Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Playing now–July 31

Libretto by Jeff Whitty  Music and lyrics by Jake Shears and John Garden
Based on Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City and More Tales of the City
Choreography by Larry Keigwin
Directed by Jason Moore

On the bustling streets of 1970s San Francisco, neon lights pierce through the fog-drenched skies, disco music explodes from crowded nightclubs, and a wide-eyed Midwestern girl finds a new home—and creates a new kind of family—with the characters at 28 Barbary Lane.

Three decades after Armistead Maupin mesmerized millions with his daily column in the city's newspapers, his iconic San Francisco saga comes home as a momentous new musical. Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City unleashes an exuberant celebration of the irrepressible spirit that continues to define our City by the Bay.

"Sparkling . . . instantly addictive"
—San Jose Mercury News

"Tantalizing . . . [a] celebration of sex, love, and all kinds of coming out" —San Francisco Chronicle

"Crisp and witty . . . [with a] richly
talented cast" —TheaterMania

"It's as if you had been to a happening party and met lots of fabulous people"
—The New York Times

"Radiates real joy" —SF Weekly

"Delicious . . . out-and-out good, rousing fun" —The Examiner

"This shining, shimmering A.C.T. musical delivers on every front."
—CBS San Francisco

"Joyous . . . a major aligning of the musical theater stars" —SFist

"A home-turf hit . . . playful yet heartfelt" —Variety

"Exuberantly captures the sweeping current
of transformation in Maupin's work . . . a happy blur
of flares, gay saunas, and bongs" —The Guardian (UK)

"Whether you are a Mona or a Mary Ann, a Mouse or a Mrs. Madrigal, this show illuminates the colorful, crazy, complicated, wild times of our fabulous city. A gift to San Francisco and all of us who love it!"

Running time: 2 hours and 50 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.

Click here to download the performance program (PDF).

Please be advised: This production contains brief nudity, drug use, adult situations, and disco lights. Parental guidance is suggested.

Afraid of commitment? When you purchase ticket exchange insurance for an additional $5 per ticket, you can easily exchange your tickets for another performance if you can't make the show. Simply add it to your order at checkout.


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