Venue Details

170 Star Starred
Julia Morgan Theater
formerly Julia Morgan Center for the Arts 2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
Venue website Get directions

Member Tips

Jen D.
Casual
info Aug 09 2010 star this tip starred
Jen D.
Street parking with 2 hour time limit during the day.
info Aug 09 2010 star this tip starred
Jen D.
Reasonably priced snack bar.
info Aug 09 2010 star this tip starred
J
We miss citron
info Aug 09 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Online info says "75" minutes, but with an intermission it's actually longer, more like 2 hrs.
info Aug 11 2010 star this tip starred
attagrrl
Get there early to find parking on the crowded streets.
info Aug 17 2010 star this tip starred
View All 24 Tips

Reviews & Ratings

60 ratings
4.7 average rating
  • 0
    5
  • 0
    4
  • 0
    3
  • 0
    2
  • 0
    1
5 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 28 2010

The Berkeley Playhouse was a hidden treasure. The Disney's Aladdin performance was incredible and professional. I would grade it a Broadway performance. The characters... continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
60 events
18 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 04 2010

Great cast, fun show. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the performance. A must see!

star this review starred report as inappropriate
19 events
13 reviews
11 stars
attended Aug 27 2010

The best children's theatre I've seen in a long time. Top notch costumes, acting, set, choreography, jokes updated, nostalgic, yet new. Leave the theater happy. So much fun.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 47 Reviews
More Information

Website

http://www.berkeleyplayhouse.org/

Description

In the mythical middle eastern city of Agrabah, City of Enchantment, Aladdin, a kind, but wily street urchin falls in love with the beautiful, Princess Jasmine – but winning her affection is out of the question given his station in life and her long line of rich and powerful suitors. Or is it? With a little help from a wacky genie, and a lot of exciting twists and turns and adventure, Aladdin manages to win Jasmine’s hand in marriage, proving that the only thing that really matters, is the richness and power in your heart.

Everyone’s  favorite characters from the blockbuster animated movie come to life on stage in this west coast premiere, along with favorite songs and music including “Friend Like Me,” “Prince Ali,” and “A Whole New World.”

Jennifer King directs, with Amy Dalton directing music and Dane Paul Andres directing choreography, to tell the classic Arabian tale with Disney charm, Broadway spectacle, and Bollywood-style buoyancy!

The West Coast Premiere of Disney’s Aladdin is based on the screenplay by Ron Clements with music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and produced under license from Disney Musicals and MTI.

Running time: 75 minutes

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.