Onward Christian Soldiers

Frank Loesser's Hans Christian Andersen, an adaptation of the life of the Danish tale spinner, opened the season at San Francisco's Geary Theatre at American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) last month. The new musical weaves Loesser's songs from the 1952 Danny Kaye film into a new book by Irish playwright Sebastian Barry (Our Lady of Sligo, The Stewards of Christendom).

Avant garde choreographer/director Martha Clarke, a co-founder of Pilobolus Dance Theatre, directed the show, which empha

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