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‘Summer in Sanctuary’ ~ ‘SoMa Now and Then’ ~ Hairspray ~ Smuin Christmas Ballet ~ Holiday Offerings

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with playwright, performance poet, actor, and Public Radio host Al Letson about ‘Summer in Sanctuary’, his show about his work as a creative writing teacher at a community center in an economically challenged neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, currently at The Marsh in San Francisco.

Also, a conversation with Kevin Hauge, Artistic Director of Children’s Musical Theater in San Jose, about CMT’s upcoming production of the musical ‘Hairspray’, which opens on December 2.

Amy Lewis and Joe Landini stop by to share details about ‘SoMa Now and Then’, a walking tour with dance performances through San Francisco South of Market’s back alleys and secret rooms, as the neighborhood’s queer culture shifts from the heyday of leathermen into today's tech boom.

Choreographer Amy Seiwert discusses Smuin’s Christmas Ballet, with upcoming performances in Walnut Creek, Carmel, Mountain View and San Francisco.

Plus, regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson shines his light on Bay Area holiday offerings such as 'The Nutcracker', Cirque du Soleil, and 'A Christmas Carol'; and he will also review the film 'The Entertainer'.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, November 17 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime…