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Julia Morgan Theater
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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193 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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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 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.