ACTORS THEATRE OF SAN FRANCISCO
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," through Sept. 4, 8 p.m. Wed. - Sat. A wealthy Southern family deals with a shocking revelation. $26-$38.
BEACH BLANKET BABYLON This long-running musical follows Snow White as she sings and dances her way around the world in search of her prince. Along the way she encounters many of the personalities in today's headlines, including Nancy Pelosi, Condoleezza Rice, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harry Potter, Tiger Woods, Oprah Winfrey, Britney Spears, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, George and Laura Bush, Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart, Tom Cruise, Angelina, characters from Brokeback Mountain and Paris Hilton. Persons under 21 are not admitted to evening performances, but are welcome to Sunday matinees.
"Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon," 8 p.m. Wed. - Thurs.; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Fri. - Sat.; 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sun.
$25-$78. Club Fugazi, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. (formerly Green Street), San Francisco. (415) 421-4222, www.beachblanketbabylon.com.<
CHANCELLOR HOTEL UNION SQUARE
"Eccentrics of San Francisco's Barbary Coast," 8 p.m. Fri. -Sat. Audiences gather for a 90-minute show abounding with local anecdotes and lore presented by captivating and consummate conjurers and taletellers. $30.
433 Powell St., San Francisco. (877) 784-6835, www.chancellorhotel.com.<
"The Clown Cabaret at the Climate," 7 and 9 p.m. First Monday of the month. Hailed as San Francisco's hottest ticket in clowning, this show blends rising stars with seasoned professionals on the Climate Theater's intimate stage. $10-$15.
285 Ninth St., Second Floor, San Francisco. www.climatetheater.com.<
"Dreamgirls," through Sept. 26, 8 p.m. Tue.- Sat.; 2 p.m. Wed., Sat.- Sun. The Broadway musical sensation comes to San Francisco, based on the book by Tom Eyen, with music and lyrics by Henry Krieger. $30-$99.
445 Geary St., San Francisco. (415) 512-7770, www.shnsf.com or www.bestofbroadway-sf.com.<
GOLDEN GATE THEATRE
"Beauty and the Beast," through Aug. 29, Time and days vary; 2 p.m. matinees, 7:30 p.m. evening performances; check website or call for details. Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" comes to life on stage, based on the book by Linda Woolverton, with music and lyrics by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. $30-$99.
1 Taylor St., San Francisco. (415) 512-7770, www.shnsf.com.<
"Fauxgirls," 10 p.m. Every third Saturday. Drag cabaret revue features San Francisco's finest female impersonators. Free. (415) 695-1239, www.fauxgirls.com.
1351 Polk St., San Francisco. (415) 885-4535, www.denkitiger. com/.<
"The Mock Cafe," 10 p.m. Saturdays. Stand-up comedy performances. $7.
"The Monday Night Marsh," 8 p.m. Mondays. An ongoing series of works-in-progress. $7.
EXTENDED -- "The Real Americans," by Dan Hoyle, through Sept. 25, 8 p.m. Thurs. and Fri.; 5 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. Hoyle connects liberal city life with small-town America. $20-$50.
1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. (415) 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.<
SAN FRANCISCO COMEDY COLLEGE CLUBHOUSE (800) 838-3006, www.clubhousecomedy.com.
"Hump Day Comedy," Host Rich Stimbra and a variety of stand-up comics will get you over the Wednesday work hump. BYOB for 21 and over. Wednesday, 8 p.m. $5.
"Naked Comedy," A comedy showcase featuring some of the best comedians in San Francisco. BYOB for 21 and over. Saturdays, 9 p.m. $10.
414 Mason St., Suite 705, San Francisco. (415) 921-2051, www.sfcomedycollege.com.<
"Shopping! The Musical," by Morris Bobrow, A quick-paced musical about those obsessed with buying things. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. $27-$29. www.shoppingthemusical.com.
Big City Improv, 10 p.m. Fridays. $20. (510) 595-5597, www.bigcityimprov.com.