Annapurna: A meditation on love and loss, set in a trailer park, with a cast of two. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 4. $20-$60. Magic Theatre, Fort Mason, Bldg. D, Marina & Buchanan, 441-8822.
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.
Confessions: Improv performance based on real-life confessions from audience members. Fridays. Through Dec. 16. $8-$15. Alcove Theater, 414 Mason (at Geary).
Cut the Crap: A performance with "semi-motivational guru" Clam Lynch. Fridays, 10:30 p.m. Through Jan. 13. $12-$15. www.brownpapertickets.com. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
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.
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: Play by Tennessee Williams set on Christmas Eve about marriage, friendship, and large-scale disillusionment. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through Dec. 23. $20-$50. SF Playhouse Stage 2, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.
Picklewater Clown Cabaret: Stage performance. First Monday of every month. Through Dec. 5. $10-$15. Stage Werx Theatre, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 730-3433.
Savage in Limbo: John Patrick Shanley's dark comedy about three childhood friends reflecting on their lives. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through Dec. 3. $26-$38. Actors Theatre, 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. 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, founders of 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.
Totem: Performance by Cirque du Soleil. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 11. $63.50-$225. cirquedusoleil.com. AT&T Park (Giants' ballpark),24 Willie Mays Plaza (at Third St.), San Francisco.
Working for the Mouse: Performance by Trevor Allen of Black Box Theatre Company about his work portraying various characters for Disney. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Dec. 17. $20-$22. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.