Shows from New Jewish Theatre and Midnight Company join the list this week, along with the annual Parade of Magic from the local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

More holiday (and non-holiday) events join an theatre calendar already chock full of goodies.

There's an avalanche of pre-Christmas theatre on local stages this weekend, but since nearly all of the productions are new I don't know enough about them to make any recommendations yet. Meanwhile, there are a couple of new cabaret shows which I think deserve your attention.

New this week: the annual Spectrum one-act play festival, the tour of Fun Home at the Fox, and an immersive re-thinking of Hamlet.

Lots of excellent theatre and cabaret in town this weekend, including the return of an old favorite at Mustard Seed.

There are two very powerful one-act plays on stage at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis right now. Upstairs is Until the Flood, a gripping and disturbing look at the way different members of the community reacted to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014. Mothers and Sons, in the studio theatre, also deals with the death of a young man, but under very different circumstances.

The topical Every 28 Hours returns this week (or rather on Monday of next week), while a new one-person show at the Rep looks at similar issues. And the Rocky Horror Show makes the list, just in time for Halloween. Some great cabaret is in the mix as well.

New on the hit list this week: a one-woman show at Jew Jewish, a cabaret legend at the Gaslight, and a world premiere at Upstream.

What's new this week? Among other things: a cabaret debut, a cabaret legend, a vintage raunchy rock musical, and some world premieres.

The fall theatre and cabaret gets serious this week with a cornucopia of new shows.