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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Member Tips

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Extremely casual
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Horrible street parking
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Nice selection of snacks for kids to enjoy
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We had easy street parking - just arrive a few minutes early!
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.7 average rating
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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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2 reviews
0 stars
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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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 28 2012

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

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More Information

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 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.