Venue Details

185 Star Starred
Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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Great food & snack choices from local eateries available at the theater...from pizza to macaroons.
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Kate Newkumet
16 events
5 reviews
18 stars
attended Jan 27 2012

A talented, energetic and committed young cast overcame the somewhat dated show- lots of fun! The sound system of the theater is not great.

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attended Jan 28 2012

Terrific show - we took our 6 year old and her friend and they LOVED it! Teen cast did a great job & very easy street parking.

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0 stars
attended Jan 28 2012

A great production! The show was quick paced and every moment was enjoyable.

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Website

http://www.berkeleyplayhouse.org/

Description

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Directed by Kimberly Dooley & Marissa Wolf

Music Direction by Nicholas Adams

Choreography by Kimberly Dooley

Join Berkeley Playhouse Teens in a gum-snapping, hip-shaking, hot-rockin’ musical about love and friendship in the 50’s! School’s back from summer and the senior class is gathering for their final year at Rydell High. As head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski relive the romance of their “Summer Nights” it becomes clear that both need to change their perspective! 

Sassy, funny — evocative and provocative, this infectious musical showcases all that was fantastic about the fifties: rock n’ roll numbers that recall the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley –  plus hot-roddin, ducktailed "burger palace boys” and bobby-soxed,  pink-jacket ladies!

The show runs 2 hours.

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.