JZ

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Beach Blanket Babylon

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Friday August 29, 2008 / 6:30pm
Beach Blanket Babylon
3 tickets
Rear Cabaret
678 Green St.
San Francisco, CA 94133

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I took out of town guests to the Fri 6:30 pm show. We arrived about an hour early, but 30 min would've been plenty. The staff was very friendly. Two of us are quite short, so I asked the host not to seat us behind tall people, and he was very accomodating. We sat at an aisle table in the rear side section, and from there we could see the stage perfectly. There were lots of empty seats that night--we had the row to ourselves. (I don't think that would've happened had we gone to the later show). We brought a deck of cards with us, which was a fun way to pass the time (1 hr) from when doors open to when the show starts. A warning to wine drinkers: their "glass" of wine is a tiny plastic cup--buying a bottle is a much better deal if there are a few of you. The show itself was a bit too corny for my taste, but I enjoyed parts and my guests liked it a lot. I was surprised by how current it was--there was a reference to McCain's VP choice, which had only just been announced that morning!! The singing was generally pretty good--one woman's voice was grating, but another's was really phenomenal. On the whole, it was an upbeat, fast-paced, goofy, flashy, corny, feel-good show with some clever lines and good singing. I'd take my parents there in a heartbeat. I can't think of many friends that would be into it though.