.

To obtain the title of each month's featured film, sign up for E-News or call the Special Events Hotline at 919-435-9428.

 

 

 
 

Pirate School! - Follow Your Compass
Thursday - Friday, April 14 - 15

Strap in for the most fun anti-bullying, swashbuckling adventures ever!

This riotous solo variety show created by David Engel, allows kids the chance to live the dream of the Golden Age of the Buccaneer while promoting everyday polite and social courage.

The show features eye-popping puppetry, adept magic, a misbehaving cannon and the world's coolest wearable pirate ship. 

 

 

 

$10

 

Wake Forest Children's Choir Spring Concert
Monday, April 18   I   6 pm

The Wake Forest Children's Choir will present an evening of favorite songs under the direction of Kasie Ryan and Terri Smith.

The event is free and open to the public.