OPENING

White Guy on the Bus, March 1 through March 18, Square One Theatre Company, 719 Birdseye St., Stratford. The play unravels a complex web of moral ambiguity, revenge, and racial bias taking the characters and the audience on an emotional roller coaster ride. Tickets $20. Info: squareonetheatre.com.

The 39 Steps, March 2-18, Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, 509 Westport Ave., Norwalk. Fridays, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from novel by John Buchan from movie by Alfred Hitchcock. Tickets $35-$55 at musictheatreofct.com or 203-454-3883.

Play With Your Food, March 6 ,7 and 8, Westport’s Toquet Hall. Bethany Caputo and Jonas Cohen in Jack, playwright Melissa Ross’s bittersweet tale of couple trying to say goodbye. Also, Being Olga Prozorov by Jennifer Rau, about an actress who doesn’t get part she “deserves” in Chekhov’s The Three Sisters. Catered lunch at noon followed by one-act plays at 12:30 and talkback with professional cast of actors and director. Tickets $47. Info: jibproductions.org or 203-293-8729.

THIS WEEKEND

Shen Yun 2018, March 1-4, Stamford Palace, 61 Atlantic Ave., Stamford. Shen Yun will perform a classical Chinese dance. Tickets $72 – $150. Info: palacestamford.org.

A Journey, March 2-4, Norfield Congregational Church, 64 Norfield Rd., Weston. This highly acclaimed performance brings to life seven historical African-American women, including an African Queen, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, and more. Kimberly Wilson stars in the one-woman musical. Suggested donation $20. Info: thewilsonproductions.com.

Connecticut’s Got Talent, March 2, 7:30 p.m.,  Wall Street Theater, 71 Wall St. Norwalk. The competition hosts its live finale show, showcasing the area’s best comedians, singers, bands, dancers, magicians and specialty acts to name the state’s top talent. Tickets $25-$30. Info: wallstreettheater.com.

The 39 Steps, March 2-18, Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, 509 Westport Ave., Norwalk. Fridays, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from novel by John Buchan from movie by Alfred Hitchcock. Tickets $35-$55 at musictheatreofct.com or 203-454-3883.

Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire, March 3, 1 p.m., Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Ridgefield. The presentation will feature actor Michèle LaRue. Register online. Info: ridgefieldlibrary.org

*Jay and Ray: Jams for Fams, March, 4, 3 p.m., Stamford Palace, 61 Atlantic Ave., Stamford. With an energetic, silly and fun show rooted in play-based learning, Jay and Ray explore rhythm, melody and movement in a way that’s entertaining not only for children, but their parents as well. Tickets $12.50. Info: palacestamford.org.

Cry Havoc, March 4, 4-6 p.m., Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport. Written and performed by Stephan Wolfert, veteran playwright and actor, and presented by Equus Effect and library. Autobiographical performance tells of one soldier’s struggle to find his place back home after seven years in U.S. Army. For ages 18+. Tickets $50 adults, $40 seniors at pequotlibrary.org. Next: Three Women, Three Roads by Nancy Schuler on International Women’s Day, March 8, 7 p.m.

Play With Your Food, March 6 ,7 and 8, Westport’s Toquet Hall; Bethany Caputo and Jonas Cohen in Jack, playwright Melissa Ross’s bittersweet tale of a couple trying to say goodbye. Also, Being Olga Prozorov by Jennifer Rau, about an actress who doesn’t get the part she “deserves” in Chekhov’s The Three Sisters. Doors open for catered lunch at noon followed by plays at 12:30 and talkback with professional cast of actors and the director. Tickets $47. Info: jibproductions.org or 203-293-8729.

CONTINUING

Clybourne Park, through March 4, MainStage Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, 43 Lake Ave., Danbury. Grieving parents Bev and Russ are planning to sell their house in the white middle-class neighborhood of Clybourne Park to a black family. Tickets $15-$20. Info: wcsu.edu/svpa/svpa-center.

The Boys Next Door, through March 4, The Dressing Room Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. The show is about four intellectually disabled men living with their social worker in a group home. Tickets $25-$35. Info: curtaincallinc.com.

The Exonerated, through March 2-4, 8 p.m., Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. The play moves between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons to tell six interwoven true stories of wrongfully convicted, survivors of death row in their own words, using interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record. Tickets $15-$30. Info: bijoutheatrect.ticketfly.com.

The Heiress, through March 9, Powerhouse Theater, Waveny Park, New Canaan. Socially awkward, plain Catherine Sloper is constantly berated and undermined by her domineering physician father, who blames her for causing her mother’s death in childbirth.  When a poor, but handsome suitor begins to woo her, Catherine is convinced that she has, at last, found someone who values her for herself, not the money she will inherit. Tickets $25. Info: tpnc.org.

Proof runs through March 10 at TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Avenue, New Milford. 

Proof, 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.

ADVANCE

Letters to Our Daughters, March 8, 7 p.m., Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. Celebrate International Women’s Day with essays and poems by female authors. Free. Email to reserve a seat. Info: email [email protected].

Three Roads, Three Women, one-woman play with writer and performer Nancy Palmento,  March 8 (International Women’s Day), 7- 8:30 p.m., Pequot Library, Southport. Story of three different women and their individual journeys to Connecticut. Advanced tickets at pequotlibrary.org, $30 adults and $20 seniors/students. Tickets at door $40 for adults and $30 seniors/students.

The Ivy League of Comedy, March 8, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. The Fabulously Funny Females; Kerri Louise, Sherry Davey and Carrie Gravenson will celebrate International Women’s Day with plenty of laughs. Tickets $33. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

Mulberry Street, March 8-25, Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre, The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Ave. Stamford. Written by Kweskin Theatre founding artistic director Albert Piam, this family tradition, Italian-style comedy centers in New York’s “Little Italy” in 1937. Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., 2. Tickets $35 adults, $25 seniors and $17.5 for students and children. Info: 203-461-6358, x36 or curtaincallinc.com.

An Evening of One Acts 2018, March 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, 8 p.m.; March 18 and 25,, 2 p.m., Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Ln. Eight original, unpublished short plays and four one-minute vignettes, “which celebrate life and relationships through an assortment of perspectives.” Cabaret seating, bring food & beverage, doors open at 7. Tickets $35 adults, $28 students, seniors and veterans, at ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org.

Buyer & Cellar, March 9-11, Wilton Playshop, 15 Lovers Ln., Wilton. What would happen if an out-of-work, aspiring actor was hired to man the private basement mall in Barbra Streisand’s house? Tickets $25. Info: wiltonplayshop.org

Chad Prather

Chad Prather, Star Spangled Banter Comedy Tour, March 9, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse. 80 East Ridge Rd. Comedian, a Georgia native and TV host, with conservative observations. Tickets $30; VIP $80 includes meet & greet with photo. Info: 203-438-5795 or ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Ron White, March 9, 8 p.m., Stamford Palace, 61 Atlantic Ave., Stamford. White’s stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to sharing stories of his daily life to becoming a comedian. Tickets $45 – $284. Info: palacestamford.org.

*Casey Carle’s BubbleMania, March 10, 3 p.m., Stamford Palace, 61 Atlantic Ave., Stamford. Casey Carle returns to in his one-man show combining spontaneous comedy, jazzy music and brilliant bubbling. (New show, March 11 sold out.) Tickets $12.50. Info: stamfordpalace.org.  

Pinkalicious the Musical, March 11, 11 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m., Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. The musical tells the tale of Pinkalicious who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Tickets $20. Info: westportplayhouse.org.

Play With Your Food, March 13, 12 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Enjoy a gourmet lunch followed by professional actors reading one-act plays by award-winning writers. Tickets $47. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

Play With Your Food, March 14 and 15, Greenwich Arts Council. Bethany Caputo and Jonas Cohen in Jack, playwright Melissa Ross’s bittersweet tale of couple trying to say goodbye. Also, Being Olga Prozorov by Jennifer Rau, about an actress who doesn’t get part she “deserves” in Chekhov’s The Three Sisters. Catered lunch at noon followed by plays at 12:30 and talkback with professional cast of actors and director. Tickets $47. Info: jibproductions.org or 203-293-8729.

An Evening with the Celebrity Housewives, March 16, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Teresa Giudice, Brandi Glanville, and Carole Radziwill will take the stage for an intimate chat and audience Q&A. Tickets $75 – $175. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  

The Acrobats of China, March 18, 4 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. This fast-paced show combines Chinese dancing, tumbling, juggling, balancing and more thrilling stunts that audience members of all ages will enjoy. Tickets $25 – $35. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

*Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live, March 18, 2 p.m, with pre-show meet & greet at 1 p.m.,UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Rd., Storrs. T-Rex, Triceratops, Leaellynasaura, Meganeuras and other prehistoric creatures. Tickets $22 kids, $24 adults, $30 pre-show at jorgensen.uconn.eduor 860-486-4226.

The Whipping Man, playreading of award-winning drama, by Matthew Lopez, March 19,  7 p.m. Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, A tale of loyalty, deceit, and deliverance. Tickets $20. Info: westportplayhouse.org or 203-227-4177, toll-free at 1-888-927-7529.

Start Making Sense, March 23, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Together they bring much of the Talking Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, giving you a “once in a lifetime” experience. Tickets $25 – $28. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

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