Take me out to the Muni

Take me out to the Muni

Summer just isn’t summer in central Illinois without a trip to the Springfield Muni. This has been a tradition for my mom and daughter and sometimes my sister and I for each year as long as I can remember to trek out to the Springfield Muni and watch a show. It is always amazing the amount of talent in the set and the actors for an all volunteer group.

The Muni has been serving up shows for over 60 years. With over 30,000 visitors each year the Muni is a popular place and really a rather iconic stop for many in central Illinois. Like I said, summer just isn’t summer without a trip to the Muni.

While at the end of July a big chunk of the shows have already run, there are still a few because the Muni is doing something a little different this summer offering Peter Pan which is playing this week a little earlier and offering RENT in September which is later than they ever offered a show before.

While I didn’t make Dream Girls because of a schedule conflict, I still hope to catch one of the last shows before summer comes to an end to close out the season on a good note.

In case you were wondering, Peter Pan offered by County Auditor Paul Palazzolo is playing August 2-4 and 7-11 and RENT offered by the Springfield Clinic. RENT is the first show ever to play in September. This play will be offered September 6-7, 12-14 and 19-21.

For either show, reserved seating tickets are $14 and a special $12 price for seniors, students, children and Military; are available by calling (217) 793-MUNI or online at www.TheMuni.org. General admission tickets (lawn seating) are available before each show at the Muni box office for $10 adults, $8 students, $6 children (3-12) and ages 2 and under are free.