Steel Magnolias: In the world of Truvy's local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging the audience in hysterical and neighborly gossip. Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m., Ends June 23. $18-$22. Phoenix Stage Company, 686 Rubber Ave., Naugatuck, (203) 632-8546.
The Tale of the Allergist's Wife: Charles Busch's play that explores the Upper West Side milieu of aspiring intellectual and middle-aged upper class matron Marjorie Taub, who lives comfortably with her doctor husband Ira in an expensive furnished condo near Zabar's and spends her days and evenings pursuing culture at various museums and the theatre. Fri. - Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m., Ends June 17. Milford's Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S., Milford, (203) 878-6647, milfordarts.org.
Amazing Grace: Stirring tale about a slave trader who sees the light and dedicates himself to ending slavery. Directed by Gabriel Barre. Wed., 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Thu., 7:30 p.m., Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m., Ends June 10. $43. Goodspeed-at-Chester/ The Norma Terris Theatre, 33 North Main St., Chester, (860) 873-8668, goodspeed.org.
Mame: Come along for the adventures of Auntie Mame and her adoring nephew. Surrounded by an eccentric cast of characters, she celebrates the Roaring '20s, overcomes tragedy and sails through life without missing a fad or a dance step. Wed. - Thu., 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m., Wed., 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Ends July 7. Tickets start at $27. Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St., East Haddam, (860) 873-8668, goodspeed.org.
Seussical the Musical: Based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., Ends June 10. $10-$18. Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, (203) 288-1807.
Belly Dancing Exhibition and Class: Dami and friends dance traditional and modern variations of belly dance, followed by a how-to session for beginners. Mon., 7 p.m., Free. Cafe Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, (203) 789-8281.
BURLESQUE-A-PADES: Fri., 9 p.m., $12 Cafe Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, (203) 789-8281.
Her Way: Margo Neistat presents the student dance tribute and cancer awareness event in honor of her mother Louise Neistat, a former Radio City Rockette who passed last year. Proceeds will benefit the Lawrence + Memorial Cancer Center. Sat., 7 p.m., $22-$25. Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London, (860) 444-7373.
Studio Show: An evening exploring the intersection between music and dance in some of its many possible permutations. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. Sat., 8 p.m., $10. The Big Room, 315 Peck St., Erector Square, Bldg. 6W, Studio D, New Haven.
The Anti-Social Comedy Tour: Comedians Jim Norton, Dave Attell, Artie Lange and Nick Di Paolo. Sat., 8 p.m., $50-$75. MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 39 Norwich Westerly Road, Mashantucket, (866) MGM-0050, foxwoods.com.
Ari Shaffir: Best known for "The Amazing Racist," the ironically racist spin on the hit NBC show"The Amazing Race" that went viral on the Internet, leading to millions of views. Thu. - Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., Ends June 9. Comix at Foxwoods, 39 Norwich-Westerly Road, Mashantucket, (860) 31-COMIX.
Billy Winn, Johnny Watson and James Oakes: Fri., 9 p.m., $15. Lorenzo's Ristorante Italiano, 39 Elm St., West Haven, (203) 932-5846.
Boston Irish Comix: Boston's best Irish-American comics. Sun. & Wed., June 13, 8 p.m., $15. Comix at Foxwoods, 39 Norwich-Westerly Road, Mashantucket, (860) 31-COMIX.
Carie Karavas and Jesse Joyce featuring Billy Winn: $20. Sat., 9 p.m., Mohegan Sun Cabaret, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, (888) 226-7711.
Comix Whacky Wednesday w/ Harris Stanton, John Romanoff and Dan Kalwhite: Headlining is Harris Stanton, who recently recorded a DVD with the late comedian Patrice O'Neal and was Patrice's national touring opening act. Harris has appeared on BET's Comic View, Premium Blend & Comics Unleashed.Opening for Harris is John Romanoff, the 2012 winner of NE's funniest comic. The host, Dan Kalwhite, is a regular at comedy clubs all over the NE. $10. Wed., June 6, 8 p.m., Comix at Foxwoods, 39 Norwich-Westerly Road, Mashantucket, (860) 31-COMIX.
Funny Stuff Comix: Kris Kowaleski & Vinny Beedle Present The Funny S#!T Comedy Series brings you some of the funniest local talent as well as national headlining acts. Thu., 10:30 p.m., $15. Comix at Foxwoods, 39 Norwich-Westerly Road, Mashantucket, (860) 31-COMIX.
Henry & Mudge: Based on the best-selling books by Cynthia Rylant, presented by Theatreworks USA. Thu., 10 a.m., $10. Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London, (860) 444-7373.
Into the Woods Jr.: A one-hour version of Stephen Sondheim's musical, with clever lyrics and engaging tunes, presented by Broadwaykids and Company. Fri. - Sat., 7 p.m., Sun., 1 p.m., Ends June 10. $15-$20. Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook, (860) 510-0473, thekate.org.
Check out Neil Simon's play about a man who momentarily steps away from his 23-year marriage to his wife in order to explore his options with three other women. The play, which opened on June 6, runs through June 24 with performances Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, through June 24, $15-$40, Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St., Ivoryton, (860) 767-7318, ivorytonplayhouse.org.
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