Venue Details

1678 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.
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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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418 reviews
70 stars
attended Apr 25 2013

It was okay at best. I'm not sure why this show got such rave reviews, I was totally un-impressed. I found the English/Chinese subtitles annoying. The show seemed to drag on and on. This certainly is NOT your usual "musical theatre."

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175 reviews
23 stars
attended Apr 09 2013

While the story concept is very impressive, the execution of the story is boring, over dramatized and left me with no feelings toward the characters as they were portrayed. Julius Ahn is a fine actor and talented singer, but is forced to stretch...continued

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153 reviews
502 stars
attended Apr 12 2013

It's not a musical as much as it is an opera, so bear that in mind. Though some of the melodies are lovely, the music is not usually about melody - it's more of an operatic recitative. Theatrical and sincere, but ultimately lacking.

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/1213/stuckelevator/index.html

Description

Music by Byron Au Yong

Libretto by Aaron Jafferis

Directed by **Chay Yew

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InterACT Events:

*Audience Prologue: *Tue., April 9, at 5:30pm

Before the curtain goes up, get behind the artistic process at this fascinating preshow discussion with the director and artistic staff.

Theater on the Couch: Fri., April 12, following the 8:00pm performance

Led by Mason Turner, chief of psychiatry at San Francisco’s Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, this exciting postshow discussion series explores the minds, motives, and behaviors of the characters and addresses audience questions.

*Audience Exchanges: *Tue., Apr. 16, at 7:00pm | Sun., Apr. 21, at 2:00pm | Wed., Apr. 24, at 2:00pm

After the show, stick around for a lively Q&A session with the actors and artists who create the work onstage.

OUT with A.C.T.: Wed., April 17, following the8:00pm performance

The best LGBT night in town! Mingle with the cast and enjoy free drinks and treats at this popular afterparty.

*Wine Series: *Tue., April 23, at 7:00pm

Before the show, raise a glass at this wine tasting event featuring leading sommeliers from the Bay Area’s hottest local wineries.

*PlayTime: *Saturday, April 27, at 12:30pm

Before this matinee performance, get hands-on with theater with the artists who make it happen at this interactive workshop.