"Shrek," by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire, at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., through Jan. 8. (Photo by Jeff Kearney)
“A Nighttime Survival Guide” by Dwayne Blackaller and Matthew Cameron Clark, at Boise Contemporary Theater in Boise, Idaho, in 2016.
“A Year With Frog and Toad,” by Robert Reale, Willie Reale, and Adrianne Lobel, at Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia through Jan. 29. Pictured: Jeffrey Coon and Ben Dibble. (Photo by Mark Garvin)
“Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly” by Joan Cushing, at Salt Lake Acting Company, in Salt Lake City, Utah, through Dec. 28.
“Great Expectations,” adapted by Robert Ford from Charles Dickens, at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, Ark., through Jan. 1. Pictured: Mason Azbill and Kieran Cronin. (Photo by Wesley Hitt)
“Kentucky” by Leah Nanako Winkler, at East West Players in Los Angeles through Dec. 11. Pictured: Jacqueline Misaye (center), Megan Therese Rippey, and Jenapher Zheng. (Photo by Michael Lamont)
“Me and My Girl,” by L. Arthur Rose, Douglas Furber, and Noel Gay, at Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, Fla., in 2016. (Photo by Jen Vasbinder)
“Other People’s Money” by Jerry Sterner, at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Conn., through Dec. 18. Pictured: Karen Ziemba, Edward James Hyland, and Jordan Lage. (Photo by T Charles Erickson)
“Robin Hood” by Greg Banks, at B Street Theatre in Sacramento, Calif., through Dec. 24. Pictured: Fiona Robberson and Darek Riley. (Photo by B Street Theatre Staff)
“Shrek,” by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire, at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., through Jan. 8. (Photo by Jeff Kearney)
“The Chimes: A Goblin Story,” adapted by John Hurley from Charles Dickens, at Road Less Traveled Productions in Buffalo, N.Y., through Dec. 18. Pictured: Steve Brachmann and Gerry Maher. (Photo by Gina Gandolfo-Lopez)
“The Secret Garden,” by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon, at Shakespeare Theatre Company in D.C. through Dec. 31. (Photo by Teresa Wood)