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Beach Blanket Babylon

678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard (Green Street), Club Fugazi, San Francisco, CA (North Beach)
+1 415-421-4222
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Ranked #7 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Performances
Owner description: On June 7, 1974, Steve Silver produced a small show in the back room of the Savoy Tivoli Restaurant in San Francisco. The show was to run for six... more » Owner description: On June 7, 1974, Steve Silver produced a small show in the back room of the Savoy Tivoli Restaurant in San Francisco. The show was to run for six weeks. That was over 37 years ago... Today, Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon has the distinguished title of "World's Longest Running Musical Revue." The show - a musical spoof known internationally for its extravagant costumes, outrageous hats, show-stopping numbers and hilarious puns of pop culture and political character - has been seen by over 5.5 Million people, including HRC Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall as well as some of Hollywood's biggest stars."Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon," hailed as "a constant cascade of showstoppers" by the "San Francisco Chronicle", follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her "Prince Charming." Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing line-up of hilarious pop-culture characters, including President Barack & Michelle Obama, Gangnam Style, Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Queen of England, Honey Boo Boo, Governor Jerry Brown, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Hilary & Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Nancy Pelosi, Michael Jackson, Adele, General David Patraeus, "50 Shades of Grey," and The San Francisco Giants. « less
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Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A friend came back from San Francisco talking about BBB. When my wife and I had an unexpected free night on a No. California trip we decided to check it out. Wonderful! We bought tickets online before, but the tickets were open seating. We arrived for the 8:00 PM show at about 6;45. Box office opened at 7:00 for the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

If you want an evening of laughter, Beach Babylon is the place to go. Great customs, full of tongue and cheek acts, the hats that they wear are unbelievable. Much better that SNL, very up to date, many political jokes (to bad they are based on real events). Small theater, but all the seats are good. It is definitely worth... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Really fun show. Get there early to get your seat. The performers are fantastic and the costumes are amazing. Great value for the price. Very San Francisco but we got all (most?) of the jokes as non-locals.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Visiting San Francisco had many highlights for me - this was one of them! You do need to book tickets ahead of time as it is very rare that you get them at the door. An incredibly funny show from start to finish, the costumes are out of this world, the actors and actresses are very, very talented and all... More

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Redwood City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This show is a must see! We went our Sunday with our kids and they loved it. Great music, the story, the characters, the wigs, and the voices were all amazing.

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Foster City, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

What a WONDERFUL show! It is very funny and flows quickly. I don't normally like shows but this one keeps going quickly and has a lot of real recent current events. I highly recommend this show to anyone! And don't worry if you've seen this before - because the script changes often, you can easily see this show every few... More

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Lebanon, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This show was amazing! Great cast, great costumes, and really up to date material. I highly recommend this show, and I'm not really a "theatre" type person, but this show was phenomenal! I was laughing hysterically the entire time. The drinks are really pricey, but I think that's to be expected. One negative, the bathrooms are unisex, so people were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The place is not too far from Fisherman's wharf so if you come for the matinee, you can have a dinner at the wharf. The show was funny and the crowd was nice.It was about time to go to a funny show with a good ambiance, I have been here a few times and each time i had the great... More

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Belmont, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Need to make reservations in advance. Sometimes you can get tickets once you get it SF. But it is rare. This show has been in SF forever. Show changes all the time. Keeps up with all that is going on Costumes are amazing

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New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I've seen this show about twice a year every year for the past 4 years.....taking out of town guests to see it. It is so much fun!!!!! It is never dated...they add new material almost overnight and the satire is enormously clever. The cast is talented, the costumes are outrageous and the lyrics are wonderful! The 90 minutes fly by... More

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