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During my recent visit to St. Louis I had the opportunity to see Shrek The Musical at the Muny. The Muny is an outdoor theater that brings great shows to St. Louis in a gorgeous outdoor theater. The Muny is America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theater that started in 1917. Today, 1,000s of visitors come to the Muny to enjoy fabulous shows under the stars.
The season usually begins in June and continues into August. This year the Muny brought 7 fantastic shows to the stage. Tickets are available for purchase and start at $12 and go up to $80. However, what impressed me even more is that the Muny offers FREE tickets to 1500 people to each and every show! Yes, you read that right. FREE!!! Here is the info directly from their site:
“Free seats are available for every Muny performance. There are approximately 1,500 free seats in the last nine rows of the theatre that are available on a first come, first served basis. The entrances to the free seating area are located at the top of the theatre seating area. The free seat gates open at 7:00pm each evening.”
I absolutely love them for making theater available to everyone! Really, there aren’t any bad seats at the theater but if you are in the back you might want to bring small binoculars or theater glasses to get a more up close look at the action. We had seats about 1/2 way back and it was fine, but I noticed a lady in front of me with theater glasses. It’s probably different for everyone.
Watching Shrek at the Muny was a lot of fun and we had a fantastic time. We even bought fun souvenir cups.
Parking is on site and is free. However, after the show there will be a LOT of traffic. Just be patient and bide your time. You’ll eventually be able to exit the parking lot and get on the road to home.