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“Must see when in SF”

Beach Blanket Babylon
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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 political and pop-culture characters including Donald and Melania Trump, Adele, Hillary & Bill Clinton, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, President Barack & Michelle Obama, Hamilton, Bernie Sanders, Sia, Taylor Swift, Vladimir Putin, Chris Christie, Barbra Streisand, Miley Cyrus, Orange is the New Black, Empire's Cookie, Oprah and the San Francisco Giants
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Seattle, WA
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Must see when in SF”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Great show, very current, funny, great costumes. Cast is so versatile and talented. Songs selected so appropriate.

Visited November 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“So much fun!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Saw this show for the first time last Friday at the 6:30 show and I had an absolute blast! It was super fast paced and the spoofs were both old (but most people probably know at least something about them) and new topics which are in the media spotlights today. The perfomers are talented and seemed to really be having fun which completely engaged us in the audience to participate. Seating in each area is 1st come 1st served and the line forms early. We had the "cheap seats" in the rear balcony which were comfortable and had a perfect view of the entire stage and the sound carried upstairs just fine. The only thing that might be a problem with the rear balcony for some is a couple of small flights of narrow stairs. I dont think they had an elevator up there but maybe I just didnt see it. This show was so much fun! If you like comedy, laughter and music you should definately try and fit this show in on your visit!

Visited November 2012
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British Columbia, Canada
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Absolutely Amazing Experience!!”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

I have never laughed so much & the costumes alone are worth seeing the show. It is a musical, satirical comedy which everyone should get to see.

Visited December 2012
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Santa Barbara CA
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Must see attraction”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Was there last about 25 years or so ago. Show is better than we remembered!! Performers all projected their fun to the audience. The pace is great with no lulls. The occasional "straight" song highlights the talent in this group.

You MUST arrive at least 30 min early to get best seating in your section. Seating is at tables cabaret style. It is a small house so no really bad seats.

Visited November 2012
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66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Highlight of a short SF visit”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

It was an enjoyable show altogether, smartly done and funny. There were very talented and charming performers. .

Visited November 2012
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