One of my favorite things about St. Louis would have to be The Muny. Whether you have a seat up front or you are in the free seats (Yes, FREE!) you will always have a good time. The Muny is an outdoor theater located in Forest Park. Forest Park itself is full of so many fun things to do. There is the St. Louis Zoo, which is also free. It also includes the Boat House, Carousel, History Museum, Art Museum, and as I said before, The Muny! The Muny puts on shows during the summer. There is a new one every week. Some of last summer’s shows included The Little Mermaid, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, and Titanic. Last summer, I only got to see Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and Titanic. I sat in the free seats for both of these shows, and I enjoyed every minute of it. My friends and I made a day of it at Forest Park; we went to the zoo, had a picnic, and then went to see a show at The Muny! Going to The Muny has always been a family tradition. My mom used to get season tickets for her birthday, and it has always had a special place in my heart since then.
Despite the fact that we have months upon months until summer, I am overly excited to say that The Muny, the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor theater right here in Forest Park, has released its summer 2011 season.
The news came out Monday that performances begin on June 20 with The Muny’s premiere of “Legally Blonde.” Then, it’s on to “Kiss Me, Kate,” The Muny’s premiere of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Singin’ in the Rain” (one of my absolute favorites), “Little Shop of Horrors,” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” The season closes with “Bye Bye Birdie.”
For those of you who have never gone to The Muny, I highly suggest that you take a trip there this summer. This upcoming season surely has something for everyone, from tap-dance romance classics like “Singin’ in the Rain” to shows about man-eating plants (“Little Shop of Horrors”) to shows about every blonde’s favorite movie (you guessed it!). Since tickets are reasonably priced (usually about $8 for the cheapest, yet still great, reserved seat), and since there are over 1,000 free, yes FREE, seats in the house, The Muny always accounts for a great night out with friends. So be sure to “Meet Me at the Muny” – I’ll be there every Saturday night all summer long!!!