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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. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 3. $60. anythinggoesthemusical.com. Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor (at Market), 551-2000.
"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.
Bell, Book, and Candle: A romantic Christmas Eve comedy from the '50s involving witches. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 19. $30-$70. SF Playhouse, 450 Post (at Mason), 677-9596.
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.
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, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 26. $25-$35. Boxcar Playhouse, 505 Natoma (at Sixth St.), 776-1747.
HellaFunny: A stand-up comedy showcase featuring local up and coming talent in the Bay Area, produced by Stroy Moyd. Wednesdays. Continues through Feb. 23. $20. Stage Werx 446, 446 Valencia (at 16th St.).
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-Saturdays. 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 (at 22nd 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 (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Performers Under Stress: A reading series that explores rarely produced plays and fosters new works by emerging playwrights, especially from underrepresented populations. Sun., Jan. 13, 7 p.m. $5-20. performersunderstress.com. The Garage, 715 Bryant (at Fifth St.), 885-4006.
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.
Risk Is This: The Cutting Ball New Experimental Plays Festival: This year's festival features three new works and two new "Risk Translations" in staged readings: Superheroes, written and directed by Sean San José; Ubu Roi, by Alfred Jarry and directed by Yuri Urnov; Insect Play, by Josef and Karl Capek, directed by Rob Melrose; Passing, by Dipika Guha; and Sidewinders, by Basil Kreimendahl. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 9. $20-$50. The Cutting Ball Theater, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 525-1205.
Rough Readings: This Lingering Life: In development to premiere in 2013-2014 season, this new play retells stories from eight classic Japanese Noh plays. Reading by Chiori Miyagawa, directed by Jublith Moore. Tue., Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m. free. NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa (at Florida).
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 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.
Trainwreck Cabaret: Off-color entertainment with the sarcastic modern twist: comedy, music, puppets, sword-swallowing, and burlesque. Sat., Jan. 12, 8 p.m. $20. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
Troublemaker, or The Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright: A new comedy by playwright Dan LeFranc, set in working class Rhode Island, following the exploits of Bradley Boatright and his best friend mixing it up with their rich-kid middle-school nemeses. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 1. $14.50-$48. Berkeley Repertory's Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley.
The Waiting Period: New solo show by Brian Copeland about the mandatory 10-day waiting period before he could acquire the gun with which he planned to take his own life. Starting Jan. 11. Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 26. $25-$50. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
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