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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. For more information visit

[Text from file received from Springfield Municipal Opera]

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