Press Releases

Thu, 03/20/2014

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, the Musical, Debuts Saturday, April 12, in Berkeley

Contact: Vivian Auslander, 510/524-2941, vivian@vivianauslander.com

New musicals are rare in the Bay Area, but the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) is bringing that art
form to young audiences with the premiere of Ladybug Girl and...

Thu, 01/02/2014

The Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) production of MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE—the madcap adventures of a sweet but rather spoiled pig who adores buttered toast—opens Sunday, January 26, at the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley.

MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE pulses with physical comedy that will entertain children and grown-ups alike. Inspired by the hilarious stories...

Mon, 12/16/2013

Following a sold-out run in Berkeley, the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) production of A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD starts its tour around the Bay this Saturday with four performances at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon.

A magical musical for all ages, the show plays San Ramon on Saturday, December 21, and Sunday, December 22, at 11 a.m. and 2...

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Mon, 11/18/2013

Does Toad look funny in a bathing suit? Will Snail deliver the mail?
Families looking for a perfect holiday adventure will find out at the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) production of A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, opening Sunday, November 17, at the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley.

Nominated for three 2003 Tony awards, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD is inspired...

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Wed, 07/31/2013

BACT to Perform in Mill Valley, San Francisco
As we start our 10th Anniversary season (Ten Years—Imagine That!), we are thrilled to be expanding to two new performance venues to reach more young theatre-goers and their families.
We currently perform in Berkeley, Oakland, and San Ramon. Beginning in August, we will bring several of our productions to Mill Valley ((link to Cat...

Wed, 06/05/2013

Don your favorite chapeau and come to the show as the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) launches its 10th Anniversary Season with an exuberant new stage version of Dr. Seuss’s brilliant classic, The Cat in the Hat, opening Saturday, June 29, at Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland.
“We are delighted to kick off our 10thAnniversary season with a production that introduces...

Mon, 04/22/2013

A juggling cat, a melodious frog, and a pig who loves buttered toast are among the many highlights of the upcoming 10th Anniversary 2013-2014 season for the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT).

“’Ten years—Imagine That!’ is our anniversary theme,” said Nina Meehan, BACT executive director, “and it does truly amaze us that we started with $250 and the dream of bringing live theatre to...

Sat, 04/13/2013

Kids and parents alike will love the antics in the Bay Area Children’s Theatre production of Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, opening Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley.

Washing machines burst into life and clothes dance up a whirlwind when toddler Trixie and her beloved stuffed animal, Knuffle Bunny, go off to the laundromat...

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Sat, 02/09/2013

The exuberant adventures of quiet Ivy, who has great ideas, and outgoing Bean, who loves putting ideas into action, are coming to the stage in IVY + BEAN, THE MUSICAL, a world premiere by the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT), opening Saturday, February 9, at 2 p.m. at the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley.

Based on the New York Times best-selling Ivy + Bean...

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Thu, 11/15/2012

Hang onto your pink tiaras! The Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) is bringing Pinkalicious Pinkerton back for the holidays! PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL played to sold-out houses in Berkeley and San Ramon last season. This special return engagement gives families a second chance to find out what happens when the popular children’s book heroine looks at her mother’s pink frosted cupcakes and asks...

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