THIS WEEKEND

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.

A Christmas Carol, Dec. 17, 1 and 4 p.m., Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. The musical captures the humorous and touching moments of Charles Dickens’ classic tale with all the familiar characters. Tickets $20. Info: westportplayhouse.org.

CONTINUING

Sister Act, 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.

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play, Music Theater of Connecticut, 509 Westport Ave., Norwalk. Charles Dickens’ immortal tale comes to life during a 1940s Christmas Eve live radio broadcast, featuring live music and sound effects. Runs through Dec. 17. Tickets $35-$55. Info: musictheatreofct.com.

School For Elves, Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Runs through Dec. 22. Tickets $20. Info:  pantochino.com.

Wreck the Halls, through Dec. 30, Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield.  The funny musical (and naughty) holiday fare will be presented Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., throughout December. Tickets $30-$38. Info: ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org.

Murder Takes a Holiday, through Dec. 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, through 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.  

ADVANCE

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.

Colin Quinn, Jan. 11, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. The comedian will perform his new show, One in Every Crowd. Tickets $50. Info: call 203-438-5795.

Trumpednotized, Jan. 14, 4:30 p.m., the Klein, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Political satire examining America’s past and present. Tickets $25. Info: theklein.org.

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, Jan. 27, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Judy Blum’s book comes to life on the stage. Tickets $15. Info: call 203-438-5795.

Judy Gold and Bruce Villanch: Big and Tall, Jan. 27, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. The Emmy winning comedians will share their sidesplitting observations.   Tickets $39.50. Info: call 203-438-5795.     

August Wilson’s Fences, Feb. 2-24, Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield. 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