This should be quite a show:
“STEVE SILVER’S BEACH BLANKET BABYLON PRESENTS SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 – 5 P.M.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (November 6, 2012) – Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, the world’s longest running musical revue, is proud to present a sign language interpreted performance for the hearing impaired on Sunday, November 18 at 5 p.m. of the holiday show. Tickets for this special performance range in price from $25 – $130 and are available now at beachblanketbabylon.com, by phone at (415) 421-4222 or at the Beach Blanket Babylon Box Office (678 Green Street). Tickets may also be purchased by fax at (415) 421-4817. TTY users may call the California Relay System at (800) 735-2929. Tickets are being held for hearing impaired audience members. To ensure optimal seating locations for viewing of both the interpreters and the stage, ticket buyers should indicate that they or members of their party will be using this service at the time of ticket purchase.
Using their hands, bodies and facial expressions, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters Michael Velez and Sherry Hicks will translate the spoken and musical parts of the show into signs and rhythms. The interpreters will be placed on the main floor and will have separate lighting, which will enable the audience to see them during low light moments.
Packed with hilarious spoofs of pop culture & political characters, the holiday show also features a chorus line of tap dancing Christmas trees, special parodies of traditional Christmas carols and a gigantic Yuletide hat. Hailed as “A constant cascade of showstoppers” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her “Prince Charming.” Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing line-up of hilarious pop-culture characters, including Lady Gaga, President Barack & Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, The San Francisco Giants, Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Queen of England, Hilary & Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, The Cast of “Glee,” Nancy Pelosi, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Grammy Award Winner, Adele and Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes.
Tickets for this special performance range in price from $25 – $130 and are available now atbeachblanketbabylon.com, by phone at (415) 421-4222 or at the Beach Blanket Babylon Box Office (678 Green St.). Tickets may also be purchased by fax at (415) 421-4817. TTY users may call the California Relay System at (800) 735-2929. Tickets are being held for hearing impaired audience members.
Beach Blanket Babylon’s performance schedule is as follows: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 & 5 p.m. Due to our liquor license, persons under the age of 21 will not be admitted to evening performances. Valid photo I.D. is required. All ages are welcome at Sunday performances. All performances take place at Club Fugazi (678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. – formerly Green Street ) in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach district.
Michael Velez is a mixture of actor, performer, writer, producer and interpreter. The hearing son of deaf parents, Michael is a founder and active member of Half-n-Half, a musical sign language ensemble that blends ASL, music and choreography. He has performed nationally with Half-n-Half and on his own abroad in Copenhagen, Sydney and San Juan. As a concert interpreter his experience has enabled him to work with Elton John, Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, The Dixie Chicks, Melissa Etheridge,Garth Brooks, George Michael, Cyndi Lauper and The Backstreet Boys.
Sherry Hicks is one of the co-founders and director of Half-n-Half. She has been interpreting for over twenty-five years and has worked with Ani DiFranco, Van Morrison, John Denver, Indigo Girls, LL Cool J, and Run DMC. She performed at the International Deaf Club at the World Federation for the Deaf convention in Sydney, Australia and recently at the 2nd World Mental Health and Deafness Conference in Copenhagen,Denmark. Hicks earned her MA and MFA from New College of California in Writing and Consciousness.