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Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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89 events
30 reviews
40 stars
The show is 2.5 hours long so take that into account when making reservations for dinner.
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89 events
30 reviews
40 stars
We ate at Trattoria La Siciliana, which is about 4 blocks away from the theater. The food is so great, served family style. Make a reservation for before or after the show.
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"Planet "Z""
9 ratings
4.9 average rating
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50 events
29 reviews
75 stars
attended Aug 15 2010

It was a delightful tongue in cheek choreographed musical performed by teenagers. It is for those who want to have a titillatingly different, high energy, fun, and giggles with the audience participation of the likes of Rocky Horror Show, the...continued

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8 reviews
12 stars
attended Aug 15 2010

The cast was fantastic. Loved the 'tongue & cheek. The dancing and music were delightful. My 5 year old fell in love with Larry!

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17 events
5 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 14 2010

I took 3 boys, all age 12, thinking "zombies, great music, great story line, will they like it?" and it turned out it was an outstanding success.
they ranked the play, 10,9,10 and I gave it a 10 as well. The fast paced and high energy of the...continued

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In a future where both theatre and zombies are exiled fro Earth, Planet “Z” has become a home not only for the flesh-eating zombies but for all the old cast off musical sets. A spaceship crashes on Planet “Z," and when a space-teen and zombie fall in love, the interplanetary implications can only be imagined – or beautifully told with ’80s rock!

Don’t miss this zany, highly original, sci-fi rock musical written and directed by Jon Tracy. Featuring all your favorite hits from the ‘80s including Michael Jackson, Iggy Pop, Madonna and Pat Benatar, Planet “Z” is where The Forbidden Planet meets_ Rocky Horror Picture Show_ to discuss Twilight – we’re just saying – you’ve never seen anything like this musical before!

Written and Directed by Jon Tracy

Music Direction by Phil Gorman

Choreography by Kimberly Dooley

About the Ticket Supplier: Berkeley Playhouse

Berkeley Playhouse is a multiple award-winning theatre company ( awards, TBA Award recommendations, Bay Area Critics Circle Award) and school for musical theatre education (Bay Area Parent Award, Parents Press Award).

From its humble beginnings as a theatre education program in Founder Elizabeth McKoy’s living room, Berkeley Playhouse has quickly become one of the largest arts organizations in the Bay Area, with nearly 25,000 individuals coming to see its professional musical productions, and over 1000 students studying in the Conservatory each year.

Housed in the historic Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley Playhouse produces quality theater for all ages and it is common to see two, three, and even four generations of families sitting together enjoying shows like Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, or Fiddler on the Roof.