Nice Work If You Can Get It makes its debut at the Springfield Muni
Springfield, IL – July 26, 2016 – The Springfield Municipal Opera (The Muni) continues its 2016 season with Nice Work If You Can Get It, sponsored by Illini Bank and directed by Doug Hahn and Gary Shull. The production will run July 29-August 1 and August 4-8. Curtain time is 8:30 p.m.
This will be the first time Nice Work If You Can Get It will be performed on The Muni stage. This musical debuted on Broadway in 2012, and features songs by George and Ira Gershwin. Nice Work is set in the 20s, and features great dance numbers and an unlikely love story. Fun-loving bachelor Jimmy Winter (Andrew Maynerich) meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix (Anna Bussing) the weekend of his wedding, and it turns out to be a riotous bachelor party.
“This show has just come off of Broadway, and will be The Muni at its best, with lots of good dancing, great Gershwin music and wonderful costumes,” said Hahn. “There is just simply something delicious, pure, good and all-American in sitting back on a summer evening under the stars and smiling at the unforgettable songs left to us by the amazing George and Ira Gershwin.”
Two types of seating arrangements are available – Reserved Seating and General Admission (lawn seating.)
The price of Reserved Seating is $14 for adults and $12 for seniors/military/students/children; General Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/military/students, $6 for children (age 3-12), and free for kids age 2 and under.
Additionally, Wednesday, August 3 has been designated as Family Night and Thursday, August 4 as Senior Night.
On Family Night, ticket prices for children 12 and under are half price when accompanied by a paid adult – $6 for Reserved Seating and $3 for General Admission. On Senior Night, ticket prices are reduced to $11 for Reserved Seating and $7 for General Admission. A Senior Shuttle Bus Service, sponsored by the King’s Daughters Organization, will also run on Senior Night.
An interpreted performance for the hearing impaired is scheduled for Saturday, July 30.
Reserved Seating tickets can be purchased in advance online – www.TheMuni.org – or by calling or visiting the Sangamon Auditorium Box Office at 217-793-MUNI (6864.) Patrons can also purchase Reserved Seating and General Admission tickets on-site at The Muni’s Box Office, which opens 90 minutes prior to curtain time.
About The Muni
The Springfield Municipal Opera (The Muni) is a not-for-profit theatrical organization that has become a Springfield summer tradition, providing the best of Broadway to enthusiastic audiences for more than 50 years. Located lakeside at 815 East Lake Drive in an outdoor amphitheater, The Muni is one of the largest all-volunteer community theatre organizations in the nation. For more information on The Muni, please visit www.TheMuni.org.