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Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from John
18 events 12 reviews

It was great. Both my daughter's were connected with the original production as well as the touring production. One as the dialog coach, and the other as the casting director. Thank you.


reviewed Oct 26 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from anonymous
38 events 12 reviews

it was only okay. though it was rated for kids 4-8 i thought it was hard work for young kids. its a musical so they had to really concentrate on getting the words from the songs. easy for adults and older kids.

i thought it would be better...continued

reviewed Oct 26 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Lee Baum
6 events 2 reviews

My grandaughter, age seven, really liked it. As an adult, I thought it was okay. We will continue to see other childrens' plays at the Irvine-Barclay.

reviewed Oct 26 2007 report as inappropriate
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Irvine Barclay Theatre is delighted to present a heartwarming new musical, Katie Couric’s The Brand New Kid. Adapted from Katie Couric’s popular children’s book, this production is a presentation of The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audience on Tour and is recommended for ages 4-8.

New teachers…new books…new faces! It’s the very first day of second grade, and Lazlo S. Gasky is the new kid in school. He’s your typical seven-year-old boy, but because he doesn’t look or speak quite like the others, the teasing and taunting begin. When Ellie McSnelly realizes how tough Lazlo has it, she risks being ridiculed herself to spend an afternoon with him. After playing soccer, eating strudel, and making new friends, the two teach their classmates a valuable lesson – one that’s not in their schoolbooks – about the need to give others a chance. This uplifting new musical proves that being yourself is the best way to be.

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