“Tales of the City: The Musical”–an update

Armistead Maupin’s
Tales of the City: A New Musical

Tales of the City

World Premiere

May 18–July 3, 2011

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

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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, 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 and the musical minds behind the glam-rock phenomenon Scissor Sisters. The capstone of the 2010–11 season, 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.

“An extended love letter to a magical San Francisco”The New York Times

“The most sublime piece of popular literature America has ever produced.” —Salon.com

Save the date for A.C.T.’s opening night gala celebrating Tales of the City: Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

Visit Armistead Maupin’s official website.

Check out the official website for the Scissor Sisters.

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