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Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 10 members
Review from MT
39 events 14 reviews

Our 5 year old son loved the play :) He did get a bit antsy and had to run around for a few minutes, but said he "loved it"!

"And I loved when Ramona said 'chopped up worms!' That was so funny. I laughed as hard as I can. oxoxo <<< His...continued

reviewed Jan 23 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Diana
20 events 4 reviews

My 8-year old daughter loved it and wants to see it again. She hasn't read these books, but she could relate, being an older sister, and having one of her parents losing a job. However, I don't think kids below school level can relate to many of...continued

reviewed Jan 23 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Dolinda Williams
3 events 1 review

I took my Daughter-in-law and 7 year old grand daughter. We all enjoyed the play. Thought it brought the book to life.

reviewed Jan 24 2010 report as inappropriate
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It’s a great time to see this highly‐rated performance company in action!  Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences is receiving top marks from children and their parents for their first‐rate productions of beloved children’s books. 

 

A Facebook fan of the company wrote that her young children were “enthralled!” by Give a Mouse a Cookie.  And The Mom Blog in the Orange County Register commented that Active Arts touring production of Strega Nona: The Musical was “magical fun…the kids loved it.  There was never a lull… [and] the younger set was literally on the edge of their seats”. 

 

Up next for the busy theater company is a 3‐city Bay Area tour of Ramona Quimby, a theatrical production by Len Jenkin from the novels of Beverly Cleary, directed by Jared Randolph.  

 

Ramona Quimby is Beverly Cleary’s classic story about an effervescent and independent girl whose big sister, Beezus, thinks she exaggerates. But what’s a girl to do when she’s bursting with imagination? Ramona Quimby is about to start third grade—and what a year it will be. She immediately gets into trouble with her stern teacher, Mrs. Griggs, and her life on Klickitat Street changes dramatically when her dad loses his job and her mom goes to work. 

 

Through a series of vignettes drawn from Beverly Cleary’s Newbery honor books, Active Arts invites kids into Ramona’s world and to follow her heartwarming, funny adventures with her family, friends, and neighbors as she tries, in her own way, to grow up.

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>