OPENING

The Children’s Hour, Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 17-18, 7:30 p.m., Ridgefield High School 700 North Salem Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students with school ID and for seniors. Info: rhsperformingarts.info.

The Trip to Bountiful, Nov. 11 to Dec. 2, the Little Theater, 18 Orchard Hill Rd., Newtown. Features Amanda Brenner of Fairfield, Deborah Carlson of Trumbull and Tom Torpey of Stratford. Tickets $18 – $22. Info: call 203-270-9144 or visit newtownplayers.org.

THIS WEEKEND

The Vagina Monologues: Benefit Performance, Nov. 10 and Nov. 11, 8 p.m., Two Planks Theater Company, Clocktower Square, 477 Main St., Monroe. Proceeds will go to the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury and Protect our Defenders. Tickets: $20. Info: twoplankstheater.org.

CONTINUING

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, through Nov. 12, The Dressing Room Theater, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Directed by Gordon Casagrande of Ridgefield and features Scott Ferrara and Tom Petrone of Wilton and Peter Barbieri Jr. of Fairfield. Tickets $32. Info: curtaincallinc.com.

Core Values, Square One Theater Company, 719 Birdseye St., Stratford. Runs through Nov. 19. Tickets $20. Info: call 203-375-8778 or visit squareonetheater.com.

Sylvia, Nov. 10, 11, 8 p.m., Nov. 11, 2 p.m., Darien Arts Center Weatherstone Studio, 2 Renshaw Rd., Darien. Tickets: $25. Info: visit darienarts.org.

Bridges of Madison County, through Nov. 19, Music Theater of Connecticut, 509 Westport Ave., Norwalk. Tickets $35-$55. Info: call 203-454-3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com.

Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks’ musical comedy, through Nov. 11, Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane theater, Wilton. Directed by Mat Young. Info: wiltonplayshop.org.

Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport, continues 87th season with Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, through Nov. 19. Performances: Tues., 7 p.m., Wed., 2 and 8 p.m., Thurs. and Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 and 8 p.m. and Sun., at 3. Tickets $30 single; info on special features and nights, etc. at westportplayhouse.org or 203-227-4177, toll-free at 1-888-927-7529.

ADVANCE

You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. Tickets $20. Info: westportplayhouse.org.

*Olate Dogs, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Get ready for the most entertaining dog show around when Olate Dogs, winners of America’s Got Talent perform a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with comedy, amazing dog tricks and human acrobatics. Tickets $30-$75. Info: call 203-438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Jim Breuer, Nov. 16, 8 p.m., the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield.  He is one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Tickets $55. Info: call 203-438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  

Sister Act, Nov. 17, Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! The cast includes Zoe Bebon of Fairfield, Dante DiFederico and Katelyn Wilson of Stratford, Lucas Cafaro of Trumbull, Michael Ferrigno of Wilton and Theresa LeBel of Shelton. The show runs through Dec. 16. Tickets: $25. Info: curtaincallinc.com.

Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Woods Rd., New Canaan. Multimedia performance featuring live music, poetry and documentary images. Free. Info: gracefarms.org.

Chicago City Limits, Nov. 18, 8 p.m., Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Improv show. Tickets $19. Info: call 203-325-4466.

*A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage, Nov. 25, 1 p.m., 4 p.m., Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Tickets $22-$37. Info: call 203-325-4466.

Funnier Than Your Family, Nov. 25, 8 p.m., the Palace Danbury, 165 Main St., Danbury. Tickets: $30. Info: thepalacedanbury.com.

Inside F1: 2017 Year in Review, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $60-$150. Info: call 203-438-5795, or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

School For Elves, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Runs through Dec. 17. Tickets $20. Info:  pantochino.com.

Murder Takes a Holiday, Dec. 1-23, Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39, Sherman. It focuses on a brother-sister team sent to a ski lodge in the New Hampshire mountains on an undercover mission – only to discover that two guests have been strangely murdered. Tickets are $24 adults, $12 for children 12 and under. Info: call 860-354-3622 or visit shermanplayers.org.

Stage Kiss, Dec. 8 – Jan. 6, TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Ave., New Milford. It is a highly theatrical, not-so-romantic comedy about two actors with a history who are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930’s melodrama. They quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Tickets: $23. Info: theatreworks.us.

*Cirque-tacular’s Snowkus Pocus, Dec. 9, 4 and 7 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. In this Ridgefield Academy Family Series performance, feel the warm glow of winter aerial acrobatic snow ballet. Tickets: $20-$25. Info: call 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Nutcracker, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Connecticut Dance School, Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Rd., Fairfield. Tickets: $40 adults, $25 child/student/senior. Info: quickcenter.com.

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. Tickets $20. Info: westportplayhouse.org.

*The Nutcracker, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m., Dec. 16 at 2 and 6 p.m., and Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Enjoy a beautiful holiday tradition in a magical land where sugar plums dance, flowers waltz to tell the classic tale of a young girl and her Nutcracker prince. Tickets: $20-$25. Info: call 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  

A Tartan Terror Christmas, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., the Palace Danbury, 165 Main St., Danbury. Tickets: $30. Info: thepalacedanbury.com.

August Wilson’s Fences, now Feb. 2-24, Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Lane.Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning play, set in 1950s, exploring evolving African-American experience and examining race relations and other themes; directed by Katherine Ray, produced by Craig David Rosen. Strong language and adult themes; recommended for mature audiences. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 11 and 18, 2 p.m. Cabaret style seating; invited to bring food and drink. Tickets, $35 adults and $28 students, seniors, veterans, at ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org