Charlotte's Web: Desert Stages, Inc., presents its version of E.B.White's barnyard tale about the spider and the piglet. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays, through November 19, at the group's home, 8473 East McDonald in Scottsdale. Tickets are $6 in advance, $9 the day of the show. For details and reservations, call 483-1664.
Great Arizona Puppet Theater: GAPT, 3302 North Seventh Street, presents performances of the musical The Three Little Kittens at 10a.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. The production continues through November 22. Puppet-making and sing-along sessions are included. Tickets are $4, $3 for members; group rates are available. Reservations are suggested. Call 277-1275.
the Portrait the Wind the Chair: Childsplay continues its 19th season with this new play by Y York (Afternoon of the Elves). The story concerns sisters Lucy and Terroba, whose fanciful imaginations get the better of them one stormy day. This week's performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Tempe Performing Arts Center, 132 East Sixth Street. The production continues through November 19. Tickets are $12.25, $9.25 for students and seniors; group rates are available. For details call 350-8112.