OPENING

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.

THIS WEEKEND

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.

CONTINUING

The Children’s Hour, 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.

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.

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.

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.

The Trip to Bountiful, runs through 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.

ADVANCE

*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.

Jon Stetson, Dec. 1, 8 p.m., Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Mentalist. Tickets $19. Info: call 203-325-4466.

FAKE NEWS, Dec. 1, 8 p.m., and Dec. 2, 2p.m. and 8 p.m., Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield. Tickets $10. Info: .fakenewstheplay.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.

*Paw Patrol Live, Dec. 5, 10 a.m., 6 p.m., Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Tickets $14-$140. Info: call 203-325-4466.

The New England Ballet Company will take part in the Klein's 75th anniversary celebration and will perform The Nutcracker there in December.

New England Dance Theater, production of The Nutcracker Ballet, Fri., Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Sat., Dec. 9, 4 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 10, 4 p.m., New Canaan High School stage. For first time, the ballerinas will be accompanied by a live performance of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece by the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, under direction of Jonathan Yates. This production features over 200 area dancers from New Canaan, Darien, Wilton and other communities in Fairfield and Westchester counties. Seating is reserved and tickets available online at neadance.com. Donations welcome.

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.

Connecticut Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, Sat., Dec. 16, 2 and 6 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 17, 1 and 5 p.m., The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Featuring guest stars from American Ballet Theatre as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier, Connecticut Ballet’s professional corps de ballet, and over 125 children and adult character performers. Tickets $40-$75, at box office, 203-325-4466 or palacestamford.org.

Bob DiBuono, Dec. 29, 8 p.m., Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Comedian with “every man likability.” Tickets $19. Info: call 203-325-4466.

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