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Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from Caogirl
11 events 7 reviews

It was a pretty high end production, with imaginative background and props. The music was great, very groovy and funky & fun! The lead guy, Willy Wonka, is a beautiful singer. The dancers were great too- I wasn't expecting that. Very true to...continued

reviewed Jul 19 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Frances Elizabeth
16 events 3 reviews

I don't want to give up too much! It was a wonderful translation from movie (Gene Wilder version) to stage. It had all the favorite songs, characters and in fact this story line made a bit more sense than the movie. Truly fantastic!

reviewed Jul 19 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kimberley
24 events 3 reviews

Vernon Bush who portrays Willy Wonka could not be more enchanting and TREMENDOUS bringing this great material from Roald Dahl's book.

reviewed Jul 19 2012 report as inappropriate
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Directed By Elizabeth McKoy  

Music Direction: Tal Ariel  

Choreography: Dane Paul Andres 

Set Design:  Nina Ball 

Costume Design: Wes Crain 

Lighting Design: Molly Stewart-Cohn  

Lyrics: Anthony Newley  

Music: Anthony Newley And Leslie Bricusse 

Stage Adaptation: Leslie Bricusse and Tim McDonald  

Based On The Book Charlie And The Chocolate Factory By Roald Dahl  

Recommended for all ages.

Running time is 2 hours and 15 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.

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