STEVE SILVER’S BEACH BLANKET BABYLON MUSICAL PARODY WON’T DISAPPOINT YOU THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.
There is one place in San Francisco where President Barack Obama, Kim Kardashian, Oprah Winfrey, The Beatles, Coco Chanel and Snow White are in the same room: Club Fugazi on Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard.
To ring in the holiday spirit, Beach Blanket Babylon (BBB) brings its legendary Christmas special which will thrill you with its tongue in cheek humor. Founded by the late Steve Silver in 1974, the zany theatrical show known for its twist on the latest favorite music and punchy slapstick, manages to make the audience clap along with the delightful 90 minute hilarious of musical revenue.
“All the single ladies, Snow listens up. When my sister saw my mister she had something to say. Jay-Z couldn’t win − she kicked the crap out of him. The girl went crazy okay,” sings Renee Lubin, aka. Beyonce. Lubin, one of the cast members, in a very playful mood joked to the audience about the Solange Knowles’ infamous elevator outburst.
“The show changes all the time depending on what is in the current news, politics, and what is recognizable by the majority,” says Lubin, who is celebrating 28 years with the company. Jo Schuman Silver, the producer of BBB since Silver’s death in 1995, keeps the flame of her husband’s creative vision alive. BBB’s pastiche is impeccably topical and entertaining.
“I am living my own life. I am looking more smashing than any Kardashian and especially my ex-wife. I am a woman. Yeah I’m a woman, but once was one hell of man,” sings Christopher Green Goodwin, who played Caitlyn Jenner, the new Teen Choice Awards Social Media Queen.
Famous for its outrageous gigantic hats and disproportionately outlandish wigs, one can imagine the hectic costume changes between scenes. “There is onstage choreography and there is behind the scenes choreography too. In the backstage area, if you are not at the right place at the right rime, you might get hit with something flying. Yea, it’s crazy,” continues Goodwin.
Perhaps Donald Trump would be charmed to know that he is among the politicians being parodied in the current edition of the constantly sassy musical showstopper. BBB’s political review is always raucous, witty and irreverent to this beloved country. Other notables earning the honor in this musical version of an SNL skit include Bernie Sanders, Governor Jerry Brown, President Barack and Michelle Obama, plus Hillary and Bill Clinton. A Sarah Palin look-alike also makes an appearance in a beauty pageant bathing suit as well as Mitt Romney, with his Book of Mormon.
How about the spoofs on star-studded pop culture icons? BBB’s versions of Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Adele, Iggy Azalea, Glee, and Orange Is The New Black cast, make the audience laugh out of their seats. The BBB family, as funny as ever, closes the show with the classic jingle White Christmas in extravagant holiday theme costumes.
With a complete package of terrific performers, perfect timing, and incredible music, no wonder Beach Blanket Babylon is the longest running show in United States. All year long, five days per week, for 41 years, BBB is a magical fun-filled San Francisco feast that everyone must see. Better hurry and book your ticket before it’s sold out. Trust me, you will shake your head all along and leave with a huge smile (MT).