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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 #8 of 362 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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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

An institution that keep you laughing for the entire show! A unique show that is uniquely San Francisco ... don't miss it!

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Ventura, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Very outrageous, very fun, very energetic. An odd show filled with laughs and amazing costumes. Worth the slightly high price of our decent seating.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

All new show spoofing politics, places, celebrities with a Christmas theme around the holidays. Great live music, singing, wild costumes and a laugh a minute. Must see when in San Francisco.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Saw "Beach Blanket Babylon" at a Sunday matinee, where kids can attend. Since alcohol is served at other times, this is the only time that is family friendly. My wife and I were hysterical the entire time. The jokes definitely make more sense for those who grew up in the 80's and 90's, but there is a great portion of... More

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Plano, Texas
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29 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Great stuff and very current. Pokes fun at all the stuff we love in pop culture and politics. You might even luck out and have a street entertainer perform helping pass the time while you wait for the theater to open.

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Eugene OR
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5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is the second time I have seen the show, the first being 15-20 years ago. Because it is very topical (and political) it is constantly updated. It is San Francisco, so expect the bent to be very liberal, but there was humor from "both sides of the aisle". We laughed.....a lot. We did get reserved seats, because we were... More

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Lodi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Awesome performance that has been entertaining since the early 80s! Very entertaining with current events included. A must see while in San Francisco!

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Pacific Grove, California
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We live in SF but still try to get back to BBB every few years. We took old friends to see it last August. They do not live in California and did not know what to expect. They laughed the entire time. Try to see it when in town. It is UNIQUE and always changing as the times change.

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San Francisco, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen it. The premise is always the same but the content changes every year or so thus keeping it fresh. You get the most enjoyment out of it if you are fairly well tuned in to national, California and even San... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have seen this show many times over the years, and I am never disappointed. The music is wonderful full of laughs, and the cast is very talented, costumes are amazing!!! We usually bring friends from out of town when they are visiting because they have never seen anything like it and they really enjoy it. Be prepared there is... More

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