The Muny announced the exciting seven show lineup for its 104th Season in 2022 Thursday.
Joining the previously announced “Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” and Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece “Sweeney Todd,” will be the 2021 show “Chicago” cut short and the second premiere, “The Color Purple,” in addition to three fan favorites.
The triumph of the 2021 season returns when six-time Tony Award-winning Chicago kicks of 2022 (June 13 – 19). The salacious turns enchanting with Lerner and Loewe’s Excalibur-sharp classic Camelot (June 22 – 28). Fulfilling two 2020 commitments to the Muny audience: all-time family favorite Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins (July 5 – 13) will finally soar over The Muny (July 5 – 13), followed by the long-awaited Muny debut of Stephen Sondheim’s spine-tingling musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd (July 16 – 22). The fabulously fun award-winning musical Legally Blonde (July 25 – 31) bounces back to the Muny stage for its
first production in 11 years. Making its Muny debut, the landmark musical The Color Purple (August 3 – 9) bears a Grammy Award-winning score and moving tale of love, faith, resilience and sisterhood. Closing out the 104th Season is Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s multi-colored family favorite, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (August 12 – 18).
The seven shows are: Chicago (June 13 – 19), Camelot (June 22 – 28), Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins (July 5 – 13), Sweeney Todd (July 16 – 22), Legally Blonde (July 25 – 31), The Color Purple (August 3 – 9) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (August 12 – 18).
“Last summer was extraordinary for so many reasons,” said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson, “and now we will return with our full seven show season, and this extraordinary line-up of shows.”
“More than ever, we are so grateful to be a place where the community gathers each summer,” said Muny President and CEO-elect Kwofe Coleman. “For what will be my first season as President and CEO, I am excited for us to produce a season that reflects the breadth of musical theatre and welcomes audiences from far and wide.”
Season ticket renewals will begin in December, with new subscriptions on sale in March 2022. Muny gift cards for the 104th Season are now available online and at The Muny Box Office. For more information, visit muny.org or call (314) 361-1900.
Information about auditions for the 2022 Muny season can be found at muny.org/auditions.
The triumph of the 2021 Muny season returns! Audiences and critics went “Whoopee!” for last
season’s thrilling production of Chicago. Following an abbreviated run and early close to the
2021 season, our 2022 season opens with this encore production! Hailed as “Musical Theater
Magic,” “Downright Breathtaking” and “Nothing Short of Brilliant,” Chicago was the talk of the
town! So re-start the car and head to Kander and Ebb’s internationally-acclaimed, Tony Award-winning musical about fame, fortune and justice. Merry murderesses Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly await!
The Broadway legend returns for its first Muny production in 13 years! Come re-discover this
powerful, moving and enchanting tale of romance and political intrigue, as we all live for “one
brief shining moment.” Based upon T.H. White’s novel, Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot features a
lush and Excalibur-sharp score, including “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “What Do the Simple Folk
Do?” and of course, “Camelot.” With this enchanting classic tale, you are guaranteed an
unforgettable (k)night at King Arthur’s Round Table.
Based on one of the most popular films ever, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary
Poppins returns to The Muny with its irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking
dance numbers! This Tony Award-winning stage adaptation shares the tale of the mysterious,
magical nanny who arrives to give the Banks family some order – and maybe a bit of tough love.
With winds in the east and mist coming in, your heart will soar for this enchanting show – and
yes, Mary Poppins will fly over The Muny!
Muny premiere! The spine-tingling American musical masterpiece makes its long-awaited Muny
debut. Set in 19th century London, Sweeney Todd has captivated audiences around the world
with its murderous melodies and a haunting tale of love, revenge and hilarious mayhem.
Considered to be one of the greatest scores in Broadway history, this eight-time Tony Award-
winning musical offers both thrills and laughs and is guaranteed to be an unforgettable night at
“Omigod You Guys,” Elle Woods returns! Based on the smash hit movie, Legally Blonde follows
the transformation of quintessential blonde Elle Woods from sorority sister to Harvard Law
graduate. Her journey of determination, self-discovery and finding true love receives its first
Muny production in 11 years. Complete with a chihuahua, a bulldog and a UPS guy, The Muny is
ready to “Bend and Snap” for a great time!
The Color Purple
Muny premiere! Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Steven Spielberg’s
landmark film, The Color Purple makes its long-awaited Muny debut! Featuring a Grammy
Award-winning score infused with jazz, ragtime, gospel and African blues, this moving tale is a
testament to the healing power of love, faith, resilience and sisterhood. Winner of the 2016
Tony Award for “Best Revival of a Musical,” this epic staging promises a joyous evening of
courage, hope and healing.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Originally written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber as a children’s oratorio, Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has, in time, expanded to become one of the most beloved
shows ever. The story of Jacob, his 12 sons, and the amazing Technicolor® adventures of Joseph
features a multi-colored score of favorites including “Any Dream Will Do,” “Go, Go, Go Joseph”
and “Close Every Door.” The first Muny production in a decade, audiences are guaranteed a
night of big Muny family joy – with, of course, a megamix!
The Muny’s mission is to enrich lives by producing exceptional musical theatre,
accessible to all, while continuing its remarkable tradition in Forest Park. As the nation’s largest
outdoor musical theatre, we produce seven world-class musicals each year and welcome over
350,000 theatregoers over our nine-week season. Celebrating 104 seasons in St. Louis,
The Muny remains one of the premier institutions in musical theatre.
For more information about The Muny, visit muny.or
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.