Last night was the first preview of Tales of the City, a new musical in San Francisco, debuting at ACT. Since I wasn’t able to be there (I’m rehearsing for Avenue Q at San Jose Stage Company), I turned to Twitter to see what the initial response was.
It seems that everyone loved it, but the show was really long. Technically, the musical is based off of eight novels that Armistead Maupin wrote, so understandably, it would run long, but 3 1/2 hours seems way too long for a musical (or even a movie).
All this good buzz begs the questions: Will Tales of the City work in any other city than San Francisco? Is there a Broadway transfer in its future?
@monatopia: Totally suggest everybody go see ACTs Tales Of The City. It rocks! And makes me wanna move to san Francisco circa 1976.
@Prezdt: Fantastic 3 1/2 hours of Tales of the City. Great story. Great acting. Great music!
@greggysf: At premier of Tales of the City!! Love this city!!!
@deathandfood: At the preview of The Tales of the City musical. Love seeing it with people that lived it and in SF.
@Prezdt: Wonderful performance of the first act of Tales of the City!
@mrichert: At the intermission of Tales of the City, really good so far, the set is awesome, great songs too