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.

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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! 

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2017 PIP Award Winners

Here are the big winners from this weekend's PIP Awards. Congrats to all the volunteers who work their magic!

LEAD ACTOR – COMEDY or DRAMA: Brad Brauser as Paul Miller in Murder at the Howard Johnson’s

LEAD ACTRESS – COMEDY or DRAMA: Corrie Johnson as Annelle in Steel Magnolias

LEAD ACTOR – MUSICAL: Logan English as Jesus in Godspell

LEAD ACTRESS – MUSICAL: Tessa Northcutt as Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress

SUPPORTING ACTOR – COMEDY or DRAMA: Tim Vaughan in The Dining Room

SUPPORTING ACTRESS – COMEDY or DRAMA: Sabry Poor Milford as Shelby in Steel Magnolias

SUPPORTING ACTOR – MUSICAL: Josh Ray Brower as John/Judas in Godspell

SUPPORTING ACTRESS – MUSICAL: Vicki Nix Morton as Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables

DIRECTOR – COMEDY or DRAMA: Lissa Graham-Schneider for The Dining Room

DIRECTOR – MUSICAL: Donald Fleming for Once Upon a Mattress

STAGE MANAGER: Kevin Swartz for Anne of Green Gables

SET DESIGN: Jeff Miller for Anne of Green Gables

PROPS: Erica Benedict for Once Upon a Mattress

LIGHTING DESIGN: Donald Fleming and Jordan Lax for Godspell

SOUND DESIGN: Hannah Derby for Godspell

COSTUME DESIGN: Jaleelah Renfroe, Bonnie Snellen, Nancy Dycus, Vicki Nix Morton, Marci Jo Gardner-Edmonds, Pat DeVaney, Lis Jones, Karlee Riley, Mary Jo Snellen, and Lindsey Harlan for Once Upon a Mattress

CHOREOGRAPHY: Savannah Poor and Josh Ray Brower for Once Upon a Mattress

MUSICAL DIRECTION: Mark Dycus for Godspell

MAKEUP: Kelsey Booth for Godspell

SET DECORATION: Lis Jones, Marisa Smith, Valera Brooks, Madelyn Witte, Pam Rockwell, and Bridget Poor for Steel Magnolias

SHOW OF THE YEAR: Anne of Green Gables


PIP ICON: Rusty Jones


Upcoming Events at PIP


Due to a new law passed in Kentucky effective July 1, 2018 our non-profit organization will be required to collect 6% sales tax on tickets sold to our performances. We are raising the price of our tickets $1 to include this tax increase.  KRS 139.010 Ky.Gov


2018 Audience Survey

Thank you for taking a few minutes to take the 2018 Playhouse in the Park Audience Survey:

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Opening Soon 

July 20-25, 2018--2:30/6pm/7pm

Show Sponsor by: Pella

For two weeks each summer, 100 children and more than 30 volunteers celebrate friendship and enjoy the teamwork involved in putting together a show in just 10 days!  It’s no wonder our camp has become a favorite for students and volunteer workers alike, quickly filling to capacity each year.  During the two weeks, campers work on choreography, music, art, and stage work. The students are involved in building and painting set pieces and helping design their costumes. The second week finds the students hard at work putting all aspects of the show together and rehearsing the show in its entirety. On the last day of camp, as a reward for their hard work, the Murray Fire Department visits, sets up fire trucks, and sprays water over an excited group of kids!