Moniuszko's The Haunted Manor, a Pocket Opera Premiere at Julia Morgan Center
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The last date listed for Moniuszko's The Haunted Manor was Saturday May 9, 2009 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Julia Morgan Theater:
- Full Price:
- $40.00 - $62.00
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- $20.00 - $31.00
The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee -- along with some added audience participation and improvised moments. This musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture tweenage troubles at their worst, from "Woe Is Me" to "I'm Not That Smart." And the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning for Best Book of a Musical. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from oaklandmomcat
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A ridiculous romp with plot digressions that will make you dizzy. Not to worry. The music charms, the cast delights, and Donald Pippin explains it all with dry humor and modern asides. Enjoy coloratura trills, authentic Polish dance, and laughs that don’t rely on off-color remarks. A perfect match for a warm spring day.
Quotes & Highlights
“There ought to be a law. All opera in English should be performed in Donald Pippin’s translation.” —SF Classical Voice
“Pippin is to opera what Mark Twain was to American literature, a breath of fresh air and a national treasure.” —_Sacramento__ Bee_
A buoyant and colorful comedy, by a composer revered in Poland as second only to Chopin, kicks off when two young soldiers who are brothers, in a burst of patriotic fervor, vow to remain single in order to be instantly available to answer the summons of duty – a not unlikely possibility in their perennially besieged homeland. Their determination shifts radically after an eventful night spent in a reputedly haunted house, as plotted by two lively and somewhat mischievous ladies.
Pocket Opera’s performances are staged with minimalist scene stylings
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