Stage Kiss

Stage Kiss opens on Dec. 8 at TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Avenue, 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 1930s melodrama. They quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Tickets are $23. For more information, visit theatreworks.us.

Junie B. Jones

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells debuts on the Wilton Playshop stage on Dec. 8 at 15 Lovers Lane, Wilton. Junie B. Jones, first grader, is super excited about the upcoming Secret Santa gift exchange until it goes awry. Tickets are $15-$20. For more information, visit wiltonplayshop.org.

Shakespeare festival

The Valley Shakespeare Festival will be held on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street, Shelton. For more information, visit vsfestival.org.

Danbury Nutcracker

The Danbury Music Centre’s Nutcracker will be performed Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at 43 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury. Tickets are $25-$33. For more information, visit danburymusiccentre.org.

Lovers and Other Strangers

Lovers and Other Strangers will be performed on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Theater Artists Workshop, 5 Gregory Blvd., Norwalk. Admission is free but a $15 donation is suggested.  

New England Nutcracker

The New England Dance Theater’s Nutcracker Ballet will be performed on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., Dec. 9 at 4 p.m., and Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. at New Canaan High School, 11 Farm Road, New Canaan. For the first time, the dancers will be accompanied by a live performance of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $20-$65. For more information, visit neadance.com.

Linda Eder

Linda Eder will perform on Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. She will sing with a full choir and her band to perform holiday standards, Broadway classics and her greatest hits. Tickets are $57. For more information, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  

Sons of Serendip

The Sons of Serendip will perform on Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford. Tickets are $22.50-$35. For more information, call 203-325-4466.

Brush, Pencil and Needle

Brush, Pencil, and Needle exhibit opens Dec. 9 at the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield. For more information, visit fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.

Nutcracker in Wilton

The Conservatory of Dance’s Nutcracker will be on Dec. 9 at 11 a.m., and 2 and 6 p.m. at Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Road, Wilton. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit tututix.com or call 855-222-2849.

Symphonic Winds

Connecticut Symphonic Winds: Holiday Concert will be Dec. 9 at noon at Roger Ludlowe Middle School, 689 Unquowa Road, Fairfield. The concert is free. For more information, visit ctsw.org.

*Celebrate with Horns

The (Not) Just for Kids: Celebrate with Horns event will be Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton. The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is an interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. The event is free and registration is required. For more information, visit wiltonlibrary.org.

Cecchetti Nutcracker

The Cecchetti Ballet Theater Nutcracker is on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at Hamden High School, 2040 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden. Tickets are $20-$25. For more information, visit tututix.com or call 435-222-2TIX (2849).

*Snowkus Pocus

Cirque-tacular’s Snowkus Pocus will be performed on Dec. 9 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. In this Ridgefield Academy Family Series performance, feel the warm glow of winter aerial acrobatic snow ballet. Tickets are $20-$25. For more information, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Gloria

The Gloria: Music of the Season concert will be on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at Christ Church Greenwich, 254 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. Tickets are $25-$35. For more information, visit christchurchgreenwich.org/gloria.

Children’s choir

The Fairfield County Children’s Choir Concert will be on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield. The concert is free. For more information, visit musicforyouth.net.

Pro Arte

The Pro Arte Singers Concert is on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, 178 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan. The group will sing it’s last concert with founder and artistic director Arthur Sjogren. Tickets are $30-$35. For more information, call 203-442-4225 or visit proartesingers.org.

Suzanne Sheridan

Suzanne Sheridan will perform a Bob Dylan tribute concert on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. at Voices Café, Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit voicescafe.org.

Keller Williams

Keller Williams will perform a bluegrass and folk concert on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. at StageOne, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield. Tickets are $58. For more information, visit fairfieldtheatre.org.

Duchess Trio

The Duchess Trio: Harmonious Holidays Cabaret is on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Milford Arts Council, 40 South Railroad Avenue, Milford. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit milfordarts.org.

Nutcracker in Trumbull

The Rockwell Dance Center’s Nutcracker: Land of Sweets will be on Dec. 9 at Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Road, Trumbull, Tickets are $20. For more information, call 203-520-8315 or visit rockwelldancecenter.com.

New England Nutcracker

The New England Ballet Company’s Nutcracker will be on Dec. 9 and 10 at the Klein, 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport. Tickets are $20-$50. For more information, call 800-424-0160 or www.theklein.org.

Nutcracker in Darien

The Darien Arts Center’s Scenes from the Nutcracker opens on Dec. 9 and runs on Dec.10 and Dec. 16-17 at the Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Road, Darien. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit darienarts.org.

Joy to the World

The Christmas Cantata: Sing Joy to All the World will be on Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. at Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church, 1089 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield. The singers will be accompanied by an eight-piece orchestra. The concert is free. For more information, call 203-374-6528.

*Georgetown Holiday Festival

The Georgetown Holiday Festival will be on Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street, Georgetown. The event includes a holiday parade, crafts for kids and a visit from Santa.   

Holiday houses

A Holiday House Tour on Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, Westport. Visit seven historic houses in Westport. Tickets are $50 for members and $70 for non-members. For more information, visit westporthistory.org.

Lockwood-Mathews open house

The Holiday Open House will be on Dec. 10 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk. Hosted with Melissa Truelove of The Dance Pointe, the event will include dance and choral performances and an appearance from Santa Claus. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.

Nutcracker in Fairfield

The Connecticut Dance School’s Nutcracker will be on Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield. Tickets are $40 adults and $25 child/student/senior. For more information, visit quickcenter.com.

Wilton singers

The Wilton Singers Holiday Sing is on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton. Enjoy the harmonies of Wilton Singers as they perform highlights from their Holiday Feast, then join with the choir for a festive sing-along that will raise holiday spirits and warm the hearts of all who attend. Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 per child. For more information, visit wiltonsingers.org.

Messiah in Norwalk

The Fairfield County Chorale Holiday Concert: Handel’s Messiah is on Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk. Tickets are $35. For more information, visit fairfieldcountychorale.org.

Voice winner

Sawyer Fredericks will perform on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at StageOne, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield. He was the season 8 winner on The Voice. Tickets are $28. For more information, visit fairfieldtheater.org.

Christmas with the Celts

Christmas With the Celts will be on Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. Tickets are $47.50. For more information, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.