Tarlton Corp. is serving as construction manager for renovations to The Muny, an outdoor musical theater in St. Louis that ranks as the oldest and largest in the United States.
Tarlton has begun the first phase of construction now that The Muny’s centennial summer season has concluded. In May, Muny launched its first public fund-raising effort to raise $100 million for capital improvements and ongoing maintenance of its 11.5-acre campus.
Tarlton’s work will include rebuilding and revamping The Muny’s stage to address structural needs and provide capabilities for modern stage technologies. A new revolving platform to move sets and actors more efficiently during productions will replace the existing turntable that was installed in 1930. other upgrades include tracks to move scenery and five lifts to bring materials and/or actors to the stage from below.
A new overhead light bridge of structural steel with an integrated walkway will replace the current cable light bridge system.