Mary Engelbreit “Covers” The Muny in 2012

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Two St. Louis favorites, Mary Engelbreit and the Muny, collaborate on the 2012 Muny program cover highlighting St. Louis artistry, theater and tradition.

The 2012 Muny Program by Mary Engelbreit

The St. Louis Muny Program by Mary Engelbreit

I tried to capture the magic I felt as a child, and the satisfaction I later felt as a parent bringing my kids here, continuing a great St. Louis summertime tradition.

For the 94th summer of musical performances, The Muny teamed up with Mary Engelbreit to create the 2012 Muny program cover. The artwork for the cover will be utilized throughout the entire 2012 summer season, with changes to the interior content pertaining to each week’s performance.

"I'm so honored that Mary created this marvelous illustration for our audiences," said Muny Executive Producer, Mike Isaacson. "Not only do I respect and enjoy her work, this is another example of The Muny serving as a showcase for St. Louis artists."

Engelbreit, a native to St. Louis, is an internationally recognized illustrator and graphic artist whose artwork has touched generations with heartwarming characters, comforting fabric patterns, and eye-catching illustrations. With many wonderful memories of The Muny herself, Engelbreit gladly accepted the honor of creating the cover piece that some many folks will enjoy as part of their overall experience at America’s oldest outdoor theater. Her childhood memories sparked the inspiration for this piece.

“I tried to capture the magic I felt as a child, and the satisfaction I later felt as a parent bringing my kids here, continuing a great St. Louis summertime tradition,” said Mary Engelbreit.

The Muny offers another summer of fantastic performances for all ages under the stars in St. Louis and has been doing so since 1919. Receipt of The Muny program booklet upon entrance begins the evening’s experience for upcoming magic on stage.

“I hope the audience enjoys it (cover) as much as I enjoyed drawing it!” said Engelbreit.

About The St. Louis Muny
The Muny is a private non-profit 501(c) 3 organization whose mission is to enrich lives by producing exceptional musical theatre accessible to all, continuing its remarkable tradition in Forest Park. For more information about the Muny call (314) 631-1900 or visit

About Mary Engelbreit Studios
Founded in 1983, Mary Engelbreit Studios is an art licensing studio based in St. Louis, MO. Mary Engelbreit is the artist and CEO of the Studios and known for her distinctive illustration style, imbued with spirit wit and nostalgic warmth. The Studios license with dozens of manufactures to reproduce Mary Engelbreit original designs on gift and home décor products including calendars, greeting cards, books, best-selling children’s books, stationary, fabric, crafts, kitchen accessories, dinnerware and other gifts and home accents. Mary Engelbreit also founded Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion magazine. For more information about Mary Engelbreit and the Studios visit

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