Venue Details

1853 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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Had a delicious pre theatre dinner with seamless service at Puccini & Panetti around the corner from ACT.
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Reviews & Ratings

134 ratings
4.2 average rating
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154 events
90 reviews
16 stars
attended Jun 03 2010

I didn't realize this was going to be a play with little or no dialogue, but the dancing and staging were so good it didn't matter. It told the story of the Tosca Cafe, and how it stayed the same over the years, even as the mores and clientele...continued

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15 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 04 2010

It is amazing that a show with likely less than 100 spoken words can communicate so well. The staging and dance recreated beautiful images of a Bay Area icon.

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 03 2010

Entertaining, nostalgic and superb dance perfomances. Any true San Franciscan would appreciate this production. I strongly recommend it specifically to San Francisco locals.

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/0910/tosca/index.html

Quotes & Highlights

“Genuine magic… a visual feast, a treasure trove of fine performances.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Stunning… richly sensual and nostalgic… funny, exhilirating, heartbreaking and exquisitely performed.” —San Francisco Examiner
“[A] romantic city souvenir… comic, nostalgic and poignant.” —Variety

Description

This radically original fusion of movement and theater explores 100 years in the life of North Beach nightspot Tosca Café, conjuring a world in which love, betrayal, and hope emerge from the shadows and disappear with the clink of a glass. __The Tosca Project __brings world-renowned dancers from San Francisco Ballet, including prima ballerina Sabina Allemann, together with such acclaimed actors as The Overcoat‘s Peter Anderson and A.C.T.’s own Jack Willis (Rock ‘n’ Roll). Loosely structured around the themes of Puccini’s Tosca, this imaginative new work is gorgeously choreographed, achingly moving, and scored with some of the best music ever made, from Hendrix to Stravinsky.