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Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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4.7 average rating
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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 of the Genie and Jafar were hysterical. We had a great time and I recommended...continued

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18 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 04 2010

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

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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.

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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 multiple award-winning theatre company (Broadway.com awards, TBA Award recommendations, Bay Area Critics Circle Award) and school for musical theatre education (Bay Area Parent Award, Parents Press Award).

From its humble beginnings as a theatre education program in Founder Elizabeth McKoy’s living room, Berkeley Playhouse has quickly become one of the largest arts organizations in the Bay Area, with nearly 25,000 individuals coming to see its professional musical productions, and over 1000 students studying in the School of Musical Theatre each year.

Housed in the historic Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley Playhouse produces quality theater for all ages and it is common to see two, three, and even four generations of families sitting together enjoying shows like Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, or Fiddler on the Roof.