Ramona Quimby: The Imaginative Heroine of Beverly Cleary's Books Comes to Life on the Stage
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The last date listed for Ramona Quimby was Sunday January 31, 2010 / 4:30pm.
Currently at Julia Morgan Theater:
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Based on the enduring 1905 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett (author of The Secret Garden), this musical adaptation of A Little Princess, presented by Berkeley Playhouse, centers around Sara Crewe, a generous and inventive young girl who is left at the mercy of a cruel headmistress after her father disappears searching for the mysterious city of Timbuktu. Though made to work as a servant in a boarding school, Sara finds within herself the heart of a princess in this song-filled adaptation, designed to delight adults and kids alike. The musical was written by Brian Crawley and Tony-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish, The Addams Family, The Wild Party). Learn More
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Featured review from Diana
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My 8-year old daughter loved it and wants to see it again. She hasn't read these books, but she could relate, being an older sister, and having one of her parents losing a job. However, I don't think kids below school level can relate to many of the problems covered there, and might be bored at certain periods. The actors are great, props appropriate, theater seating is good, home-made fries during intermission were delicious.
It’s a great time to see this highly‐rated performance company in action! Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences is receiving top marks from children and their parents for their first‐rate productions of beloved children’s books.
A Facebook fan of the company wrote that her young children were “enthralled!” by Give a Mouse a Cookie. And The Mom Blog in the Orange County Register commented that Active Arts touring production of Strega Nona: The Musical was “magical fun...the kids loved it. There was never a lull... [and] the younger set was literally on the edge of their seats”.
Up next for the busy theater company is a 3‐city Bay Area tour of Ramona Quimby, a theatrical production by Len Jenkin from the novels of Beverly Cleary, directed by Jared Randolph.
Ramona Quimby is Beverly Cleary’s classic story about an effervescent and independent girl whose big sister, Beezus, thinks she exaggerates. But what’s a girl to do when she’s bursting with imagination? Ramona Quimby is about to start third grade—and what a year it will be. She immediately gets into trouble with her stern teacher, Mrs. Griggs, and her life on Klickitat Street changes dramatically when her dad loses his job and her mom goes to work.
Through a series of vignettes drawn from Beverly Cleary’s Newbery honor books, Active Arts invites kids into Ramona’s world and to follow her heartwarming, funny adventures with her family, friends, and neighbors as she tries, in her own way, to grow up.
About the Ticket Supplier: Bay Area Children's Theatre
Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) was founded in 2004 as Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences to bring high quality theatre to family audiences in the Bay Area. They specialize in literary adaptations of great children's books. Through challenging and exciting productions that emphasize artistic excellence, they seek to engage a new generation of theatergoers and inspire young people to open their imaginations to new worlds.