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Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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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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"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...

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16 reviews
4 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.

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.