Venue Details

1663 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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fogcitygal
The cookies that they sell for $2 each are completely hard and stale.
Old Hats info Sep 29 2014 star this tip starred
fogcitygal
You're wasting your money to sit in the balcony at this theater. The rack of lights attached to the front of the balcony blocks the view of those in the front row, so they lean forward at the edge of their seats to see action at the front of the stage. The balcony is VERY steeply raked, so when they lean forward, a ripple effect occurs where the people in the second row also lean forward to try to see around the heads of the people in the front row who are now blocking their view, and so on and so on. If those in the front row are inconsiderate jerks, they stay leaned forward through the entire show, and no one behind them can see. Absolute sightline FAIL. The lighting rig needs to be redesigned!!! The owners of this theater don't give a crap about screwing over balcony patrons. I politely asked the usher to ask the people in the front row to sit back, and he point-blank refused to do so.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.5 average rating
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7 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 02 2012

My girlfriend and I have been anticipating this show for a while now. We attened the 5:30 show on a Sunday evening. Arrived about 15 minutes late to the theater, but only missed 10 minutes of the production. The staff working there was really...continued

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29 events
20 reviews
34 stars
attended Nov 30 2012

Better than expected. There is a lot of effort put in the effects, so it's sometimes a little bit spooky (not scary though). Even my 12 year old daughter enjoyed it, and at this age, they are sometimes difficult to please. Overall a good family...continued

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Kathy G Red Velvet
35 events
18 reviews
21 stars
attended Dec 04 2012

Sat in the mezzinine and lucky to get front row seats on the right side aisle. Saw 'A christmas Carol' years ago at ACT and watch many film versions ( Alastair Sims, George C Scott, Albert Finney, Mr Magoo, etc). James Carpenter as Scrooge was...continued

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/home/box_office/mainstage/carol/about.tablet....

Quotes & Highlights

“This is a Carol built to banish bah humbugs for years to come.” —Oakland Tribune
“The best Christmas Carol ever! A terrific and imaginative production. Highest rating.” —Jan Wahl, KCBS

Description

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 

Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 20-minute intermission.