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210 Star Starred
Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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3.1 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from Claire Risley

Cheery, well costumed kids who gave their all to perform this well -scripted, well-introduced blockbuster. One could see the Fosse influence in the beautiful entry of the two sides, the band-dancers, the juggling, and the aerial foray.

reviewed May 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

My granddaughters ( 12 @ 15) loved it. For me it was like a school production where I knew NONE of the kids. The instruments (esp. the drums) drowned out the kids singing at times.

reviewed May 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Carrie Shepherd

This was a student production (middle and high school students) so the vocal performances were uneven, but the acting was great and the kids were cute! My 11-year-old liked it too.

reviewed May 14 2011 report as inappropriate
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Description

Berkeley Playhouse Conservatory Presents _

Pippin_

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz – the composer of musical hit- Wicked

Book by Robert O. Hirson

Directed by Kimberly Dooley

Music Direction by Jonathan Fadner

Assistant Direction and Aerial Coordination by Kimberly Miller

A young prince goes on a fantastical quest to find the meaning of life in this experimental, ‘70s-style rock-circus filled with sensual and inventive story-telling. Love, war and politics – it’s all here in this hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale which captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere. The energetic pop-influenced score by composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked and Godspell) bursts with one show-stopping number after another. Enjoy soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers infused with acrobatics, Fosse jazz and aerial dance!

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