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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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Hours:
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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Time with our mom

My husbands mom wanted to visit this place and see the show. I stood in line as the seats are first come first serve unless you pay for reserved seating. We were able to sit in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husbands mom wanted to visit this place and see the show. I stood in line as the seats are first come first serve unless you pay for reserved seating. We were able to sit in the front row had great seats. The show was fabulous. My husband and ordered a beer it was fine.

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Rio Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great evening on entertainment! Excellent music and a hilarious show! The venue was comfortable. Laughed so hard my stomach ached! A must see!!!

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a group of 26 people celebrating a milestone birthday. We started our get together with cocktails and appetizers in a private room at Original Joe's, then took the 5 minute walk over to Club Fugazi (which is a very cool space in itself). The show was everything we hoped for -lots of laughs and lots of amazement at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must see show in SF. Original musical with great live music, great singing & performances, whimsical jokes, interesting story plot & of course the costumes! The finale is the long awaited attraction of the lady & the emphasis hat of the city. Buy tickets online as it sells out quick. Look for discounts on Goldstar.com or TravelZoo.com. Arrive early... More 

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

Thank you for the review of Beach Blanket Babylon (B-cubed!). Our finale hats are something a person needs to see to believe! We have a dedicated "Mad Hatter" who maintains and updates the finale hats. You provide some great tips on seating for future guests. Please some see us again! More 

Paradise
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a musical performance geared to adults. It runs approximately 90 minutes long, and takes place in an intimate size venue (Club Fugazi) where it's been playing for over 40 years. The play has been kept relevant by incorporating current events into it's plethora of skits, and is a parody that will keep you thoughly entertained from beginning to... More 

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

Thank you for the review of BBB! We keep the show fresh and current but maintain the the familiar "feel" of the show that creator Steve Silver came up with over 40 years ago. We love political season at Beach Blanket Babylon and sometimes update the lyrics multiple times a week! More 

Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is about the 4th time I have seen the show over the last 25 years. It is always topical and a stroll down memory lane at the same time. The singing and the acting is top-notch. It's 90 minutes and I was thoroughly engaged the whole time. It is a musical revue, a satire, a romp, a sheer delight.... More 

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

Thank you for your great review and for being a repeat guest over 25 years! The creative team does a fantastic job of keeping BBB fresh and new, yet manages to keep that familiar Beach Blanket charm that has worked so well for over 40 years! We hope you'll keep coming back to see us throughout the next 25 years! More 

Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been twice in the past 5 years and both times were hilarious. Great performers! Outlandish costumes! Political satire to enjoy. Every seat in the beautiful old theater is good! Treat yourself to a great performance.

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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 customer! We're so glad you enjoy the costumes and performances by our outstanding cast! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For an Aussie, this was certainly an experience - Snow White meets the Kardashians meets presidential elections meets Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The BBB is an institution with great talent and big hair. Not sure if it's something I would do again, but certainly had a great night and a good laugh. Would have liked to have had my... More 

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

Thank you for attending BBB! We're glad you had a great night and a good laugh--not much more we could ask for! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband bought the tickets at the special price of $30 each for Wednesday or Thursday 8 p.m. show. Our tickets, like most tickets for the show, do not come with assigned seats, so we had to get in line early (6:30) for a good seat. (There are also tickets that come with reserved seats, but they probably cost more.)... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the show and your experience! We're so glad you enjoyed our "only in San Francisco" experience (and didn't even doze off once)! We're a non-stop fast-paced show that takes place over 90 minutes. All characters except Snow White make at least 10 costume changes during that time! And you're correct to point... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When our Californian friends suggested we should go to this show we were not quite sure what to expect. As it turned out it was the funniest show I have see for many years. It was sharp, topical, clever, colourful, irreverent, musically entertaining and brilliantly staged. Whenever we go back to San Francisco this will be first on our list... More 

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

Thank you for taking a chance on BBB! We're so glad your friends suggested us and that we made you laugh! With over 40 years in business, we've made MANY people laugh and hope to do so for another 40 years. Come see us again soon! More 

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