The Wiz: Soulful Journey to Oz Begins at Berkeley Playhouse
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All offers for The Wiz have expired.
The last date listed for The Wiz was Sunday August 25, 2013 / 5:00pm.
Currently at Julia Morgan Theater:
- Full Price:
- $37.00 - $62.00
- Our Price:
- $23.00 - $31.00
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
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Pat Saye
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I saw the original touring Wiz in SF in the 70's and have loved the music and sing it regularly at open mics. This production furthered my exurberance for the positive feelings and fun it produces. (The movie, unfortunately, ruined people's perception of this great theatre piece. Too bad.) In fact, I sent an email to President Obama in 2008 and asked him to include "Brand New Day" in his inaugural festivities. Perfect song for the exciting event, but I guess it didn't get to the right people. :-) Plus, as a manager, when someone came into my office, I looked them straight in the eye and sang "don't nobody bring no bad news". This cast was amazing, young and older. Thanks to everyone for bringing this back to me. I was mouthing all the words, but held back singing along. Tough one. Pat Saye
Quotes & Highlights
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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.