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Julia Morgan Theatre
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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Musical is at the children theater.
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Come 30 minutes early, this is a nice place to be. Have a snack at the theater or take a short walk in the neighborhood.
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57 reviews
92 stars
attended Jan 29 2011

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

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40 stars
attended Jan 29 2011

I love youth driven shows. Great energy!

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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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Berkeley Playhouse

Berkeley Playhouse is a professional theatre for all ages. It was founded in 2007 by Artistic Director, Elizabeth McKoy, a professional theatre actor, director, and teacher for over 20 years. Originally trained in New York, Elizabeth has performed in New York, Seattle and in the Bay Area. She also served as education Director at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, creating and providing exciting and creative teacher training for schools, after-school programs and pre-professional development programs and on the faculty at the internationally known Seattle Children's theatre for five years. Elizabeth was Teaching Artist in Residence in many Seattle public and private schools and assisted with the development of an interdisciplinary curriculum for them-based education for 5th and 6th graders in public schools.