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Julia Morgan Theatre
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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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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27 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 07 2010

My daughter, her husband and my 3 grandchildren loved it.

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2 reviews
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attended Nov 07 2010

We enjoyed Cinderella very much ! Our 4 year old was mesmerized and told us she loved it. It was funny, great singing and beautiful costumes and set design. I would recommend it highly...

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30 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 13 2010

The performance was geared to a young audience and my 11-yr old niece loved it! Frenchie Davis really raised the level of the show from being just a local theater event...she was fantastic.

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Description

Directed by Elizabeth McKoy

Music Direction by Amy Dalton

Choreography by Kimberly Dooley

Berkeley Playhouse has announced that Frenchie Davis will play the role of the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Enchanted.

Davis rose to fame as a finalist in season six of Fox’s American Idol.  Following Idol, Davis starred in RENT on Broadway for four years.  During that time, she also became involved in supporting several charities, and helped raise thousands of dollars for HIV/AIDS through Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

In 2004, Davis was cast in the West Coast touring production of Dreamgirls, winning critical acclaim for her powerful portrayal of the lead role, Effie. She also began a recording career, including collaborations with world-renowned DJ/producer Tony Moran, and has had two singles rise to the top ten on the Billboard dance charts.

In 2008, Davis reprised the famous Nel Carter role in a national 30th anniversary touring production of Ain’t Misbehavin starring with fellow _Idol _alum Ruben Studdard.  She won rave reviews from critics and audiences, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for the cast album recording.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s _Cinderella _was remade into a 1997 television movie starring Whitney Houston, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander.  The Enchanted version incorporates new, additional music, and Berkeley Playhouse’s interpretation will include aerial dance, a chorus children-animals, and a multicultural cast – featuring many of the leads from its past two highly successful seasons.

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.