Venue Details

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Julia Morgan Theatre
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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Musical is at the children theater.
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Come 30 minutes early, this is a nice place to be. Have a snack at the theater or take a short walk in the neighborhood.
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309 events
182 reviews
130 stars
attended May 15 2011

Cheery, well costumed kids who gave their all to perform this well -scripted, well-introduced blockbuster. One could see the Fosse influence in the beautiful entry of the two sides, the band-dancers, the juggling, and the aerial foray.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended May 15 2011

This was a youth performance, attended mostly by parents of the performers. It was a glitzy performance for the age group.

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended May 14 2011

My granddaughters ( 12 @ 15) loved it. For me it was like a school production where I knew NONE of the kids. The instruments (esp. the drums) drowned out the kids singing at times.

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Website

http://www.berkeleyplayhouse.org/conservatory-youthteens-presents-...

Description

Berkeley Playhouse Conservatory Presents _

Pippin_

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz – the composer of musical hit- Wicked

Book by Robert O. Hirson

Directed by Kimberly Dooley

Music Direction by Jonathan Fadner

Assistant Direction and Aerial Coordination by Kimberly Miller

A young prince goes on a fantastical quest to find the meaning of life in this experimental, ‘70s-style rock-circus filled with sensual and inventive story-telling. Love, war and politics – it’s all here in this hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale which captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere. The energetic pop-influenced score by composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked and Godspell) bursts with one show-stopping number after another. Enjoy soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers infused with acrobatics, Fosse jazz and aerial dance!

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.