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Anything Goes: When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love. Starting Jan. 8. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 3. $60. anythinggoesthemusical.com. Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor (at Market), 551-2000.

Archer Live!: Reading/performance of scenes from the animated TV comedy featuring H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Jessica Walter, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates. Fri., Jan. 4, 8 p.m. $47. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary (at Fillmore), 346-6000.

"Audium 9": Spatial electronic orchestrations and sound sculptures. Early arrival is advised. Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. $20. Audium-Theatre of Sound-Sculptured Space, 1616 Bush (at Franklin), 771-1616.

Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver's musical revue spoofs pop culture with extravagant costumes. Wednesdays-Sundays. $25-$130. beachblanketbabylon.com. Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.

Bell, Book, and Candle: A romantic Christmas Eve comedy from the '50s involving witches. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 19. $30-$70. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.

Big City Improv: Actors take audience suggestions and create comedy from nothing. Fridays, 10 p.m. $15-$20. bigcityimprov.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.

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.

Clown Cabaret: Pi: the Physical Comedy Troupe and the Clown Conservatory perform circus arts. First Monday of every month. Climate Theater, 285 Ninth St. (at Folsom), 673-1374.

Hand to Mouth: James Fluty and Trevor Hill present "Hand to Mouth": a monthly, topic-based comedy show. Each edition explores a specific social, cultural or political issue; this month: music. Fri., Jan. 4, 10 p.m. $5 online, $8 at the door. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: From East Berlin to Junction City, Hedwig follows her ex-lover's touring rock show. With new songs added ("In Your Arms Tonight") and a new take on the new take, this remount production makes an even edgier interactive experience for the audience. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 26. $25-$35. Boxcar Playhouse, 505 Natoma (at Sixth St.), 776-1747.

Kellen Erskine: Kellen Erskine performs stand-up as part of "Melt the Mic." Mon., Jan. 7, 8 p.m. free. Melt!, 700 Columbus (at Filbert), 392-9290.

The Lion King: A musical based on the Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 13. $32.50-$150. Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market (at Eighth St.), 551-2000.

The Listener: A cycle of five comic stories presented in two parts. Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 27. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia St., 826-5750.

The Marvelous Wondrettes: The hit off-Broadway comedy/musical takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with big hopes and dreams, featuring classic '50s and '60s songs. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Jan. 13. $34-$46. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.

Monday Night Marsh: Musicians, actors, performance artists, and others take the stage at this regular staging of works in progress. Mondays. $7. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia St., 826-5750.

Really Rosie: Stage adaptation of the 1975 cartoon Really Rosie, with animation, book, and lyrics by Maurice Sendak and music (and original vocals) by Carole King. Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Jan. 13. $10-$15. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.

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. 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.

Something Cloudy, Something Clear: Set in Provincetown, Cape Cod in 1940, Williams is on the brink of becoming a successful playwright when he comes out of the closet and meets Kip, his first great love. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Jan. 13. $10-$15. Eureka Theatre Company, 215 Jackson (at Front), 788-7469.

Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding: Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. $88.50-$115.50. tonyandtinasanfrancisco.com. Imperial Palace, 818 Washington (at Grant), 956-9888.

Troublemaker, or The Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright: A new comedy by playwright Dan LeFranc set in working class-Rhode Island. Bradley Boatright and his best friend mix it up with their rich-kid middle school nemeses. Continues through Feb. 1. $14.50-$48. Berkeley Repertory's Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley.

Woyzeck: Based on true events, Woyzeck is a soldier suffering from the ravages of war. The hope of rekindled love with his sweetheart Marie, which sustained him in the trenches, begins to unravel as reality sets in upon his return. Created by Robert Wilson and Tom Waits. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 13. $23-$35. Shotgun Players, 1901 Ashby (at Martin Luther King), Berkeley, (510) 841-6500.

 
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