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“Good Night, Gorilla”—Adorable Intro to Theater, at BACT, Berkeley

“Good Night, Gorilla”—Adorable Intro to Theater, at BACT, Berkeley

Millennial Notes Peggy Rathmann’s Book Makes Rare Play for Babies, Toddlers by Rosa del Duca Having both a baby and a toddler is a daily reminder of how much babies miss out on: Itasca: “Can River have a bite of my sandwich?” Me: “No, he only has one and a half teeth.” Itasca: “Can River go to school with me?” Me: “He’s too little.” Itasca: “River can take a turn on my bike!” Me: “Not yet. He needs to learn…

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“Cat in the Hat”— An English/Spanish Riot, at BACT, Berkeley

“Cat in the Hat”— An English/Spanish Riot, at BACT, Berkeley

Millennial Notes Karina Gutierrez Mixes Magic & Mayhem, Perfectly by Rosa del Duca The first page of Dr. Suess’s “Cat in the Hat” springs  to life in  the opening scene of Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s  bilingual  “El Gato Ensombrerado.” There’s that window, in signature Dr. Seuss style, where Sally (mischievous, high-energy Carolina Morones) and The Boy (endearing, energetic Daniel Quezada) sit  glumly, staring out at the rain. And then, in a set transformation that evokes a cinematic zoom, we are…

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“Pete the Cat” Thrills Kids, at BACT, Berkeley

“Pete the Cat” Thrills Kids, at BACT, Berkeley

Zachary Hasbany Brings Favorite Cat to Life by Rosa del Duca In the throes of an epic rock guitar solo, Pete the Cat (dynamic, compelling Zachary Hasbany) does not see the cat catcher until too late. Pete is whisked away from his band mates and placed with the Biddle family. Pete is less than thrilled to become a house cat, and the Biddles are puzzled by Pete’s unorthodox ways. He loves to “jam.” He’s a bed hog and easily forgets…

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“RENT” Reflects Bay Area 20 Years Later, at Broadway San Jose

“RENT” Reflects Bay Area 20 Years Later, at Broadway San Jose

Jonathan Larson’s Renters Remain Compelling & Moving by Rosa del Duca “RENT” is one of those Broadway shows that has a life far beyond the stage. Ask anyone on the street, and they can probably tell you “RENT” is about young artists living with AIDS, whether they’ve ever seen the show or not. Even more likely, is they know the melody and more than a few lyrics to the musical’s most famous song “Seasons of Love.” More than twenty years…

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