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Author: Rosa del Duca

“Rainbow Fish Musical” Delivers Lessons, Laughs, at BACT, Oakland

“Rainbow Fish Musical” Delivers Lessons, Laughs, at BACT, Oakland

Austin Zumbro Hooks Kids with Singing Fish at Fairyland by Rosa del Duca Rainbow Fish has an ego problem. He cannot imagine anyone more special than him. He snubs ordinary fish who try to get his attention, he doesn’t understand when he’s being rude or insulting, and he abhors the idea of sharing. In short, he’s a spoiled brat. The Bay Area Children’s Theater takes the core of Marcus Pfister’s book and puts its own expert twist on the story….

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“A Night with Janis Joplin” Transports Audiences, at A.C.T., San Francisco

“A Night with Janis Joplin” Transports Audiences, at A.C.T., San Francisco

Kacee Clanton Channels Folk Rock Icon with Conviction and Command                                       by Rosa del Duca “A Night with Janis Joplin” is billed as a musical journey celebrating the soulful singer and her greatest musical influences. It is much more. It’s an invitation to meet Janis long before she became known for that unmistakable voice, and to follow her as she evolves into a…

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“Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site” Spellbinds Toddlers at BACT, Berkeley

“Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site” Spellbinds Toddlers at BACT, Berkeley

Austin Zumbro’s Wacky Musical Activates Imaginations by Rosa del Duca My 18-month-old daughter is obsessed with trucks, especially garbage trucks. She hears them from blocks away, runs to the window, points and shouts “truck!” and then gets quite upset when they roar past. There was no question in my mind she would like the latest musical from Bay Area Children’s Theater, which is hosting “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site” in its new, permanent home in downtown Berkeley. From the moment the…

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“Altar Boyz” Sparkles with Comedy at CenterRep, Walnut Creek

“Altar Boyz” Sparkles with Comedy at CenterRep, Walnut Creek

God Demands a Boy Band, Hilarity Ensues by Rosa del Duca Let me give you the backstory of the 2004 award-winning musical “Altar Boyz”: a Christian boy band is performing its last concert on a national tour. Matt, Mark, Luke, Juan, and Abraham blast onto the stage in true boy band fashion, sporting gleaming white costumes emblazoned with silver sparkles. The Boyz dance tightly choreographed moves, and belt their theme song, proclaiming: “We are the Altar Boyz, and we’ll alter…

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