It’s nature in reverse.
South Florida’s professional theater goes into hibernation during the summer and wakes back up in the fall (when the flocking snowbirds signal tourist season).
But community theater is more perennial. Following is a rundown of local summertime shows.
CURTAIN CALL PLAYHOUSE
“Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother, A Musical”
What: The fairy tale comes to life complete with: evil stepsisters, glass slippers, a pumpkin carriage, a handsome prince and timeless tunes.
When: July 12-14. Showtimes are 7 p.m. July 12; noon and 2 p.m. July 13; 2 p.m. July 14
Where: Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for children
Contact: 561-347-3948 or CurtainCallPlayhouse.com
LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE
“In the Heights”
What: The Tony-winning “In the Heights” rocks with the sounds of the Caribbean and rap music. The Latin-flavored musical was a huge Broadway hit, and concerns the dreams and struggles of three generations in the vibrant Washington Heights neighborhood in New York.
When: July 12-28. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays; 4 p.m. Sundays
Where: Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave.
Cost: $32 and $28
Contact: 561-586-6410 or LakeWorthPlayhouse.org
PEMBROKE PINES THEATER OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
What: The musical comedy that was a smash on Broadway and a hit movie starring John Travolta (in drag, no less) comes to Pembroke Pines. Based on the original movie by John Waters, the story chronicles how music and dance helped desegregate Baltimore in the early 1960s.
When: July 12-Aug. 4. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Susan B. Katz Theater of the Performing Arts, 17195 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines
Cost: $24 for adults; $18 for seniors and students; $14 for children
Contact: 954-437-4884 or PPTOPA.com
MAIN STREET PLAYERS
What: Recipient of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for drama, this poignant play focuses on a family dealing with the loss of a child.
When: July 26-Aug. 11. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. There is an 8 p.m. show Thursday, Aug. 1.
Where: Main Street Playhouse, 6766 Main St., Miami Lakes
Cost: $25 for adults and $18 for seniors and students
Contact: 305-558-3737 or MainStreetPlayers.com