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.
Currently at Julia Morgan Theater:
- Full Price:
- $40.00 - $62.00
- Our Price:
- $20.00 - $31.00
The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee -- along with some added audience participation and improvised moments. This musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture tweenage troubles at their worst, from "Woe Is Me" to "I'm Not That Smart." And the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning for Best Book of a Musical. 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.
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.