In Big 13-year-old Josh Baskin wakes up as an adult after wishing on a fortune-telling machine to become big, soon learning that being an adult is not without consequences. Through a little dose of Tom Hanks and classic ́80s movie charm, the film showed both sides of the divide that they didnt have it so bad after all. The simple but effective tale was adapted for Broadway in 1996. Today at the Hollywood Playhouse (2640 Washington St., Hollywood), Big: The Musical will receive a treatment at the hands of the Fort Lauderdale Childrens Theatre. The kicker? Big is the FLCTs intergenerational summer play: their once-a-year show in which kids and adults get to share the stage. And what could be a more fitting tale for a multigenerational production than this one? Big: The Musical premiers at 7:30 p.m., and runs through August 3. Tickets cost $18. Visit www.flct.org, or call 954-763-6701.
July 25-Aug. 3, 2008