The Mizner Park amphitheater is gearing up for a slate of shows, many of them good for kids and families.
A youth arts festival, followed by Boca Raton’s annual Festival of the Arts, will bring a talent competition, an America’s Got Talent sensation, young local performers, and a screening of The Wizard of Oz accompanied by a live orchestra, among other shows.
It starts Feb. 25 with the Next Generation … Youth Arts Weekend Festival – three free shows over three evenings:
- 7 p.m. Feb. 25: ZMC Entertainment stage show.
- 7 p.m. Feb. 26: Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County
- 4 p.m. Feb. 27: Up With People stage show.
The next weekend, the weeklong Festival of the Arts begins. There are several shows geared toward kids, most notably these:
- Future Stars Performing Arts Competition - The Boca Rotary Club’s annual event for vocal and dance students from local middle and high schools. 7 p.m. March 4. Tickets are $20-35.
- The Wizard of Oz – Digitally remastered, the classic movie will be shown on the big screen, accompanied live by the Boca Raton Symphonia. 7:30 p.m. March 11. Tickets are $15-85.
- Jackie Evancho – The 10-year-old girl with perfect pitch became famous after her appearance last year on America’s Got Talent. She’ll appear in Boca with Young Stars of the Metropolitan Opera. 7:30 p.m. March 12. Tickets are $35-125. Read more about Jackie.
If you have a budding musician or singer in the house, there’s no better inspiration than seeing a great live performance. The festival lineup also includes Canadian Brass, Latin pianists, ballet and a guitar virtuoso.
You may also be able to enjoy the music from the center of Mizner Park, outside the amphitheater. The city has been talking about closing it off (or charging an entrance fee) to lawn chair and cooler-toting visitors – but has no plans to do so for these shows.
For a complete Festival of the Arts schedule and to buy tickets, visit the festival online.
Mizner Park is on Federal Highway, just south of Glades Road. Call 561-393-7827.