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5786 Star Starred
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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Colibri, directly across the street from the theater, is great for dinner before the show. Tasty tapas to share.
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ACT's theater is grand but you would think they would up date the seat size and leg room. Buy standing tickets if your over six feet tall..
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"Happy End"
162 ratings
3.7 average rating
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Joyce L. Red Velvet
93 events
30 reviews
28 stars
attended Jun 13 2006

The performance was wonderful and we very satisfied with our seats, which were the right orchestra.

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29 reviews
32 stars
attended Jun 09 2006

I expected a Guys and Dolls type of musical. This particular production lacked cohesion, the lead characters were weak of voice and shrill. I was very disappointed but the theater going experience was flawless and very enjoyable.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Sheer genius…a spirited fable of crime and redemption…A delight!” —New York Times
“A fascinating synthesis of jazz and old-timey American hymn tunes…an unerring mix of elegance and slang.” —LA Weekly


Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Kurt Weill
Original German Play by Dorothy Lane
(Elisabeth Hauptmann and Bertolt Brecht)
Books and Lyrics adapted by Michael Feingold

Gangsters collide with Salvation Army workers in this colorful musical tale of love and betrayal. Following Carey Perloff’s standing-room-only production of The Threepenny Opera in 2001, A.C.T. is thrilled to present Brecht and Weill’s landmark musical Happy End, described by translator Michael Feingold as “a jolly escapist romp with an acid undercurrent.” Combining social satire with music-hall moxie, Happy End showcases a mythical 1920s Chicago packed with oversized personalities, financial corruption, and some of the greatest songs of twentieth-century theater, including “Surabaya Johnny” and “The Bilbao Song.”