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Amélie, A New Musical

Aug. 28-Oct. 4
510-647-2949
Amélie, A New Musical
Through the eyes of its quirky protagonist, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s film Amélie cleverly captured the ways that even the most mundane details of day-to-day life can be made whimsical and wondrous with a little imagination. Though it was made fourteen years ago, Amélie has enjoyed enduring appeal and now makes its theatrical debut in the East Bay. Berkeley Repertory Theatre (2015 Addison St., Berkeley) kicks off its 2015–2016 season with the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical. The play tells the story of Amélie, a sheltered young woman with an active imagination determined to do good deeds for others, however small. According to Berkeley Rep artistic director Tony Taccone, one of the challenges of bringing Jeunet’s film to the stage was conveying its highly stylized cinematography. Amélie, A New Musical is slated to be an audiovisual experience, with set design inspired by Renoir’s Parisian scenes, music by composer Daniel Messé of the band Hem, and a script adaptation by Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Craig Lucas. $29-$97
Berkeley Repertory Theatre 2025 Addison St., Berkeley (map)

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Oh No, There's Men on the Land

Through Oct. 3
510-704-8291
Oh No, There's Men on the Land
In the Bay Area, reminiscing about — and laughing at — the idealism of the Sixties and Seventies never seems to get old. In fact, even just looking at tie-dye can elicit a chuckle from many East Bay longtimers. That must be why, after big success during its four-week run in Spring, Karen Ripley’s Oh No, There’s Men on the Land is coming back to the Berkeley Marsh Center for the Arts (2120 Allston Way) on August 15 to stay through October 3. The show is a hilarious monologue that takes the audience through Ripley’s rollercoaster of experiences as a young lesbian in early-1970s Berkeley. Ripley has been making audiences laugh for 35 years, with a specialty in LGBTQ-centric comedy. During that time, she’s won many awards as a screenplay writer and performer. Her comedic charisma surely has a lot to do with the show’s return as well. $15-$35
The Marsh Arts Center 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley (map)

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