The Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey & Dean. Sandy Hackett's swingin' tribute to the Rat Pack takes us back to a time when men wore tuxedos in the desert, women could be one of two things (a lady or a tramp), and Celine Dion was just a golden apple in Las Vegas' hungry eye. Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, and Dean Martin are brought back to life by God -- and the talents of a quartet of impersonators -- for one more night of highballing at the Sands Hotel. The concert-style production, featuring a live 12-piece band, perfectly captures the spirit of a long-lost era -- from Johnny Edwards' (or Andy DiMino's) glossy Dean Martin pompadour to what would now be considered terribly un-PC gaffs about black Jews. These particular tribute artists aren't necessarily dead ringers for Frank and company, but if you close your eyes and listen to Tom Tiratto's silk-voiced renditions of "My Way" and "Come Fly With Me," you almost feel like you've been transported, martini in hand, to another time and place. Through Jan. 8 at the Post Street Theatre, 450 Post (at Powell), S.F. Tickets are $37-69; call 771-6900 or visit www.poststreettheatre.com. (Chloe Veltman) Reviewed Aug. 24.
BATS: Sunday Players Fort Mason, Bldg. B, Marina & Buchanan, 474-6776.
Beach Blanket Babylon Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.
Beyond Therapy Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 931-8385.
Big City Improv Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 931-8385.
Contours: A Shakespeare Project La Val's Subterranean Theater, 1834 Euclid (at Hearst), Berkeley, 510-234-6046.
Emperor Norton: A New Musical Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
GayProv Off-Market Studio, 965 Mission (at Fifth St.), 896-6477.
Improv Slam Singing Contest Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission (at Fifth St.), 896-6477.
In Bed With Fairy Butch for Women, Transfolks, & Their Pals 12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission (at 22nd St.), 970-9777.
Insignificant Others Jon Sims Center for the Arts, 1519 Mission (at 11th St.), 554-0402.
Lestat Curran Theatre, 445 Geary (between Taylor and Mason), 551-2000.
Love, Chaos & Dinner Pier 29, Embarcadero (at Battery), 273-1620.
Menopause the Musical Theatre 39 at Pier 39, 2 Beach (Beach & Embarcadero), 433-3939.
Monday Night Improv Jam Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission (at Fifth St.), 368-9909.
Monday Night Marsh The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Not a Genuine Black Man The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Sexual Perversity in Chicago Geary Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.
Walkin' Talkin' Bill Hawkins ... In Search of My Father Marsh Berkeley, 2118 Allston (at Shattuck), Berkeley.
Walking the Dead Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant (at Ellsworth), Berkeley, 510-843-4822.