Tales of the City Is Now an Extended Hometown Hit at San Francisco's A.C.T.

News   Tales of the City Is Now an Extended Hometown Hit at San Francisco's A.C.T. The San Francisco-set musical Tales of the City, based on Armistead Maupin's novels, will get additional performances July 12-24 due to demand at American Conservatory Theater in the City by the Bay.

Judy Kaye
Judy Kaye Photo by Kevin Berne

The world-premiere musical prompted the largest advance sale in A.C.T.'s history prior to its first preview performance on May 18 and has continued to break sales records leading to the May 31 opening. Variety gave the show an encouraging review.

The added performances are July 12-24: 8 PM performances Tuesdays through Sundays (Sunday, July 17 performance is at 7 PM) and 2 PM matinees on July 13, 16, 23, 24. American Conservatory Theater is at 415 Geary Street in San Francisco.

According to A.C.T., "Three decades after Armistead Maupin mesmerized millions with his daily column in the city's newspapers, detailing the lives and (multiple) loves of Mary Ann, Mouse, Mona, Brian, and their beloved but mysterious landlady, Mrs. Madrigal, his iconic San Francisco saga comes home as a momentous new musical from the Tony Award–winning creators of Avenue Q (librettist Jeff Whitty and director Jason Moore) and the musical minds behind the glam-rock phenomenon Scissor Sisters (composers Jake Shears and John Garden). A.C.T.'s world-premiere musical adaptation of Tales of the City unleashes an exuberant celebration of the irrepressible spirit that continues to define our City by the Bay."

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact the A.C.T. Box Office at (415) 749-2228 or visit the A.C.T. website at www.act-sf.org.

The cast of <i>Tales of the City</i>.
The cast of Tales of the City. Photo by Kevin Berne
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