A heaping helping of hilarity is on the menu at Dunstable Theatre Collaborative these days, as an energetic cast prepares its production of "Don't Dress for Dinner." The Marc Camoletti farce is on stage April 12-13 at 7:30 p.m., and April 14 at 3 p.m., at Dunstable Town Hall.
The tasty shenanigans involve Bernard, who's got romance on his mind. With his wife out of town, an alibi from his best friend and a gourmet chef to add culinary spice, the determined Bernard has the perfect evening planned for his French mistress -- or so he thinks. But hidden identities and outrageous identities cause his best-laid plans to go off track in the clever comedic ride.
Larry Lickteig of Groton leads the cast as Bernard. His fellow thespians include Donna Stram of Dunstable as Jacqueline; Jason George of Dracut as Robert; Lynn Vaillancourt of Townsend as Suzette; Krystin Hicks of Shirley as Suzanne and Christopher McClure of Dunstable as George. Christina Chadzynski of Dunstable directs.
Tickets $12, general admission; $10 students and seniors at www.dunstabletheater.org/product-category/tickets or at the door.
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In the Wings
'WILD' RIDE IN WORCESTER: Chris and Martin Kratt -- known to millions of young fans for the Emmy-nominated PBS KIDS series "Wild Kratts" -- bring their live show, "Wild Kratts Live 2.0: Activate Creature Power," to Worcester's Hanover Theatre on Saturday, April 6, at 1 and 4:30 p.m. In the show, the popular pair take to the stage to activate new creature powers and go "off to the creature rescue." Aided by Aviva and the rest of their team, who are animated and on screen at the Tortuga headquarters, the brothers confront a comic villain and again save the day. Geared to young fans but fun for the family. ASL interpretation at the 4:30 performance. Tickets $29-$100 at 877-571-7469 or www.thehanovertheatre.org.
MUSIC AND DANCE: Hanover Theatre presents Celtic Woman: Ancient Land, the Grammy-nominated troupe that celebrates Ireland's rich musical/cultural heritage, on Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. Tickets $45-$156. ... Dein Perry's TAP DOGS plays the Hanover for six shows April 11-14. Tickets $34-$69. Visit www.thehanovertheatre.org or call 877-571-7469.
UNDER THE SEA: Open Door Theatre, the company committed to making theater accessible on both sides of the curtain, presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid," its 2019 show, April 5-7 at R. J. Grey Junior High School, Charter Road, Acton. Several performances are sensory-friendly or audio-described. Visit www.opendoortheatre.org for tickets and info.
MISTAKEN IDENTITY: Lyric Stage and Actors Shakespeare Project collaborate in a production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," on stage at the Lyric, Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, through April 28. The play, directed by Paula Plum, is a tale of unrequited love, hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated during a shipwreck and are forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia, who falls for Viola, but is idolized by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who's the spitting image of his twin sister. Is it possible for this to end well? Of course -- it's a comedy. Post-show Q&A with artists after Sunday matinees April 7, 14, 21 and 28. Tickets start at $25 at www.lyricstage.com or 617-585-5678.
RAZZLE DAZZLE, NO MIRRORS: You'll see clowns, acrobats, adorable animals, jugglers and more in the 41st edition of the Big Apple Circus, playing the Northshore Mall in Peabody April 4-May 5. But the Mirror Room, the Big Apple's VIP interactive entry experience, won't be part of the local run, as reported in last week's Stages. Sorry for the mix-up. But the Big Apple's still great family entertainment. Tickets start at $25 at www.Ticketmaster.com, www.BigAppleCircus.com or call 800-745-3000.