Venue Details

118 Star Starred
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-882-9100
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Stefano
Eat sushi at Akiko's on Mason - best sushi around, get a sumo roll... Then the theatre is 1 minute away on foot!
Foodies! The Musical dining Oct 06 2014 star this tip starred
Dennis Roberts
Theater is tiny and you wonder how all those actors will fit on stage but they do. Set design is fabulous. I cannot recommend this show too highly.
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Reviews & Ratings

41 ratings
4.4 average rating
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12 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Superb casting, acting, direction, story line. I expected passable and got standing ovation material. Also, so nice to have real food on stage. Drinking real coffee not air. Also, unusual touch--they cooked bacon and eggs on stage. Made it more...continued

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

AMAZING acting, great story, intimate theater experience. I highly recommend this show before it moves on! We will be back for more shows at the Shelton...very impressive!

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1 review
3 stars
attended Jan 05 2013

The theater is intimate and simply adorable. The set looked great and there's not a bad seat in the house. The play had 7 characters. 2 were really good. 3 were passable. 2 were really awful. What can I say? The acting was just uneven and...continued

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Website

http://www.sheltontheater.org/?p=436

Quotes & Highlights

“This is a beautiful production, understated and real. It lasts an hour and 35 minutes without intermission and in that short space of time, you will be transported into a charming world where thinking makes it so.” — Lynn Ruth Miller

Description

The Shelton Theater presents The Rainmaker, N. Richard Nash’s classic play about faith, love and raw magic in a time of crippling drought. Beautifully staged by director Julie Dimas-Lockfeld, this funny, poignant and life-affirming story is an unforgettable view into a world where love and belief in the unbelievable are as necessary as rain. Matt Shelton plays the title role of Starbuck, the traveling con man come to bring rain.

About the Ticket Supplier: Jean Shelton Foundation

The Shelton Theater (Jean Shelton Foundation), founded in 1993 by Matt Shelton, is an extension of the (Jean) Shelton Studios founded in 1961. The theater hosts live performances of musicals, narrative plays, improv, poetry, solo performances, and concerts. Film screenings and contemporary fine art are exhibited as well. We provide artists with the creative respect they need and a venue within which to observe their works. There are two intimate venues of 74 and 60 seats. Literally thousands of performing artists have created works here and the energy of those creations gives the theaters an atmosphere of truth and power. Many have revealed the aches of their heart and the strength of their imagination on these stages.