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“BBB lost it's edge”

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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Beach Blanket Babylon remains a must see for visitors as well as locals but... Based on our visit this week, it has lost a lot of its edge and that is what makes this show so good. Instead, they added on some Christmas tree dancers and such. The Christmas stuff was nice but nice is not what BBB is all about...they need to do that they are best at and not turn things into a Christmas show. But the costumes and hats are spectacular and when they do attack politicians, current events and such, they are just wonderful.

Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

this is a great show but would recommend going early to get good seats as it is very popular. The acting was great, costumes amazing and story of show hilarious. As a Canadian I did miss a few of the political jokes but it was so well done!!

Thank mexicanbound5
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

I really enjoyed this show. It's funny and keeps you engaged. I wasn't sure what to expect and I'm glad we picked this show.

Thank 1KulKat
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Anyone visiting the San Francisco area should try this show, I dont think you will be disappointed. I hated for it to quit it was so much fun. Good for us older folk who lived the 60's 70's. :)

Thank justlittleoleme2
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Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

Me and my husband had a great time. The show was hilarious and had us both laughing :) We saw the great reviews on here and have to agree with them all.

Thank Kirsten B
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