ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones will make a special appearance in the Muny production of “Dreamgirls,” appearing in three performances on June 29, June 30, and July 1. She will have a walk-on role in the show’s second act.

“My first job as a kid growing up in St. Louis was as an usher at The Muny, and having this chance to appear onstage is a dream come true,” Jones said.

This tradition of St. Louis mayors participating in Muny productions dates back to Mayor Henry Kiel, who appeared in a production of “Robin Hood” before The Muny’s inaugural season in 1919. Mayor Kiel, the 32nd mayor of St. Louis, was instrumental in establishing The Muny and served as president of the Municipal Opera Association for decades. Other notable St. Louis figures, like Cardinals legend Ozzie Smith, have also graced The Muny stage in past productions.

“Dreamgirls” tells the story of an all-girl Motown singing group’s rise to fame in the 1960s and ’70s. The show explores themes of success, family, and the price of achieving one’s dreams.

Performances of “Dreamgirls” run from June 27 to July 3, starting at 8:15 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling MetroTix at (314) 534-1111, or in person at the Muny Box Office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.