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Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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Great food & snack choices from local eateries available at the theater...from pizza to macaroons.
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attended Jul 19 2012

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!

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attended Jul 19 2012

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

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attended Jul 19 2012

My family went to this event and we all thought it was fantastic, the performers were really good , and the stage show for a small theatre was terrific , we would highly recommend this show for other families. loved it Sharon S.F. CA

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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.

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.