THIS WEEKEND

Nathan Macintosh, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., StageOne, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. The energetic, loud, never understated and always funny Nathan Macintosh will kick off the Fairfield Theatre Company Comedy Series. Tickets $29. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

*Nugget and Fang, Jan. 21, 1 and 4 p.m., Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. The musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who get along swimmingly — until Nugget’s first day of minnow school — based on the book by Tammi Sauer. Tickets $20. Info: westportplayhouse.org.

CONTINUING

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, runs through Jan. 20, Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. In this celebration of Americana music, four actors play more than two dozen acoustic instruments, including guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, jaw harp, harmonica, and dulcimer. The musical portrait uses Guthrie’s own words and over two dozen of his indelible songs, including “This Land Is Your Land,” “Union Maid,” “Deportees,” and “This Train Is Bound for Glory.”  Tickets $35-$50. Info: westportplayhouse.org.

Is He Dead, through Jan. 28, The Dressing Room Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. The play follows a cross-dressing plot by Mark Twain. Performances are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $35. Info:curtaincallinc.com.

ADVANCE

Love Letters, Jan. 26 through Feb. 11, MTC MainStage, 509 Westport Ave., Norwalk. The play by A.R. Gurney is a story of enduring romance, first loves and second chances. Tickets $35 – $55. Info: musictheatreofct.com.

Little Shop of Horrors, Jan. 26, 7 p.m. and Jan. 27, 2 and 7 p.m., Bethel High School, 300 Whittlesey Dr., Bethel. Tickets $10 – $15. Info: ticketpeak.com/bethelparkandrec or call 203-794-8531.

An Evening of One-Acts, Jan. 26-27 and Feb. 1-3, Black Box Theatre, Ridgefield High School, 700 North Salem Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $10 at the door. Info: rhsperformingarts.info/

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.

Old-Time Classic Radio Shows Come to Life, Jan. 27, 8 p.m. and Jan. 28, 2 p.m. Powerhouse Theatre, Waveny Park, New Canaan. Get ready for suspense, comedy, adventure, sound effects, and commercials! Perfect family entertainment. Presented by Town Players of New Canaan. Free admission for subscribers and members; $5 for general public. Info: call 203-594-3636.

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

Newsies, Feb. 2 – 24, Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. The play was inspired by the 1899 Newsboys Strike in New York City. It pits Jack Kelly and his fellow newsboys against Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of the New York World, as he tries to make a profit at the expense of the boys who sell his newspaper. The musical, which premiered in 2011, features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by Harvey Fierstein. Tickets $17.50 – $30. Info: www.curtaincallinc.com.  

*Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris, Feb. 4, 3 p.m., Stamford Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Traveling two-man kids comedy magicians and real life brothers Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris bring kids an ultra high-energy show. Tickets $12.50. Info: palacestamford.org.

Improv Night, Feb. 3, 8 p.m., Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd., Darien. Mario Fuentes and the Tri-State Players will perform an evening of improvisational comedy, which promises an evening of laughter and silliness. Tickets $20. Info:  darienarts.org.

A Night of Comedy Headliners, Feb. 8, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Get ready to laugh the night away when Rich Vos, Ron Bennington & Jim Florentine take the stage. Tickets $40. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Rachel Bloom & Adam Schlesinger, Feb. 9, 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Musical comedy is alive and well and on network television thanks to the exuberant genius of Rachel Bloom, the Golden Globe-winning star, and writer of The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Tickets $32. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

Men are from Mars, Feb. 9, 8 p.m., Stamford Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults. Tickets $40-$50.  Info: palacestamford.org.

Twelve Angry Men, Feb. 9-11, Theatre Artists Workshop, 5 Gregory Blvd., Norwalk. Featuring Emmy-winner John Wesley Shipp, Mike Boland of Fairfield, Jason Peck of Ridgefield, Larry Greeley of Wilton, Mike Massimino of Easton, Robert Watts of Milford and Al Bhatt of Monroe. Suggested donation $20. Info: taworkshop.org.

*Mr. Fish: Fantastic Forces, Feb. 11, 3 p.m., Stamford Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Gravity forces are demonstrated and explained in this fast paced and fun show. The law of gravity says, “everything that goes up must come down.” However, when things start spinning, everything changes. Audience learns how to do many of the circus skills shown in this program, including balancing, rope spinning, magic, and more. Tickets $12.50. Info: palacestamford.org.

Masters of Illusion, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. They will put on a spectacular display of reality-twisting, mind-blowing magic. Tickets $49.50. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Proof, Feb. 16 through March 10, TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Ave., Brookfield. Having spent years caring for her father, a brilliant mathematician who suffered from devastating mental deterioration, Catherine wonders whether she’s now embodying his complex legacy…equal parts genius and instability. Tickets $25. Info: theatreworks.us.

*Tanglewood Marionettes: Sleeping Beauty, Feb. 18, 3 p.m., Stamford Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Large, beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, colorful sets, and integrated lighting and sound create a fully immersive theatrical experience with Tanglewood Marionettes’ production of Sleeping Beauty. Tickets $12.50. Info: palacestamford.org.

Chicago City Limits, Feb. 23, 8 p.m., Stamford Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. There is no script, no set, no preconceived ideas. Suddenly the stage lights flash and the show starts. Tickets $19. Info: palacestamford.org.

Marina Franklin, Feb. 24, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Franklin is viciously likable if there is such a thing. Tickets $29. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

Lewis Black, Feb. 25, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield.  Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. Tickets $95. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.