Thursday, October 4, 2018

Frightful Sights at Muni Mayhem!

Frightful Sights at Muni Mayhem!

The sun has set on those warm Muni nights, so step through the gates for new Muni frights! That’s right, it’s back, our frightful fall fest – we’re dying to greet you, our dear mortal guests!

Let’s stray just backstage for some a-MAZE-ing sights. But wait back, just a moment, something’s not right. A few orphans and nuns and an Audrie or two – there’s the old law school where blonde alumni are few. It all seems familiar, but yes, something’s bizarre. You see, these are spirits of Muni seasons afar!

 “Oh, my! What is that?” you say with a gasp. My dear, you’ve just stumbled into our grasp. Oh, no, I don’t mean to take you aback – it’s just that our ghosts are eager to welcome you back! Where? Right up there! Scaring up a good show – friendly ghosts singing and dancing how can you feel woe?

Let’s sit by the campfire now that we’re through, gather around to share a s’more or two. Yes, we’re still good (g)hosts not just here to say “boo!” I believe our roaming thespians are popping up a performance for you.

Don’t be scared of the shadows – no, don’t worry ‘bout them. You can survive all of the Muni Mayhem!

1. How to ward off spirits at Muni Mayhem
We spirits are frightened by bright lights! If you want to wander through our Haunted Backstage Maze without getting spooked, please get a magical glow wand at the front of the maze to ward off our more scary haunts.

2. Watch out for our traveling thespians
We’ve welcomed new ghouls to our hallowed grounds! Keep your eyes peeled for pop-up performances from wandering spirits – but, please, don’t stop for hitchhiking ghosts.

3. S’mores kits and other concessions available for purchase
Our ghosts and goblins running the concession stand only accept cash payments so, please, be sure to bring some old fashioned money with you to our happy haunt.

4. Bring something warm
We spirits have a habit of chilling our corporeal guests. So, please, bring a jacket, blanket, and anything else you might need to stay warm. Being the hospitable (g)hosts we are, we’ll have coffee and hot chocolate for sale and import campfires from warmer regions beyond.

5. Come dressed as you are or dressed as us
We’re happy to welcome you to the Other Side in your mortal state. But if you want to come dressed as your favorite ghoul, we’d love to see what you might look like when you become part of our little show…

6. Tell your friends
Our Haunted Backstage Maze is full of wayward souls who have lost their way. If only they had tagged @springfieldmuni on Facebook, @TheSpfldMuni on Twitter, or @themuniopera on Instagram to tell their friends where they were!

A show, a maze, a story or two – so many good frights for only a few dollars a night!
October 11th, 12th, and 13th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sponsored by the Landmark Automotive Group.
$10 for children & adults 13 and over
$5 for children ages 3-12
Children under three are free

Muni Mayhem’s Mainstage Massacre!
A spooktacular performance of song and dance!
7:30 p.m. and 8:45p.m.

Haunted Backstage Maze
Wander the maze as much as you’d like, but beware of frights that are hiding out of sight.
Open 7 p.m – 10 p.m.

Choir Performance
They’ll put a spell on you!
8:15 p.m.

Pop-up Performances
Frightful theatrics from thespian ghouls! They wander the grounds looking for an audience like you.
7:15 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.

Spooky Characters Take Over The Muni for Muni Mayhem

Spooky Characters Take Over The Muni for Muni Mayhem

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 2, 2018) - Spooky characters will take over the Springfield Municipal Opera on October 11-13 for Muni Mayhem. From ballet zombies to Jack Skellington and the Addams family, you’ll enjoy fun Halloween performances, pop-up performances and a haunted maze backstage.

“This is a great family event. You can spend the entire evening at The Muni taking in the shows, going through the maze and enjoying some time by the fire,” said Muni Board of Managers President Michelle McLaughlin. “The haunted maze can make you jump out of your skin, or if our haunters see you’d prefer a little less haunt, they’ll tone down their scariness.”

Admission for Muni Mayhem is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12, and children under 2 are free. There will be two stage performances scheduled at 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Pop-up performances will take place in a couple of spots on the grounds. There will be a limited selection of concessions available including coffee and hot chocolate. And of course, there will be a campfire and S’mores.

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 at 815 East Lake Shore 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