OPENING

Core Values, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., 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. 3, 4, 10, 11, 8 p.m., Nov. 5, 11, 2 p.m., Darien Arts Center Weatherstone Studio, 2 Renshaw Rd., Darien. Tickets: $25. Info: visit darienarts.org.

Bridges of Madison County, Nov. 3-19, Music Theater of Connecticut, 509 Westport Ave., Norwalk. Tickets $35-$55. Info: call 203-454-3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com.

THIS WEEKEND

Bobby Collins, Nov. 3, 8 p.m., Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Collins weaves his uproarious storytelling with effortless flair and charisma as he successfully dismantles any and all socioeconomic, race and age divides. Tickets $29-$39. Info: call 203-325-4466.

The Capitol Steps: Orange Is the New Barack, Nov. 3, 8 p.m., the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Bone up on your politics with tongue-in-cheek spoonerisms to cutting-edge political satire and clever song parodies as The Capitol Steps hurl unbiased barbs at both sides of the aisle. Tickets $55. Info: call t 203-438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Comedy Night for Beardsley Zoo, Fri., Nov. 3, 8 p.m., The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield.The evening will feature three comedians, a wine and beer open bar, live and silent auctions, and more. All proceeds benefit Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s conservation, education, recreation, and research programs. Tickets $95 and a limited number of VIP tickets $145. Info: beardsleyzoo.org/comedy-night/.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Fri., Nov. 3, 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 4, 2 p.m., 8 p.m., Schubert Theater, 247 College St., New Haven. Tickets $12.50 – $27.50. Info: call 203-562-5666 or visit shubert.com.

*Earth Day, Every Day, Nov. 4, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., 122 Universal Dr. North, North Haven. Free performance being held. Info: call 203-799-0460.

Whistleville-South Norwalk 1907, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., and Nov. 5, 3 p.m., Crystal Theater, 66 Bayview Ave., Norwalk. Tickets $10-$15. Info: crystaltheatre.org.

Tori Scott: an Evening of Music and Comedy, Sat., Nov. 4, 8 p.m., Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Tickets $30. Info: call 203-878-6647 or visit milfordarts.org.

Life is a Cabaret, Nov. 4, 10 p.m., First Congregational Church Auditorium, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Greenwich. Drag queens Delighted Tobehere and Vodka Stinger  will conduct a stroll down memory lane, including some of the great tunes from the American songbook. Tickets $25-$45. Info: fccog.org.

Tuesdays With Morrie, Sun., Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $55. Info: call 203-438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.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.

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

Mary Rowlandson: Indian Captive, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Bethel Library, 189 Greenwood Ave., Bethel. Reg. online. Info: bethellibrary.org    

Medium Anna Raimondi, Nov. 8, 8 p.m., The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $55. Info: call 203-438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

The Darien Arts Center dance companies will perform ‘Scenes from the Nutcracker’ on Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 11, 2 and 5, and Sunday at 12 and 3 at the Weatherstone Studio, 2 Renshaw Road. For reservations, call 203-655-5414 or email Bonnie@darienarts.org. Shown, Juliette Dixon and Ty Hollbrook

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.

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