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Berkeley Playhouse’s ‘Peter Pan’ soars for young audience

Berkeley Playhouse’s entry to the busy “Peter Pan” adaptation market debuted this Sunday with a kid-friendly revival of the 1954 musical version of J.M. Barrie’s beloved tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up, penned by Carolyn Leigh and Mark “Moose” Charlap. Daren A.C. Carollo’s direction closely follows the tradition
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‘Avenue Q’ draws Berkeley crowds with vulgar comedy

The brag list for “Avenue Q” reaches farther than its city limits. Firstly, it beat out fan-favorite and bandwagon magnet “Wicked” for Best Musical at the Tony Awards in 2004. Secondly, it writes a fictionalized Gary Coleman and versatile puppet sex into the same scene. And thirdly, it’s the fast-selling
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Charlie Brown isn’t just a kid’s tale in Berkeley theater production

Berkeley Playhouse’s production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” tackles the serious business of childhood with a playful sensibility, in a musical revival of the characters of Charles M. Schultz’s popular comic strip, “Peanuts”. Director Christina Lazo captures the spirit of Schultz’s penetrating humor, while maintaining his social commentary
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Winds in the east blow ‘Mary Poppins’ to Berkeley Playhouse

“Mary Poppins” blew in for its Bay Area premiere last week to a fanfare of tooting trumpets and trilling Londoners in beflowered hats and bowlers. The show, which is playing at the Berkeley Playhouse until Dec. 7, is the product of the mind of “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellows, along
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