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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 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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Adel, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

(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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marysville, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Hadn't been in years. Enjoyed it so much. Seemed too crowded at first. No big deal once the show started. Wine was pretty bad.

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Yuba City, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Beach Blanket Babylon has been around forever. It is still a hoot! A great place for a couple drinks and an amazing show. Fun neighborhood for a nite cap. We have been more than twice, and the programs change themes so it is never dull. Go, laugh and feel happy when you leave.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

It was pretty funny.. The witty jokes were okay. The space was really small. Not bad for an early evening out. I got the $25 tickets and was satisfied with them.

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Key West, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Leave the kids at home and come have the best time. If you visit San Francisco do not miss this show, it is one of the best parts of our visit.

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

A tradition that is a must-see for first-time San Francisco visitors. Our youngest son is 18, so he could only attend a Sunday show. Always entertaining, even if the theater crams you in like sardines.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

First time in SF in almost 20 years. Saw the tripadvisor rating for Beach Blanket Babylon and knew I had to see it. The revue was even better than anticipated. The crew was exceptional, the humor was witty and biting and the voices were world class. Go see this show if you can!

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Alameda, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

This was our 2nd time to Beach Blanket Babylon. If your in SF, don't pass on the chance to go here.... you won't regret it.

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Rochester MN
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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Zany, creative, full of color and life -- great skits, amazing costumes (especially the themed headgear), good voices, stream of consciousness skits . . . . It's a great show.

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