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In Pictures: San Francisco musical, longest running in US, to hang up hat

In Pictures: San Francisco musical, longest running in US, to hang up hat
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By AP Dec 23, 2019 11:47:05 AM IST (Updated)

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The campy “Beach Blanket Babylon” show in San Francisco, that's been a must-see for tourists and locals alike for more than 45 years, making it the nation's longest continuously running musical revue, is closing its curtain. Its final performance is set for New Year’s Eve.

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo, performers fill the stage for the final number of the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. The campy small San Francisco show that's been a must-see for tourists and locals alike for more than 45 years is closing its curtain. The show, which spoofs politics and pop culture, started in 1974, making it the nation's longest continuously running musical revue. Its final performance is set for New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Performers fill the stage for the final number of the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. The campy small San Francisco show that's been a must-see for tourists and locals alike for more than 45 years is closing its curtain. The show, which spoofs politics and pop culture, started in 1974, making it the nation's longest continuously running musical revue. Its final performance is set for New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo, characters portraying the Trump family and President Donald Trump perform during the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. The campy small San Francisco show that's been a must-see for tourists and locals alike for more than 45 years is closing its curtain. The show, which spoofs politics and pop culture, started in 1974, making it the nation's longest continuously running musical revue. Its final performance is set for New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Characters portraying the Trump family and President Donald Trump perform during the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo, characters portraying French poodles, Coco Chanel and Vladimir Putin perform during the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. The campy small San Francisco show that's been a must-see for tourists and locals alike for more than 45 years, making it the nation's longest continuously running musical revue, is closing its curtain. Its final performance is set for New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Characters portraying French poodles, Coco Chanel and Vladimir Putin perform during the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo, characters portraying Haight-Ashbury hippies and the Beatles perform during the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. The campy small San Francisco show that's been a must-see for tourists and locals alike for more than 45 years, making it the nation's longest continuously running musical revue, is closing its curtain. Its final performance is set for New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Characters portraying Haight-Ashbury hippies and the Beatles perform during the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 photo, a street sign named for the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" is seen near where the show is performed in San Francisco. The final performance of the small campy San Francisco show is set for New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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A street sign named for the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" is seen near where the show is performed in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 photo, stage manager John Camajani looks through the numerous costumes hanging in the backstage dressing room of the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. The campy small San Francisco show that's been a must-see for tourists and locals alike for more than 45 years, making it the nation's longest continuously running musical revue, is closing its curtain. Its final performance is set for New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Stage manager John Camajani looks through the numerous costumes hanging in the backstage dressing room of the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is portrayed by Jacqui Heck during a performance of the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. The campy small San Francisco show that's been a must-see for tourists and locals alike for more than 45 years, making it the nation's longest continuously running musical revue, is closing its curtain. Its final performance is set for New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is portrayed by Jacqui Heck during a performance of the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo, singers James Brown and Tina Turner are portrayed JM Appleby, left, and Renee Lubin, right, during a performance of the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. The campy small San Francisco show that's been a must-see for tourists and locals alike for more than 45 years, making it the nation's longest continuously running musical revue, is closing its curtain. Its final performance is set for New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Singers James Brown and Tina Turner are portrayed JM Appleby, left, and Renee Lubin, right, during a performance of the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo, Hillary Clinton and Snow White are portrayed by Jennifer Morrison, left, and Ruby Day, right, during a performance of the musical Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco. The campy small San Francisco show that's been a must-see for tourists and locals alike for more than 45 years, making it the nation's longest continuously running musical revue, is closing its curtain. Its final performance is set for New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Hillary Clinton and Snow White are portrayed by Jennifer Morrison, left, and Ruby Day, right, during a performance of the musical Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 photo, a costume hat depicting Mr. Peanut sits in the backstage dressing room of the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. The final performance of the small campy San Francisco show is set for New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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A costume hat depicting Mr Peanut sits in the backstage dressing room of the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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