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Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 46 members
Review from Wanda LaJune Winquist
46 events 29 reviews

My daughter, her husband and my 3 grandchildren loved it.

reviewed Nov 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from laurenrp
3 events 2 reviews

We enjoyed Cinderella very much ! Our 4 year old was mesmerized and told us she loved it. It was funny, great singing and beautiful costumes and set design. I would recommend it highly...

reviewed Nov 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Elina Nudelman
70 events 35 reviews

If you are looking for a high-class, professional performance--this one is not for you. Tne only professional voice and stage presence was from Frenchie Davis. The others had nice voices and gave nice performances, but it was not Broadway. ...continued

reviewed Nov 06 2010 report as inappropriate
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Learn more about Frenchie Davis.


Directed by Elizabeth McKoy

Music Direction by Amy Dalton

Choreography by Kimberly Dooley

Berkeley Playhouse has announced that Frenchie Davis will play the role of the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Enchanted.

Davis rose to fame as a finalist in season six of Fox’s American Idol.  Following Idol, Davis starred in RENT on Broadway for four years.  During that time, she also became involved in supporting several charities, and helped raise thousands of dollars for HIV/AIDS through Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

In 2004, Davis was cast in the West Coast touring production of Dreamgirls, winning critical acclaim for her powerful portrayal of the lead role, Effie. She also began a recording career, including collaborations with world-renowned DJ/producer Tony Moran, and has had two singles rise to the top ten on the Billboard dance charts.

In 2008, Davis reprised the famous Nel Carter role in a national 30th anniversary touring production of Ain’t Misbehavin starring with fellow _Idol _alum Ruben Studdard.  She won rave reviews from critics and audiences, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for the cast album recording.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s _Cinderella _was remade into a 1997 television movie starring Whitney Houston, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander.  The Enchanted version incorporates new, additional music, and Berkeley Playhouse’s interpretation will include aerial dance, a chorus children-animals, and a multicultural cast – featuring many of the leads from its past two highly successful seasons.

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