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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.
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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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