American Conservatory Theater Presents Spooked at The Strand, A.C.T.'s Halloween Costume Party

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Presented by City National Bank, the spook-tacular evening will feature special performances by A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program students and proceeds will support A.C.T.’s acclaimed actor training, education, and community programs

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American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and Event Chairs Holly and Chris Hollenbeck are proud to announce Spooked at The Strand, A.C.T.’s Halloween costume party, on Monday, October 26, 6–11 p.m., at The Strand Theater (1127 Market Street, San Francisco). Proceeds from the evening, which feature special performances by A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program students, will support A.C.T.’s actor training and education and community programs. Individual tickets range in price from $50 to $500. Premiere $750 tickets are sold out! For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or contact A.C.T. Director of Special Events Luz Perez at 415.439.2470 or lperez(at)act-sf(dot)org.

The bewitching soirée begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater. At 8 p.m. guests will make their way into the Toni Rembe Theater, where they will be treated to special cabaret performances by A.C.T. M.F.A. Program students. At 9 p.m., guests will return to the lobby of The Strand Theater for an after-party featuring cocktails, a dessert bar, and dancing with music by DJ Flaxo. Guests are encouraged to come in costume.

“San Francisco has always been a magnet for leadership and talent . . . musical, technical, social, theatrical,” said Event Chairs Holly and Chris Hollenbeck. “We can't think of a better way to honor and celebrate this legacy than supporting A.C.T.’s groundbreaking M.F.A. Program."

“We are honored to support American Conservatory Theater and their world-renowned Master of Fine Arts Program,” adds Michael Walker, Northern California Regional Executive for City National Bank. “We understand that the arts reflect and enhance the best in who we are and we commend A.C.T.’s commitment to the arts and education.”





  • VIP Cocktail Reception in The Rueff
  • Orchestra Theater Seating
  • Valet Parking
  • Premiere Trick or Treat Gift Bag
  • Coat Check
  • Optional A.C.T. Costume Rental
  • VIP After-Party in The Rueff


  • Cocktail Reception
  • Rear Orchestra Theater Seating
  • Trick or Treat Gift Bag
  • Coat Check
  • After Party


  • Cocktail Reception
  • Mezzanine Theater Seating
  • After-Party


  • After-Party
  • Dessert Bar and Drinks

The presenting sponsor for Spooked at The Strand is City National Bank. Additional sponsors include Bespoke Winery, Blueprint Studios, Campari, Coupar Consulting, DZINE, Grace Street Catering, Nespresso, and Palmeri Vineyard.

The host committee for Spooked at The Strand includes Shirley and Steve Cookston, Daisy and Kerry Damskey, Carlotta and Bob Dathe, Linda Jo Fitz, Austin Forbord, Eve Forbord, Arnie and Shelly Glassberg, Michelle and Jodi Goodman, Prerna Gupta and Parag Chordia, Nancy and Kirke Hasson, Holly and Chris Hollenbeck, Luba Kipnis and David Russel, Melanni and Paul Leary, Nancy Livingston and Fred M. Levin, Toni and Don Miller, Julie and Joseph Ratner, Laura Rockwell and Ed Leon, Patti and Rusty Rueff, Abby and Gene Schnair, Tiffanie DeBartolo and Scott Schumaker, Anne and Michelle Shonk, Tasha and Jeff Snow, Patrick S. Thompson, Adriana and Aaron Vermut, and Jeannie Yang.    

About A.C.T.
American Conservatory Theater is a Tony Award–winning theater and educational institution dedicated to nurturing the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its Conservatory, and an ongoing engagement with its community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Carey Perloff, A.C.T. embraces its responsibility to conserve, renew, and reinvent our relationship to the rich theatrical traditions and literatures that are our collective legacy, while exploring new artistic forms and communities. A commitment to the highest standards informs every aspect of A.C.T.’s creative work. The company opened its first San Francisco season in 1967. Since then, A.C.T. has performed more than 350 productions to a combined audience of more than seven million people and reaches more than 250,000 people through its productions and programs every year.

Media Contact:
Kevin Kopjak | Charles Zukow Associates
415-296-0677 | kevink(at)charleszukow(dot)com

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