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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 12:01 am

MUNI SEASON, A HOPEFUL THEME

“Wishes really do come true,” says Jim Leach, in a press release, “and the 2019 Springfield Muni Opera season proves it.” Leach is president of the Muni board of managers. “But it’s not just the wishes of the characters in our four shows. It might be the wish to let your talent shine on stage, or to be a part of the team backstage that makes Muni magic, or maybe just a wish to spend a summer night in Springfield in the best way possible – at the Muni. So all this year, we’ll be asking: what’s your wish?”

The Muni will present Peter Pan, directed by Elizabeth Cheney and sponsored by Springfield Clinic, May 31-June 2, June 5-9; Evita, directed by Craig Williams II and sponsored by United Community Bank June 21-23 and June 26-30; Thoroughly Modern Millie, directed by Morgan Kaplan and Andrew Maynerich and sponsored by Sikich LLP July 12-14 and 15-21; and The Wizard of Oz, directed by Anna McFarland and Connor McNamara and sponsored by Edward Jones Aug. 2-4 and 7-11.

Hopefuls interested in auditioning are encouraged to attend an audition workshop Feb. 16 at Hoogland Center for the Arts; children at 10 a.m. and adults at 1 p.m.

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