Venue Details

25 Star Starred
The Creativity Theater
San Francisco's Children's Creativity Museum 221 4th St. San Francisco, CA 94103
415-820-3320
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BART/Muni to Powell and walk 2-3 blocks south of Market on 4th St. The theater is behind the Zeum Carousel.
Staying Wild travel Jun 02 2014 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

15 ratings
4.4 average rating
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11 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended May 21 2010

Enjoyable evening at the theater. Very talented and hard working cast and band and very talented as well. Good luck to them in their studies and their careers.

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325 reviews
69 stars
attended May 27 2010

To be perfectly honest, I’ve heard the name Rufus Wainwright but not the music. I don’t listen to a lot of cds but I enjoyed most of the music in the show especially the title song. The book which needs some work is about a wealthy teenager who...continued

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30 reviews
24 stars
attended May 22 2010

Talented cast and a few stand outs that show promise. Decent story line with agreeable music mixed in. A family musical.

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/0910/beautifulchild/index.html

Description

The “disarmingly beautiful” (The New York Times) music of Rufus Wainwright takes center stage as A.C.T.’s Young Conservatory continues its exploration of modern composers in this theatrical tribute to the acclaimed singer-songwriter.

Shamed by his father’s arrest during the Panic of 1893, young New York socialite Josiah Matliff flees to Chicago. As he traverses the American railways, he meets other teenage runaways from the fringes of society who are escaping their own pasts. Wainwright’s haunting melodies and emotionally charged lyrics shape Beautiful Child into an original and unforgettable story of independence and awakening.