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6194 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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3.7 / 5 Rated by 162 members
Review from Joyce L.

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

reviewed Jun 13 2006 report as inappropriate
Review from Marilyn Leigh
Review from Christel Kampfen

Excellent seats but did not care too much for the Musical. Last act was by far the best.

reviewed Jun 16 2006 report as inappropriate
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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

Description

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.”

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