Fans of children's stories and fairy tales and thoughtful parents have a couple of live theater options this weekend. Stepping Stones is presenting a handcrafted puppet show, developed from scratch by the museum's program manager Alan Louis (who has been in the puppetry business for 30 years). The show is called The Frog Prince and Other Tales, and the other tales include The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Shoemaker and the Elves and The Fisherman and his Wife. If your kids prefer a guy in a hilarious duck suit (see photo), check out a musical version of The Ugly Duckling at the Ridgefield Playhouse Sunday.
The Frog Prince and Other Tales
Stepping Stones Museum, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. Sat., Nov. 10, various times (see site for exact schedule). $15. (203) 899-0606, steppingstonesmuseum.org
The Ugly Duckling
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield. Sun., Nov. 11, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $15. (203) 438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.