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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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Tue, 12/29/2015

In the beginning, there is Kitty. Just Kitty. But then—What’s that awful smell?—Puppy arrives. And then–Oh, no!—the Baby!

Expect hilarity and high jinks when the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) presents Bad Kitty On Stage, a world premiere based on the wildly popular comic adventures of Bad Kitty and her quirky animal friends—not to mention a few zany humans, like...

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Fri, 11/13/2015

A lump of coal that talks, thinks, and wants to be an artist? Well, if you don’t believe it, you can see for yourself at Lemony Snicket’s The Lump of Coal, an original production by the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT), opening Saturday, December 5, at the Theater at the Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Based on the hilarious holiday tale, The...

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Mon, 10/05/2015

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s everybody’s “fine four fendered friend” Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, coming to the Theater at the Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, on Saturday, October 10, in a new stage version for young audiences adapted from the hit musical film about a brother, a sister, their eccentric family, and their miraculous car.


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Fri, 07/10/2015

Cast members from the new musical version of James and the Giant Peach, which the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) is presenting August 1 and 2 at the Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre (SHCAT), will fly to Seoul and Shanghai early to offer workshops in American-style musical theatre to youngsters in those cities.

All of the participating performers are also teaching artists who have...

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Fri, 05/29/2015

Coloring is Duncan’s favorite thing to do—so you can imagine how he feels when his crayons announce, “We’re done, we’re through, WE QUIT.”

Red and Blue are exhausted from all those oceans, skies and fire engines, and they want a break. Black yearns to do more than mere outlines. And Yellow and Orange have stopped talking to each other, because they both claim to be the color of the sun...

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Fri, 05/22/2015

Disney Awards $100,000 Grant to the Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Funding To Start Disney Musicals in School Outreach Program

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

The Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from The Walt Disney Company to help bring the Disney...

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