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#1 Theater Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63112 / Cake artists: Steve Pollihan and James Van Well
The Muny, short for the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis, opened in 1917 and was built in 49 days. The Muny’s first official season was in 1919, when it got its name. It seats over 12,000 people, making it the largest outdoor theater in the United States. While the Muny claims to be the oldest and largest outdoor theater, some older ones have larger capacity but the Muny has more seating. Several shows have been performed here, as well as many celebrities having performed here as well. It is also said that actor James Earl Jones, who grew up in Mississippi and Michigan, was inspired to go into acting/drama after seeing a play at the Muny. Runs shows from mid-June to mid-August.
In 2018, the Muny celebrated its 100th season year-round, with a special celebration on May 20.
Cake placement date: March 7
Where is the cake now?: The cake was sold by the Muny in a raffle drawing on 11/12/2016. It had stayed out until mid-April 2015, but was placed in storage until the Muny had its own rummage sale.
The Muny (when they celebrated 90 years in 2007) was featured in an episode of Living St. Louis: