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Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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25 stars
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The weather was sunny. I wore jeans..
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"Bravado: A "Middle-School" Musical"
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187 events
57 reviews
93 stars
attended Jan 29 2011

As a middle school teacher in the East Bay, I found this event a little hard to swallow, because the cast and the crowd did not reflect the diversity of our area.

As for the text, perhaps it was commentary on the ways in which we treat children...continued

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91 events
41 reviews
45 stars
attended Jan 29 2011

I love youth driven shows. Great energy!

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Description

Bravado is a reprise of the successful 2008 premier of the a new work written by local Berkeley composer, Phil Gorman with lyrics by Lila Tschappat and book by Laura Marlin.

It will be directed by Elizabeth McKoy with choreography by Kimberly Dooley and performed by 6th-8th grade students in the Berkeley Playhouse YouthStage program.

When a group of colorful middle school friends compete to get into a prestigious performing arts school, the audition process proves to be more a test of their relationships than their skills! The inner life of preteens is revealed for all its conundrums, contradictions and idiosyncrasies in this rocking and lyrical reprise of Berkeley Playhouse first commissioned youth work!

The Oakland School for the Arts Middle School Select Choir will perform before the 2pm performance of Bravado on January 29, 2011.