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Experience the wildest nights of the Gold Rush in this immersive musical about San Francisco's legendary red light district. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on May 4, 2012.

Experience the wildest nights of the Gold Rush in this immersive musical about San Francisco's legendary red light district.

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                                  'Terrific Street' the heart of the Barbary Coast

THE SHOW: The largest red-light district in the new world, San Francisco's Barbary Coast was infamous around the globe from the Gold Rush until Prohibition. Now at THE BARBARY COAST REVUE you can once again "Party Like It's 1899!" immersed in a musical adventure filled with sin and redemption, love and riches, song and dance.

Logo t-shirt designed by Cobra Creative

THE STORY: Meet high-minded fortune seeker Jerry Thomas as he competes with legendary underhanded saloon keeper Shanghai Kelly for the love of free-thinking party girl Alma de Bretteville. Rolling 75 years of bawdiness into one evening, guests are treated to highlights of San Francisco's early history including the Gold Rush, the Sydney Ducks, the Vigilance Committees, earthquakes, and even the invention of the Martini.

                                     Party girl Alma DeBretteville

                                 Our hero Jerry Thomas

THE BARBARY COAST REVUE is filled with colorful characters from San Francisco history such as the universally loved Emperor Norton, scandalous volunteer firefighter Lillian Coit and hard-drinking newsman Mark Twain, the evening's emcee. And to make things more fun, the libretto is a fast-paced medley of hits from the Bay Area's more recent history, like Journey, the Grateful Dead, Sly and The Family Stone, MC Hammer and Green Day.

The beggar king Emperor Norton

THE PITCH: Combine the sexy pop-and-history mashup of Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge with the gritty Western frontier realism of HBO's Deadwood. Now add the you're-a-part-of-the-show interactivity of Tony N' Tina's Wedding, and you have THE BARBARY COAST REVUE, where audiences gain a unique insight into San Francisco's wild west past, and an evening to remember.

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  • Since a lot of people want them, then yes! We'll be sending a Backer survey after we hit our goal. One question will offer the option to exchange tickets for t-shirts.

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    17 backers

    BACKSTAGE SPONSOR. Get an insider view of the show as it moves from script to stage. Includes an exclusive invitation to our upcoming Sneak Preview Fundraiser Party in San Francisco, our Producer Newsletter and early access to our Barbary Coast Trail mobile app.

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    SWINGIN' SINGLE. You are a lone vigilante, and our Vigilance Committee needs you! Your eagle eye for entertainment will be rewarded with one (1) Pre-Sale Ticket to our show in San Francisco, California, plus all our Backstage Sponsor benefits above. Please note, The Barbary Coast Revue is a 21+ event.

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    A DATE WITH HISTORY. Two (2) Pre-Sale Tickets to the show are the perfect excuse to get decked out for a trip back in time...to the naughty side of history. And of course, your exciting night of song, drinks and dancing also comes with Backstage Sponsor benefits.

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    ORIGINAL '49ER. Pair your new Barbary Coast Revue logo T-shirt with some vintage Levi's and paint the town red and gold as you and yours attend the show! This pledge features two (2) Pre-Sale Tickets, two (2) limited edition Barbary Coast Revue logo T-shirts designed by Cobra Creative, and all Backstage Sponsor benefits.

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    TERRIFIC STREET TRIO. For this incredible value package we borrowed the old nickname for the Barbary Coast's main drag, Pacific Street. You receive three (3) Pre-Sale Tickets, plus three (3) Barbary Coast Revue T-Shirts, and Backstage Sponsor benefits!

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    HIP TO BE SQUARE. Sing along to Huey Lewis, the Pointer Sisters, NOFX and other Bay Area greats with this four-way pledge. Includes four (4) Pre-Sale Tickets, four (4) logo T-Shirts, and Backstage Sponsor Benefits.

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    SLUMMER'S SPECIAL. The term 'slumming' originated when wealthy partiers took a trip into the low life of the Barbary Coast. This pledge gets you four (4) VIP 'Slummer' Pre-Sale Tickets featuring our best seats, four (4) logo T-Shirts, and all Backstage Sponsor benefits.

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    SHANGHAI'S TABLE. Bring your party of eight to the private table of our host Shanghai Kelly, the criminal mastermind behind The Barbary Coast Revue. For your awesome generosity, you will receive eight (8) Pre-Sale 'Shanghai's Table' VIP Tickets, Program Recognition, eight (8) logo T-shirts, and Backstage Sponsor benefits.

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    PARTY LIKE IT'S 1899. First you will attend the show with a VIP party of four, then kickstart it into high gear...with a private afterparty hosted by the cast and crew. This super exclusive reward includes four (4) VIP 'Slummer' tickets, Private Cast Afterparty, Program Sponsorship Recognition, four (4) logo T-shirts and all Backstage Sponsor benefits.

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    LIFETIME OF INFAMY. Invest in the future and take a trip to the past with two (2) Lifetime Producer Passes! Our goal is to become a long-lived San Francisco institution, so this opportunity has the potential to be an incredible value. For your keen foresight and heart-warming generosity you will receive two (2) Lifetime Producer Passes (up to 24 tickets per year), Program Recognition, two (2) logo T-Shirts and Backstage Sponsor Benefits.

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Funding period

- (30 days)