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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: Sketch and stand-up comedy. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. $5. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
Confessions: Improv performance based on real-life confessions from audience members. Fridays. Through Dec. 16. $8-$15. Alcove Theater, 414 Mason (at Geary), San Francisco.
Cut the Crap: A performance with "semi-motivational guru" Clam Lynch. Fridays, 10:30 p.m. Through Jan. 13. $12-$15. www.brownpapertickets.com. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
Dr. Strangelove: Live: Performance adapted and directed by Jim Fourniadis. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Dec. 17. $20. ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=24565. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
FWD: Life Gone Viral, a Workshop: Comedic performance by Jeri Lynn Cohen and Charlie Varon dealing with the Internet, exhibitionism, terminal illness, and marriage. Saturdays, Sundays. Through Dec. 11. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes: Theater performance starring: Heklina, Cookie Dough, Matthew Martin, Pollo Del Mar, Laurie Bushman, and Manuel Caneri. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Dec. 23. $25-$30. www.trannyshack.com. Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. (at Capp), 863-7576.
Ladies in Waiting: Three plays about women in peril. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Dec. 17. $20. www.horrorunspeakable.com. Exit Stage Left, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.
Monday Night Marsh: Musicians, actors, performance artists, and others stage works in progress. Mondays. $7. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Not Getting Any Younger: Solo performance by Marga Gomez. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Dec. 17. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Period of Adjustment: Play by Tennessee Williams about marriage, friendship, and large-scale disillusionment on Christmas Eve. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through Dec. 23. $20-$50. SF Playhouse Stage 2, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.
Secret Improv Society: Underground improvisational theater. Saturdays, 10 p.m. $15. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. $23-$29. www.shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
Some Thing: Art drag night with craft table. Fridays. $5. The Stud, 399 Ninth St. (at Harrison), 863-6623.
A Tale of Two Genres: An improvised Dickensian musical. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Dec. 21. $20. www.un-scripted.com. SF Playhouse Stage 2, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.
The Temperamentals: A story based on the lives of Harry Hay and Rudy Gernreich, founders of the Mattachine Society, the nation's first gay rights organization. Wednesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 18. $25-$36. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.
Working for the Mouse: Performance by Trevor Allen of Black Box Theatre Company about his work portraying various characters for Disney. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Dec. 17. $20-$22. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.
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