Saturday, February 4, 2023

Summer Theater for Kids

As a parent, there is truly no place I’d rather raise my daughter than Boca Raton. We have it all! There are so many businesses and amenities that cater to kids and parents alike. I’m not sure why I assumed local theaters (of the musical and play variety) would be any different. Having lived in New York City for almost ten years, I concede there is nothing quite like a Broadway show, but these theatrical options for children this summer are pretty darn close.

It’s Showtime!

Showtime Performing Arts Theatre (Royal Palm Place, 503 SE Mizner Blvd. // 561/394-2626) is the place to be, whether your child wants to shine on stage or simply enjoy other children his or her age singing and acting. I’ve taken my 2-year-old to musicals at Showtime, and they truly capture the attention of adults all the way down to the toddler set. You and your family can catch a production of “High School Musical,” “Mary Poppins” or “Annie” performed by Showtime’s talented student campers this summer.

High School Musical: July 29 at 11 a.m., July 30at 1 p.m., July 31 at 4 p.m.

Mary Poppins: August 7 at 4 p.m.

Annie: August 14 at 4 p.m.

The cost is $10 per ticket, and children under two are free. Call ahead to reserve.

The Wick Welcomes Your Wee Ones

Never pictured taking your preschooler to a professional production at The Wick Theatre(7901 N. Federal Hwy. // 561/995-2333) Me neither, so imagine my surprise when I found out they actually want you to bring your little ones to THREE productions especially for kids…and stay for lunch!

Two classic children’s fairy tales will get the all-star treatment this summer in Dream Child Productions’ “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Miranda and The Frog Prince.” Many South Florida leading actors including Leah Sessa, Ronen Bay, Gail Byer, Lisa Grossman and Carbonell winner, Clay Cartland will be starring. The Wick will also be showcasing “Peter Pan” in August.

Jack and the Beanstalk: July 10and 11 at 10 a.m., July 17 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and July 18 at 10 a.m.

Miranda and The Frog Prince: July 31 and August 1 at 10 a.m., August 7 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and August 8 at 10 a.m.

The cost is $12 for Jack and the Beanstalk, and children under two are free. The cost is $15 for Miranda and The Frog Prince, and children under two are free. Call ahead to reserve.

Buy tickets to both productions and you will receive a half-price child ticket for Peter Pan (coming this August), plus a 20% discount at the Wick’s Halloween costume gift shop. You’d never get this kind of deal on Broadway!

Take a bow Boca moms. You just planned out the rest of your summer.

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About Michelle

Michelle Olson-Rogers, a native to Boca, is the founder of ModernBocaMom.coma lifestyle website for the stylish & modern South Florida Mommy. Modern Boca Mom features events for mom and kids, activities, classes, fitness, dining and shopping options—as well as a weekly Mompreneur spotlight! A Mompreneur herself, Michelle truly believes that working moms (and dads!) instill an unparalleled work ethic in their kids. She and her husband Andrew have one daughter, Avery.

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