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136 Star Starred
575 10th street San Francisco, CA 94103
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32 events
5 reviews
22 stars
The weather was windy. I wore blazer, shirt, and jeans.
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18 events
2 reviews
4 stars
parking was available right on 10th...there was broken glass around but our car was unscathed
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"Pearls Over Shanghai"
29 ratings
4.8 average rating
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43 events
18 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 07 2014

Everything else is an imitation. This is magnificent over-the-top tasteless naked wonderment.

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194 events
155 reviews
39 stars
attended Mar 28 2014

The show is like a soap bubble - pretty and glistening and as insubstantial as...well, a soap bubble. The songs are well-performed (for the most part) , though sadly two of the three "original" Cockettes they dusted off for the show should have...continued

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105 events
62 reviews
26 stars
attended Mar 21 2014

always a fun event! love it!

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Quotes & Highlights

  • “A true San Francisco tradition continues! …opium dream sequence, nudity and a 1930s toe-tapping musical vibe that never ever quits.” —Potrero View
  • Pearls Over Shanghai is historically hysterical.” —Theatre World Internet Magazine
  • “All together, this cast is a well-oiled, eye-popping, immoral machine of hysteria.” —SF Bay Times
  • Pearls Over Shanghai still marks another happy reunion of the Cockettes and Thrillpeddlers, two theatrical groups separated by 40 years that still seem to have been destined to be collaborators in sinfully silly glory.” —Bay Area Reporter
  • “This Show Is A Winner – It’s An Epic Spectacle.” —Leehartgravetonight

About the Ticket Supplier: Thrillpeddlers

Thrillpeddlers is the 2009 SF Bay Guardian‘s Goldie Award winner for “Outstanding Local Discovery” in the arts, and in 2010, 7 X 7 Magazine named them the city’s best underground theater company. They have been performing a unique brand of horror and fetish theatre in San Francisco for over a decade. The company is continuously engaged in translating, adapting, and producing classic plays from the infamous repertoire of Le Theatre du Grand Guignol ( as well as developing modern works by contemporary masters of the horror genre. The Hypnodrome, Thrillpeddlers’ performance venue, has the distinction of being the world’s only purpose-built horror theatre. Thrillpeddlers’ annual pageant of terror and titillation, Shocktoberfest!!, has become a San Francisco Halloween tradition, running every year since 2000.