‘ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.’ 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Performed by PCS Youth Theater. Cast includes performs ages 8 to 15 from Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, New Britain, Plainville, Southington, South Windsor, and West Hartford. Plainville High School auditorium, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. $12 per person in advance. $15 at the door. Tickets are available from cast members, Saints Restaurant, and Dancingly Yours.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 11
COMEDIAN BILL ENGVALL. 7:30 p.m. The Bushnell’s Mortensen Hall, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $28. (860) 987-5900, Bushnell.org
‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS.’ Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La. Starring Autumn Eliza Sheffy, Tiffany Sabatok, Heidi Bass Lamberto, Kelly Andrews Stuper, Helen Anne Crowley, and Patricia Hackett. Directed by Tony Lamberto Jr. Produced by Peter E. Pristic. Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. $12 in advance. $15 at the door. Tickets available at Just For You… Country Gifts, 979 Meriden-Waterbury Rd., Plantsville, The Music Shop, 405 Queen St., Southington, and at the door. SouthingtonCommunityTheatre.org. Southingtoncommunity Theatre@gmail.com, (860) 877-3210.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 13
THE SENSATIONAL DAN LAROSA COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW. 7 p.m., doors open. 8 p.m., show time. Adult comedy show. Bristol Polish Club Hall, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $20. BrownPaperTickets.com, search Dan LaRosa. Tickets also at Bristol Polish Club bar. Cash bar. Bring your own snacks.
NOW to SEPT. 7
‘CHICAGO.’ Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on Aug. 24 and Sept. 7. Connecticut Theatre Company. Stars Sasha Brown as Velma, Alyssa Serrambana as Roxie, Michelle Rocheford Johnston as Matron Mama Morton and Stephen Michelsson as Bill. Repertory Theatre, 23 Norden St., New Britain. $20. ConnecticutTheatreCompany.org
NOW thru SEPT. 15
‘WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE.’ Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Weekend matinees at 2:30 p.m. General admission, $50. Reserved upgrade, additional $15. Student rush, $15. Senior 60-plus, $35. TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. (860) 527-7838, TheaterWorksHartford.org