From Our Town to Broadway, there's something for everyone on the St. Louis theatre scene this week. Don't let April showers prevent you from going to see a play.

Another explosion of talent comes our way this week from the Gaslight Cabaret Festival, and important new show from the Rep is added to the list.

So, (to paraphrase Mr. Kipling a bit) the tumult and the shouting have died after the Fourth Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards last night. The general consensus appears to be that we have really hit our stride with this one, with a new and very classy venue at the Skip Viragh Center on the Chaminade campus, slick media production from HEC-TV, and an all-around positive vibe from everyone in attendance, regardless of who did or didn't get an award or nomination.

Variety is the spice of St. Louis theatre this week, with everything from the family-friendly Beauty and the Beast and R-S Theatrics' KIDaret to the R-rated Varla Jean Merman at the Emerald Room.

New items this week include cabararet shows at the Gaslight, an adventurous drama at Washington University, and a classic Verdi opera at Winter Opera.

The joint will be jumpin' on Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Skip Viragh Center on the Chaminade campus. There will be bright lights, video cameras, and a red carpet for the celebs. What's the buzz? Is it the Emmys, Oscars, Grammys, or maybe the Hugos? No to all. It's something uniquely St. Louis.

Lots of theatre and cabaret this week, including a some special holiday programming.

There are new cabaret shows at the Gaslight, the Jazz Bistro, New Jewish Theatre, and the Sheldon this week along with tons of theatre and dance.

New shows this week include return engagements by Nashville Ballet, Storm Large, and the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!, along with new shows from the Rep Studio and cabaret artist Dom Thomas.

Opera and musical theatre join the list of recommendations for Hallowe'en weekend. Nothing scary, I promise!