A Note Regarding Our 2020 Season
For the first time in 102 years, The Muny stage will remain empty this summer.
After evaluating every aspect of our operation in relation to our audience, staff, cast, crew and community, and with careful and ongoing consideration for all information and guidance available regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone our 2020 season lineup until the summer of 2021.
Current season ticket holders will be contacted personally with more information regarding their options and next steps.
“This is a historic first, and hopefully last, for our beloved theatre,” said Muny Board Chair, Louis A. Cella. “Every member of the organization was hopeful and working on every possible option up until the moment we had to make this difficult decision. The sad reality is that there is simply no way to overcome the obstacles this pandemic has presented while ensuring the safety of our audience, staff, artists and community.”
“From the beginning, our hope was that conditions would improve enough in time for us to continue the 102-year-old tradition of gathering to celebrate community and theatre at The Muny,” said Muny President and CEO, Denny Reagan. “Coming together every summer is more than entertainment – it’s a reunion, a celebration and a tradition. To miss that for the first time in 102 years is tremendously difficult and disheartening.”
In lieu of the originally announced 2020 season lineup, a complete schedule of virtual alternative programming will be announced soon. This lineup will include digital broadcasts of past Muny Magic at The Sheldon performances beginning June 15, and a new series featuring Muny friends and family from around the world beginning July 20.
“We are all heartbroken, but this is the right decision for our community and everyone on and backstage in our Muny family,” said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer, Mike Isaacson. “For 102 years, The Muny has provided St. Louisans with amazing entertainment and joyous memories, and even though we cannot be together in Forest Park this summer, we are committed to continuing this summer tradition for our audience.”
Keeping the health of our staff and community a top priority, walk-up service to The Muny Box Office in Forest Park is currently unavailable. However, box office staff can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are sad to share this news. However, we can’t wait to “Meet you at The Muny” next summer for an unforgettable, overdue homecoming. Stay safe and please stay connected virtually by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to receive the latest updates