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Absolutely San Francisco: Musical comedy about lost love and the San Francisco experience. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through May 29. $32-$50. Alcove Theater, 414 Mason (at Derby).
Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver's musical revue spoofs pop culture with extravagant costumes. Wednesdays-Sundays. $25-$130. Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.
The Business: A Comedy Show: Wednesdays, 8 p.m. $5. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
Caliente: Teatro ZinZanni production starring El Vez. A sister and brother lead a rebellion in an attempt to live out their dreams in show business. Wed., May 11; Tue., May 17; Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays; Through June 19. $91-$186. Teatro ZinZanni, Piers 27 and 29 (Embarcadero and Battery), 438-2668.
"Celebrate the Mission": Showcase of many local artists in celebration of the neighborhood. Sat., May 14, 11:15 p.m. $25-$35. Teatro ZinZanni, Piers 27 and 29 (Embarcadero and Battery), 438-2668.
Eleanor: A play by Margery Fairchild about the exploits of the French queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Thursdays-Saturdays; Sun., May 15; Sun., May 22. Continues through May 28. $15-$25. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.
"Free Fridays! Improv Show": Late-night improv show. Fridays, 10:30 p.m. Continues through June 24. free. Alcove Theater, 414 Mason (at Derby).
Geezer: Geoff Hoyle's solo performance about what it's like to grow old. Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through July 10. $20-$50. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Hugh Jackman: A performance from Hugh Jackman. Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through May 15. $25-$40. Curran Theatre, 445 Geary (at Taylor), 551-2000.
The Lily's Revenge: Play examining marriage starring playwright and burlesque performer Taylor Mac. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 22. $20-$65. Magic Theatre, Fort Mason, Bldg. D, Marina & Buchanan, 441-8822.
Lucky Girl: Story of a woman's attempt to recover her life after being raped. Thursdays-Saturdays; Sun., May 15. Continues through May 28. $15-$25. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.
Monday Night Marsh: On select Mondays a different lineup of musicians, actors, performance artists, and others takes the stage at this regular event that's hosted local celebs like Josh Kornbluth and Marga Gomez in the past; see www.themarsh.org for a lineup of future shows. Mondays. $7. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
A Most Notorious Woman: Maggie Cronin's play about Irish pirate queen Grace "Grania" O'Malley. Thursdays-Saturdays; Sun., May 22. Continues through May 28. $15-$25. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.
The Real Americans: Dan Hoyle's solo performance. Sat., May 14; Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through July 23. $25-$50. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Reborning: Dark comedy on custom-made dolls created for people coping with the loss of a child. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through June 11. $30-$70. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.
Secret Improv Society: Underground improvisational theater. Saturdays, 10 p.m. $15. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100.
Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. $23-$29. www.shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100.
Upper Cut Improv Showcase: Improv and sketch comedy. Fridays, 7 p.m. $5. San Francisco Comedy College, 414 Mason (at Geary), 921-2051.
Vice Palace: The Last Cockettes Musical: Thrillpeddlers perform Scrumbly Koldewyn's revival of the 1972 musical. Fridays-Sundays. Continues through July 31. $30-$35. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), 377-4202.
Your F!#&ed Up Relationship: Improv based on real-life relationship problems supplied by audience members. Fridays. free. Alcove Theater, 414 Mason (at Derby).
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