The Muny lives on because of you.
The incredible bond between the community and this theatre continues to sustain The Muny into our second century, including during the unprecedented intermission and virtual season of 2020. With over 55 million patrons since we began – 10 million at no cost through the free seats and community access initiatives – The Muny welcomes audiences from every corner of St. Louis.
First of its kind, The Muny began based on the civic idea that shared experiences bring us together and make us a stronger community. Under the stars since 1919, we remain inspired, transformed and united in this great tradition.
We announced the Second Century Campaign at our Centennial Gala in 2018 with an ambitious vision. Since then, community members of all ages and backgrounds have generously donated to ensure we will all continue to experience a simple but profound gift: enjoying a great show under the stars...one that is created right here in St. Louis.
We have raised more than $85 million toward our $100 million goal and have made significant progress toward capital improvements throughout our 11-acre campus. Currently, we are focused on investments in our endowment, unless donors prefer to designate their gift to support capital improvements.
Every gift, of any amount, matters in this once-in-a-century effort. Please consider joining us to help ensure that our audiences - children, grandparents, family and friends - will enjoy Muny productions for generations to come.
After the campaign, a new Donor Plaza on the East Lawn of The Muny will permanently recognize in special ways gifts over $10,000 and gifts over $1 million. This new gathering spot for friends and families will be a place to celebrate our past, honor all our donors, and enjoy the national treasure that is our Muny. Make plans to joins us now!
The Muny lives on because of you.
As we begin our second century, it’s time for The Muny—and St. Louis—to celebrate our past, realize our future and to reimagine the magic.
The Second Century campaign will advance The Muny’s artistic and technical capabilities, renovate outdated backstage support areas, maintain the facility’s infrastructure; and make essential investments in education and outreach through the endowment. The campaign ensures that the tradition, community bond and awe-inspiring art that define The Muny at its core will endure for centuries to come.
The light bridge, stage, and surrounding structures will be replaced. The new stage design will also provide additional protection for the orchestra and their instruments. New lighting and improved audio and video will bring more vibrant imagery to productions.
“For anyone depressed about the future of the arts in America, I suggest a trip to The Muny in St. Louis. Sitting amongst many thousands of people at The Muny, watching a performance reminds us that the arts truly are one of the last bastions of social activity.”
- Michael Kaiser, Huffington Post
For a hundred years St. Louisans have enjoyed their first experiences with musical theatre at The Muny, beginning their own summertime tradition to be shared with generations of family and new lifelong friends. And they have come to expect the best. We embark on this Second Century Campaign with the ultimate goal of making sure that The Muny continues its tradition of unparalleled excellence and that it will, forever, be the place where St. Louis comes together.
- Denny Reagan, The Muny President & CEO
At the moment of our extraordinary anniversary, we honor our celebrated past by taking the vital steps to ensure The Muny remains “Alone in Its Greatness.” With your help, The Muny will continue to be a true national treasure, a powerful testament to the soul of St. Louis, and a gift to our citizens for the next 100 years, the women, men and children who will cherish this big, bold, beautiful theatre.
- Mike Isaacson, The Muny Artistic Director & Executive Producer
Thank you for your interest in The Muny’s Second Century Campaign.
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For a personal conversation about The Muny’s future, contact Courtney Simms, Director of Advancement, at 314.595.5727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.