TeenStage is a Berkeley Playhouse program that gives students the opportunity to participate in full-scale youth-only productions with professional directors, choreographers, and designers in the Bay Area. Cast members of TeenStage productions receive ongoing training in acting, voice, and movement.
Carnival is the tale of Lili, a charming orphan who appears at a small European traveling circus and is taken in by the troupe. Looked after by the carnival folk, Lili becomes the main attraction. She also becomes somewhat infatuated with the carnival’s magician, but soon realizes that her future is entwined with the lame, misanthropic puppeteer.
Music includes Love Makes the World Go Round.
There are 30 students in this production which incorporates circus performance elements, including stilt-walking, magic, aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling, and mime, giving Carnival the feel of the vintage traveling European circus.
Carnival is based on the story by Paul Gallico and the screenplay for Lili by Helen Deutsch
There are 7 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. shows on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15 to $20.
The Julia Morgan Theatre is located at 2640 College Avenue in Berkeley. For more information, call 510-845-8542x351 or visit berkeleyplayhouse.org