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Woodminster Amphitheater
Sanborn Dr. and Joaquin Miller Rd. Oakland, CA 94602
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If you want to reserve a picnic table #'s 50-59 are the best as they sit along the top edge of seats of the amphitheater. We brought our four year old son and though the people around us were great it was not enough to hold his attention. If you bring kids that might be antsy I suggest waiting until the show starts then sit in the empty seats near the top so you can let them stretch their legs and have easy access to the bathrooms BEFORE the 10 minute intermission.
Les Misérables info Jul 24 2014 star this tip starred
Norvella Brooks
Bring cash for concession stands.
Les Misérables dining Jul 22 2014 star this tip starred

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12 stars
attended Jul 19 2012

Great acting. Fresh, original roles created for well-established characters. Very nice. Kids a bit distracting.

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1 review
19 stars
attended Jul 15 2012

Absolutely a must see! They carried the two and one half hours as if one hour had gone by. Enjoyable and well acted from start to finish! Beautiful singing, great production, worth every minute and penny!

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18 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 13 2012

This was my first time at a Woodminster event and I was impressed.

Parking ($5) was convienent. There was plenty of food for sale and there does not seem to be any rules against bringing in your own.

I saw the opening night performance,...continued

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The universal story of tradition versus change is beautifully told in one of the most famous and popular musicals in Broadway history, Fiddler on the Roof. The tale of Tevye and his daughters, based on Sholem Sleichem’s short stories, is set in a poor Jewish village in Czarist Russia in the early years of the twentieth century. The themes are universal — tradition, family, love and marriage, resignation, regret, and optimism — and the characters are honest, funny, and memorable. Songs like “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Matchmaker” help tell this dramatic story in the best tradition of American Musical Theater.

The original Broadway production, with a cast including Zero Mostel and Beatrice Arthur, won 9 Tony awards, ran for 8 years, and was the first Broadway musical to surpass 3000 performances. It has had four Broadway revivals, a very successful 1971 film adaptation starring Topol, and continues to enjoy great international popularity.


For helpful information about attending a show at Woodminster Amphitheatre or to reserve picnic tables, visit the information page on the Woodminster Amphitheatre website.

Please note: This offer is not valid with the “Kids Come Free” tickets program, and you will not be able to reserve tickets from the box office under this program.