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Julia Morgan Theatre
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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Musical is at the children theater.
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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.
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attended Jul 19 2012

I don't want to give up too much! It was a wonderful translation from movie (Gene Wilder version) to stage. It had all the favorite songs, characters and in fact this story line made a bit more sense than the movie. Truly fantastic!

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attended Jul 19 2012

Vernon Bush who portrays Willy Wonka could not be more enchanting and TREMENDOUS bringing this great material from Roald Dahl's book.

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attended Jul 19 2012

My family went to this event and we all thought it was fantastic, the performers were really good , and the stage show for a small theatre was terrific , we would highly recommend this show for other families. loved it Sharon S.F. CA

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Quotes & Highlights

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Directed By Elizabeth McKoy  

Music Direction: Tal Ariel  

Choreography: Dane Paul Andres 

Set Design:  Nina Ball 

Costume Design: Wes Crain 

Lighting Design: Molly Stewart-Cohn  

Lyrics: Anthony Newley  

Music: Anthony Newley And Leslie Bricusse 

Stage Adaptation: Leslie Bricusse and Tim McDonald  

Based On The Book Charlie And The Chocolate Factory By Roald Dahl  

Recommended for all ages.

Running time is 2 hours and 15 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.

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.