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Wed, 09/14/2016

The Cat in the Hat accompanying himself on the piano? Yes, and the accordion, harmonica, melodica and ukulele as well.
That’s what families will see when the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) presents Seussical, TYA, a streamlined, kid-friendly version of the exuberant Broadway musical that brings to life everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude...

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Fri, 09/02/2016

Families can celebrate the return to school and the coming of autumn with the Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s special limited engagement of A Year With Frog and Toad, playing weekends at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 through September 25.

Nominated for three 2003 Tony awards, including best musical, A Year With Frog and Toad follows the...

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Thu, 08/11/2016

The Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) opens a special limited engagement of the whimsical musical, A Year With Frog and Toad, Saturday, September 3, at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Peet’s Theatre), 2025 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94703. The show plays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. weekends through September 25.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to perform in Berkeley Rep’s...

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Mon, 06/27/2016

The Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) will bookend its 2016-2017 season with two original musicals inspired by popular children’s books.
The company opens its season, today, with Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site—The Musical, a tune-filled re-imagining of the New York Times bestselling picture book about hard-working construction vehicles by Sherri Duskey Rinker, with...

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Wed, 06/22/2016

Inspired by the New York Times bestselling picture book about hard-working construction vehicles by Sherri Duskey Rinker, with illustrations by Tom Lichtenheld, Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site—The Musical will play Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. through July 31. The play is recommended for all ages.

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Wed, 06/01/2016

The Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) has received an $8,000 challenge grant from the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF).
To secure the grant, BACT has until June 30 to raise a matching sum of $8,000 from the community.
“We are honored to have been selected to receive this challenge grant,” said BACT Executive Director Nina Meehan. “We are seeking philanthropic support to match...

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Wed, 03/30/2016

Songs sung in Bangla and the haunting rhythms of the tabla will draw families into the world of Bangladesh when Rickshaw Girl, presented by the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT), premieres Saturday at the Front Row Theater, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA 94582, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Thu, 03/10/2016

In Naima’s Bangladeshi village, boys can work for pay, but girls are expected to stay home and help with the cooking and the cleaning. Naima is smart and artistically gifted, but her family is so poor that she can’t go to school anymore, and she worries that her younger sister will have to leave school next. Her hard-working father is exhausted, and she desperately wants to help him earn more...

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Wed, 01/20/2016

They’d been told not to expect any recognition for their hard work. After all, this was their very first competition ever. So you can imagine the happy cacophony that broke out on Sunday, when the 31 members of the Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s Advanced Performers troupe won an award for Excellence in Dance at the Junior Theatre Festival (JTF) in Atlanta.

The JTF, held annually over...

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Wed, 01/13/2016

Top acting students in the Theatre Education Program of the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) leave Thursday for Atlanta, GA, to compete in the Junior Theatre Festival (JTF), the world’s largest gathering celebrating musical theatre for young performers. The troupe of 31 BACT Advanced Performers have been rehearsing Saturdays since October and intensively during the holidays to prepare HONK...

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