The Muny and its summer productions have been a part of St. Louis for the past 102 years, but for the first time in their history, the entire summer season has been cancelled and will return next year.
The Muny had already put off presentations of “Mary Poppins” and “Sweeney Todd” until the 2021 season. The remaining five productions have now been postponed until the 2021 season.
Speaking on the historic event, Muny Board Char Louis A. Cella said, “This is a historic first, and hopefully last, for our beloved theatre. Every member of the organization was hopeful and working on every possible option up until the moment we had to make this difficult decision. The sad reality is that there is simply no way to overcome the obstacles this pandemic has presented while ensuring the safety of our audience, staff, artists, and community.”
The Muny President and CEO Denny Reagan added, “from the beginning, our hope was that conditions would improve enough in time for us to continue the 102-year-old tradition of gathering to celebrate community and theatre at The Muny. Coming together every summer is more than entertainment—it’s a reunion, a celebration and a tradition. To miss that for the first time in 102 years is tremendously difficult and disheartening.”
The Muny is planning some virtual presentations including some past The Muny productions.
Ticket holders will be contacted on what their options are in regards to refunds and exchanges.
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