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Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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57 reviews
25 stars
So many close-by eateries from which to choose!
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25 stars
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"The Ballad of Baby Doe"
4 ratings
4.3 average rating
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11 events
5 reviews
14 stars
attended Jul 17 2009

Mine is a mixed review. The talent was good but the first half of the show did not match that talent. The content was superficial and left me and my companion with eyes rolling and the feeling of "so what". Luckily, we stayed for the second half...continued

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1 review
7 stars
attended Jul 15 2009

A thoroughly charming night out. The ever-lovable Berkely Opera has done it again. Strong principals (Jillain Khuner floats her top notes with exquisite control, and Lisa Houson's Augusta, the ditched-off wife, is as sympathetic, in the end, as...continued

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By Douglas Moore

In English with English supertitles

The names of Baby Doe, Horace Tabor, and Augusta Tabor have become mythical, but they are actual figures in Colorado history.

A star vehicle for the late Beverly Sills, the role of Baby Doe will be sung by soprano Jillian Khuner.