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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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Lake Mary, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a show you can see multiple times because it keeps up with current topics. It is known for being funny, but this time I realized just how talented the performers are. The choreography is good, but the vocals, especially of two of the women, were exceptional. For those concerned about seating, you can spend a little more to... More

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Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We have been to the show many times and always booked floor seating and braved the crowds by standing in line early. Do it. This last time I thought I was booking superior seats in the balcony by paying more. We were sooooo disappointed! We were much further away than I thought we would be and the angle was horrible.... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
46 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This show changes and keeps up with current events. You will not be disappointed. Best to purchase tickets ahead of time as it sells out often. In addition, you will want to arrive early as there is no assigned seating even with a ticket. The theater is small and there is not a bad seat. The cast is talented and... More

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Tustin, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We took friends to the show last week and the world has two more fans. Our first visit was about five years ago. The show is still hilarious, skewering politicians, entertainers and others with overinflated heads. The venue is small and intimate with no bad seats. If you relish sarcasm and crazy hats, be sure to treat your funny bone... More

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Sacramento, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wacky wonderful whimsical Must see. Really enjoyed it. Get there early because even though you have tickets there is no reserved seating on ground floor. You really must experience this when in San Francisco

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Ballwin, Missouri, United States
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109 reviews 109 reviews
41 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I can see why this show has had such a long run in San Francisco. The whole experence was fun. The theather is small so their are no bad seats every one is close to the action. The show kept us laughing all night long. Very talanted cast of singers and dancers. You MUST see it when you are in... More

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La Plata, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We weren't sure what to expect, but must say this was a really fun show... very clever and well done. We enjoyed ourselves. The cast is so talented and the banter / script is so witty. This is very well done.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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22 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We went to an 8:00 show after reading reviews that this was a must see. Theater is small but great. They do serve beer and wine but no hard alcohol. From the minute the show started it was fantastic. It was witty and hilarious and all of the performers were so talented. We walked away knowing we would suggest this... More

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Adel, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very topical musical with excellent performers. premise has Snow White looking for Prince Charming, and, finds characters from Mr. Peanut to Hillary Clinton along the way

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San Luis Obispo
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

(Read below for practical advice) I have meant to go to Beach Blanket Babylon since the early 80's. My wife and I were in town for a conference this week and I got tickets to Beach Blanket Babylon. It was an enjoyable evening, with a good mix of excellent singing and dancing. I am not much of a live theater... More

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