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1660 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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351 reviews
78 stars
attended May 18 2011

The audience loved this production from the start which may have been solely due to the setting of San Francisco. This is a musical that has potential but still needs some revising. On the positive side, it has a very strong female lead cast and...continued

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended May 18 2011

The play was terrific, but the balcony seats that we were given were awful. We were in the first row of the top balcony all the way to the very left side of the stage and could only view the right 2/3 of the stage. In addition to missing all the...continued

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180 reviews
202 stars
attended May 31 2011

Like many of the other reviews on here, the songs really didn't strike me as anything worthwhile. Paper Faces or whatever it might be called was nice. The show seemed to point out what are some of the book's weaknesses...overuse of coincidence,...continued

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/1011/talesofthecity/index.html

Quotes & Highlights

Read "an excerpt ":http://www.act-sf.org/site/DocServer/tales_wop_2.pdffrom an interview with the show’s creators.
Follow a timeline of Tales in the City events from 1976-1977.

Description

On the bustling streets of 1970s San Francisco, neon lights pierce through the fog-drenched skies, disco music explodes from crowded nightclubs, and a wide-eyed Midwestern girl finds a new home—and creates a new kind of family—with the characters at 28 Barbary Lane. Three decades after Armistead Maupin mesmerized millions with his daily column in the city’s newspapers, his iconic San Francisco saga comes home as a momentous new musical. Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City unleashes an exuberant celebration of the irrepressible spirit that continues to define our City by the Bay.