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Berkeley Playhouse Opens 5th Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012

Berkeley Playhouse opens its fifth season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this endearing family classic, featuring a cast of 40, with musical direction by Greg Mason and choreography by Staci Arriaga. THE SOUND OF MUSIC plays tonight, October 27 through December 2 (Press opening: October 27) at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley.

Mary Zimmerman Returns to Berkeley Rep in WHITE SNAKE
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 1, 2012

This holiday season, Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back a beloved artist for an alluring and hypnotic world-premiere production. Mary Zimmerman is mesmerizing. From Metamorphoses to The Arabian Nights, audiences have embraced her enchanting adaptations of epic tales. Now the Tony Award-winning director casts a spell with The White Snake, a classic romance from Chinese legend. As she falls for a charming young man, a snake spirit discovers what it means to be human. But a monk objects, and the bride must unveil her magical powers to save their love.

Berkeley Playhouse Opens 5th Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 10/27-12/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2012

Berkeley Playhouse opens its fifth season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this endearing family classic, featuring a cast of 40, with musical direction by Greg Mason and choreography by Staci Arriaga. THE SOUND OF MUSIC plays October 27 through December 2 (Press opening: October 27) at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley.

ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Set for Berkeley 7/14-8/19 Starring Vernon Bush
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2012

Berkeley Playhouse closes its 2011-12 main stage season with a delicious adaptation of ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this musical treat, based on Roald Dahl's stylish children's story about the world famous candy man, starring noted Bay Area singer/songwriter, musician, and recording artist Vernon Bush in the title role. ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY plays July 14 through August 19 at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley.

Strange Tree Group Presents GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD, 6/13-7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2012

Adapted by Robert Ross Parker of New York's Obie Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre, with the literal translation by Marina Raydun, Goodbye Cruel World 'crackles with comedy, costume changes and terrible tuba playing. In the vein of Strange Trees 2010 Jeff Award-winning Shakespeare's King Phycus, the ensemble is made up of six fearless actors portraying 22 distinctly different parts.'

CHINGLISH Receives West Coast Premiere at Berkeley Rep This August
by Kelsey Denette - Jul 17, 2012

The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its new season in August with the West Coast premiere of Chinglish. David Henry Hwang won three Obies and the Tony Award for Best Play with popular scripts like M. Butterfly and FOB. Now he's back with a canny comedy of cross-cultural errors. Two-time Obie-winner Leigh Silverman returns to the Roda Theatre to stage the play.

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Plays Berkeley Playhouse, Now thru 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2012

Berkeley Playhouse closes its 2011-12 main stage season with a delicious adaptation of Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this musical treat, based on Roald Dahl's stylish children's story about the world famous candy man, starring noted Bay Area singer/songwriter, musician, and recording artist Vernon Bush in the title role. Roald Dahl'S WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY plays tonight, July 14 through August 19 at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley.

ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Set for Berkeley 7/14-8/19 Starring Vernon Bush
by James T Harding - Jun 13, 2012

Berkeley Playhouse closes its 2011-12 main stage season with a delicious adaptation of ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this musical treat, based on Roald Dahl's stylish children's story about the world famous candy man, starring noted Bay Area singer/songwriter, musician, and recording artist Vernon Bush in the title role. ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY plays July 14 through August 19 at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley.

Strange Tree Group Presents GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD, Now thru 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2012

Adapted by Robert Ross Parker of New York's Obie Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre, with the literal translation by Marina Raydun, Goodbye Cruel World 'crackles with comedy, costume changes and terrible tuba playing. In the vein of Strange Trees 2010 Jeff Award-winning Shakespeare's King Phycus, the ensemble is made up of six fearless actors portraying 22 distinctly different parts.'

Strange Tree Group Presents GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD, 6/13-7/22
by Kelsey Denette - Apr 27, 2012

Adapted by Robert Ross Parker of New York's Obie Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre, with the literal translation by Marina Raydun, Goodbye Cruel World 'crackles with comedy, costume changes and terrible tuba playing. In the vein of Strange Trees 2010 Jeff Award-winning Shakespeare's King Phycus, the ensemble is made up of six fearless actors portraying 22 distinctly different parts.'

8th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival Kicks Off 3/30/2012
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

The Monterey Jazz Festival, a leader in jazz education since its inception in 1958, is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival, featuring the nation's most talented middle school, high school, conglomerate school, and college jazz musicians and vocalists.

8th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival Kicks Off 3/30/2012
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 21, 2011

The Monterey Jazz Festival, a leader in jazz education since its inception in 1958, is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival, featuring the nation's most talented middle school, high school, conglomerate school, and college jazz musicians and vocalists.

Asbury Park Hosts SHAKE, RHYTHM N' ROLL MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL, 8/10-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2011

The Shake Rhythm n' Roll Music and Dance Festival is the premiere year of a five-day festival that aims to recreate and celebrate the early roots of Rock n' Roll with the music and dancing that captures a remarkable time in American creativity and lifestyle.

Asbury Park Hosts SHAKE, RHYTHM N' ROLL MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL, 8/10-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2011

The Shake Rhythm n' Roll Music and Dance Festival is the premiere year of a five-day festival that aims to recreate and celebrate the early roots of Rock n' Roll with the music and dancing that captures a remarkable time in American creativity and lifestyle.

32 Community Leaders Step Forward to Guide Berkeley Rep
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jul 5, 2011

Today, the Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the team of leaders who have stepped forward to guide the organization for the coming year.

Guthrie Theater Celebrates 5th Anniversary In Riverfront Building June 25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011

The Guthrie Theater will celebrate its 5th anniversary in its award-winning riverfront home on June 25, 2011.

Asbury Park Hosts SHAKE, RHYTHM N' ROLL MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL, 8/10-14
by Kelsey Denette - Jun 14, 2011

The Shake Rhythm n' Roll Music and Dance Festival is the premiere year of a five-day festival that aims to recreate and celebrate the early roots of Rock n' Roll with the music and dancing that captures a remarkable time in American creativity and lifestyle.

Molly Pope, Randy Harrison, et al. Star in OUR HIT PARADE at Joe's Pub, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2011

Joe's Pub presents OUR HIT PARADE on Wednesday, March 30 at 9:30 PM, featuring Randy Harrison, John Roberts, Molly Pope, Erin Markey, Eye Of The Tiger, Jenn Harris, Billy Eichner & Natalie Joy Johnson. Our Hit Parade is a live top-ten countdown show created by Tony nominee and Obie winner Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb), carnal chanteuse Bridget Everett (At Least It's Pink at Ars Nova), pop song opera impresario Neal Medlyn (Neal Medlyn's Unpronounceable Symbol at P.S. 122), producer and MTV cameraman Brendan Kennedy, and writers Ada Calhoun and Peter Schjeldahl.

Joe's Pub: Young Jean Lee, Patrick Stump, MAKU Sound System & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater debuted in October 1998 and has quickly became one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance.

Molly Pope, Randy Harrison, et al. Star in OUR HIT PARADE at Joe's Pub, 3/30
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 17, 2011

Joe's Pub presents OUR HIT PARADE on Wednesday, March 30 at 9:30 PM, featuring Randy Harrison, John Roberts, Molly Pope, Erin Markey, Eye Of The Tiger, Jenn Harris, Billy Eichner & Natalie Joy Johnson. Our Hit Parade is a live top-ten countdown show created by Tony nominee and Obie winner Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb), carnal chanteuse Bridget Everett (At Least It's Pink at Ars Nova), pop song opera impresario Neal Medlyn (Neal Medlyn's Unpronounceable Symbol at P.S. 122), producer and MTV cameraman Brendan Kennedy, and writers Ada Calhoun and Peter Schjeldahl.

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