Springfield Municipal Opera expands 2013 'Les Misèrables' run
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[December 26, 2012]
SPRINGFIELD -- The Springfield
Municipal Opera, known as The Muni, has announced an expanded run
for its first show of the 2013 season, "Les Misèrables," sponsored
by McGladrey. The show will begin earlier than previously announced
and will run for three weekends: June 14-16, 19-23 and 27-29. The
performances begin at 8:30 p.m.
"This is the show Springfield theatergoers have been waiting for,"
said Tom Frost, Muni president. "We expect this to be one of The
Muni's largest productions in its 62-year history, and we want to
accommodate as many people as possible."
"Les Misèrables," which
first opened in 1985 and is the longest-running musical in the
world, has just recently offered community theaters a chance to
obtain the rights to produce the show, starting in June. As such,
The Muni will be one of the first community theaters in the country
to produce "Les Misèrables."
The Muni's 2013 season passes are on sale now for pickup at
locations throughout the Springfield area, including Bank of
Springfield, Lube Master, Judy's Hallmark Shops, The Cardologist,
Sangamon Auditorium, The Wardrobe, Williamsville State Bank and
Trust, and Bank of Jacksonville. Patrons may also purchase season
passes by calling 217- 793-MUNI (6864) for mail delivery.
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The Muni has been entertaining Springfield-area audiences at its
lakeside, outdoor amphitheater, 815 East Lake Drive, for more than
60 years and has become a local summer tradition. The Springfield
Municipal Opera, a not-for-profit theatrical organization,
entertains 40,000-plus each year with the best of Broadway and is
one of the largest all-volunteer community theater organizations.
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[Text from file received from
Springfield Municipal Opera]