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  Big: The Musical at Berkeley Playhouse

Big: The Musical

Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley

One of the most beloved films of the '80s, the Tom Hanks comedy classic is now a heartfelt musical fantasy. Josh Baskin is 12 years old. He wishes that his mom would stop hugging him in public, that he didn't have to take out the garbage, and that Cynthia Benson, the girl next door, would notice him. When she passes him over for an older boy, Josh makes a wish to be big ... and wakes up the next morning in the body of a 30-year-old man. Taking off to the big city, Josh now must navigate the unknown world of adults - a world of jobs, girlfriends and disgustingly fancy foods - as he and his best friend seek out a way to undo the spell that caused him to grow. Filled with Zoltar machines, floor pianos and a dazzling, pop-filled score, Big: The Musical reminds us that there's always room to be a child at heart. Get in on all the fun at the Berkeley Playhouse.

Thru - Jul 28, 2019