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Beach Blanket Babylon

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Address: 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard (Green Street), Club Fugazi, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: +1 415-421-4222
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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed - Thu 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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On June 7, 1974, Steve Silver produced a small show in the back room of the...

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.

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A 90 MINUTE HOOT!

Just plain fun. Nonstop gags with music, comedy and costuming to the max. The humor is campy, political and timely. If you saw it last year or last month, the jokes will have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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The O.C., California
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The O.C., California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just plain fun. Nonstop gags with music, comedy and costuming to the max. The humor is campy, political and timely. If you saw it last year or last month, the jokes will have changed. The band is live and the singing from the 9 cast members is vert good. THE COSTUMES are something not to be missed. You have never... More 

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beachblanketsf, A. Scott, Assistant to the Producer at Beach Blanket Babylon, responded to this review

Thank you for attending the show and writing such a nice review! The 10 cast members put their all into every 90 minute show they do! Our costume department consists of four staff members who work to maintain and build new costumes for the show. Besides Snow White, each performer makes at least 10 costume changes during the show. Given... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It had been many years since I last saw this show. While I recalled enjoying it, this time was over the top fun. It has become an extremely well run venue with amazingly talented performers. It's kind of like being on a really fast train, looking out the window and seeing one astonishing thing after another. The pace of the... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must see show. The costumes are GREAT. I don't wat to spoil it. It's a musical review that prides itself on being topical. Skip SNL on tv and come here instead. So funny!!!!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have never laughed so hard or was so consistently entertained! The absolute talent, costumes, and creativity is amazing. I am so glad the friends we were traveling with knew the history of this wonderful production and its cult following. I now count myself among them. Beyond comprehension.

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beachblanketsf, A. Scott, Assistant to the Producer at Beach Blanket Babylon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review and welcome to the cult! :) Beach Blanket Babylon has been in production for over 40 years. It's a magical blend of keeping the show familiar to creator Steve Silver's vision, and updating it to reflect current pop culture and politics. We hope you'll visit us again soon! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were doing a couple of weeks in the US and looking for something a bit different from the tourist stuff. A local from San Fran suggested we go, and we were glad we did. The show had great creative thought and you could tell someone was actually working hard to make it flow and fun for the audience. Love... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Started my 50th birthday vacation in San Fran. This show was on my list. I chose 3 things I wanted to do on my actual bday (July 1). I knew this show would be crazy and goofy and it was. Hubby and I loved every minute of it. The costumes and head pieces are phenomenal. The actors, dancers and singers... More 

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beachblanketsf, A. Scott, Assistant to the Producer at Beach Blanket Babylon, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review of BBB and happy birthday! We're delighted you chose us as part of your celebration. We know there are so many things to see and do in San Francisco. You're right to point out the various seating arrangements throughout Club Fugazi. There are seats for every budget and seating style interest. Please come visit... More 

Rarotonga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The show hasn't even started yet and I want out of this place!!!! We are packed in down the front like sardines. I don't know if it's because they are trying to maximize income per show or its so popular they don't want to turn people away but for goodness sake this is terrible, no room to move, terrible tiny... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel like this is one of the best kept secrets in San Francisco. We mentioned that we had seen this iconic production to several of our LYFT drivers and they didn't know what we were talking about. It is a wonderful musical review that keeps changing with current celebrities, political figures, sports figures etc. The writers adapt popular (old... More 

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beachblanketsf, A. Scott, Assistant to the Producer at Beach Blanket Babylon, responded to this review

Thanks for the review of the show and for getting our "secret" out! Thanks for letting the local Lyft drivers all about us--word of mouth is a great way to get people to see the show! We, too, think our performers are unbelievably talented. Some have been in the show for over 25 years! We hope you'll visit us again. More 

virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The show was great! Fast paced, entertaining. The cast was excellent. I would Definitely tell people to go to this show.

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beachblanketsf, A. Scott, Assistant to the Producer at Beach Blanket Babylon, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review of Beach Blanket Babylon! We hope you'll return and see it again soon! More 

San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in the area and have been to the show several times. It has always been excellent. The content is adjusted to keep it current, but at the same time they keep many of the standards that make the show special. I would recommend buying seats in the center balcony or side balcony as you get a reserved seat... More 

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beachblanketsf, A. Scott, Assistant to the Producer at Beach Blanket Babylon, responded to this review

Thank you for being a repeat guest at BBB! We love hearing about Bay Area residents who have been attending for years--some for over 40! Yes, we do offer a number of reserved seats in the theater, which allows guests to show up right before curtain. The Center Box and Side Box, along with the Magnin Box sections are reserved... More 

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