Top

arts

Stories

 

Now Playing

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.

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, 450 Post (at Mason), 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.

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical: A musical on '60s counterculture, directed by Christopher Chase. Jan. 11-20, 8 p.m. $15-$40. Bindlestiff Studio, 185 Sixth St. (at Howard), 255-0440.

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.

Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them: A comedy about a woman in crisis with her absurd family. Starting Jan. 11. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Feb. 10. $15-$30. The Custom Made Theatre Co., 1620 Gough (at Bush), 798-2682.

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, 5(10) 841-6500.

Show Pages
 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
 
©2014 SF Weekly, LP, All rights reserved.
Loading...