OPENING

Baby, a musical, opens on Friday, April 21 at 8 p.m., at the DAC’s Weatherstone Studio, 2 Renshaw Road, Darien. Pictured are Billy Shubeck, Hilary Webster, Jeffrey Aldana, Danielle Valdes (seated), Lisa Spielman and Peter Green.

Baby, production of musical by Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire, at Darien Arts Center’s Weatherstone Studio, 2 Renshaw Rd., Darien, Sat. and Sun., April 21-22, 28-29 and May 5-6, 8 p.m., and Sun., April 23 and 30, 2 p.m. For tickets: darienarts.org, info: 203-655-8683.

Troubled Bachelors, an Irish country comedy by A.J. Stanley, in Clan na Gael players presentation with seven Fairfield actors, April 20, 21, 22, 8 p.m., April 23 2:30 p.m., Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Rd., Fairfield; cabaret seating, drinks at bar; tickets $15, via email: [email protected] or 203-767-0117.

Pantochino Productions opens new musical Noni Cimino’s Kitchen, Fri., April 21, 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford, 40 Railroad Ave. South, Milford; shows Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m.and Sun. at 2 through May 7; tickets $20 online at pantochino.com or $22 at door.

Spring Street Arts Center, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 82 Spring St., South Salem, N.Y., one-act plays production, four original plays by Ridgefield playwrights, Carol Mark and Chris Ceponis, April 21, 22, 28, 29, 8 p.m., tickets $20, $15 students, brownpapertickets.com

The Orange Players: Bell, Book and Candle, supernatural, romantic comedy by John Van Druten, April 21, 22, 23, 28 and 29, 8 p.m., High Plain Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange; tickets $20, orangeplayers.net or 475-227-7547. Cabaret seating, bring own food, drinks, doors open 7:15. Pre-curtain concert of 50s era Sinatra tunes April 21 and 22.

Ripcord, comedy by Pulitzer Prize winning author David Lindsay-Abaire, opens April 21 and runs through May 6 in Norwalk’s Cranbury Park; Fri. and Sat., April 21, 22, 28, 29 and May 5 and 6 at 8 p.m.; Sun. April 23 and 30, 4 p.m., Carriage House Arts Center in Cranbury Park, 390 Grumman Ave. (at the intersection of Kensett and Grumann Aves.), Norwalk; tickets $20 Fridays and Saturdays; $15 on Sun. (all shows include wine and cheese at intermission); reservations: carriagehouseartscenter.org or 203-354-0715.

Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North, (next to firehouse), Sherman, theatrical season opening: The House of Blue Leaves, award-winning play by John Guare, April 21, 22, 28-30, May 5-7, May 12-14, 8 p.m., April 30, May 7 and 14, 2 p.m.; tickets $24 adults, $12 children, shermanplayers.org or 860-354-3622; half-price preview night, Thurs., April 20, 8 p.m., tickets $12.

This Weekend

Met: Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky), Sat., April 22, live at 1 p.m and encore at 6 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, tickets $30, $25 seniors, $5 children, students, online at quickcenter.fairfield.edu or box office: 203-254-4010 or 1-877-ARTS-396. Pre-talk with Jeffrey Johnson.

*Thomas Edison: Inventor & Prankster, Friends of Greenwich Library presentation of a Theatreworks USA performance with Broadway veteran Patrick Garner, Sat., April 22, 1:50 p.m., library’s Cole Auditorium, 101 Putnam Ave., Greenwich; free, open to all, appropriate for kids in 1-6 grades; assigned seating tickets at 1 p.m., limited to six, details: Friends office, 203-622-7938.

*Song of Mulan to be presented by Virginia Repertory Theater, Sun., April 23, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., tickets $15; Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

*The Little Prince, Sun., April 23, 3 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, tickets $20, online at quickcenter.fairfield.edu or box office: 203-254-4010 or 1-877-ARTS-396.

CONTINUING

Moon Over the Brewery, a comedy by Bruce Graham, through April 23 (Fri. and Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m.), Westport Community Theatre, Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave.; tickets $25, $23 seniors, students, at westportcommunitytheatre.com or 203-226-1983.

Connecticut premiere of End of the Rainbow, a play with music by Peter Quilter, weekends through April 23 (Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 4 and 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m.), MTC Mainstage, 509 Westport Ave., Norwalk; tickets $30-$55, reservations suggested at 203-454-3883 or musictheatreofct.com

Moon Over Buffalo, Center Stage Theatre production of farce by Ken Ludwig, 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., through April 29; 2 p.m. Sun., through April 23 and 7 p.m. Thurs., April 27; (no Easter weekend shows), Center Stage Theatre, 54 Grove St., Shelton; tickets $25 adults, $10 students and deaf patrons, centerstageshelton.org or 203-225-6079.

Curtain Call Theatre, Beauty and the Beast, through April 29, Fri.-Sat. at 7:30, Sun. at 2; also 2 p.m. Sat., April 15, 22, and 29; Thurs. at 7:30, April 13, 20 and 27; Kweskin Theatre in the Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford; tickets, $32/adults, $25/srs., $16/students and children; curtaincallinc.com or 203-461-6358 x36.

Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre, in the Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford; world premiere of The Independents, early days of long friendship of master artists Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas, through April 23 (Thurs., Fri., Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.); tickets, $32/adults, $25/srs., $16/students and children; curtaincallinc.com or 203-461-6358. Cabaret-style with byoeverything format.

ADVANCE

Lunch Hour by Jean Kerr in play reading, Mon., April 24, 7 p.m., Westport Playhouse, 25 Power Court, Westport, westportplayhouse.org, 203-227-4177; tickets $20.

Valley Shakespeare Festival will perform The Comedy of Errors, Thurs., April 27, to benefit Spooner House in Shelton. The show will be presented at II Palio Ristorante, 5 Corporate Drive in Shelton in the Vetro Room downstairs starting at 6 p.m. with pre-show hors d’oeuvres and beverages followed by the show at 7 p.m. Tickets $40; via eventbrite.com or Spooner House office, 30 Todd Rd., Shelton.

Kathleen Madigan, Fri., April 28, 8 p.m., The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795. $47.50.

Mame, spring musical by Fairfield Ludlow High School drama club, Fri., April 28, 8 p.m. and Sat., April 29, 2 and 8 p.m., Fairfield Ludlowe High School Auditorium, 785 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield; tickets $8 at door.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13, 8 p.m., April 30 and May 7, 2 p.m., Wilton Playshop, 15 Lovers Lane, tickets $30 adults, $25 seniors and students, $5 discount Thurs., wiltonplayshop.org, box office: 203-762-7629.

Dancing at Lughnasa to be presented April 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. and April 29 and 30 at 2 p.m. by WCSU Department of Theatre Arts, MainStage Theatre of Visual and Performing Arts Center, Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury. Tickets: eventbrite.com or 203-837-8732.

Once Upon a Mattress, a musical comedy based on The Princess and the Pea, Regional Center for the Arts, 23 Oakview Drive, Trumbull, Fri., April 28, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 29, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sun. April 30, at 2 p.m; tickets $16 adults, $14 students; info: 203-365-8930 or visit ces.k12.ct.us, via RCA link.

Hollywood Take 2: Songs and Scenes from the Silver Screen, April 28-29, May 5-6 and 13-14, (Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. extra matinee May 13 at 2), by Connecticut Playmakers singers, dancers and musicians, First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich; gen. adm. $25; info: CTPlaymakers.org or 203-977-8627.

Actor, comedian Kevin Nealon, May 4, 8 p.m., The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795. $55/$45.

Student-directed one-act plays, May 4 and 5, 7 and 9 p.m., Studio Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Western Connecticut State University’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury; $5 adm at door.

Square One Theatre’s Becoming Dr. Ruth by Mark St. Germain, opens Thurs., May 4, 7 p.m. and runs through May 21; new location on stage of Stratford Academy, at 719 Birdseye Street in Stratford; story of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who would become America’s famous sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer; Thurs. 7 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 4 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.; tickets $20 adults, $19 senior citizens, students; box office: 203.375.8778 (24/7) or squareonetheatre.com

Comic Marion Grodin, Thurs., May 4, 8 p.m., The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, palacetheatre.org or 203-325-4466; tickets $15.

Notre Dame High School Drama Club: Les Miserables: School Edition, Fri., May 5, 8 p.m. and Sat., May 6, 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sacred Heart University’s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield. Tickets, $15 for adults, $10 seniors, $5 for students, at notredame.org or onthestage.com/show/notre-dame-catholic-high-school/les-miserables-2628

Town Players of New Canaan production of Time Stands Still, drama by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies, opens Fri., May 5, runs Fri and Sat. May 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 8 p.m.; Sun., May 7 and 13, 2:30 p.m.; tickets: tpnc.org or 203-966-7371.

Animal Farm, George Orwell’s satire, adapted by Ian Wooldridge, May 5-27, TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave., New Milford; theatreworks.us, 860-350-6863; Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. May, 21, 2 p.m., Thurs., May 4, seniors invited to free dress rehearsal, 8 p.m., and Thurs., May 11, pay-what-you-want night, 8.

Urinetown The Musical, May 5-7, White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains, N.Y., wppac.com. 914-328-1600; Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., $20-$25.

Still Crazy After All These Years! New Play Festival, May 5 and 6, 8 p.m., and May 7, 2 p.m., in Newtown (Frazer Woods Montessori School, 173 South Main St.), and May 11, 12, 13, 7:30 p.m., in Hamden (Whitney Center, South Entrance, 200 Leeder Hill Rd.); Stray Kats Theatre Company presents eight new one-act plays about the over-55 set culled from more than 500 submissions, “showing passionate, lively seniors whose lives have taken interesting new twists and turns.” Tickets $25, reservations recommended, straykatstheatrecompany.org

*Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live, interactive collection of dino puppets and other creatures in theatrical performance, designed with help from paleontologists, Fri., May 12, 3:30 and 7 p.m., The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, palacestamford.org or 203-325-4466; tickets $15-$50.

Exit the Body, a farce by Fred Carmichael, May 12-June 3, Town Players of Newtown’s Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Rd., Newtown; newtownplayers.org, 203-270-9144; Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., and 2 p.m. May 21 and 28 and 8 p.m. Thurs., June 1; tickets $22, $18 for matinees.