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Review: Ayad Akhtar’s 'Disgraced' Opens At Berkeley Rep

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — On Friday, November 13, the city of Paris was under siege. A small army of Syrian-trained men blew themselves up at a soccer match, sprayed cafes in the 11th… 470 more words

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amelie the musical

Last weekend, I had the privilege of seeing “Amelie – a new musical” at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, California.

Based on the popular movie of a young french girl trying to do good and find justice for those around her, the musical takes her story onto a deeper and more personal level. 284 more words

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AMÉLIE, A New Musical

by Gary Meyer

In 2001, the French movie Amélie became a surprise international hit and launched the career of Audrey Tatou. Its eccentric style under the direction of Jean-Pierre Jeunet captured the imagination of audiences who returned to see it multiple times, and earned it five Academy Award nominations – rare for a subtitled movie. 1,491 more words


Review: Hershey Felder channels the angel of all pianists, Chopin, in another mesmerizing musical portrait at Berkeley Rep, through August 10, 2014

Cherish the moment.  It’s Paris, March 1848, just after the February 1848 Revolution, and Hershey Felder as Polish composer/pianist, Fryderyk Chopin, welcomes you into his elegant Paris salon for an unusual piano lesson—one where he does all the playing.    1,675 more words


Review: Nina Raine’s “Tribes”—a family that is all talk and very little listening tackles language barriers

I don’t know anyone closely who is deaf but, when my parents reached their early eighties and their hearing began to decline, they both experienced difficulty in comprehending complex sentences.  1,416 more words


Kneehigh’s “Tristan & Yseult” at Berkeley Rep—playful, profound, high-energy

Based on an ancient tale, Tristan & Yseult is an epic love triangle between two men—the warrior Tristan and his uncle Mark, the King of Cornwall—and the beautiful young Irish woman, Yseult.   397 more words