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.
Big City Improv: Actors take audience suggestions and create comedy from nothing. Fridays, 10 p.m. $15-$20. www.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.
A Christmas Carol: Dickens' classic Christmas tale. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 24. $15-$85. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.
Cinderella: A glitter-filled version of the folk tale. Fridays-Sundays, 3 p.m. Through Dec. 18. $10-$35. 762-2071. www.african-americanshakes.org. African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton (at Webster), 762-2071.
Confessions: Improv performance based on real-life confessions from audience members. Fridays. Through Dec. 16. $8-$15. Alcove Theater, 414 Mason (at Geary).
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.
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.
Kipling Hotel: Solo performance written, directed, and acted by Don Reed. Saturdays, Sundays, 8:30 p.m. Through Dec. 18. $15-$50. 826-5750. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
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: Tennessee Williams play 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.
Savage in Limbo: John Patrick Shanley's dark comedy about three childhood friends reflecting on their lives. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through Dec. 17. $26-$38. Actors Theatre San Francisco, 855 Bush (at Taylor), 345-1287.
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, who founded 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.
Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding: Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. $88.50-$115.50. www.tonyandtinasanfrancisco.com. Imperial Palace, 818 Washington (at Grant), 956-9888.