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“brilliant!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beach Blanket Babylon

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 374 attractions in San Francisco
Type: Performances
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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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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“brilliant!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

this was our first time seeing the show and it was very funny!! definitely worth a visit however we were not impressed with the service. you are shown to your seat and as we were on the very inside we had to try and get someones attention without much luck.

Visited June 2013
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“Had a Blast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Even my husband said this was a highlight of our trip. Absolutely loved the show - everything about it! We laughed until we cried. The music was great and the costumes were amazing! In the last number, two of the headresses were so big the actresses were wheeled onto the stage! The script is continually updated to address current events and many people see it over and over. My only complaint would be the food/beverage service. The servers were understaffed and it took a long time to order drinks and even longer before they arrived. They are served sans napkins and even after asking for them, they never arrived. The only food for purchase was pretzels and chocolate.

Visited July 2013
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“Entertaining evening.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This was my second time to see BBB and I was not disappointed. The performers are excellent with their singing and overall talent. The costumes are amazing and most importantly, everyone on stage seems to really be having a good time along with the audience. Couple of suggestions; Once you buy tickets in a general area the seating is done on a first come first served basis. There really aren't any bad seats but the tables are pretty crammed in so if you want a little extra room get there early. There was quite a line already formed before the will call window even opened. There are drinks, cookies and pretzels available for purchase so don't come for dinner. There are many restaurants very close to the theater.

Visited July 2013
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“Hilarious! Had us in tears!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Amazingly entertaining and really hilarious! They poke fun at everyone - no one is safe! The costumes are shockingly large and in charge!! Must see!

Visited July 2013
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“American humour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Yes it is good fun, but you need to know some american facts to enjoy it 100%... Some political jokes i could not get at all, but it is good fun. Not in my fave 5 in SF.

Visited July 2013
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