Children's Theater this Summer

"Slava's Snowshow" - which is described as a cross between Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil - comes to Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami July 31 - August 25. (V. Mishukovi / July 4, 2013)

Not having school during the summer months doesn’t HAVE to mean that your kids get to drive you nuts.

Keep the little rugrats busy with some summertime theater.

Here’s a roundup of shows in South Florida aimed at children…of all ages:

Disney’s The Little Mermaid


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Young mermaid Ariel has to defy her father King Triton and deal with evil sea witch Ursula before she can join Prince Eric on land.

July 5

Sol Children Theatre

Staged at Olympic Heights Performing Arts Theater, 20101 Lyons Road in Boca Raton

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children (11 and younger)

561-447-8829 or SolChildren.org

“Pied Piper”

The town of Hamelin is overrun with rats. Will a flute-playing stranger save the day? And if so, what’s it worth to the townspeople? All these questions will be answered in the musical based on the German legend popularized by Goethe, The Brothers Grimm and Robert Browning.

June 27 – August 3

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre

280 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables

Tickets cost $19.50

305-444-9293 or ActorsPlayhouse.org.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.

The Disney animated movie comes to the stage in a live action show that transports the audience under the sea to follow the adventures of mermaid Ariel. The musical features the Oscar-winning song “Under the Sea.”

July 11 – 13 in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center, 201 S.W. Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale