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Fri, 02/23/2018

Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt, Opens March 16

Contact: Vivian Auslander, 510-524-2941,

Adventure calls when Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) debuts Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt, in Berkeley on March 16.


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Tue, 01/16/2018

Bay Area Children’s Theatre Debuts Musical Version of Beautiful Oops!, January 19

Contact: Vivian Auslander, 510/524-2941, 

It started with a coffee spill. Author-illustrator Barney Saltzberg took one look at the coffee stain on his sketchbook page and turned it into a Coffee Monster. So was born the idea for his award-winning, best-selling book, ...

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Tue, 10/24/2017

What can be better for the holidays than chocolate?

Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) is celebrating the holidays with a musical treat for the whole family, a version of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka specially written for young audiences, based on Dahl’s timeless book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and featuring the catchy tunes from the original Gene Wilder movie.

Roald Dahl’...

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Thu, 10/05/2017

Courage! Cunning! Compassion! Bay Area Children’s Theatre Opens The Night Fairy Oct. 27

Contact: Vivian Auslander, 510-524-2941,

Tiny Flory awakens on the dewy ground after falling out of the nighttime sky, her wings ripped off by a bat. How will she eat? Stay warm? Protect herself? Giant footsteps send...

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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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