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Berkeley Playhouse – A Little Princess

Posted by Len Gilbert on October 30, 2013

BERKELEY PLAYHOUSE OPENS SIXTH SEASON WITH THE EAST BAY PREMIERE OF A LITTLE PRINCESS

featuring TONY AWARD-WINNER WILSON JERMAINE HEREDIA

October 30–December 8, 2013 Music by Andrew Lippa · Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley Based on the children’s novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Berkeley, CA (September 26, 2013) – Berkeley Playhouse opens its sixth season with the East Bay premiere of A LITTLE PRINCESS, a new musical by Brian Crawley and Tony-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish, The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and directed by Berkeley Playhouse Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy (The Sound of Music, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory). Tony Award-winning actor Wilson Jermaine Heredia makes his company and East Bay debut as Pasko. A LITTLE PRINCESS runs from October 30 through December 8 (press weekend: Saturday, November 2, 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 3, 12 p.m. or 5 p.m.) at the Julia Morgan Theater. Tickets ($17 – $60) are now on-sale at http://www.berkeleyplayhouse.org or by phone at (510) 845-8542 x351.

Read the full A-Little-Princess-Press-Release

Piedmont locals Danny DeBare (PHS, 9th grader), Malia Lee (Havens, 5th grader), Charlotte Levy (Beach, 4th grader) and Isabel Cumbelich (Bentley, 7th grader)

The case includes Piedmont locals Danny DeBare (PHS, 9th grader), Malia Lee (Havens, 5th grader), Charlotte Levy (Beach, 4th grader) and Isabel Cumbelich (Bentley, 7th grader)

 

DATES:

Previews: Thursday, October 30, 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 2, 1 p.m.

Opens: Saturday, November 2, 6 p.m.

Press: Saturday, November 2, 6 p.m., Sunday, November 3, 12 p.m. or 5 p.m.

Closes: December 8. All performances: Thursday–Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Weekend (11/28-12/1): Friday 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Saturday 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.

WHERE: Berkeley Playhouse at the Julia Morgan Theater. 2640 College Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704

TICKETS: For tickets ($17–$60) or more information, the pubic may visit www.berkeleyplayhouse.org or call 510-845-8542 x351. Group rates available.

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Public Workshop: How to Make Walking and Biking in Piedmont Safer and Easier

Posted by Len Gilbert on October 30, 2013

On October 30, 2013, the City of Piedmont Planning Commission  will host a public workshop on the recently launched process to develop Piedmont’s first Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP). The purpose of the workshop is to hear from members of the community about the needs and concerns of pedestrians and cyclists in Piedmont; the obstacles and challenges to walking and biking in our city; and the public’s ideas for making walking and biking in Piedmont safer and easier. The input will be used to develop and prioritize recommended improvements throughout the city. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, at the Piedmont Community Hall (711 Highland Avenue).

Adeline and Lakeshore could be models for Grand Avenue.

Adeline and Lakeshore could be models for Grand Avenue.

In order to hear from as many people as possible, the City has also developed an online survey on the same subject (www.surveymonkey.com/s/WalkBikePiedmont). Everyone who responds to the survey will be eligible to win one of three donated $25 gift cards for Mulberry’s Market (courtesy of the City’s consultant on the PBMP). The survey will remain open through November 16, 2013. People are also encouraged to email any additional thoughts and comments on the needs and challenges to walking and biking in Piedmont to Kate Black, City Planner, at kblack@ci.piedmont.ca.us.

In the meantime, the City is wrapping up an “existing conditions” report for the PBMP. This background report summarizes existing local conditions and issues relevant to walking and biking in Piedmont. It covers such topics as the city’s street network, key destinations around the city, facilities for walking and biking, and collision statistics. The report will be made available to the public for review and comment once it has been finalized.

The PBMP is being funded entirely through a grant from the Alameda County Transportation Commission (CTC; http://www.alamedactc.org) and through the City’s existing funds for pedestrian and bicycle improvements (pass-through Measure B funds), also distributed by the Alameda CTC.

For more information about the PBMP, contact Kate Black at kblack@ci.piedmont.ca.us or at (510) 420-3063.

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