Muny Steps into Second Century with Announcement of 101st Season
Includes U.S. regional premiere of Kinky Boots and return of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
After an astonishingly epic centennial season which welcomed more than 400,000 theatregoers, The Muny announced today its dazzling, seven-show line-up for its 101st season.
The Muny will be the first theatre in the U.S. to produce the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. In addition, Season 101 also includes two all-time beloved Muny favorites: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Guys and Dolls. After 56 years, Muny audiences will see the return of Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon, in a revised edition being developed at The Muny. Other season highlights include 80s dance-favorite Footloose, the powerful musical-telling of the signing of The Declaration of Independence, 1776, and The Muny premiere of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning Matilda.
Show order, performance schedule and audition dates will be announced later this fall. Subscription renewals will be mailed early December. New subscriptions will go on sale in March 2019, and single tickets will be available beginning May 2019.
“This is a thrilling, eclectic line-up that I believe will take the Muny audience on another great summer adventure,” said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. “It’s a new century, and a new stage, and here we go. Gulp!”
“As the first season of our second century, this line-up is both ambitious and nostalgic,” said Muny President and CEO Denny Reagan. “On our brand new stage, the 2019 season promises the thrills and unforgettable Muny magic that have defined our theatre for over a century.”
World Wide Technology (WWT) and The Steward Family Foundation became the first overall season sponsor in the history of The Muny in 2014. They are committed to continuing in this role with their leadership gift as The Muny’s 2019 Season Presenting Sponsor.
“Both WWT and The Steward Family Foundation are committed to The Muny and to making exceptional musical theatre, accessible to everyone,” said David Steward, Chairman and Founder of WWT. “This year’s season promises to be spectacular and will showcase how much the performing arts enrich our community.”
Muny gift cards for the 101st season are now available online and at The Muny Box Office. For more information, visit muny.org or call (314) 361-1900.
The Muny’s mission is to enrich lives by producing exceptional musical theatre, accessible to all, while continuing its remarkable tradition in Forest Park. As the nation’s largest outdoor musical theatre, we produce seven world-class musicals each year and welcome over 400,000 theatregoers over our nine-week season. Celebrating 101 seasons in St. Louis, The Muny remains one of the premier institutions in musical theatre.
For more information about The Muny, visit muny.org
For more information about The Missouri History Museum’s
Muny Memories: 100 Seasons Onstage exhibit, visit mohistory.org
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