Pearls over Shanghai: Thrillpeddlers brings back the Cockettes. Through Dec. 19. $30. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), 377-4202.
The Real Americans:Dan Hoyle's solo show. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 6. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
The Secretaries: A play depicting chainsaw-wielding secretaries in a Pacific Northwest lumber mill. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 9. $10-$30. www.crowdedfire.org. Boxcar Theatre, 505 Natoma (at Sixth St.), 776-1747.
The Shining: Live: Starting Oct. 1. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 23. $20. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Fridays, Saturdays. $23-$29. www.shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100.