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Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 9 members
Review from OaklandMom
10 events 5 reviews

We see three or four Berkeley Playhouse productions each year. This one included dear friends in it and we were happy to see all the 7-10 year olds pull together a fun performance. There were some shining moments and some rough patches, as you...continued

reviewed Jul 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

My kids loved it. Though they'd already heard some of the Kipling Just So stories and were unfamiliar with the Jungle Book story itself, they laughed and got into it all.

reviewed Jul 28 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Claire Risley
517 events 265 reviews

Very sweet! The youthful exhuberance of teens and pre-teens is put to good use in this great musical. They served it well. Sets, sound, music, and lighting marvelous. Especially when riki tiki tavy scared the musicians!

reviewed Aug 21 2011 report as inappropriate
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Berkeley Playhouse Conservatory of Theatre Arts Presents

Jungle Book Kids & Just So Stories

July 28-30, 2011: Directed by Elizabeth McKoy. Music Direction by Angela Zullinger

August 19-21, 2011: Directed by Dane Paul Andres. Music Direction by Jonathan Fadner

Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson / Book and additional lyrics by Marcy Heisler / Music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle / Just So Stories written for stage by Jon Tracy with additional original music by Bryan Louiselle

The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this exciting Disney classic, also including exciting Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. Find out how the camel got its hump or the leopard got its spots, then join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures to thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan!

With specially adapted-for-stage Kipling classics in Act One and a musical adapted from the beloved film, in Act Two, The Jungle Book includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You” plus a few new ones! The Jungle Book Kids & Just So Stories will take you on a journey with colorful characters and toe-tapping jungle rhythm –  a sure crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages. _

__Jungle Book_ is the culmination of a five-week performance camp where young performers immerse and rehearse in intensive musical theatre training with professional directors, choreographers and specialists.

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