Born and Raised: A New Musical About Family From Berkeley Playhouse
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The last date listed for Born and Raised was Sunday May 8, 2011 / 5:00pm.
Currently at Julia Morgan Theater:
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- $37.00 - $62.00
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There's trouble in River City! Berkeley Playhouse presents the heartwarming family favorite The Music Man. Lovable swindler "Professor" Harold Hill is trying to pull a con on the citizens of River City, Iowa. He claims he'll save the town's youth from sin and corruption by selling them instruments and helping to organize a boys' band -- despite the fact that he actually knows nothing about music. Soon, the irresistible "Music Man" manages to turn the bickering school board into a barbershop quartet, win the heart of Marian the librarian, and somehow transform into an honest man in the process. The delightful story is set to a parade of classic Broadway tunes, including "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," "Till There Was You" and "Goodnight, My Someone." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from B. A.
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We were at the Saturday evening performance of Born and Raised and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Both entertaining and thought provoking, it touched on so many current issues revolving around relationships and families today. There were so many excellent performances by both the young ones and the adults, it was hard not to get swept up in the emotional moments. And a couple of musical numbers were so delightfully tuneful and upbeat, it was hard not to start singing along!
As others have noted, this is a work in progress.
The piece we saw Saturday night might not be exactly the one you will see this coming weekend. But that's the excitement of being part of a 'workshop' production. You are asked for your opinion after the performance and yours might be just the one that changes it the very next night!
Quotes & Highlights
- <a target="_blank" href="http://www.berkeleyplayhouse.org/category/nothome/">Learn more</a> about the issues dealt with in <em>Born and Raised</em>, including a detailed parental advisory.
Berkeley Playhouse is proud to present the third show in their fourth season and their first commissioned work for the main stage by writer/director, Jon Tracy and music composer, lyricist and director, Scott deTurk.
Formerly under the working title, Pride and now called Born & Raised, this new musical in development explores the meaning of “family” as it follows a young, San Francisco-based man trying to make sense of the paths, choices, and challenges of family members and friends, gay and straight, who have influenced his life.
Meet Connor, a young and successful comic-book artist whose life begins to unravel when his moms announce they want to marry and his hero Man-Man runs out of villains to fight. To get his mind off of work stress, Connor’s new colleague James sets him up with Lila, a journalist covering the 2004 marriage-equality battle in San Francisco.
In a series of flashbacks, we see young Connor and his best friend Jesse cope with bullies by escaping into a fantasy world of superheroes. We also meet young Lila, whose parents refuse to accept her older sister’s lesbian identity, even in the aftermath of Elena’s brutal gay-bashing.
Born and Raised boldly explores challenges facing LGBT individuals and families – including homophobia, restricted rights, and suicide – while imagining a space where healing can occur and freedom can thrive.