Venue Details

4023 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
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Tough parking options, ranging from $25-40. Bart is probably a better option.
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Nancy F.
Feedback from audience members' hearing aids (which are meant to be turned off when using the theatre's listening devices) was a problem. A distinct high-pitched squeal.
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4.2 average rating
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177 reviews
24 stars
attended Nov 27 2005

This proudction is not up to the usual high standards of A.C.T. with some weak casting in lead and support roles. The Ebenezer spent more time gliding around the stage than creating a character that was mean and unlikeable. Christmas Present...continued

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1 stars
attended Dec 03 2005

I loved it and the kids loved it (girls ages 16, 12 and 7). It was a magical play. I was fascinated by the way things would appear and disappear on the stage as if by magic. It moved along at a nice pace and kept the kids' interest. The dancing...continued

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Description

A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh
Music by Karl Frederik Lundeberg
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Directed by Carey Perloff

With a new script, new songs, new sets and costumes, and sparkling new holiday memories, A.C.T.‘s new production of _A Christmas Carol _continues the Bay Area’s favorite holiday tradition.

A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff and Dramaturg Paul Walsh head the team of world-class artists in bringing Dickens’s colorful world to life on the Geary stage. Tony Award–winning Broadway scenic designer John Arnone reshapes the Geary stage into a luminous holiday atmosphere for all to enjoy. Costume designer Beaver Bauer, a Bay Area favorite who has won multiple awards for her larger-than-life designs, decks out the cast with her trademark flair. Internationally renowned choreographer Val Caniparoli brings magic to Fezziwig’s dances and makes movement sing, and composer Karl Fredrik Lundeberg, whose has worked in such diverse artistic arenas as A.C.T., Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Mark Taper Forum, PBS, NBC, ABC, and Paramount Pictures, creates an entirely fresh score and songs for the heartwarming holiday tradition.