Pantochino Productions brings you an upbeat, family monster tale — just in time for Halloween. Porkenstein tells the story of Doctor Pig, a tinkerer in search of a new, "wolf-proof" friend. When his experiments go awry, the fun begins. Adapted from Kathryn Laski's book of the same name, Porkenstein will be produced as a musical, featuring tunes by Justin Rugg. It's like the Three Little Pigs meets Frankenstein.
Oct. 19-27, $17, Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S., Milford, (203) 878-6647, pantochino.com. Performances: Oct. 19, 2 & 5:30 p.m.; Oct. 20, 2 p.m.; Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 26, 2 & 5:30 p.m.; Oct. 27, 2 p.m.