Venue Details

1545 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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A Genie
Saturday Matinee, lots of traffic; coming from los altos took me exactly 1 hour, but I drive like a demon. Was going to PARK @ hotel Donatello, read that fee was only $6 - but by 1:30 that lot was full, the one right next to it was $20 flat fee (!!) but I parked there because didn't want any hassle. Take bart if you can, easy walk to ACT theatre.
Old Hats travel Sep 15 2014 star this tip starred
A Genie
The weather was perfect temperature - 2 pm on Sept 13; saw lots of nice casual clothing. I wore slacks, tank top with 3/4 sleeve overblouse.
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162 ratings
3.7 average rating
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30 reviews
26 stars
attended Jun 13 2006

The performance was wonderful and we very satisfied with our seats, which were the right orchestra.

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29 reviews
29 stars
attended Jun 09 2006

I expected a Guys and Dolls type of musical. This particular production lacked cohesion, the lead characters were weak of voice and shrill. I was very disappointed but the theater going experience was flawless and very enjoyable.

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14 stars
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Quotes & Highlights

“Sheer genius…a spirited fable of crime and redemption…A delight!” —New York Times
“A fascinating synthesis of jazz and old-timey American hymn tunes…an unerring mix of elegance and slang.” —LA Weekly

Description

Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Kurt Weill
Original German Play by Dorothy Lane
(Elisabeth Hauptmann and Bertolt Brecht)
Books and Lyrics adapted by Michael Feingold

Gangsters collide with Salvation Army workers in this colorful musical tale of love and betrayal. Following Carey Perloff’s standing-room-only production of The Threepenny Opera in 2001, A.C.T. is thrilled to present Brecht and Weill’s landmark musical Happy End, described by translator Michael Feingold as “a jolly escapist romp with an acid undercurrent.” Combining social satire with music-hall moxie, Happy End showcases a mythical 1920s Chicago packed with oversized personalities, financial corruption, and some of the greatest songs of twentieth-century theater, including “Surabaya Johnny” and “The Bilbao Song.”