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Posted inEvents

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Shrek The Musical continues at Berkeley Playhouse through Aug. 3. Photo: Ken Levin SHREK THE MUSICAL Shrek the Musical continues at Berkeley Playhouse through Aug. 3, including several performances on Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13. This “silly, modern-day fairytale,” described as “a visual adventure” and “highly entertaining” by local reviewers, tells the story of everyone’s favorite ogre who goes […]

Posted inArts

Review: Berkeley Playhouse’s ‘Spelling Bee’ is a winner

Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere (Chloe Condon), introduces herself to Leaf Coneybear (Max Thorne) in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Photo: Ken Levin By Ross Stapleton-Gray If you only see one musical this year… you don’t go to enough musicals, my friend. But you’re in luck: Berkeley Playhouse has […]

Posted inArts

Berkeley Playhouse’s ‘A Little Princess’ is exuberant, lively

Pasko, Becky, Aljana, Captain Crewe, and Sara (clockwise from top left: Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Nandi Drayton, Lexi Hart, Tyler McKenna and Katie Robbins) in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Andrew Lippa’s A Little Princess, directed by Elizabeth McKoy. Photo: Ken Levin A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett was first published in book form in 1905 […]

Posted inArts

Willy Wonka at Berkeley Playhouse: An enchanting ride

Vernon Bush, center, gives a standout performance as the title character in “Willy Wonka” at the Berkeley Playhouse. Photo: Larry Abel Vernon Bush, center, gives a standout performance as the title character in “Willy Wonka” at the Berkeley Playhouse. Photo: Larry Abel By Hannah Long Berkeley Playhouse’s new production “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” directed by Elizabeth […]

Posted inNews Wire

The Berkeley Wire: 11.03.10

“American Idol” singer to appear in Berkeley Playhouse’s “Cinderella” [Playhouse] Haas sports business lecturer Sandy Alderson to lead New York Mets [UC Berkeley] French new-music group Ensemble Zellig to play UC Berkeley Sunday [Chronicle] Man arrested after allegedly robbing several UCB frat houses [Daily Cal] Susanna Barrows, UCB professor emerita of history, dies in Berkeley at 65 […]