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“Pete the Cat” Thrills Kids, at BACT, Berkeley

“Pete the Cat” Thrills Kids, at BACT, Berkeley

Zachary Hasbany Brings Favorite Cat to Life by Rosa del Duca In the throes of an epic rock guitar solo, Pete the Cat (dynamic, compelling Zachary Hasbany) does not see the cat catcher until too late. Pete is whisked away from his band mates and placed with the Biddle family. Pete is less than thrilled to become a house cat, and the Biddles are puzzled by Pete’s unorthodox ways. He loves to “jam.” He’s a bed hog and easily forgets…

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“RENT” Reflects Bay Area 20 Years Later, at Broadway San Jose

“RENT” Reflects Bay Area 20 Years Later, at Broadway San Jose

Jonathan Larson’s Renters Remain Compelling & Moving by Rosa del Duca “RENT” is one of those Broadway shows that has a life far beyond the stage. Ask anyone on the street, and they can probably tell you “RENT” is about young artists living with AIDS, whether they’ve ever seen the show or not. Even more likely, is they know the melody and more than a few lyrics to the musical’s most famous song “Seasons of Love.” More than twenty years…

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“Elephant & Piggie”: Hit Musical at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

“Elephant & Piggie”: Hit Musical at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

Millennial Notes Mo Willems, Hannah Dworkin Craft Wonderful Ode to Friendship by Rosa del Duca Gerald the Elephant and Piggie are best friends. I mean best, best friends, so devoted that they argue when each wants to declare the other “the best at being friends.” When Piggie declares she “Needs to go,” Gerald launches into a dramatic ballad of despair, with extra refrains every time Piggie insists, “No, I really do need to go!” Turns out she just needs to…

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“Old MacDonald” Charms Kids, at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

“Old MacDonald” Charms Kids, at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

Millennial Notes Nina Meehan, Simon Trumble Entice Toddlers’ Imaginations by Rosa del Duca It’s Duck’s birthday and he couldn’t be more excited—until he learns that several good friends cannot make it to his party. Seagull, Pigeon, and Parrot send letters to the farm, informing Duck that, unfortunately, they are not able to make the trip. Old MacDonald (engaging and disarming Jackie Kappes) sees how disappointed Duck (talented and multi-faceted Paul Wong) is, and decides to go on a secret birthday…

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