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Culture, Stage I Do: New Conservatory and the Thrillpeddlers Put Fresh Spins on the Nuptial Tradition

I Do: New Conservatory and the Thrillpeddlers Put Fresh Spins on the Nuptial Tradition

If you attempt to resist the steamrolling charm of New Conservatory Theatre Center's Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, you're not just hardening your heart — you're missing out on the way tenderness can work as activism, on the…
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Ainadamar: A one-act contemporary opera that explores the relationship between politics and artistic expression while telling the story of Federico Garcia Lorca. Feb. 15-17, 8 p.m. $35-$85. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission, 978-2787. "Audium 9": Spatial electronic…
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4000 Miles: Conflict of the young and old when 21-year-old Leo arrives on his 91-year-old grandmother's doorstep after a cross country bicycle trip. Discounted admission and free bike valet by SFBC on select dates. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2…
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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,…
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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…
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100 Saints You Should Know: A comedy-drama from Theatre Rhinoceros, directed by John Fisher and written by Kate Fodor, involving family love, religion, adolescence, and being queer. Wednesdays-Sundays. Through July 1. $10-$30. The Thick House, 1695 18th St. (at Arkansas),…
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100 Saints You Should Know: A comedy-drama from Theatre Rhinoceros directed by John Fisher and written by Kate Fodor involving family love, religion, adolescence, and being queer. Wednesdays-Sundays. Through July 1. $10-$30. The Thick House, 1695 18th St. (at Arkansas),…
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The Aliens: Two young men in a New England town meditating on music, philosophy, drugs, and Bukowski find a disciple behind a coffeehouse. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through May 5. $20-$70. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596. Audium 9: Spatial electronic orchestrations…
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All Atheists Are Muslim: A solo performance by Zahra Noorbakhsh. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Oct. 1. $20. Stage Werx, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 730-3433. Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver's musical revue spoofs pop culture with extravagant costumes. Wednesdays-Sundays. $25-$130. Club…
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All Atheists Are Muslim: A solo performance by Zahra Noorbakhsh. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Oct. 1. $20. Stage Werx, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 730-3433. Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver's musical revue spoofs pop culture with extravagant costumes. Wednesdays-Sundays. $25-$130. Club…
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Little Shop of Horrors. For this production of the campy classic, the inventive Boxcar Theater converts its entire space, including lobby and outdoor facade, into a skid row flower shop. The opening number, complete with a live accordion brass band,…
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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. Big City Improv: Actors take audience suggestions and create comedy from nothing. Fridays, 10 p.m. $15-$20. www.bigcityimprov.com. Shelton…
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Shopping! The Musical. Some theater types want to be Hamlet; others want to be Liza Minnelli. The smiling, hardworking performers in this musical revue definitely fall into the latter category. Lyricist-composer Morris Bobrow uses his infectious, irreverent humor to great…
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Shopping! The Musical. Some theater types want to be Hamlet; others want to be Liza Minnelli. The smiling, hardworking performers in this musical revue definitely fall into the latter category. Lyricist-composer Morris Bobrow uses his infectious, irreverent humor to great…
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Obscura. Both theater arts and the art of magic involve suspension of disbelief, but in different ways. We go to the theater to find truth while actors pretend to be people they're not; we go to a magic show to…
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Shopping! The Musical. Some theater types want to be Hamlet; others want to be Liza Minnelli. The smiling, hardworking performers in this musical revue definitely fall into the latter category. Lyricist-composer Morris Bobrow uses his infectious, irreverent humor to great…
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"The New Century"

Paul Rudnick's The New Century, making its West Coast premiere at the New Conservatory Theatre Center, is brought to you courtesy of Steamworks. That's pretty remarkable, considering that I've never associated a bathhouse with anything other than poppers and despair.…
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All My Sons. Arthur Miller's 1947 breakthrough play was a sort of proto–Law and Order episode. It was ripped from the headlines and elaborated into an existentially suspenseful and socially critical whodunit, complete with riveting last-act confession, subsequent emotional wallop,…
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All My Sons. Arthur Miller's 1947 breakthrough play was a sort of proto–Law and Order episode. It was ripped from the headlines and elaborated into an existentially suspenseful and socially critical whodunit, complete with riveting last-act confession, subsequent emotional wallop,…
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Hot Greeks. To complement their wildly successful (and deservedly so) run of Pearls over Shanghai (running through August), Russell Blackwood and his merrily debaucherous Thrillpeddlers are simultaneously putting on the only other scripted Cockettes musical, Hot Greeks. It's a loose…
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