Summer theatre stays hot even as the weather cools down, with new shows from Union Avenue Opera, Mustard Seed, Slightly Askew, Shakespeare Festival, and the Emerald Room Cabaret.

As always, the choices are purely my personal opinion. Take with a grain (or a shaker) of salt.

The Muny season concludes this week while shows open at New Line and continue at Stray Dog, among others.

What's new this week? How about puppets and opera (but not together)?

Musical theatre is everywhere this week and the annual St. Louis Cabaret Festival opens on Tuesday with six nights of the best in local and national cabaret talent.

This weekend is your last chance for some hit musicals as well as the 30th-anniversary edition of Circus Flora.

Yes, there is an awful lot of great theatre in town. Get out of the heat; come in and see a play. Or an opera.

New shows from St. Louis Community College at Meramec and the Muny join an already crowded lineup this week.

New works by student playwrights and adult-oriented shows from West End and Stages are new on the hit list this week.

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer and the beginning of the fall theatre season as local stages present a wide variety of entertainment.

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