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“Excellent Entertainment”

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
Reviewed April 27, 2014

We bought tickets at our hotel and the show was MUCH MORE than we could have expected. These people have great talent and the costumes are out of this world. This is a must see show. The tickets you buy are for a certain section but are not numbered so get there early.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Talented performers singing and dancing to skits poking fun at everyone from Bill and Hillary Clinton to Elvis to The Queen. Very enjoyable.

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

OK, the caption mirrored Rice-a Roni. But if that is a San Francisco treat. so is Beach Blanket Babylon. The show is a contemporary social and political review, usually starting with Snow White getting lost somewhere. The jokes, songs, music and costumes are fabulous. And in this show the costumes include the amazing "hats" which can be huge headpieces such as the entire skyline of San Francisco. If you are a tourist and want to see a show that is the quintessential San Francisco treat, this is it ---- and you will not be disappointed.

Thank Marfak
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Didn't really know what we were going to see, we'd asked at the hotel if there were any shows in SF that they recommended. Bought tickets on thier suggestion and was I glad I did. Amazing show, and even as a visitor from Yorkshire, England was perfectly understandable (apart from one reference to a local politician. However I can fully recommend this as an evening out, (take the early evening performance then finish up in one of the nearby restaurants - Italian was our choice (Old Joe's)

2  Thank Lampiao1950
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

An institution that keep you laughing for the entire show! A unique show that is uniquely San Francisco ... don't miss it!

Thank larryw696
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