As part of my theater bender in SF, saw this, too. A lot of professionals have said a lot of things better than I can. I will add that this definitely has a future. Obviously from strong source material, with a strong team behind it, this can probably trim down to a serious Broadway contender.
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OK, this is a work-in-progress. But, really, how can you go wrong with the talent behind this production? "Dear Mama" is a real tear-jerker. ACT should be congratulated on keeping some energy in the world of new musicals.