San Francisco inspires many tales but none more inspiring than the iconic books of Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City. Every page brings us back to the glorious years of the 70s when political activism, strong sense of community, and recreation first became a San Francisco way of life.
A lot has changed since those epic decades, but San Francisco still remains an inspiration to many. Imagine the excitement and buzz around ACT Theater's production of Tales of the City: The Musical from the genius behind Avenue Q and glam-rock sensation Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters.
Having read the Tales of the City series over and over again since my early teens, I've grown to think of the characters in the books to be friends, my only window to a fabulous life in San Francisco, where neon lights and bearded nuns graced the streets freely and proudly. With my affection for the fictitious characters, I was praying that the creators would stay true to the books. To my delight, librettist Jeff Whitty felt exactly the same way. They certainly paid