Coming Up: Warm your heart at Riverside’s ‘Frozen JR.’

Wear your woolly socks: It’s going to get “Frozen.” Actually “Frozen JR.” Riverside’s exceptional Theatre for Kids has launched theater careers for many talented local kids over the years and if, by chance, you’ve never seen one these productions, now is the time. Opening Thursday, Dec. 5, on the Stark Stage, and based on the wildly popular Disney film “Frozen,” the stage musical “Frozen JR.” will tell the already-beloved story of sister princesses, “fearless optimist Anna and her older sister Elsa,” who, explains Wikipedia, have “the power to freeze objects and people, but can’t control it.” When Elsa inherits the throne, she inadvertently plunges the kingdom into eternal winter. All the terrific songs from the film are there, plus five new ones, as well as the “actual stars of the movie,” Sven the reindeer and Olaf the snowman. “When faced with danger,” summarizes the show promo, “Anna and Elsa discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood.” Bring the kids to this charming holiday treat. You’ll all love it. Curtain: Thursday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets: $10. 772-231-6990.

It’s Downtown Vero. It’s Friday. It’s Baa-aack. Downtown Friday, Main Street Vero Beach’s free and fun family street party, returns to 14th Avenue this very Friday, Nov. 29, just in time for the holidays. Round up the crew, throw on a little red, a little green, and share the food, beverages, shopping, the holiday vibe and, of course, the music, presented this month by the band Anderson Council, a five-member Treasure Coast classic and new rock group, billed as “energetic, interactive and crowd-pleasing.” Those of a certain age will be very happy to know that – although his schedule is very, very tight this time of year – S. Claus is on track to make an appearance during the band break. He’ll be spiffed up in his holiday best, of course, and ready for close-ups with all his favorite little folks. There will also be an all-ages-welcome coloring contest over at the Heritage Center. Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission: free. 772-643-6782.

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