Venue Details

5 Star Starred
The Alcove Theater
Between Post and Geary 414 Mason St San Francisco, CA 94102
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Reviews & Ratings

"Absolutely San Francisco"
74 ratings
4.0 average rating
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94 events
43 reviews
62 stars
attended Apr 14 2011

I wanted to like it - really I did. I wanted to support an off-beat, one-woman show. She did imitations of a crazy homeless woman, a gay man, a Chinese woman, and a (possibly African-American?) cable car conductor. It sounds like it has...continued

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93 events
14 reviews
63 stars
attended Jul 17 2011

Absolutely San Francisco is absolutely so fantastic. Echoing the near unanimity of all comments preceding, Yes, agree! We have an attractively well-appointed, intimate little theater here; a warmly welcoming, gracious staff; a great...continued

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369 events
101 reviews
179 stars
attended Aug 04 2011

I really wanted to like this show, since others gave it a good review.

However, I found myself extremely bored throughout the show.

The musical numbers were not all that clever, nor was the storyline. The solo actress has a mediocre singing...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Absolutely San Francisco is absolutely fantastic … A show this nuanced, this layered – and this much fun, Absolutely San Francisco is a show to see again and again.” —_Marina Times/Northside _
“Fun and funny…San Francisco is known for its history, its neighborhoods, its politics and its characters, all of which are showcased in Absolutely San Francisco….The show has great humor throughout, and some very fun and funny songs.”  —San Francisco Bay Times
“Captures the spirit of San Francisco…” —KGO -TV/ABC7
Absolutely San Francisco is very SF” —
“…an intimate look at San Francisco seen through the eyes of a gifted artist.”  —Visit Half Moon Bay


The long-running hit, Absolutely San Francisco, is a fun and poignant one-woman musical allegory about the San Franicsco take on the American Dream. Get on an imaginary cable car with Sunshine - a free-spirited daughter of the 60s - on her quest to find a powerful person to help her fight City Hall - and the meter maids threatening to impound her shopping cart.  The insightful, whimsical book and lyrics by Anne Nygren Doherty turn the city’s stereotypes inside out and reveal the heart and soul of a city where the atypical is typical  – where hippies, drifters and dreamers rub elbows with striving immigrants and the top 1% of the “1%.”  Sitting in the cozy, Alcove Theater, the audience comes away moved by the hidden bonds that tie these seemingly disparate people together. **


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