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Thursday October 10, 2013 / 8:00pm
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1 ticket
General Admission Special
1620 Gough St
San Francisco, CA 94109

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The second half was way better! I almost left during the intermission since I thought the first part of the show was very boring and poorly done. I thought the father was overplaying the character and at times seemed a bit cheesy. It wasn't clear that the son was supposed to be a ghost haunting this woman, perhaps some make-up or different costuming would have told the audience this sooner. I can't believe that in this small venue they mic'd the actors and I still could barely hear them sometime...what's up with that? Since this is a musical, hearing the music and lyrics is CRITICAL to help move the story along.