bat-boy_barestage_teddy-lake-courtesy-copy

‘Bat Boy: The Musical’ — About Something More?

The script seems to be a strange combination of a B-grade horror movie, a Greek tragedy and a jazzy show-stopper getting put on in a haunted house. In an interview with The Daily Californian, Teddy Lake, the director of “Bat Boy,” made it clear that she wanted the show to be about something more.
Read More…

coloredited_caraghmcerlean_longform

Berkeley theater adapts to new generation

Theater companies are struggling to garner funds and attract young audiences. This means that they must form new models of approach.

I f conversations about the state of live theater were plugged into a word cloud generator, right next to “Hamilton” in the biggest font would be phrases like “limited resources” and “aging audiences.” Theater has had a high-profile past year, but not everybody can be a “Hamilton.” For nonprofit theaters
Read More…

Spring_BareStageProductions

BareStage’s ‘Spring Awakening’ touches upon matters of sex, academic stress

BareStage Production’s adaptation of the 2006 Broadway musical “Spring Awakening” discusses issues of teenage rebellion, suicide and sexual discovery on stage through a captivating performance. “Spring Awakening” tells the coming-of-age story of teenagers in provincial Germany. As they ask questions about sex, their oppressive parents push them further and further
Read More…