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1. Tevye (Michael RJ Campbell – Member Actors' Equity) sings, "If I Were a Rich Man," in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Fiddler on the Roof directed by Jon Tracy. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, June 25 – August 2, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

2. Tevye's daughters Tzeitel, Chava, and Hodel (L-R: Abbey Lee, Grace Ng, Jade Shojaee) wonder who Yente the Matchmaker will bring them in "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Fiddler on the Roof directed by Jon Tracy. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, June 25 – August 2, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

3. Golde (Sarah Mitchell) and Tevye (Michael RJ Campbell – Member Actors' Equity) prepare for the "Sabbath Prayer" in director Jon Tracy's reimagining of Fiddler on the Roof produced by Berkeley Playhouse. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, June 25 – August 2, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

4. Tevye (Michael RJ Campbell – Member Actors' Equity) dances with his daughter Chava (Grace Ng) at "The Wedding", in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Fiddler on the Roof directed by Jon Tracy. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, June 25 – August 2, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

5. Motel (Kirk Johnson) asks Tzeitel (Abbey Lee) to marry him in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Fiddler on the Roof directed by Jon Tracy. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, June 25 – August 2, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

6.  In "The Dream," Golde (L. Sarah Mitchell) and Tevye (R. Michael RJ Campbell – Member Actors' Equity) receive a message from beyond the grave, in director Jon Tracy's reimagining of Fiddler on the Roof produced by Berkeley Playhouse. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, June 25 – August 2, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

7.  Chave (Grace Ng) is also the town fiddler in director Jon Tracy's reimagining of Fiddler on the Roof produced by Berkeley Playhouse. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, June 25 – August 2, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

8.  Lazar Wolf (L. Berwick Haynes – Member Actors' Equity) and Tevye (R. Michael RJ Campbell – Member Actors' Equity) toast "L'Chaim" after agreeing on a marriage between Lazar and Tevye's oldest, Tzeital, in director Jon Tracy's reimagining of Fiddler on the Roof produced by Berkeley Playhouse. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, June 25 – August 2, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

 

FIDDLER PRE-PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1. Tevye (Michael RJ Campbell – Member Actors' Equity) sings, "L'Chaim" ("To Life") in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Fiddler on the Roof directed by Jon Tracy. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, June 25 – August 2, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

1. Tevye (C. Michael RJ Campbell – Member Actors' Equity) and his three oldest daughter Hodel, Chava, and Tzeitel (L. – R. Jade Shogaee, Grace Ng, Abby Lee), each of whom want to buck tradition in their own way in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Fiddler on the Roof directed by Jon Tracy. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, June 25 – August 2, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

3. Tevye (Michael RJ Campbell – Member Actors' Equity) and Chava (Grace Ng), one of Tevye’s middle daughters, gaze upon an optimistic yet uncertain future for their village of Anatevka. Chava is also the "Fiddler" in director Jon Tracy's reimagining of Fiddler on the Roof produced by Berkeley Playhouse. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, June 25 – August 2, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

 

 

 

HAIRSPRAY PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1.  Tracy Turnblad (Monica Turner) starts her day off and gets her groove on "Good Morning Baltimore," in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Hairspray directed by Daren A.C. Carollo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, April 23 – May 17, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

2.  Tracy Turnblad (Monica Turner) dreams about her crush while singing, "I Can Hear the Bells," in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Hairspray directed by Daren A.C. Carollo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, April 23 – May 17, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

3.  Edna Turnblad (Glen Riggs) reminds us that "You Can't Stop the Beat" in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Hairspray directed by Daren A.C. Carollo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, April 23 – May 17, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

4.  "It Takes Two" for Link Larkin (L. Andrew Humann) and Tracy Turnblad (R. Monica Turner) to dance together in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Hairspray directed by Daren A.C. Carollo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, April 23 – May 17, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

5.  Motormouth Maybelle (front: Berwick Haynes – Member Actors' Equity Association) teaches Penny Pingleton (back: Hannah Foster) that it's alright to be "Big, Bold and Beautiful" in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Hairspray directed by Daren A.C. Carollo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, April 23 – May 17, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

6.  The Dynamites (L – R: Janelle LaSalle, Majesty Scott, Kimille Stingly) welcome the audience to the 60s in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Hairspray directed by Daren A.C. Carollo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, April 23 – May 17, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

7.  Seaweed (R. Brandon Thomas) helps break Penny Pingleton (L. Hannah Foster) out from the confines of her room, where her overprotective mother has grounded her, in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Hairspray directed by Daren A.C. Carollo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, April 23 – May 17, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

8.  Corny Collins (center: Scottie Woodard) introduces "The Nicest Kids in Town" (clockwise: Chelsea Holifield, Andrew Humann, Ally Reardon, David Glazer, Tosca Meltzman, Gil Torres, Kyle Valentine, Samantha Pistoresi, Danny Quezada) in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Hairspray directed by Daren A.C. Carollo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, April 23 – May 17, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

9. Velma Von Tussel (R. Taylor Bartolucci) reminds the contestants of Miss Teenage Hairspray (L-R: Samantha Pistoresi, Tosca Maltzman, Chelsea Holifield, Anya Absten, Monica Turner) what it takes to be "Miss Baltimore Crabs" in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Hairspray directed by Daren A.C. Carollo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater, April 23 – May 17, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.
 

HAIRSPRAY PRE-PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1.  Tracy Turnblad (Monica Turner) is thrilled to find out she's joining the Corny Collins Show, in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Hairspray directed by Daren A.C. Carollo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 23 – May 17, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

2.  Best friends Penny Pingleton and Tracy Turnbald (L- R Hannah Foster, Monica Turner) share a little hairspray around town, in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Hairspray directed by Daren A.C. Carollo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 23 – May 17, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

3.  Penny Pingleton and Seaweed (L-R Hannah Foster, Branden Thomas) find each other in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Hairspray directed by Daren A.C. Carollo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 23 – May 17, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

4. Seaweed, Penny Pingleton, Tracy Turnblad, and Link Larkin (L-R. Branden Thomas, Hannah Foster, Monica Turner, Andrew Humann) look past their differences to become close friends in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Hairspray directed by Daren A.C. Carollo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 23 – May 17, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

NEW EDUCATION DIRECTOR RACHEL EISNER

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Berkeley Playhouse is pleased to announce the hiring of Rachel Eisner as Education Director to their staff. She begins full time

 

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1. Poor Charlie Brown (C. Zac Schuman) can never seem to catch a break in Berkeley Playhouse's production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed by Christina Lazo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater February 19 – March 15, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

2. Snoopy (Alex Rodriguez) dreams of fighting The Red Baron in Berkeley Playhouse's production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed by Christina Lazo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater February 19 – March 15, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

3. Lucy Van Pelt (Ashley Cowl*) sure has a sunny disposition for someone so mean in Berkeley Playhouse's production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed by Christina Lazo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater February 19 – March 15, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

4. Linus Van Pelt (Kevin Hammond) proves that sometimes your blanket is the best protection you can have in Berkeley Playhouse's production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed by Christina Lazo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater February 19 – March 15, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

5. Fast talking Sally Brown (Harmony Livingston) can get away with just about anything, even turning in some coat hangers for an A+ school assignment in Berkeley Playhouse's production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed by Christina Lazo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater February 19 – March 15, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

 6. Lucy Van Pelt (R. Ashley Cowl*) isn't shy about her feelings for Schroeder (L. Danny Quezada) who is less interested in love as he is in Beethoven in Berkeley Playhouse's production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed by Christina Lazo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater February 19 – March 15, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

7. Poor Charlie Brown (L. Zac Schuman) missed the bus again as his friends (2nd L. – R.: Harmony Livingston, Danny Quezada, Kevin Hammond, Ashley Cowl*) encourage him to run a little faster in Berkeley Playhouse's production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed by Christina Lazo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater February 19 – March 15, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

8. The cast of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Clockwise Zac Schuman, Danny Quezada, Alex Rodriguez, Harmony Livingston, Ashley Cowl*, Kevin Hammond) with rescued puppy, Pirate Jenny.  Berkeley Playhouse is teaming with Berkeley Humane for the run of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown to help find families for rescued dogs with onsite adoptions, as well as a pet food drive at the theatre.  You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed by Christina Lazo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater February 19 – March 15, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN PRE-PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1. Nothing ever goes right for Charlie Brown (C. Zac Schuman), but his sometimes friend Lucy Van Pelt (L. Ashley Cown) and all the time sister, Sally Brown (R. Harmony Livingston) are always there when he needs them, in Berkeley Playhouse's production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed by Christina Lazo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater February 19 – March 15, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

2. Lucy Van Pelt (L. Ashley Cown) and Sally Brown (R. Harmony Livingston) present their good friend Charlie Brown (C. Zac Schuman) in Berkeley Playhouse's production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed by Christina Lazo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater February 19 – March 15, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

3. America's favorite comic strip characters Charlie Brown, Lucy Van Pelt, Schroeder, and Sally Brown (L-R Zac Schuman, Ashley Cowl, Danny Quezada, and Harmony Livingston) go off to play America's favorite pastime in Berkeley Playhouse's production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed by Christina Lazo. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater February 19 – March 15, 2015. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

 

 

MARY POPPINS PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1. Mary Poppins (Taylor Jones) flies onto the Julia Morgan Stage in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Mary Poppins directed by Kimberly Dooley.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater October 30 – December 7, 2014. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

2. Mary Poppins (L. Taylor Jones) and Bert (R. Alex Rodriguez) take a stroll down the streets of London in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Mary Poppins directed by Kimberly Dooley.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater October 30 – December 7, 2014. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

3. Michael (L. Luka Henrie-Naffaa) and Jane Banks (R. Julia Kaufman Sommers) sing off a list traits for "The Perfect Nanny," in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Mary Poppins directed by Kimberly Dooley.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater October 30 – December 7, 2014. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

4. George Banks (Tom Reardon) demands "Precision and Order," in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Mary Poppins directed by Kimberly Dooley.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater October 30 – December 7, 2014. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

5. Mary Poppins comforts Jane and Michael Banks (L – R. Julia Kaufman Sommers, Taylor Jones, Luka Henrie-Naffaa) in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Mary Poppins directed by Kimberly Dooley.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater October 30 – December 7, 2014. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

6. "Let's Go Fly a Kit," suggests Bert to Jane and Michael Banks (L. – R. Alex Rodriguez, Julia Kaufman Sommers, & Luka Henrie-Naffaa) in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Mary Poppins directed by Kimberly Dooley.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater October 30 – December 7, 2014. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

7. Mrs. Brill and Robertson Ay (L. Mary Gibboney, R. Billy Raphael) lament the working class in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Mary Poppins directed by Kimberly Dooley.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater October 30 – December 7, 2014. Photo by Ben Krantz Studio.

 

 

SHREK THE MUSICAL PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1. Shrek (Tony Panighetti*) has an embarrassing moment in front of Princess Fiona, which leads to a contest of sorts in "I Think I Got You Beat" in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Shrek The Musical directed by Matthew McCoy.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater June 19 – August 3.

2. Princess Fiona (Chloe Condon) shares with the world that she's a "Morning Person" in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Shrek The Musical directed by Matthew McCoy.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater June 19 – August 3.

3. Donkey (Brian Dauglash) seduces a dragon in "Forever" in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Shrek The Musical directed by Matthew McCoy.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater June 19 – August 3.

4. Things are looking up for Lord Farquaad (Clay David) in his quest to rule Duloc in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Shrek The Musical directed by Matthew McCoy.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater June 19 – August 3.

5. Shrek (Tony Panighetti*) and Donkey (Brian Dauglash) begin their quest to slay the dragon and save Princess Fiona in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Shrek The Musical directed by Matthew McCoy.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater June 19 – August 3.

6. The Dormouse (Charlotte Ying Levy) joins the rest of the fairy tale citizens in bemoaning "The Story of My Life" in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Shrek The Musical directed by Matthew McCoy.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater June 19 – August 3.

7. Matthew McCoy choreographs some Fosse on the cast (Front: Chloe Condon.  Back L to R: Kenny Wang, Melissa Martinez, Jocelyn Roddie, Emily Kristen Morris, Brian Sterling, Max Thorne, Kyle Valentine, Katy Corbus) in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Shrek The Musical.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater June 19 – August 

8. Gingy (Voiced by Allison Meneley) tells Pinocchio (Max Thorne) to let his "Freak Flag" fly" in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Shrek The Musical directed by Matthew McCoy.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater June 19 – August 3.

 

SHREK THE MUSICAL PRE-PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1. Princess Fiona (Chloe Condon) is trapped in a tower surrounded by lava and a dragon, waiting for a prince to rescue her in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Shrek The Musical directed by Matthew McCoy.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater June 19 – August 3.

2. Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey (L. to R.: Tony Panighetti, Chloe Condon, Brian Dauglash) make their way to Duloc to meet the Lord Farquaad in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Shrek The Musical directed by Matthew McCoy.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater June 19 – August 3.

3. Shrek (C. Tony Panighetti) is annoyed when Princess Fiona (R. Chloe Condon) is ambivalent at best upon discovering her rescuers are an ogre and a donkey (L. Brian Dauglash) in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Shrek The Musical directed by Matthew McCoy.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater June 19 – August 3.

4. Donkey (Brian Dauglash), an impish rogue, is always making wisecracks and trying to change the rules in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Shrek The Musical directed by Matthew McCoy.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater June 19 – August 3.

 5. Donkey, Princess Fiona, and Shrek (L. to R. Brian Dauglash, Chloe Condon, Tony Panighetti) take a break and begin to bond on their way to Duloc in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Shrek The Musical directed by Matthew McCoy.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater June 19 – August 3.

6. The world of William Stieg's Shrek literally leap out from the pages and onto the Julia Morgan Theater Stage in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Shrek The Musical directed by Matthew McCoy.  Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater June 19 – August 3.

 

 

NEW PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DAREN A.C. CAROLLO

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Berkeley Playhouse is pleased to announce the hiring of Daren A.C. Carollo as Producing Artistic Director to their staff.

 

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1. 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. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

2. Chip Tolentino (Neal Pascua) is abhorred by the "Pandemonium" at the spelling bee, in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

3. Rona Lisa Peretti (Michelle Drexler) recalls her “Favorite Moment of the Bee” with the contestants waiting the background (Top Row L.-R. Orianna Hilliard, Neal Pascua, Guest Audience Member Kate McGrath, Catherine Gloria; Middle Row L. – R. Guest Audience Member AJ Mizes, Chloe Condon; Bottom Row L.-R. Nick Quintell, Guest Audience Member Laura Domingo, Max Thorne) in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

4. Olive Ostrovsky (center Orianna Hilliard) daydreams about having more attentive parents (l. Branden Thomas, r. Michelle Drexler) in the song "I Love You" in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

5. William Barfée (Center Nick Quintell) is showing off his "Magic Foot" with help from additional cast members (L-R Max Thorne, Neal Pascua, Edward Hightower, Catherine Gloria) in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

6. All of the contestants and organizers come together for a final picture at the end of the bee (Back Row L.-R. Branden Thomas, Edward Hightower, Orianna HilliardNick Quintell, Max Thorne, Michelle Drexler;  Bottom Row L.- R. Catherine Gloria, Chloe Condon, Neal Pascua) in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

 

 

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE PRE-PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1. Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere (Chloe Condon), the most politically aware of the contestants, prepares an unscripted tirade in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

2. William Barfee (Nick Quintell) is about to show off his "Magic Foot" technique, in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

3. Marcy Park (Catherine Gloria) is thrilled to see Jesus help her, in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

4. Leaf Coneybear (Max Thorne) declares "I'm Not That Smart" in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

5. Olive Ostrovsky (Orianna Hilliard) is excited to be one of the two finalists in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

6. Chip Tolentino (Neal Pascua) is dealing with an "Unfortunate Distraction" caused by puberty in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

 7. The contestants (L. – R. Chloe Condon, Max Thorne, Nick Quintell, Catherine Gloria, Neal Pascua, Orianna Hilliard) let off some steam before the spelling commences in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

8. The contestants (Back row: Max Thorne, Neal Pascua, Orianna Hilliard Front row: Chloe Condon, Catherine Gloria, Nick Quintell) celebrate their unique quirks in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

9. The Contestants (L. – R. Neal Pascua, Chloe Condon, Nick Quintell, Orianna Hilliard, Max Thorne, Catherine Gloria) in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kimberly Dooley. Performed at the Julia Morgan Theater April 5 – May 4, 2014.

 

THE MUSIC MAN PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1 – Harold Hill (C. Aidan Park) leads the town (Ensemble) in a rousing dance to "76 Trombones," in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

2 – Marian 'the Librarian' Paroo (L. Lexie Papedo) describes her ideal man, "My White Knight" to her mother, Mrs. Paroo (R. Sandi V. Weldon) in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

3 – Winthrop Paroo (L. Jonah Broscow) excitedly shares a new song he learned, "Gary, Indiana" with his sister, Marian Paroo (R. Lexie Papedo) in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

4. Alma Hix, Eulalie Shinn, Ethel Toffelmier, Maud Dunlap, and Mrs. Squires (front) (Back L. – R.  Bonnie Lafer Sarah Mitchell, Michelle Ianiro, Mary Gibboney; Front Sandi Rubay) perform a patriotic tableau as part of the 4th of July celebration in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

5. Sean Libiran leaps during the dance routine in "Marian the Liberian" in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

6. Harold Hill (L. Aidan Park) talks the town delinquent, Tommy Djilas (R. Benjamin Nguyen) into helping him sell instruments to the townspeople, in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

7. Marcellus Washburn (R. Billy Raphael) tries to set up his friend Harold Hill (L. Aidan Park) with a girl, but Hill insists that Marian the Librarian, "The Sadder But Wiser Girl," is the girl for him in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

8. Mayor Shinn (L. AeJay Mitchell) is calmed down by his wife, Eulalie (R. Sarah Mitchell) after catching his daughter cavorting with a boy, in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

9. Marian Paroo (Front – Lexie Papedo) and Harold Hill (Back – Aidan Park) sing counter point in the reprise of "76 Trombones/Good Night My Someone" in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

10. The River City Boys Band (Youth Ensemble) performs Beethoven's "Minuet in G," in the finale of Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

 

THE MUSIC MAN PRE- PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1 – Harold Hill (Aidan Park) tries to win-over a weary Marian "the Librarian" Paroo (Lexie Papedo), in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

2 – Winthrop Paroo (Jonah Broscow) proudly trumpets his horn in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

3 – Harold Hill (Front C. Aidan Park) introduces members of the brand new River City All Boys Band (Back L. to R. Malia Lee, David Rukin, Jonah Broscow, Madi Chicas) in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

4. Tommy Djilas (Benjamin Nguyen), a boy from the wrong side of town, literally jumps for joy after becoming Harold Hill's (Not Pictured) assistant in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

5. Members of the River City All Boys Band (L. to R. Jonah Broscow, Malia Lee, Madi Chicas, David Rukin) try their instruments for the first time, with hilarious results, in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

6. After being set up by Harold Hill, Zaneeta Shinn (Back Bessie Zolno), the Mayor's oldest daughter and Tommy Djilas (Front Benjamin Nguyen) begin a secret relationship in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

7. Marian Paroo (R. Lexie Papedo) jokes around with her brother Winthrop (L. Jonah Broscow) and his new horn in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Marissa Wolf.

 

 

   

A LITTLE PRINCESS PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1 – Pasko, Becky, Aljana, Captain Crewe, and Sara (Clockwise Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Nandi Drayton, Lexi Hart, Tyler McKenna, & Katie Robbins) celebrate Sara and Capt. Crewe's reunion in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Andrew Lippa's A Little Princess, directed by Elizabeth McKoy.

2 – Miss Minchin (L. – Leah Russo) punishes Sara (R. – Dakota Dry) by allowing her only one page at a time of a letter from her father, in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Andrew Lippa's A Little Princess, directed by Elizabeth McKoy.

3 – Pasko (Tony Award-winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia) helps Sara escape Miss Minchin's Boarding school in "Soon" from Berkeley Playhouse's production of Andrew Lippa's A Little Princess, directed by Elizabeth McKoy.

4 – Two denizens of London (L. Sarah Marlin , R. Tom Curtin)  celebrate "Almost Christmas" in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Andrew Lippa's A Little Princess, directed by Elizabeth McKoy.

5 – Sara, Becky, Lottie, and Ermengarde (Top L. Dakota Dry, Top R. Lucy Urbano, Bottom L. Bella Coles, Bottom R. Sarah Marlin) become friends in "If The Tables Were Turned" from Berkeley Playhouse's production of Andrew Lippa's A Little Princess, directed by Elizabeth McKoy.

6 – Tribal leader The Widow Zuma (Debra Harvey) flanked by members of her tribe, decides whether or not to allow Capt. Crewe and Pasko to pass through her lands in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Andrew Lippa's A Little Princess, directed by Elizabeth McKoy.

7 – The Villagers of Saint Louis , Senegal bid Sara Crewe good luck on her journey to London in "Bon Chance" from Berkeley Playhouse's production of Andrew Lippa's A Little Princess, directed by Elizabeth McKoy.

8 – Amelia (Front L. – Michele Schroeder) and Miss Minchin (Front R. – Leah Russo) try to teach  a student (Back R. Bella Coles) how to serve tea, as James (Back L. – Danny Debare) looks on in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Andrew Lippa's A Little Princess, directed by Elizabeth McKoy.

9 – Sara Crewe's imagination comes to life on stage through the use of shadow dancing in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Andrew Lippa's A Little Princess, directed by Elizabeth McKoy.

THE WIZ PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1 – Scarecrow (AeJay Mitchell) introduces himself to Dorothy (not pictured), as a crow (r, Betsy Picard) looks on in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of The Wiz, directed by Kimberly Dooley.

2 – Tin Man (Reggie D. White) contemplates what it would be like if he could feel in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of The Wiz, directed by Kimberly Dooley.

3 – Lion (Benjamin Pither) tries to scare Dorothy (Taylor Jones) in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of The Wiz, directed by Kimberly Dooley.

4 – The cast of Berkeley Playhouse’s production of The Wiz.

5 – Scarecrow (l, AeJay Mitchell) and Dorothy (r, Taylor Jones) look up in awe at the all-powerful Wiz (c, Vernon Bush), in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of The Wiz, directed by Kimberly Dooley.

6 – The Wiz (Vernon Bush) demonstrates his powers in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of The Wiz, directed by Kimberly Dooley.

7 – Wicked witch Evillene (Sarah Mitchell) causes trouble for Dorothy and friends in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of The Wiz, directed by Kimberly Dooley.

8 – l-r, Lion (Benjamin Pither), Scarecrow (Aejay Mitchell), Dorothy (Taylor Jones), and Tin Man (Reggie D. White) sneak into the Emerald City in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of The Wiz, directed by Kimberly Dooley.

9 – l-r, Dorothy (Taylor Jones), Tin Man (Reggie D. White), Scarecrow (Aejay Mitchell),  and Lion (Benjamin Pither) look at the world through The Wiz’s (front,Vernon Bush) emerald-tinted glasses in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of The Wiz, directed by Kimberly Dooley.

 

 

GUYS AND DOLLS PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1 – Miss Adelaide (c, Sarah Mitchell) and the Hot Box Girls (l-r, Catherine Duval Petru, Simone Olsen-Varela, Louise Barcellos) perform “A Bushel and a Peck” at the Hot Box Club, in Berkeley Playhouse’s Guys and Dolls.

2 – Miss Adelaide (Sarah Mitchell) discovers that her persistent cold symptoms are psychosomatic, caused by a 14-year engagement, in “Adelaide’s Lament”, in Berkeley Playhouse’s Guys and Dolls.

3 – Nicely Nicely Johnson and Benny Southstreet (l-r, Josh Castro, Gregory Sottolano)  decry what happens when a Guy falls in love with a Dame in Berkeley Playhouse’s Guys and Dolls.

4 – Angie the Ox (front l, Lucas Brandt) is pulled by his girlfriend (front r, Catherine Duval Petru) while the city’s denizens (l-r, Terry Rucker, Tom Curtin, Josh Castro, Matthew McCoy, and Louise Barcellos) look on in Berkeley Playhouse’s Guys and Dolls.

5 – General Matilda Cartwright (l, Mary Gibbons) tells Sgt. Sarah Brown (r, Angel Burgess) that the Save a Soul Mission – Broadway Branch, will be closing due to its inability to attract sinners to atone in Berkeley Playhouse’s Guys and Dolls

6 – In an attempt to woo Sarah Brown (back l, Angel Burgess), Sky Masterson (c, Carmichael J. Blankenship) promises General Matilda Cartwright (r, Mary Gibbons) that he can procure half a dozen sinners for a revival meeting in Berkeley Playhouse’s Guys and Dolls.

7 – Dangerous gambler Big Jule (c, Terry Rucker) lands in town with his lackey, Harry the Horse (r, Matthew McCoy), for Nathan Detroit’s (l, Michael Scott Wells) infamous floating crap game in Berkeley Playhouse’s Guys and Dolls.

8 – In Havana, Missionary Sarah Brown (front l, Angel Burgess) finally lets loose with Sky Masterson (front r, Carmichael J. Blankenship) after accidentally drinking a milkshake laced with rum, as onlookers (back l-r, Louise Barcellos, Lucas Brandt, Melissa Martinez, Matthew McCoy, and Leslie Waggoner) watch with amused interest in Berkeley Playhouse’s Guys and Dolls.

9 – Sky Masterson (c, Carmichael J. Blankenship) and his guys (front l-r, Gregory Sottolano, Lucas Brandt, and Terry Rucker) perform “Luck Be a Lady” in Berkeley Playhouse’s Guys and Dolls.

10 – Miss Adelaide (Sarah Mitchell) scolds Nathan Detroit (Michael Scott Wells) for not marrying her in Berkeley Playhouse’s Guys and Dolls.

WILLY WONKA PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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1. Willy Wonka (c. Vernon Bush) doubles as ‘the candyman’ in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

2. The candyman (r, Vernon Bush) offers Charlie (l, Dakota Dry) a free chocolate bar to take home in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

3. Dancers and aerialists  (l-r, Cera Byer, Matt Ono, Sachi Granich, Jesper Tran with aerialists Linnea Snyderman and Deidre Ashby) perform outside the gates of Willy Wonka’s famed candy factory in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

4. Charlie (l, Dakota Dry) brings home the golden tickets to Grandpa Joe, Grandma Josephine, Grandma Georgina, and Grandpa George (in bed l-r, Paul Loper, Amanda King, Bonnie Lafer, and Chad Dickerson) in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

5. Willy Wonka (c, Vernon Bush) introduces the Golden Ticket winners to the sweet delights in the factory as Mrs. Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, and Violet Beaurgegarde (l-r, Bonnie Lafer,  Jane Hood, and Emma Choate) look on in wonder in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

6. Willy Wonka (c, Vernon Bush) and the Golden Ticket winners prepare to enter The Chocolate Room (back l-r, Chad Dickerson, Amanda King, Paul Loper, Alexis Lane Jensen, Emma Choate; front l-r, Jane Hood, Ben Rotenberg, Dakota Dry, and Robin Rojas-Cheatham) in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

WILLIE WONKA PRESS PHOTOS

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1 – Singer/songwriter, musician, and recording artist Vernon Bush stars as Willy Wonka in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

2 – Willy Wonka (Vernon Bush) shows off the famous chocolate bar that holds the golden ticket in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

3 – Willy Wonka (Vernon Bush) entices with a jaw-breaker in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

4 – Singer/songwriter, musician, and recording artist Vernon Bush stars as Willy Wonka in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

5 – Willy Wonka (Vernon Bush) offers a gobstopper in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

6 – Willy Wonka (Vernon Bush) offers a gobstopper in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

 

LUCKY DUCK PRESS PHOTOS

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  1. Naomi Hummel (Serena Swan) sings a song at the Quackerdome that makes everyone fall in love
  2. After thinking he wants to eat Serena (Naomi Hummel), Wolf (William Hodgson) realizes he is actually in love with her and they sing “Lucky Duck”
  3. Armand Armadillo (Nick Nunez) and Goosetella (Nicole Julien) encourage Serena (Naomi Hummel), to “Wipe that egg off your face and make a great big omelette” when she is jailed for slaying the King with her voice
  4. Billy Raphael (Carl Coyote), William Hodgson (Wolf), Brian Dauglash (Clem Coyote) sing “Good Times” after Wolf breaks Clem and Coyote out of jail.
  5. After his plan to incite other carnivores to take over the world using Serena’s voice is foiled, Wolf (William Hodgson) and Clem Coyote (Brian Dauglash) capture and plan to eat Drake (Benjamin Pither) and Serena.
  6. Cop (Matt Ono), Queen (Melinda Meeng) and King (Nick Nunez) rejoice when the king returns after being slayed’ by the sound of Serena Swan’s voice.

 

LUCKY DUCK PRESS PHOTOS

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Serena Swan (Naomi Hummel)
Goosetella (Nicole Julien)
Wolf (William Hodgson)

 

ANNIE PRESS PHOTOS

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