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near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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12 reviews
2 stars
Went a little earlier to pick up tickets at Will Call and catch a quick bite. Scored free street parking- meters typically free after 6pm and Sundays!
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7 stars
We had dinner at the diner just east of the theatre. An authentic, neighborhood kind of diner, nothing phony. I had a great omelette. My friend had a hamburger.
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250 ratings
4.5 average rating
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17 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 17 2009

I had a great time watching the show last night. My seats were great and the acting was first rate.

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11 reviews
12 stars
attended Dec 04 2008

Too bad ACT felt the need to stray from the old traditional dramatic production. This version is a modern minimalist version that disappointed us. I was expecting and looking forward to the stage filled with the drama and sets of the past years....continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 05 2007

I used to go to see this A.C.T. show back in the late 80's and early 90's. I liked the version of the production back then MUCH more than this newer version, which I think has been performed the last 2 or 3 years. This production seemed much more...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Scrooge is a joy. James Carpenter’s stunning central performance as Scrooge in A.C.T.‘s A Christmas Carolcan’t be upstaged.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“This Carol glows from within. . . . [James Carpenter] gives the kind of note-perfect performance that makes Charles Dickens’ holiday classic seem new again.” —San Francisco Examiner
“A smash hit! Holiday traditions don’t get any better. —Stark Insider
“The best Christmas Carol ever! A terrific and imaginative production. Highest rating!”  —Jan Wahl, KRON-TV
“This is a Carol built to banish ‘bah humbugs’ for years to come!” —Oakland Tribune
“A holiday treat for the entire family! More lavish and enjoyable than ever . . . contains all of the ingredients of what Christmas is all about.” —KGO Radio


by Charles Dickens

Adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh

Music by Karl Lundeberg

Choreography by Val Caniparoli

Directed by Domenique Lozano

Based on the original direction by Carey Perloff 

The Bay Area’s favorite holiday tradition returns to A.C.T. with a sparkling, music-infused A Christmas Carol. Bring your family, bring your friends, and check your “humbugs” at the door!