Executive Director Note
Playhouse in the Park's Executive Director Lisa Cope welcomes everyone to Murray's community theatre and says if you'd like more information about auditions or ways to help, send her an email any time.
Volunteer at Playhouse
Volunteers are our favorite people! It's absolutely true - without volunteers, there is no community theatre. And we think our volunteers are the very best anywhere!
Upcoming Events at PIP
-AUDITIONS for "ONCE UPON A MATTRESS"; March 13 & 14, 6:00 PM at Playhouse. Click on "Auditions" above for details. This show is a hilarious retelling of "The Princess and the Pea," with great songs and laughs for the whole family. Hope to see you there!
-2017 PAIL OF TADPOLES AND BASKET OF FROGLETS
It’s time to get started with our Spring semester of Pail of Tadpoles (1st through 5th grades) and Basket of Froglets (6th and 7th grades)! This year, the groups will be performing two very fun shows - “Grunch: The Musical” and “15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play." EVERY CHILD, regardless of grade, needs to come to auditions on Monday, February 27, at 3:45. From there, each child will be cast in one of the shows. “15 Reasons” will meet on Mondays and “Grunch” will meet on Thursdays, both from 3:45 to 5:00 PM. Show dates are May 26 – 28. Contact Lisa for more information.
Steel Magnolias was the winner of the Playhouse patrons’ vote for the show they most wanted to see brought back for the theatre’s 40th anniversary!
The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." The story moves to the sudden realization of their mortality, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.