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“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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“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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“Fly Guy” Tickles Young Funny Bones, at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

“Fly Guy” Tickles Young Funny Bones, at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

Not Your Typical Pet, Not Your Typical Musical by Rosa del Duca Buzz (Benjamin Nguyen) really wants a pet, but instead of going to the animal shelter, he packs some gadgets into his little red wagon and heads outside. He doesn’t have to go far before running into a creature who can say his name. It’s a fly. He’s Fly Guy to be precise, played by the compelling, athletic, and delightful Dominic Dagdagan. A fast friendship is born. Buzz doesn’t…

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“The Lion King” Roars at SHN Orpheum in San Francisco

“The Lion King” Roars at SHN Orpheum in San Francisco

Young and Old Thrill to Sparkling African Folklore by Sysamone Phaphon Last weekend I went to a live theatrical musical for the first time. I attended “The Lion King” on Sunday evening with my two children. My son, Ari, age eight, had quite a bit to say about the display on stage. In particular I found one comment interesting: “I liked it because it had a lot of African Americans performing in it.” I should share that he’s a bit…

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