- Scott G Gilbert
Muny History - 98 Seasons & Still Going!
In 1917 The Advertising Club of St. Louis announced plans for a permanent municipal theater in Forest Park. It was built on the site where "As You Like It" was performed with great success a summer earlier.
The "Muny" opened on June 5, 1917 and currently seats 11,000 people with approximately 1,500 free seats in the last nine rows that are available on a first come, first served basis. The Muny is currently preparing for the 98th annual summer season.