Venue Details

170 Star Starred
The Marsh Berkeley
Between Shattuck and Oxford 2120 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704
415-641-0235
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The weather was A little chilly in the theater. I wore formal attire (slacks, sweater, wool coat, patent leather heels), because I was prepared for a traditional theater setting, but I felt way overdressed. This is a community theater with individual plastic chairs on risers and not a formal theatre. I didn't feel uncomfortable, but would have been fine in jeans and a sweater. Also, there was a slight draft or cool fan blowing throughout show, so I needed my coat. .
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4.3 average rating
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27 events
7 reviews
5 stars
attended May 02 2010

The show had some very good moments and needed more of them. Mr. Bubbles didn't have enough material to keep us engaged. Also, on the day we were there, he was somewhat contemptuous of the audience. For instance, he insisted that an audience...continued

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18 reviews
3 stars
attended May 02 2010

Felt like Louis Pearl was improvising from start to finish. Unfortunately young kids were invited to sit up front and they dictated the pace of the show as they repeatedly screamed "do it again, do it again" each time he did something.

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57 events
38 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 28 2010

My wife took our nephew and they had a BLAST! The comedian razzed all the kids and parents who were not well behaved and made it fun for everyone.

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Quotes & Highlights

“The hit of the day…a fringe favorite.”  —The Guardian, UK
“Every child is fascinated by bubbles … Astounded faces filled the audience.”  —ThreeWeeks.com

Description

Louis Pearl is The Amazing Bubble Man! In 1980 Louis discovered a toy called the Bubble Trumpet. In learning how to demonstrate and sell this toy on the streets of Berkeley, he stumbled upon a slew of magnificent bubble tricks. Twenty-six years later, Louis’ show has evolved into a wild ride through the art, magic, and sometimes even the science of bubble-ology. He has performed shows all over the world, including 3 years of sold-out shows at the month-long Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

At this year’s Fringe, Louis and his bubble show gained live musical accompaniment by accordion player and vocalist Jetty Swart. The result is a new enchanting brew of breathtaking bubbles and bubbly music, creating a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.