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Beach Blanket Babylon

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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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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Sun 14:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 19:00
Wed - Thu 20:00 - 22:00
Fri 18:30 - 22:00
Sat 18:30 - 20:30
21:30 - 23:30
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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 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

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A must see for everyone

Probably my 10th time to this show over the past 20 years and it never disappoints. Yes, some parts are corny but you can't deny the creative humor through out most of it. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably my 10th time to this show over the past 20 years and it never disappoints. Yes, some parts are corny but you can't deny the creative humor through out most of it. I will say, my favorite lead singer was Val Diamond. Nothing compares to her pipes and the way she engaged the audience.

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

Thank you for the review, and for being a loyal and repeat customer over the past 20 years! More 

Santa Cruz, California
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best only in San Francisco event !!. Have been over 40 times , at least once a year and anytime I have out of town guests. The plot stays the same Snow White hunts all over for her prince, but the skits change to skewer celebrities in the news and changing cast members talents/voices . Always great entertainment, and... More 

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

Thanks for the review and for attending so many times! You know to keep coming back for more as we constantly update and change the show to reflect current pop culture and political events. The "Von Trump Family" bit is the newest addition to the Beach Blanket Babylon show! More 

San Jose, CA
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107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Read any review of BBB and you'll find they're all the same. A tremendous show which is constantly changing with the times. The current theme is a lady roaming the world looking for love. On her travels, she comes across many "famous" people, including the politicians, actors and fictional characters. To truly enjoy the entire show, it'll help if you're... 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. Snow White is always looking for her true love (and maybe one of these years she'll actually find it...?), so she encounters all kinds of current pop culture and political celebrities! Your tips are helpful for other guests who may be attending for their first time! We hope to see you again at "The Beach." More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be ready for a variety, colorful, fun cabaret type show. I wouldn't say it was hilarious though. More of like a chuckling at times and not like a stand up type constant laughing comedy type show. Just giving you an idea of what to expect. The cabaret seating is right! This is an older large white crowd (sorry) that loves... More 

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

We appreciate your review of Beach Blanket Babylon. We believe there is a little something for everyone at our show: tourists and SF Bay Area locals. The show is a "only in San Francisco" experience! More 

Discovery Bay, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Beach Blanket Babylon several times and it is always a GREAT show. The story line doesn't change, which makes it a great vehicle and allows the writers to keep it very topical, politically. It doesn't make any difference whether you are "red" or "blue", they poke satirical fun at everything. A great value for the comedic relief... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on our first night in San Francisco, and I honestly don't know how my trip could get better. The show is kitschy and fun with so much talent, not least of which is evident in the unbelievable costumes, wigs, and hats. We ordered tickets in advance which I would recommend for out-of-towners. Oh, and you can get a... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful satirical comedy review for locals and tourists alike in San Francisco. Terrific costumes, singing, sets. It has it all. You will leave with a smile on your face.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like political and celebrity satire mixed with outstanding musical talent, this play is for you. The theater is quaint and comfortable. It is really a unique entertainment experience that will leave you mentally energized and delighted. One tip - even though the tickets gave a "doors open time," they actually opened a bit earlier - so be sure... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seating is good small cafe tables and chairs beer wine and snacks can be purchased. The wonderful people that seat you do their best to see that you are comfortable. The show is the best i've seen!.A plays that takes you from fairy tales to current events what talented people., very clever, the props are something to see..Do not pass... More 

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

We appreciate your positive review of both the show and our great House Staff! We hope to see you again at Beach Blanket Babylon! More 

Bay Area, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do you want a night of laughs and entertainment? Beach Blanket Babylon is the place to go. Good times and fun entertainment. Bring tourists, family and friends. It is well worth it. A musical and comedy on current life. Plus make time to walk around the North Beach section of town. It has a lot of history in the area.

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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