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Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Member Actors Equity) as Pasko
in Berkeley Playhouse’s Production of A Little Princess

Leslie Katz, the Arts Editor of the San Francisco Examiner,featured Wilson on October 31, 2013.
Read the article here. 

Marilynn Fowler interviewed Wilson on KPOO’s Let Me Touch Your Mind (originally aired on 11/4).  
Click here for Marilynn’s terrific interview of Wilson.

If you’d like to come see Wilson in A Little Princessclick here.

Vernon Bush, who’s featured as The Wizard in our production of The Wiz sat down with David Latulippe on KALW’s Open Air on 6/27/13.  If you missed it, click here.

He also spoke with Joanna Manqueros about our production of The Wiz , his solo work, and his work in South Africa, on KPFA’s Music of the World.  Click here and enjoy!  Originally broadcast 6/28/13.

Vernon is a popular guy!  Here is his interview with Marilynn Fowler on KPOO’s Let Me Touch Your Mind, originally aired on 7/14.  Click here for Marilynn’s interview.

If you’d like to come see Vernon in The Wiz, click here.

Go behind the scenes of The Sound of Music and see how Scenic Designer Martin Flynn designed, modeled and built our set. Accompanied by excerpts of Music Director Greg Mason’s “Overture,” we hope you enjoy this glimpse into the artistic process.


Come see how the stage brings Salzburg to life in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, directed by Elizabeth McKoy. On stage until Dec. 2, 2012. For tickets  click here or call (510) 845-8542 x 351


Now check out the process of bringing a song to life, from learning the music/words, to adding choreography, sets, costumes, and more.  Kyle Stoner (Rolf) and Casey Ellis (Liesl) create 16 going on 17.


Sharon Rietkerk (Maria Von Trapp née Rainer) joined Marilynn Fowler on 89.5, KPOO’s Let Me Touch Your Mind. Topics range from The Sound of Music (of course) to working with youth actors, and there is even a little a capella.  If you missed this broadcast on Monday, October 29, here it is!  Click here to listen.

Listen to Radio Interviews with Vernon Bush on KPOO and KCSM Vernon Bush belts out a tune from Willy Wonka on  “Let me Touch your Mind” with  KPOO’S  Marilyn Fowler on 89.5FM.  Vernon was in the studio on July 9 to talk to Marilyn and give a fun update on all things Wonka. Click here to listen! Then listen to Vernon croon and chat to Alisa Clancy on KCSM’s  July 16, “A Morning Cup of Jazz.”  Click here to hear!