The Muny Announces 2014 Summer Season; BILLY ELLIOT, PORGY & BESS, GREASE & More Included!
The Muny just announced the 2014 summer season, its 96th sensational summer in Forest Park. The exciting line-up includes 4 Muny premieres. The seven shows are: The Addams Family; Billy Elliott the Musical; Grease; Hello, Dolly!; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess; Seussical the Musical and Tarzan. For more information call (314) 361-1900 or visit muny.org.
Show order and performance dates will be announced later. Season ticket holders will receive their renewal notices the first week of December. New season tickets will be available beginning Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Muny box office in Forest Park, with single tickets going on sale Saturday, May 31, 2014.
"With the exciting work that happened on stage last summer, along with the addition of the new state-of-the-art fans, the 2013 season was a true audience pleaser," said Muny President and CEO Denny Reagan. "In order to continue this excitement in 2014, we have chosen a line-up of shows that comes directly from the Muny survey, and brings a good mix of styles and stories to the Muny stage."
"We're taking all the incredible inspiration the Muny audience gave us last summer and shooting higher," said Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. "This is a season with fantastic variety. There are two true classics, a beloved Muny perennial, two US regional and Muny premieres, and some wonderful choices for families. It's going to be a grand, magical season."
Making its US regional and Muny premiere, The Addams Family puts Charles Addam's classic and beloved characters in a hilarious Broadway musical that has been thrilling audiences worldwide. See what Bloomberg News called "uproarious!" The Addams Family features a book by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music by Andrew Lippa. Come meet Gomez, Morticia, Lurch and the entire hilariously odd Addams Family!
Featuring the music of Elton John, Billy Elliott the Musical makes its Muny and US regional premiere. One of the most acclaimed musicals of the last decade, it is the winner of ten Tony and ten Drama Desk awards, as well as four Olivier Awards in London where it has been since 2005. This international phenomenon continues to touch audiences with the inspirational story of the motherless Billy, who accidently discovers his extraordinary ability to dance, while his father and brother, on strike from the local mine, struggle with how to help. This award-winning musical is based on the 2000 film, Billy Elliott.
One of The Muny's most popular shows ever, Grease returns for 9 performances, our first Muny production since 2007. Grease has defined 2 generations of Muny theatregoers. Come share in this timeless classic, featuring the hit songs "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin'," "We Go Together," and "Hopelessly Devoted to You." Grease will have you rocking in your seats.
Mrs. Dolly Levi makes her grand Muny return in Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly!, which also celebrates its 50th anniversary since its Broadway opening. This award-winning musical features an irresistible story and unforgettable score including such hits as "Before the Parade Passes By," "It Only Takes a Moment," "Put on Your Sunday Clothes," and "Hello, Dolly!" The show was last produced at The Muny in 2007.
Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is hitting the road with award-winning members of the Broadway cast in this stunning and stirring new staging. See what Time Magazine exclaims is "A don't miss theatre event! The #1 Broadway musical of the year." Accompanied by the incomparable Muny Orchestra, this re-envisioned Broadway production includes such legendary songs as "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "I Got Plenty of Nothing."
Making its Muny and St. Louis professional premiere, Seussical the Musical brings fantasy to life on the Muny stage. Based on the classic children's books of Dr. Seuss, this delightful show tells the story of Horton the Elephant and his quest to protect the people of Who-ville. Featuring the music of the award-winning composing team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, (Ragtime, Rocky the Musical), Suessical the Musical tells the timeless story of being true to your word...not living in fear...and the power of believing in yourself. Don't miss it.