* = Shows for children.


* Curtain Call Summer Youth Theatre, Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford; curtaincallinc.com or 203-461-6358: Oliver, Aug. 5-15, eves. at 7:30 w/matinees on Sun., Aug. 9, and Sat., Aug. 15, at 2; tickets $32/adults, $24/srs., $16/students, children.


* Connecticut Free Shakespeare presents Mornings of April and May by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, musical comedy, suitable for families, directed by Ellen Lieberman, Aug. 5-9, 6-8 p.m. at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport; zoo grounds re-open at 5:15; info., ctfreeshakespeare.com.

Music Theatre of Connecticut School of Performing Arts, at the Melissa and Doug Theatre at MTC, 509 Westport Ave. (Rte. 1, behind Jones New York), Norwalk; musictheatreofct.com or 203-454-3883: Working: A Musical, by Stephen Schwartz, Fri., Aug. 7, 7:30 and Sat., Aug. 8, at 2 p.m., tickets $25-$30/adults, $20-$25/students, res. suggested.

White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains, N.Y., wppac.com or 914-328-1600: Chess, the Musical, performed by Stage 2, summer theater program, Aug. 7-9, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m., tickets $35/adults, $25/students.

A Night of Comedy with Rich Vos, Bonnie McFarlane and Jim Florentine, Sat., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.; tickets $37;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.


* Newtown Musicals presents Liberty Smith, Fri., July 31, at 7 p.m., Sat., Aug. 1, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sun., Aug. 2, at 2 p.m.; The Lion King Jr., Thur., Aug. 6, 7 p.m., Fri., Aug. 7, 7 p.m., Sat., Aug. 8, at 2 and 7 p.m., Sun., Aug, 9, at noon and 5 p.m.; both performances feature Newtown school children; Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Rd.; tickets and info., newartsct.org.

Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford: 2015 Imaginary Forces Ensemble of international college student performers, present adaptations of Twelfth Night and Henry the Fifth, Aug. 1-9 on the grounds of the American Shakespeare Festival Theater, 1850 Elm Street, in Stratford; evening performances at 8 (private performance Aug. 4), with shows in repertory; both shows on festival day, Sat., Aug. 8, with Henry the Fifth at 3, Alumni Company’s Romeo & Juliet at 6, and Twelfth Night at 8; res., shakespeareacademystratford.org/performances.

Town Players of New Canaan, Powerhouse Theater, 679 South Ave., Waveny Park; tpnc.org or 203-966-7371: Irena’s Vow by Dan Gordon, July 24-Aug. 8, Fri.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2:30; adult $20, students, srs., $15.

Westport Country Playhouse, 2015 Season; 25 Powers Court, westportplayhouse.org or 203-227-4177:  Love and Money by A.R. Gurney, July 21-Aug. 8; Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn, Aug. 25-Sept. 12; Broken Glass by Arthur Miller, Oct. 6-24.

* Summer Theatre of New Canaan, performances under an open air tent in Waveny Park, parking off Farm Rd., New Canaan; stonc.org or 203-966-4634: Legally Blonde, June 24-Aug. 9, Thur.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 4; tickets start at $35; Theater for Young Audience shows, performed in rotation: Charlotte’s Web, June 13-Aug. 8, The Wizard of Oz, June 21-Aug. 9, Cinderella, July 3-Aug. 9, tickets $22.


NT Live: The Audience, live in HD, Fri., Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m., with Helen Mirren; tickets $25, $20/srs., $15/students;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo, Sat., Aug. 15; green living fair from noon to 4; production of The Tempest by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, under a tent on the grounds, at 2 p.m.; free tickets must be reserved, limit 5/family;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

* Aladdin Jr., presented by the Fairfield Performing Arts Studio, Sat., Aug. 15, at 4 and 7 p.m., tickets $18, $12/students, children under 12 and seniors;  Quick Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Rd.; 1-877-ARTS-396 or quickcenter.com.

Bye Bye Birdie, presented by the Summer Theatre Academy 2015, Fri., Aug. 21, and Sat., Aug. 22, at 7 p.m., $15/adults, $10/students; White Plains Performing Arts Center,11 City Place, White Plains, N.Y.; wppac.com or 914-328-1600.

Capicu! Y Otros Cuentos de mi Abuelito, written, directed and performed by comedian Elizardi Castro (performance entirely in Spanish), Sat., Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m., $24;  White Plains Performing Arts Center,11 City Place, White Plains, N.Y.; wppac.com or 914-328-1600.

Colin Quinn, Thur., Sept. 10, 8 p.m., tickets $50;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, co-production of the Wilton Playshop and the Carriage House Arts Center, Sept. 11-19 at Carriage House, in Cranbury Park, Grumman Ave., Norwalk, and Sept. 25-Oct. 3, Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane; carriagehouseartscenter.org or wiltonplayshop.org.

Arc Stages, 147 Wheeler Ave., Pleasantville, N.Y.; tickets $36/adults, $28/students, seniors, arcstages.org or call 914-747-6206: Love/Sick by John Cariani, directed by Stephanie Kovacs Cohen, with Katie Hartke, Caroline Kinsolving, David Lanson and Collin Smith, Sept. 25-Oct. 11, Fri., at 8, Sat. 8, Sun. at 7, exept. Oct. 11 at 2.