Venue Details

177 Star Starred
Julia Morgan Theatre
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
Venue website Get directions
Ilya Shaisultanov
Musical is at the children theater.
Shrek the Musical info Jun 23 2014 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
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.
Shrek the Musical info Jun 23 2014 star this tip starred
View All 310 Tips

Reviews & Ratings

29 ratings
4.5 average rating
  • 18
    5
  • 8
    4
  • 3
    3
  • 0
    2
  • 0
    1
15 events
8 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 27 2009

I've just treated myself to a single ticket for the Wizard of Oz at Julia Morgan theater in Berkeley and think it is something a wide audience would enjoy. Although we know the great story, the production is fresh, creative, and delightfully...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
J A
45 events
23 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 13 2009

This was an upbeat, current version of WOO. It was funny & very child friendly without being boring to adults. We enjoyed ourselves & it appeared everyone else did as well. The venue has been updated & is very comfortable. There was easy street...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
36 events
16 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 13 2009

Never having seen the movie (incredible but true!), I'm not sure how closely the play followed that version but it was totally enjoyable and fast paced enough for both adults and children. If I hadn't read there were going to be bungee-jumping...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 28 Reviews
More Information

Website

http://www.berkeleyplayhouse.org/the-wizard-of-oz-nov-13-dec-9-2009/

Description

*Directed *by Jon Tracy

Music Direction by Phil Gorman

Adapted by John Kane

Music & Lyrics of the MGM Motion Pictures Score

By Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg

Background Music by Herbert Stothart

Directed by award-winning Jon Tracy with musical direction by Phil Gorman, The Wizard of Oz takes you over that classic rainbow in a way you’ve never been before! With bungee-jumping monkeys, glowing orbs, clowning and classic shadow play, Dorothy’s dream is a musical spectacle of luscious layering in ensemble work, singing and story-telling.

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.