Something Wicked This Way Comes
City Theatre’s production of this classic Ray Bradbury tale provides a timely evening of scary creepiness with a dose of nostalgic Americana. A carnival, headed by the threatening Mr. Dark (Anthony Person), brings a walloping dose of touring malevolence to a small town, and two young boys (Caleb Salman and Brandon Marques) provide the necessary threatened innocence. Watch for the zombielike carnival hands and lots of occult menace from Person. F, Sa 8pm; Su 2pm. Additional 2pm matinee on 10/16. Through 10/17. $10-$15. Sacramento City Theatre at the California Stage, 2509 R St.; (916) 558-2228; www.citytheatre.net.