It’s arts appreciation week on Bay Curious! We take on questions about the tension between the creative freedom in the Bay vs commercial acclaim in the theater world, dig into the musical legacy of Mills College and find out what happened to Beach Blanket Babylon's outarageous costumes since the musical closed. Additional Reading: Is the Bay Area Known For Its Theater Scene? Depends on Who You Ask You've Heard Experimental Sounds From Mills College (Even If You Don't Realize It) Preserving the Legacy of 'Beach Blanket Babylon' One Hat at a Time Here's Why the Bay Area's Theater Scene is Amazing Right Now (Bold Italic) Reported by Katrina Schwartz and Suzie Racho. Bay Curious is made by Katrina Schwartz, Suzie Racho, Olivia Allen-Price, and Brendan Willard. Additional support from Erika Aguilar, Jessica Placzek, Kyana Moghadam, Isa Mendoza, Paul Lancour, Carly Severn, Ethan Lindsey, Vinnee Tong and Don Clyde.