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Fri, 02/06/2015

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Opens Saturday, February 21, in Berkeley

When Edward, an elegant china rabbit, is snatched from the arms of the little girl who adores him, his
easy existence becomes an epic, sometimes painful journey that touches the lives of everyone he
meets—from an old fisherman to a hobo to a little boy protecting his sister...

Thu, 01/08/2015

Bob Marley’s Music Evokes the Spirit of Jamaica in Three Little Birds, A New Reggae Children’s Musical, Opening January 24

Contact: Vivian Auslander, (510) 524-2941,

The sun is shining in Cattawood Springs, a small village on the Island of Jamaica, but timid, 11-year-old Ziggy prefers to stay indoors,...

Tue, 12/02/2014

Oakland, CA - The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has selected the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) as one of 919 organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant.

The NEA has recommended that BACT receive a grant of $10,000 to help develop and produce an original musical inspired by stories created by children with special needs.

“We are thrilled to have been...

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Sun, 11/16/2014

New Musical Version of James and the Giant Peach Opens in Berkeley, Sunday, November 16

Contact: Vivian Auslander, (510) 524-2941,

A new musical version of James and the Giant Peach, presented by the Bay Area Children’s Theatre
(BACT), opens at the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street,...

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Mon, 11/10/2014

The Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) has been honored with three awards from Theatre Bay Area
(TBA) for its original musical adaptation of Grace Lin’s Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.
TBA is the largest regional theatre service organization in North America, with more than 365 member
theatre and dance companies. It conferred the awards at the first annual TBA Awards...

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Sun, 10/12/2014

Reminder: Broadway Songwriters to Entertain at the Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s Artist Showcase, Sunday

Contact: Vivian Auslander, (510)524-2941,

Reminder: Tony Award-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will entertain at the Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s Artist Showcase, Sunday, October 12...

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Sun, 09/28/2014

IVY + BEAN, THE MUSICAL, Brings its Magic Back to the Bay Area, Sunday, September 28

Media Contact: Vivian Auslander (510) 524-2941
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The mischievous, second-grade heroines of Berkeley author Annie Barrow’s award-winning Ivy + Bean
series are returning to town, with toe-...

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Mon, 06/09/2014

The music of Bob Marley. The magic of authors like Roald Dahl, Annie Barrows and Kate DiCamillo. All
this and more is coming to the stage, as the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) begins its 2014-2015

For 2014-15, BACT is producing six main stage shows inspired by children’s literature and an original
musical mystery about scientific sleuthing that will be...

Thu, 03/20/2014

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

Contact: Vivian Auslander, 510/524-2941,

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...

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