Berkeley Playhouse Presents Bravado: A "Middle-School" Musical
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The last date listed for Bravado: A "Middle-School" Musical was Sunday January 30, 2011 / 5:00pm.
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Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks movie, Shrek the Musical brings the hilarious and heartwarming story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the Julia Morgan Theater stage. This fun family musical tells the tale of a green swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren't found only in fairy tales. Learn More
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Another well done production at the Julia Morgan. These kids are so talented and you can tell they put a lot of effort into practicing. Some were stronger in acting versus singing. A few standouts that have long term potential. The first act seemed much longer than the second. Overall, the dialogue was witty, clever, and real. An enjoyable show for any age group. On a slightly negative note, wish they would get the mics working right. They seemed to be turned on late numerous times.
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As a middle school teacher in the East Bay, I found this event a little hard to swallow, because the cast and the crowd did not reflect the diversity of our area.
As for the text, perhaps it was commentary on the ways in which we treat children...continued
Bravado is a reprise of the successful 2008 premier of the a new work written by local Berkeley composer, Phil Gorman with lyrics by Lila Tschappat and book by Laura Marlin.
It will be directed by Elizabeth McKoy with choreography by Kimberly Dooley and performed by 6th-8th grade students in the Berkeley Playhouse YouthStage program.
When a group of colorful middle school friends compete to get into a prestigious performing arts school, the audition process proves to be more a test of their relationships than their skills! The inner life of preteens is revealed for all its conundrums, contradictions and idiosyncrasies in this rocking and lyrical reprise of Berkeley Playhouse first commissioned youth work!
The Oakland School for the Arts Middle School Select Choir will perform before the 2pm performance of Bravado on January 29, 2011.