ST. LOUIS (Jan. 28, 2019) –The Muny announced today a $20,000 grant approval from the Monsanto Fund to assist with The Muny’s Community Access Program, a program they have proudly supported since 2012.
“The Monsanto Fund has renewed its pledge of ensuring that all members of our community have the opportunity to share in the tradition and experience of The Muny,” said Muny President and CEO Denny Reagan. “Our Community Access Program speaks directly to the ‘accessible to all’ part of our mission and with the Monsanto Fund’s generosity, we will welcome thousands of guests at no cost during our 101st season.”
“As a beloved jewel in the St. Louis region, The Muny is celebrated for its stage productions as well as its commitment to making the theatre accessible to everyone,” said Michelle Insco, Monsanto Fund Program Officer. “We are honored to partner with The Muny during their 101st season and to support its Community Access Program.”
The Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Bayer employees live and work.
The Muny’s Community Access Program targets unserved and underserved communities, including those with physical and emotional limitations, in the St. Louis area whose members would be unable to attend on their own. By partnering with more than 150 social service organizations each season, The Muny is able to provide tickets at no cost to each Muny production. This program supports the mission of The Muny in the purest sense as it truly provides access to all, regardless of their individual ability to attend. Applications for the 2019 Community Access Program will open February 1. For more information or to apply, please visit muny.org/community-access.
The 2019 season schedule is: Guys and Dolls (June 10 – 16), Kinky Boots (June 19 – 25), 1776 (June 27 – July 3), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (July 8 – 16), Footloose (July 18 – 24), Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon (July 27 – August 2) and Matilda (August 5 – 11).
New subscriptions will go on sale March 8, 2019, and single tickets will be available beginning May 6, 2019. Muny gift cards for the 101st season are now available online and at The Muny Box Office, with preferred gift card season ticket subscriptions beginning March 4, prior to general public sales. For more information, visit muny.org or call (314) 361-1900.
For updates and information regarding The Muny’s Second Century Capital Campaign, please click here.
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.
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