Treasure Island & Amelie

Treasure Island  ★★★★

Amélie: the Musical   ★★★★½
Spreckels Theater Company & Berkeley Repertory Company

A story is an illusion, a series of events that are not really taking place, presented in a way that fool an audience into believing they’re really happening. Telling that story in a book or movie is a certain kind of trick, with its own rules and traditions, and telling it on the stage is quite another. And transferring that story from one medium to another may be the hardest trick of all.

Two stories, one a classic book and the other a beloved modern masterpiece of cinema, have both landed on stage in the Bay Area, and each carries its own unique kind of cross-media magic.

For the full review from the September 30, 2015 North Bay Bohemian, click * HERE *

 

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