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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.
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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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Fri, 11/11/2016

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas The Musical Opens with a Holiday Glow November 26

When families step into the Osher Studio in Berkeley for a performance of Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas The Musical by the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT), delicate giant snowflakes and glowing lighting will set the holiday mood.

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas The Musical,...

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Mon, 10/03/2016

Seussical, TYA—a kid-friendly version of the exuberant Broadway musical that brings favorite Dr. Seuss characters to life onstage—opens Saturday, October 8, at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94703.
The musical, presented by the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT), plays weekends at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. through Sunday, November 6 (No...

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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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