MAGIC REIMAGINED.

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!




Construction Update

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

 

Taylor Louderman The Muny revealed to me at a very young age the limitless possibilities for a rewarding career in theatre arts. The training I received during those summers was paramount and has been instrumental in the development of my career. Thank you Muny for allowing me to be a part of your beautifully magical family. — Taylor Louderman
2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
David & Thelma One of the most fundamental means to bring people together is through the arts. The arts encourage different types of people to share a common experience, and enables them to use that opportunity to learn about themselves and each other. The Muny is an institution that has provided us that opportunity for nearly a century – what an irreplaceable, treasured blessing this community has in The Muny! For us, preserving this incomparable asset, for the coming generations to share, is incredibly important. — David and Thelma Steward
World Wide Technology & Steward Family Foundation
Spencer Jones The Muny helped me to learn what it is like to work with professionals and has showed me how fun it is to work in theatre. I have made lots of great friends here! — Spencer Jones
“Flounder” Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2017)
James S McDonnell My father loved The Muny and would take the whole family. Those summer nights in Forest Park are among my happy memories, as are those of taking my own children and grandchildren to The Muny. I’m proud to know that this campaign will help to make it possible for my grandchildren to share the same tradition with their own families someday. There’s music and magic on that stage, but behind the scenes are the technologies and the infrastructure that hold it all together. This is our chance to give a gift of great value to generations we can only imagine now. — James S. McDonnell, III
Honorary Campaign Chair, Board Member and Long-time Supporter
Heather Headley It’s a beautiful thing that The Muny has done. Every night there are 11,000 people packing that theatre. It’s amazing! St. Louis loves The Muny. — Heather Headley
2015, 2018
Sally Johnston For seven decades, generations of our family have shared evenings together at The Muny! It’s an amazing place, with productions that have only improved over the years. I am so proud that St. Louis is the home of The Muny and that it has garnered such an amazing reputation around the country. May the next 100 years bring delight to many more generations. — Sally Johnston
Long-time Subscriber and Supporter
Jim Turley There have been very few great theatres in this country that have celebrated their 100 year anniversary. We are!! And we need to significantly invest in and transform The Muny to maintain and build upon its tradition of excellence. It's up to all of us to make The Muny the best that it can be—for our community, our children and future generations. I invite you to consider what The Muny means to you and to St. Louis, and to join me in making a gift to the Second Century Campaign. I can't think of a better way to celebrate The Muny's 100th season and to say thank you for the memories and the magic! — Jim Turley
Second Century Campaign Chairman, Board Member and Long-time Subscriber
Mike Isaacson 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
Denny Reagan 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


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. We will be updating this website with fresh content on an ongoing basis.

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For a personal conversation about The Muny’s future, contact Courtney Simms, Director of Advancement, at 314.595.5727 or csimms@muny.org.