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Thu, 08/10/2017

Straight from a critically acclaimed run in New York, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show comes to the San Francisco Bay Area, Friday, September 1, bringing to life in vibrant color Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself.

Featuring 75 puppets that seem to have popped right out of the pages of Carle’s beautifully...

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Tue, 06/13/2017

What could be better for bright summer days than an underwater adventure, complete with singing sea creatures in resplendent attire?

That’s what will bubble up for young audiences when the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) presents The Rainbow Fish Musical, opening Friday evening, June 30, at Children’s Fairyland, 699 Belleview Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610.

Oakland Dates and Times...

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Fri, 05/19/2017

The Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) is celebrating its move to a new home in the downtown Berkeley arts district with a bang—and a rumble, and lots of swooping around—by remounting its award-winning production of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site—The Musical, featuring the original cast.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site—The Musical opens Saturday, June 3, and plays...

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Wed, 05/10/2017

Beginning in May, the theatre complex at Berkeley Central in the downtown Berkeley arts district will become the Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s new “home” for more productions, more performances, and an expanded theatre education program.

The company will redesign the complex at 2055 Center Street to serve a broader audience.

“Our dream is to create the Bay Area’s first theatre...

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Sat, 04/08/2017

An insect for a pet? Flies are pests, not pets, right? Well, young Buzz and his new friend, Liz, know otherwise, and their adventures with their zippy, winged companions have the whole town, umm, buzzing!
Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) opens its world premiere production of Fly Guy, the Musical, Saturday, April 8, at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street,...

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Thu, 02/02/2017

Students in the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) Advanced Performers program have been selected to showcase a new musical at the first-ever Junior Theatre Festival WEST (JTF WEST), taking place February 10-12, 2017, in Sacramento CA.

Advanced Performers are East Bay students aged 9 – 17 who have successfully auditioned for BACT’s traveling musical theatre team. The group will perform...

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Mon, 01/02/2017

Interactive Show for Very Young Children Rolls into San Francisco November 11

The Wheels on the Bus, an interactive, theatrical experience created for children from six months to four years old by the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) and Children’s Fairyland, opens Friday, November 11, at the Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.
The Wheels on...

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Mon, 01/02/2017

Bay Area Children’s Theatre Presents Pippi Longstocking, Opening January 21

Annika and Tommy are in for some excitement when they meet their new neighbor, Pippi Longstocking, who has crazy red pigtails, a horse, a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson, and a tendency to get caught up in one outrageous adventure after another.

Families can join in Pippi ‘s adventures when revered Swedish...

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Wed, 12/07/2016

BACT Wins Six Theatre Bay Area Awards, Including Outstanding World Premiere Musical

An original production of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site—The Musical by the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) has won six awards at the 2016 Theatre Bay Area (TBA) Awards Celebration, including Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and Outstanding World...

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Wed, 11/16/2016

The Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) has launched its second year of outreach to local schools under a two-year, $100,000 grant from Disney by selecting five elementary schools in Oakland and Richmond to participate in after-school musical theatre education.
Oakland schools selected for this academic year are: Lazaer Charter Academy, Berkley Maynard Academy, and Hoover Elementary....

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