7 Musicals Announced for Muny’s Summer Season

News   7 Musicals Announced for Muny’s Summer Season
Newsies, A Chorus Line, and Jesus Christ Superstar will be among the productions at the St. Louis venue.
A scene from the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line.
A scene from the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line. Martha Swope / The New York Public Library

The Muny, the oldest and largest outdoor theatre in the country, has announced its 2017 summer season, the 99th summer season in Forest Park, MO, near St. Louis. The line-up includes two Muny premieres, a revised version of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and the return of two Muny favorites, A Chorus Line and Jesus Christ Superstar.

The seven shows follow: Jesus Christ Superstar (June 12 - 18, 2017), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (June 20 – 29), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (July 5 –11), All Shook Up (July 13 – 19), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (July 21 – 27), A Chorus Line (July 29 – August 4), and Newsies (August 7 –13). All Shook Up and Newsies are Muny premieres.

The venue attracts Broadway performers each season, including several Tony winners.

“With the top five requested shows from our audience survey all included in the 2017 line-up, this year, more than ever, we have the exciting opportunity to offer our audience a season that is exactly what they asked for,” said Muny president and CEO Denny Reagan. “Our 99th season combines Muny classics and the premieres of popular new titles for what I’m sure will be an unforgettable summer at The Muny.”

“Last summer the Muny audience gave us such energy and joy — it was a truly exhilarating and gratifying summer,” added Muny artistic producer and executive director Mike Isaacson. “With this incredible line-up, we’re inspired to do it again in our 99th season. This is a challenging, vibrant, bold line-up, with seven shows of terrific variety, and wonderful stories and gorgeous music. We can’t wait!”

Season ticket holders will receive their renewal notices the first week of December. New season tickets will be available beginning March 6, 2017, at the Muny box office in Forest Park. Gift card holders will have advanced access to season tickets beginning March 1. Single tickets will go on sale beginning May 8. For more information, visit muny.org.

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