Venue Details

170 Star Starred
Julia Morgan Theater
formerly Julia Morgan Center for the Arts 2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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OaklandMom
Casual
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OaklandMom
Neighborhood parking
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OaklandMom
Wine, tea, coffee and good nibbles. Cash only or check!
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Trish
Get there early since there is only street parking.
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ratevka
Lots of kids, casual dress
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ratevka
Walk or take the bus! don't worry re parking
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.6 average rating
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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 29 2011

We see three or four Berkeley Playhouse productions each year. This one included dear friends in it and we were happy to see all the 7-10 year olds pull together a fun... continued

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attended Jul 28 2011

My kids loved it. Though they'd already heard some of the Kipling Just So stories and were unfamiliar with the Jungle Book story itself, they laughed and got into it all.

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168 reviews
129 stars
attended Aug 21 2011

Very sweet! The youthful exhuberance of teens and pre-teens is put to good use in this great musical. They served it well. Sets, sound, music, and lighting marvelous. Especially when riki tiki tavy scared the musicians!

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Website

http://www.berkeleyplayhouse.org/

Description

Berkeley Playhouse Conservatory of Theatre Arts Presents

Jungle Book Kids & Just So Stories

July 28-30, 2011: Directed by Elizabeth McKoy. Music Direction by Angela Zullinger

August 19-21, 2011: Directed by Dane Paul Andres. Music Direction by Jonathan Fadner

Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson / Book and additional lyrics by Marcy Heisler / Music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle / Just So Stories written for stage by Jon Tracy with additional original music by Bryan Louiselle

The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this exciting Disney classic, also including exciting Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. Find out how the camel got its hump or the leopard got its spots, then join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures to thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan!

With specially adapted-for-stage Kipling classics in Act One and a musical adapted from the beloved film, in Act Two, The Jungle Book includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You” plus a few new ones! The Jungle Book Kids & Just So Stories will take you on a journey with colorful characters and toe-tapping jungle rhythm –  a sure crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages. _

__Jungle Book_ is the culmination of a five-week performance camp where young performers immerse and rehearse in intensive musical theatre training with professional directors, choreographers and specialists.

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.