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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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"The Wizard of Oz"
29 ratings
4.5 average rating
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15 events
8 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 27 2009

I've just treated myself to a single ticket for the Wizard of Oz at Julia Morgan theater in Berkeley and think it is something a wide audience would enjoy. Although we know the great story, the production is fresh, creative, and delightfully...continued

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45 events
23 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 13 2009

This was an upbeat, current version of WOO. It was funny & very child friendly without being boring to adults. We enjoyed ourselves & it appeared everyone else did as well. The venue has been updated & is very comfortable. There was easy street...continued

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40 events
17 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 13 2009

Never having seen the movie (incredible but true!), I'm not sure how closely the play followed that version but it was totally enjoyable and fast paced enough for both adults and children. If I hadn't read there were going to be bungee-jumping...continued

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*Directed *by Jon Tracy

Music Direction by Phil Gorman

Adapted by John Kane

Music & Lyrics of the MGM Motion Pictures Score

By Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg

Background Music by Herbert Stothart

Directed by award-winning Jon Tracy with musical direction by Phil Gorman, The Wizard of Oz takes you over that classic rainbow in a way you’ve never been before! With bungee-jumping monkeys, glowing orbs, clowning and classic shadow play, Dorothy’s dream is a musical spectacle of luscious layering in ensemble work, singing and story-telling.