Saturday September 12, 2009 / 6:30pmBeach Blanket Babylon
How was your experience?
I've been to BBB many times over 25 years and, while this was very good, it was not the best performance I've seen. For their 35th anniversary they start the show with a video retrospective. It went on way too long and spoiled some of the surprises for my guest, who had never been to BBB before. Also, for the Saturday 6:30pm show, several of the star performers (like Val Diamond) were off and the roles were filled by understudies. They were generally very good, but not quite as good. I thought that was especially true for Snow White. Also it appears there are really three sections to the lower floor, not two as indicated by the floorplan. The Goldstar tickets are in the rear cabaret, but it appears there's a section at the very back reserved for discount ticket holders. I got there very early and entered the club when most of the seats were still available and yet we were seated toward the back of the rear cabaret section. The seats were still ok, but not as close as those paying the full price for that section. Still a very good time, and a lot of fun. If you haven't seen it, go.