The Nutcracker

December 9, 2022 7:00pm

Dec 10, 2022 11am, 2:30pm, 5pm

All seats $6

A fairy tale of love, loyalty and courage. The Nutcracker celebrates the joys and wonder of the holiday season brought alive through the unique talents of our actors, dancers, musicians and artists. A re-telling of the classic story with our own local twist--a treat for everyone!

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Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy

Saturday, December 10, 2022


Our sweetest event of the Year! This family-friendly add-on event is a perfect way to celebrate the season. Enjoy festive bites and crafts, and take your picture with the Sugar Plum Fairy!

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Big Band Swing--Swingin' Round the Christmas Tree

featuring the Gerald Parker Jazz Orchestra

December 16, 2022  7:30pm

All seats $8

Fuquay's own Gerald Parker Jazz Orchestra delights with their special brand of swinging holiday tunes. The evening promises to be a greatnight of singing, dancing and holiday merriment!

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Noche Flamenca 2022

Saturday, January 28, 2023


Eduardo de Rosamaria's Noche Flamenca is your night out in Spain. Performers from Venezuela, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Spain, and North America will perform traditional Sevillanas, Guajiras, Alegrias, Malaguenas, and Rumbas transporting you to the Andaluz region of Spain for an authentic Flamenco experience. Audiences are captivated by the emotional power of Flamenco and an authentic Spanish Tablao.

Come feel the passion and energy of a night out in Spain, in Fuquay-Varina.

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Jason Catron and His Little Big Band

Saturday, February 4, 2023


Imagine your favorite American Songbook tunes and classic country songs with a fresh and new big band swing. This Kentucky native and veteran musician was influenced by entertainers/singers like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. In his most recent project, he puts a jazzy touch to country favorites that sat in archives for decades, creating the "Nashville Songbook." Jason's music isn't like everybody else's; it bridges generations.

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Downtown Jazz: Unforgettable

101 Years of Nat King Cole

featuring Clint Holmes

Thursday, February 9, 2023


Internationally renowned instrumentalist Christian Tamburr joins forces with consummate entertainer Clint Holmes to bring the music of Nat King Cole to the Arts Center.

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ZUZU African Acrobats

Friday, February 10, 2023


The ZUZU Acrobats are a Tanzanian troupe who base their performances on 2000 years of history. They bring modern art, culture, and passion with them everywhere they go. ZUZU celebrates their niche culture of Dar Es Salaam through jaw dropping acrobatics, live music, singing, dancing, and more.

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Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

by Ken Ludwig

February 16, 17 & 18, 2023

All shows 7:30pm

$14 Adults/ $12 Srs & Students

From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir.

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Joshua Lozoff--Life is Magic

Saturday, February 25, 2023


Favorite Joshua Lozoff returns to the Arts Center with more of his amazing illusions. Joshua’s performances combine his love for the art of magic, with his fascination with psychology, the powers of observation, and influence. In one moment, he makes a drawing come to life just by pointing; in the next, he predicts an audience member’s choices even before they know it themselves.

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Mike Wiley: The Fire of Freedom

Friday, March 3, 2023


Abraham H. Galloway (1837-1870) was a fiery young slave rebel, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondage to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the South during the Civil War. He risked his life behind enemy lines, recruited black soldiers for the North, and fought racism in the Union army’s ranks. He stood at the forefront of an African-American political movement, leading a historic delegation of black southerners to the White House to meet with President Lincoln and later became one of the first black men elected to the North Carolina legislature. Long hidden from history, Galloway’s story reveals a war unfamiliar to most of us.

This riveting portrait, based on the book of the same name by David Cecelski and adapted by playwright Howard Craft, illuminates Galloway’s life and deepens our insight into the Civil War and Reconstruction as experienced by African Americans in the South.

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Downtown Jazz: Swingin' into Spring

From Sinatra to Ellington, featuring Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz

Thursday, March 9, 2023


Kate and Keith have been life partners for 17 years, honing their craft on the NYC jazz scene for many years.  They join Christian Tamburr and his quartet to bring the songs of Sinatra, Ellington and others alive.

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Saturday, March 11, 2023


There's not much to say about this top notch, crowd pleasing, fan favorite tribute band. In costume and in character, the fab four members of Beatlesque enjoy the challenge and the thrill of recreating the music that we all know and love. 

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Portrait of Aretha: Cece Teneal celebrates The Queen of Soul

Thursday, March 23, 2023


Portrait of a Queen, featuring the Voice of the Century Cece Teneal, is a dynamic musical production that will have you on the edge of you seats from start-to-finish. This show will energize you with the many life lessons imparted through Aretha Franklin’s 50+ year musical legacy. An award-winning songstress, Teneal will take music lovers on a trip down memory lane with stellar hits from Aretha Franklin’s musical catalog like: “Chain of Fools,” “Natural Woman,” "Think", “Bridge Over Troubled Water" and of course "Respect".

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Downtown Jazz: The Sirens of Song

Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn & Nina Simone, featuring Shana Tucker

Thursday, April 13, 2023


Cellist and singer-songwriter Shana Tucker joins Christian Tamburr and his band for an evening dedicated to the women of jazz. Tucker takes us on a journey through the music of Fitzgerald, Vaughan and Simone, inviting you in with her voice and capturing your heart with her unique ChamberSoul style. She’s opened for heavy-hitters like the Indigo Girls and Blind Boys of Alabama and played several years in Las Vegas with Cirque du Soleil.

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Who Hijacked my Fairytale, featuring Kelly Swanson

Saturday, April 15, 2023 


Step into the magical, heartwarming, incredibly funny journey of a wayward southern belle who went from being a shy child who tried to be invisible, to a tacky woman who just won't shut up.

This story starts and ends on the other side of the fairy tale - the place the books and movies never showed you. To the land of muffin tops and turkey necks, ungrateful children, and fairy dust that turned out to be just dust.

Award-winning storyteller, comedian, and author, Kelly Swanson, will have you laughing your way through her twisted journey to a happier ever after. And just when you least expect, your heart gets tugged on.

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Rodney Marsalis and the Philadelphia Big Brass

Saturday, April 29, 2023


The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is America’s premier large brass ensemble. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone.

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is a family-owned and operated business that had its beginnings on the streets of New Orleans. On the advice of family patriarch Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres and strives to create a connection between the audience and performers.

Performances by The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass range from solo trumpet, to brass quintet, to the full eleven-piece ensemble with percussion.

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Singin' Into Spring with the Fuquay Varina Chorale

May 5, 2023, 7:30pm

May 6, 2023, 3:00pm

The Fuquay Varina Chorale never disappoints in their performance of songs of the season. Join us for a delightful concert in celebration of all things Spring.

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Sense and Sensibility

by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen

May 18, 19, 20

all shows 7:30pm

$14/Adults; $12 Srs & Students

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

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The Box Office at the Arts Center is open Monday through Saturday, between 10am and 5pm.

On Event nights, the Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility or accommodations, please call the Box Office at 919-567-3921 prior to your visit.