Songs to Offend Almost Everyone: A cabaret designed to offend, written by Sharon McNight. Through Dec. 30. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org.
Teatro ZinZanni: A bewitching evening of European cabaret, cirque arts, theatrical spectacle, and original live music, all blended with a five-course gourmet dinner. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 6 p.m., $116-$140, 438-2668, www.zinzanni.org. Pier 29, Embarcadero (at Battery), 273-1620.
This Wonderful Life: Holiday stage adaptation of the perennially popular holiday film It's a Wonderful Life. Through Dec. 23. San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio (at South Third St.), San Jose, 408-367-7255, www.sanjoserep.com.
Twelfth Night:Shakespeare's quintessential celebration of romance in all its enchanting permutations gets a song-filled reimagining set in the City by the Bay circa 1969. Through Dec. 23. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield (at Embarcadero), Palo Alto, 650-903-6000.
Very Special Money & Run Winter Season Holiday Special: An Impact Theatre holiday special directed by Jeremy Forbing. Through Dec. 22. La Val's Subterranean Theater, 1834 Euclid (at Hearst), Berkeley, 510-234-6046.