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Student Matinees

2022-2023 Season

Title: A Year with Frog and Toad in green and white letters in the top left corner. Image: Frog and Toad bundles in winter clothing on a sled in front of a snowy white background with green fir trees poking out from the sides.
Title: The Day You Begin. Image: A young child with brown skin and curly dark hair hold a book and peeks out behind a door, looking at the colorful, whimsical words. Multicolored swirls emanate from the light green background out past the borders of the image.
Title: Giraffes Can't Dance in white letters. Below, in small orange letters: The Musical. Image: Giraffe dancing in front of a full moon and dark blue sky with stars.

Performance Offerings

We are thrilled to offer a limit number of Student Matinee performances in our 2022-2023 Season. Full and partial scholarships are available for Title I Schools.

A Year with Frog & Toad

Students will delight in this heartwarming, jazzy-rhythmed tale of friendship, as cheerful Frog and his more reserved pal Toad swim, sled, bake cookies, and otherwise romp through a year of comic adventures, accompanied by their woodland animal friends, like Snail, who, by golly, will deliver the mail! Recommended for all ages.

The Day You Begin

This world premiere commissioned musical, adapted from the bestselling children’s book by Jaqueline Woodson, tells a heartening story of uniqueness, belonging and friendship. Min, Rigoberto, Sam, and Angelina navigate taking their first steps into a new place, reminding us about the times that we’ve all felt like outsiders — and how brave it is that we go forth anyway, share our stories and happily meet each other half way. Most enjoyed by ages 5 and up.

Giraffes Can’t Dance

Gerald the giraffe has a problem. All the other animals seem to know how to dance.
The warthogs can waltz, the rhinos can rock ‘n’ roll, even the chimps can do the
cha-cha!  Based on the bestselling picture book, this brand new musical with original songs will transport you and your family to Africa where you will meet a cast of characters guaranteed to make you laugh and think. Most of all, Gerald’s story will remind you that we all can dance when we find music that we love.

Book Your Tickets Today!

BERKELEY THEATRE ADDRESS: Osher Theatre, 2055 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
SAN FRANCISCO THEATRE ADDRESS: Cowell Theatre, Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123
We offer full and partial scholarships to Title I Schools. Please reach out to schools@bactheatre.org to inquire about scholarship opportunities.

Questions? Contact Education Outreach Director, Amber Hughes, at schools@bactheatre.org