My hit list was on vacation while my wife and I were tooling around Italy.  Now that it's back, I realize that there is so much great theatre, opera, and cabaret in town this week that I hardly have space to list it all. Here is my very personal list, based entirely on what I've already seen or (in the case of the cabaret shows) on my experience with the performers.

I won't mince words. The Shakespeare Festival St. Louis production of Shakespeare's 1610 comedy/drama The Winter's Tale, which runs through June 25th, is seriously great theatre. It demands to be seen.