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203 Star Starred
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
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16 events
11 reviews
36 stars
Keep your kids away from the "souvenir" table. Outrageously priced. Reasonable F & B set up. Beer, wine, Sandwiches.
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9 events
3 reviews
3 stars
The weather was cold.. I wore jeans and a heavy jacket/.
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Quintessence Show & New Year Celebration
50 ratings
2.9 average rating
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81 events
35 reviews
21 stars
attended Dec 23 2007

It was so different in a good way. My friend and I enjoyed it.
It was interesting to see how different cultures view Christmas.

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30 events
22 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 23 2007

This show was boring-I nerver saw so many people leave a live performance before. It started late-not very prefessional! The costumes were beautiful and the "water" dances were pretty but all in all, I would not go back!

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30 events
17 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 23 2007

1. Show did not start at 4:30. "children's so called party started at 4:45. This was conducted under the Xmas tree and people were circled around about 4 deep so the rest of the crowd couldn't see what was going on. And most had no place to...continued

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Meet Russian Santa Claus (Ded Moroz) and his granddaughter Snegurochka, as well as other fairy tale characters, played by the famous Russian clowns Licedei.

Quintessence is produced in close collaboration with Pavel Brun, the former art director of several Cirque du Soleil shows as well as Celine Dion’s “New Day” in Las Vegas.

Festivities will be led by the hosts – Santa Clause, Snegurochka, and their friends – roller-skating polar bears, astronauts, playful bunnies, fishes, octopus and many more characters from the Quintessence Show.