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  • Shabbir S
    8 contributions
    Saw the show last night (2nd time in a four years) and absolutely loved it. Jay is clear he's not doing anything paranormal, nor that he is psychic, and he even explains the sciece behind his tricks... And yet it's still looks like he's a mind reader. We were talking about the show for days!
    Written February 5, 2023
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  • sfimporter
    San Francisco, CA8,456 contributions
    The Barbary Coast Revue makes me think that this was what things were like for Beach Blanket Babylon in the early days.

    Creator Blake Wiers doesn't quite hit the mark with his madcap send-up of life on the Barbary Coast. There's a whale of a tale that includes bigger than life characters from San Francisco's past, including Mark Twain, Lillian Coit (of Coit Tower fame), Shanghai Kelly, and Alma DeBretteville Spreckels (of the sugar family).

    Throw in a dose of Emperor Norton (google him!) and mix well with music from the 80s onward. All of the song parodies come from groups who made their mark on the Bay Area music scene.

    Some limited audience participation is encouraged when the chorus/refrain of many songs are flashed above the stage for a bit of impromptu sing-along.

    I was pleasantly surprised by the good voice work. It's the narrative that will leave you scratching your head, especially if you aren't a little familiar with San Francisco history.

    On my visit, the Revue was just beginning its Third season, this instance at the bar/theater space inside of "Balancoire" in the Mission, directly across from Foreign Cinema.

    From the miners 49ers through to the Great Earthquake - it's all crammed in with a hearty wink and a nudge.
    Written August 14, 2015
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  • Stephanie C
    sacramento3 contributions
    Started out funny, we interacted with the cast members and were served appetizers. Gradually, as more of the cast showed up they became less involved with the audience and talked more among themselves. We were sitting with just one cast member - a nameless woman in jeans and I don't know how she related to anyone. The nun and the priest were fun, but a lot of the action was happening away from our table. The food was a little lame. Instead of "a tasty Italian buffet dinner", it was a rushed meal of salad,pasta and chicken and it was not that tasty. I felt we were rushed out of the restaurant, by someone I had never seen before. Overall, I wished I had enjoyed dinner at a nice restaurant and seen a different show.
    Written July 7, 2008
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