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210 Star Starred
Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from Laura
18 events 14 reviews

While the audience of children were younger than my 9 year old son, we both enjoyed the show.

reviewed Sep 26 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Ronna Benjamin
4 events 3 reviews

Great fun. My 3 1/2 year old granddaughter was rapt. It was great to be able to greet the actors afterwards.

reviewed Oct 04 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 2 reviews

This was such a great surprise. My son and I enjoyed it very much. The actors were really good. I liked how you could meet the actors afterwards.

reviewed Sep 19 2009 report as inappropriate
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Based on the Book by Tomie dePaola

Original Lyrics by Roberta Carlson and Thomas W. Olson

Music and Additional Lyrics by Aron Accurso

Adapted for the Stage by Thomas W. Olson

It’s been another busy day for Strega Nona, everybody’s favorite do-good witch. What with all the warts, bunions and assorted other ills she has cured in her tiny Italian village, she is way too tired to tend her goat and do the chores. She needs a helper, and, when Big Anthony stumbles into town, penniless, hungry, and eager to please, she hires him on the spot. Strega Nona warns him not to mess with her magic, especially not with her magical pasta pot. But does Big Anthony pay attention? Come see what happens when Tomie dePaola’s beloved masterpiece of children’s literature bursts into life in the best Commedia dell’arte tradition.

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