While spring usually signifies new beginnings, there is something about the coming of fall that makes us feel just as energized. It could be in the autumn breeze or the kaleidoscopic display of trees—or even just the mere wardrobe switch from sundresses to sweaters and scarves.

In St. Louis, autumn also signals the advent of another season of the arts. This week, the Fox Theatre—looking oh-so-fabulous, thanks to a summer-long ceiling and lobby renovation—reopened with a bang. The season-opener Chicago delivered the complete package: Fosse, John O’Hurley and All That Jazz. And earlier this month, The Rep kicked off its season with the stunning Cabaret—talk about eye candy, this one had it all, including a mesmerizing performance by Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts alum Nathan Lee Graham as the Emcee. (Mark Bretz’s review is on p. 72.)

The season also begins anew for The Sheldon, the Symphony, the Peabody and Dance St. Louis, among others; plus there are new offerings at the Art Museum, the Contemporary and the World Chess Hall of Fame, etc. So, sit back and take it all in. Happy fall!