St. Louis Microfest tapped into the Gateway City's love of beer May 2 and 3, 2014. Guests in the upper Muny parking lot in Forest Park enjoyed tastes from more than 80 breweries and 100 international and craft brews, cooking and brewing demonstrations, a silent auction and music from a variety of acts.
The ever-popular Grease kicked off its nine-day run at the Muny on July 31, 2014. The musical, which features The Office star Phyllis Smith as lead teacher Miss Lynch, focuses on what happens when a "good girl" and a "bad boy" fall in love in the 1950s. Grease runs nightly through August 8.
For this slideshow, Riverfront Times photographer Caroline Yoo checked out the prep work that happens before the production hits the stage, from props coordination to soundcheck. She also found quite a few Pink Ladies who were ready to rock and roll.
The Muny notes that it is "America's oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre," but it should probably add "most magical" to that list of superlatives as well. Nearing 100 years old, the Muny provides St. Louis theater audiences with two full summer months of delightful musical theater productions (complete with live music of course), and the Forest Park gem still offers free seats at every show -- approximately 1,500 of them, in fact! Productions each summer range from the classics to new favorites, and the 10,000-plus seats are cooled by overhead fans, which are a godsend on particularly warm St. Louis summer nights.