Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Season tickets on sale now for 2013 Springfield Muni

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[November 29, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Springfield Municipal Opera has announced details for its 2013 summer season, including selected productions, changes in showtimes and season tickets.

"In 2013 we will be providing our patrons and sponsors with an exciting lineup of new productions and a few advantageous scheduling changes, making for a very memorable season," said Tom Frost, Muni president.

The Muni will present "Les Miserables," sponsored by McGladrey, June 21-23 and 26-30; "Dreamgirls," sponsored by Illini Bank, July 12-14 and 17-21; "Peter Pan," sponsored by County Auditor Paul Palazzolo, Aug. 2-4 and 7-11; and "Rent," sponsored by Springfield Clinic, Sept. 6-7, 12-14 and 19-21.

Two productions this season will have an earlier start time. The first two shows of the Muni's 2013 season will begin at 8:30 p.m. as usual, but the third show will begin at 8 p.m. and the fourth show at 7:30 p.m.

"Over the years many of our patrons have indicated a desire for an earlier curtain call time," Frost said. "In seeking a balance between the wishes of our loyal audience and the need for it to be dark enough outside to properly light our stage, we found the answer in, of all places, The Farmer's Almanac, which we used to help set new curtain call times, based on the average sunset times during the months of our shows. We also decided to take advantage of central Illinois' longer summer weather by scheduling our fourth show during the month of September."

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Just in time for holiday gifts, 2013 season passes for The Muni are on sale now for pickup at Williamsville State Bank, all locations; Bank of Springfield, all locations; Bank of Jacksonville; Judy's Hallmark, all locations; The Wardrobe, 830 W. South Grand Ave.; and Lube Master, 415 E. Stanford Ave. Patrons may also purchase season passes by calling 217-793-MUNI (6864) for mail delivery. For a full list of season pass retailers, visit

The Muni has been entertaining Springfield-area audiences at its outdoor, lakeside amphitheater, 815 East Lake Drive, for more than 60 years and has become a local summer tradition. The Springfield Municipal Opera is a not-for-profit theatrical organization providing the best of Broadway and entertaining 40,000-plus each year. The Muni is one of the largest all-volunteer community theater organizations in the nation. For more information on The Muni, visit

[Text from file received from Springfield Municipal Opera]


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