Seeing a theatrical adaptation of a children’s book enables audience members to enjoy the richness of a beloved story without eyestrain, paper cuts, or high-interest literary loans from predatory librarians. Steer clear of Dewey–decimaled debt with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get one ticket to Seussical the Musical at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts in the Berkeley Playhouse in Berkeley (up to a $33 value). Tickets are valid for any seating area (subject to availability); admission for children 5 and younger is $15. Choose from the following show times:
• Saturday, July 16, at 7 p.m.
• Sunday, July 17, at noon
• Sunday, July 17, at 5 p.m.
• Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m.
• Friday, August 5, at 7 p.m.
The Berkeley Playhouse's talented thespians engage audiences of all ages with lively, animated performances. Director Kimberly Dooley commands a musical reimagining of iconic Dr. Seuss tales such as Horton Hears a Who, The Cat in the Hat, and Lazy Mayzie in Seussical the Musical. Composer Stephen Flaherty delivers an original score interwoven with Seussed-up melodies to enliven ears jaded by the cacophony of constantly growing hair. During intermission, interactive installations encourage audience members to participate in the theatrical experience and, as part of the Summer of Seuss program, the all-ages show aids the educational efforts of the playhouse.
At the Berkeley Playhouse, performances often begin before audiences even make it to their seats. The innovative theater company erects installation pieces in the lobby that encourage playgoers to engage and interact with upcoming performances through movement, writing, and music, deepening their understanding of the worlds they’re about to enter. Once in their seats, they revel in productions featuring multicultural and multigenerational casts, whether they’re watching a performance from the mainstage season or a production from the youth program.
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