See & hear

You can use the below links to explore many recent productions at Berkeley Rep. Have fun!

2016–17 season

Behind the scenes: Adaptor Tony Taccone

“The parallels to what’s going on now are so astonishing…” Tony Taccone unpacks the relevance of It Can’t Happen Here. (Sep 2016)

Behind the scenes: Director Lisa Peterson

Get a glimpse at the rehearsal process for It Can’t Happen Here. (Sep 2016)

Behind the scenes: Scenic art

See how our scenic artists created backdrops for It Can’t Happen Here based on the iconic national parks posters. (Sep 2016)

Teaser: It Can’t Happen Here

Our new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ novel begins September 23! (Aug 2016)

Discover the 2016–17 season

Tony Taccone, Berkeley Rep’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director, breaks down the shows. (Aug 2016)


2015–16 season

Official trailer: Latin History for Morons

Get a sneak peek at John Leguizamo’s latest show! (Jul 2016)

Audiences represent!

See why audiences love John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons. (Jul 2016)

Part 2: John on Latin History for Morons

John talks about the difference between doing film and creating a solo show. (Jun 2016)

Part 1: John on Latin History for Morons

What makes this show different from John Leguizamo’s other shows? Find out! (Jun 2016)

Behind the scenes: John Leguizamo

The hilarious Emmy Award-winning performer reveals the inspiration for his Latin History for Morons. (Jun 2016)

Behind the scenes: The cast of For Peter Pan…

Some of the excellent cast members talk about Sarah Ruhl’s newest play. (Jun 2016)

Go to the head of the class

Join us for John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons and sit at the head of the class! (Jun 2016)

Behind the scenes: Sarah Ruhl

Sarah reveals the lovely inspiration for For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. (Jun 2016)

Arrr!

Audiences tell us their favorite pirate-isms in Treasure Island. (Jun 2016)

Audience tell some tales

What people like best about this seafaring adventure. (Jun 2016)

Glimpse For Peter Pan…

See scenes from the show and read what reviewers think! (Jun 2016)

Behind the scenes: Les Waters

Director Les Waters shares his insights on Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. (May 2016)

Behind the scenes: Kathleen Chalfant

Featured actor Kathleen Chalfant reveals her thoughts on Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. (May 2016)

For Peter Pan… on TV

Take a look at our TV spot for Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. (May 2016)

Behind the scenes: John Babbo

Meet Treasure Island’s young hero, Jim Hawkins! (May 2016)

Spy on Treasure Island

Get yerself a sneak peek at the swashbucklin’ action! (May 2016)

Raising the Hispaniola

Watch the speedy construction of the Treasure Island set! (Apr 2016)

Behind the scenes: Steven Epp

Meet Treasure Island’s most notorious pirate, Long John Silver! (Apr 2016)

Introducing Treasure Island

Tony Taccone, Berkeley Rep’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director, gives us the scoop on this seafaring adventure. (Apr 2016)

Set sail for Treasure Island

Ahoy, mateys! Get a sneak peek of this here TV spot, and set sail with our crew. (Apr 2016)

Discover Treasure Island

Director Mary Zimmerman reveals the inspiration behind her adaptation of Stevenson’s classic seafaring tale. (Mar 2016)

Behind the scenes: Macbeth

Hear more about Macbeth from some of the cast! (Mar 2016)

Highlights: Macbeth

Get a peek at the Bard’s most notorious play, featuring Conleth Hill and Frances McDormand. (Mar 2016)

Behind the scenes: Tyrone Mitchell Henderson

Tyrone Mitchell Henderson talks about his character Lucien and performing in Julia Cho’s Aubergine. (Mar 2016)

Behind the scenes: Tim Kang

Tim Kang talks about his character of Ray in Julia Cho’s Aubergine. (Feb 2016)

Toil and trouble

Meet the witches in Macbeth! (Feb 2016)

Trailer: Aubergine

Julia Cho’s play earned delicious reviews. See clips, then reserve your seats! (Feb 2016)

Behind the scenes: Sab Shimono

Sab Shimono talks about his character of Ray’s father in Julia Cho’s Aubergine. (Feb 2016)

Behind the scenes: Jennifer Lim

Jennifer Lim talks about Aubergine and her character Cornelia. (Feb 2016)

Something wicked on TV

Hark! Our TV spot for Macbeth arrives. (Feb 2016)

Aubergine on TV

Check out our TV spot for Julia Cho’s Aubergine. (Jan 2016)

Meet the playwright

Julia Cho talks about the inspiration for her play, Aubergine. (Jan 2016)

Introducing Aubergine

Tony Taccone, Berkeley Rep’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director, introduces Julia Cho’s bittersweet meditation on family and forgiveness. (Jan 2016)

Behind the scenes: Zakiya Young

Actor Zakiya Young talks about her character Jory in Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Disgraced. (Dec 2015)

Behind the scenes: Behzad Dabu

Actor Behzad Dabu talks about his character Abe in Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Disgraced. (Dec 2015)

Behind the scenes: Bernard White

Actor Bernard White talks about his character Amir in Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Disgraced. (Nov 2015)

Trailer: Disgraced

Disgraced is a hit! See what the critics say, then reserve your seats. (Nov 2015)

Behind the scenes: Kimberly Senior

Director Kimberly Senior discusses Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Disgraced. (Nov 2015)

Sneak peek: The Hypocrites’ Pirates of Penzance

Get a peek at the show—then join the fun! (Oct 2015)

Sneak peek at Disgraced

Playwright Ayad Akhtar gives compelling commentary on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play. (Oct 2015)

Behind the musical

Charismatic director Sean Graney reveals the origins of The Hypocrites’ zany Pirates of Penzance. (Oct 2015)

He is the very model of…

Sing along with a bit from your favorite Pirates of Penzance song—Hypocrites style, of course! (Oct 2015)

Introducing The Hypocrites’ Pirates of Penzance

Tony Taccone, Berkeley Rep’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director, gives us the scoop on this delightfully loopy show. (Oct 2015)

Pirates on TV

Get a glimpse of The Hypocrites’ Pirates of Penzance in our crazy-short TV spot! (Sep 2015)

Promenade with the pirates!

Discover the unique staging in Pirates of Penzance, then pick a promenade or fixed theatre seat! (Sep 2015)

Official trailer

See more scenes and hear original music from Amélie, A New Musical, extended to October 18, 2015! (Sep 2015)

First look: Amélie, A New Musical

Get a sneak peek at the mesmerizing and magical world of Amélie, A New Musical. (Sep 2015)

Behind the musical

“I find it really helpful to just put the Amélie goggles on for a second.” Choreographer Sam Pinkleton breaks down the dynamic movements of Amélie, A New Musical. (Sep 2015)

Behind the musical

“I think people will read this story in a personal way.” Director Pam MacKinnon reveals how she approached Amélie, A New Musical, both thematically and visually. (Aug 2015)

Introducing Amélie, A New Musical

Hear what Tony Taccone, Berkeley Rep’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director, has to say about the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical. (Aug 2015)

A glimpse at Amélie, A New Musical

Check out our first TV spot for the show! (Aug 2015)

Introducing the 2015–16 season

Get a sneak peek at our new season with Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone! (Jul 2015)


2014–15 season

Renovation has begun

See fun time-lapse video of the beginning of the Thrust Stage’s renovation! (Jul 2015)

An invitation from Anna

Anna Deavere Smith invites you to Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter. (Jul 2015)

Rock on with The Craze

Get the skinny on skiffle—and see the band play an extra set Saturday nights! (Jun 2015)

Making faces

Dan Donohue stars in this riotous little video. (Jun 2015)

Official wicked-brilliant trailer

Oy, mate, see for yourself why One Man, Two Guvnors is a “rollicking sense of fun from start to finish!” (May 2015)

Nonstop entertainment

Get a sneak peek at One Man, Two Guvnors with director David Ivers and leading man Dan Donohue! (May 2015)

Behind the scenes

Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and director Tina Landau on the creation of Head of Passes. (May 2015)

On faith

Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney talks about the heart of his play. (May 2015)

Audiences love Head of Passes

Hear what people say about this poignant new play, and see clips of the show! (Apr 2015)

On the telly

It’s 15 seconds of bright color and a smashing British accent for One Man, Two Guvnors! (Apr 2015)

Tartuffe on TV

Get a 15-second sneak peek at Tartuffe! (Mar 2015)

Introducing Tartuffe

Get the skinny on Dominique Serrand’s intense and entertaining adaptation of Molière’s most popular play. (Feb 2015)

Get a sneak peek

It’s a “field-level” view of the action in X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story). (Feb 2015)

Got 15 seconds?

See the X’s and O’s TV spot airing on CBS! (Jan 2015)

See her in action

Get a glimpse of Kathleen Tuner in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins. (Dec 2014)

“It’ll make you happy”

See what else Kathleen Turner says about Red Hot Patriot in this interview. (Dec 2014)

Bonus track

UNIVERSES gave an impromptu performance—on their day off! (Nov 2014)

A message from Ms. Turner

The two-time Tony and Oscar nominee has an invitation for you. (Nov 2014)

Sneak peek

See dazzling clips from Party People and hear what audiences say in our new video. (Nov 2014)

“Tell the truth”

Director Liesl Tommy offers an insightful sneak peek at Party People. (Oct 2014)

“Sexy, crazy, and fun!”

Audience members love Meow Meow! (Sep 2014)

Meow Meow has a message for you

The über-award-winning comedienne takes a break from her glamorous photo shoot to deliver a tongue-in-cheek missive. (Aug 2014)

Meow Meow on TV

See the international singing sensation in her new TV spot. (Aug 2014)

Introducing X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story)

Get the scoop about the latest play to come up from The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. (Jul 2014)

Introducing Red Hot Patriot

Meet the witty Molly Ivins and the powerhouse actor that portrays her—Kathleen Turner! (Jun 2014)

Introducing Party People

Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone introduces us to the explosive theatre ensemble UNIVERSES and their new show. (Jun 2014)

Introducing Meow Meow!

Meet the international singing sensation and über-award-winning comedienne who’s opening our 2014–15 season. (May 2014)

More videos (from 2013–14 and earlier) are on individual show pages in our past productions archive.

Program articles

Want to listen to select articles from our programs? Play these audio files online—or download and listen to them on your way to the show.

Red Hot Patriot program

Party People program

Tribes program

Accidental Death of an Anarchist program

The House that will not Stand program

Tristan & Yseult program

The Pianist of Willesden Lane program

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike program

Music and more

Hear songs and other audio clips from our shows.

Tartuffe Page to Stage

Party People music

Party People Page to Stage

Tristan & Yseult music

The Pianist of Willesden Lane music