Rossini's The Barber of Seville at The Julia Morgan from Pocket Opera
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The last date listed for Rossini's The Barber of Seville was Sunday June 7, 2009 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Julia Morgan Theater:
- Full Price:
- $40.00 - $62.00
- Our Price:
- $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 Steve Bakaley
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This is the first live Opera I've ever attended. I never knew what a pocket opera was. The performers and the music were outstanding. It was done in English and I was able to understand every word. And they flashed the words up on the wall for those who were hearing-impaired. I had brought in a libretto, not knowing it was in English. The hall was too dark for me to use it anyway. The fellow who played Dr. Bartolo was just terrific.
I was surprised to find this opera so much like an Italian Gilbert and Sullivan right down to the patter songs.
My only complaint is not with the show but with the exceedingly uncomfortable seats in the Julia Morgan. If you have a low back or hip problem I strongly suggest you bring a small pillow or a rolled up towel for the support you won't otherwise have.
Donald Pippin’s distinctive and elegant English renderings of well-known and rarely performed operas are considered among the finest in the world. The productions are staged with minimalist scene stylings without compromising on a high qualityperformance value.