The Wizard of Oz kicks off the 98th Season at Forest Park
ST. LOUIS – The Muny announced its 2016 summer season, its 98th summer season in Forest Park. The exciting, bold line-up includes 2 Muny premieres and the return of an all-time Muny classic, The Wizard of Oz, the first production in a decade.
The seven shows are: The Wizard of Oz (June 13 – 22), 42nd Street (June 24 – 30), The Music Man (July 5 –11), Young Frankenstein (July 13 –19), Mamma Mia!(July 21 –28), Fiddler on the Roof (July 30 – August 5), and Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (August 8 –14.) For more information visit muny.org.
Season ticket holders will receive their renewal notices the first week of December. New season tickets will be available beginning Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Muny box office in Forest Park. Gift Card holders will have advanced access to season tickets beginning February 29, 2016.
"This is an incredibly exciting season for us to produce," said Muny president and CEO, Denny Reagan. "It is packed with the most requested and beloved titles by the Muny audience. Mike and our creative teams continued to put world class work on our stage last season, and our audiences showed tremendous support for our productions. With these seven titles, 2016 promises another fantastic season at The Muny. "
"For my fifth season, these may be the seven biggest, most demanding productions yet," said Muny artistic director and executive producer Mike Isaacson. "While they are an incredible variety and style, they are all robust, bold and, hopefully for our audience, absolutely thrilling. It promises to be another great adventure of a season."
World Wide Technology (WWT) and The Steward Family Foundation have once again made a leadership gift to continue as the Muny’s 2016 Season Presenting Sponsor. They became the first overall season sponsor in the history of The Muny in 2014 and continue that role through 2016.
“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.”
For preferred seating with new season tickets, purchase a Muny Season Ticket Gift Card, available now. Gift card holders will be able to call or visit the box office beginning February 29, 2016, to select their season tickets before they go on sale to the general public. 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, continuing it remarkable tradition in Forest Park.