Venue Details

3354 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
Venue website Get directions
take bart if you're coming from the east bay on a friday night. the venue is just off union square in sf.
star this tip starred
You can bring drinks into the ACT theater, but not food. The drinks are pretty well priced too at $5 for a beer and $3 for a soda.
star this tip starred
View All 1557 Tips

Reviews & Ratings

882 ratings
4.2 average rating
  • 411
    5
  • 322
    4
  • 101
    3
  • 34
    2
  • 14
    1
673 events
362 reviews
135 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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
14 events
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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
208 events
190 reviews
233 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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 590 Reviews
More Information

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.