Riches-to-Rags Epic The Ballad of Baby Doe from Berkeley Opera
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The last date listed for The Ballad of Baby Doe was Friday July 17, 2009 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Julia Morgan Theater:
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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
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By Douglas Moore
In English with English supertitles
The names of Baby Doe, Horace Tabor, and Augusta Tabor have become mythical, but they are actual figures in Colorado history.
A star vehicle for the late Beverly Sills, the role of Baby Doe will be sung by soprano Jillian Khuner.
About the Ticket Supplier: West Edge OperaWest Edge Opera was founded as Berkeley Opera in 1979 by baritone Richard Goodman, also an Engineering Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, who is now Artistic Director Emeritus.
West Edge Opera's mission is to present opera as lively, compelling musical theater, fusing music and drama to delight, move, and challenge our audiences, while remaining accessible, affordable and engaging.